IQAMA RENEWAL IN SAUDI ARABIA (MUQEEM CARD)
As we know that today technology is improving day by day with all services online. Similarly, Saudi Govt take action for moving their all manual services to online. From now, sponsors and even employees can renew their Iqama/ Residence card through online. Let you know if you already have a new Iqama then it will never has expiry. But if you have an Iqama with the expiry date then you can apply for renew your Iqama. It will deliver you through courier or Saudi Post as well. Also have a look on No Expiry date on Iqama. Sponsor should keep in mind that if he failed to provide a new Iqama to his employer then he’ll be fined. Fine will be equivalent to the Iqama renew fee.
For any other violation in Saudi, fee would be doubled as well. For third time any violation from employer would get worst result which means Iqama holder could be deport to home country. Don’t miss to check Penalties for employer on Iqama Violations. In this case, employer can face many circumstances such as bank accounts and remittance center accounts will be terminate. Moreover, if your Iqama expiry comes to end then withdraw all your money from your bank accounts before its expiry. When you get your new Iqama then you can submit your renew Iqama copy to banks and Remittance centers in order to unfreeze your accounts. In addition to, There are some guidelines for renewing Iqama which you can checkout from below.
Iqama/Muqeem Card Renew Guidelines
- Just make sure you renew your Iqama in Saudi at least 3 days before its expiry date.
- Iqama/Muqeem Card for employer or worker fee is SR 650/-
- Similarly, Iqama fee for any family member or dependent over 18 years fee is SR 500/-
- If employer’s company has 50% of Saudis then company has to pay SR 2400/- for labor office.
- Fee will be exempt for at least 4 expatriates if company has less then 10 workers.
Furthermore, some expatriates from ( Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam) will have to provide their medical test for renewing Iqama. After process gets finish, sponsor will collect your old Iqama and will get new Iqama Print after two days. Also make sure you have get your Iqama letter from your employer about your Iqama is under renew. Just attach your old Iqama with the letter that will be your temporary Iqama for living in Saudi Arabia.
You can checkout your Iqama/Muqeem Card Renewal status online. IF you register yourself with the Ministry of Interior (MOI) online then you can get free SMS from (MOI) regarding your services. Have a look on How to register in MOI online.