Check Iqama Expiry Date | SMS | Absher | Very Easy Methods

Iqama expiry is the major concern for anyone staying here for work. An expired Iqama means you are illegal here.

Check Iqama Expiry Date

I will also explain this process through video at the end.

You can check the Iqama Expiry date by;

Check Iqama Expiry via Absher Account

If you don’t have an Absher account then you can make it by following this easy method. Make and Activate Absher

Follow the below steps to find Iqama on Absher Account;

For this, you should have an Absher account or you can ask your friend with an Absher account to do it for you.

Step to Check Iqama Validity

Step-1: Go to the MOI website by clicking here Absher

Step-2: Change the Language to English

Step-3: Enter ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’

Step-4: Enter ‘Image Code’ and hit ‘Login’

Step-5: Click on ‘Query Iqama Expiry Service

Step-6: Enter  10-digits ‘Iqama Number’‘Image Code’ and click ‘View’

Step-7: You will see Iqama is Valid like 1441/06/13 in my case. This date is in Hijri.

Step-8: Now, we need to convert that to English Date (Gregorian). You can go to Islamiccity.org

This is a way to check the Iqama expiry date at MOI Absher.

Check Iqama Expiry | SMS

This is quite an old method best still works like a charm when you don’t have access to the internet or Absher account.

All you have to do is just type an SMS in the following format;

12*Kafeel Batakha Number*Iqama No.

12*1135557345*2325654789

Send it according to your network like

  • for Zain 709444
  • for SAWA | STC 888994
  • for Mobily 624444

You will be charged 1.5 SAR per SMS.

Check Iqama Expiry at Iqama

You can also get an idea by looking at your Iqama issuance date. Add one year to it. But this will not give you the exact date but you can get the idea easily.

Check Iqama Expiry | MOL

Watch the below video for the Iqama expiry check trick at the Ministry of the interior website;

What is Iqama Renewal Fee 2022

Iqama renewal fee as per 2022 – This fee is according to the estimations from the news from different departments.

If Saudi Employees in your company are more than 50%:

Ministry of Interior  Ministry of Labor Average Medical Insurance Total Fee
SAR 650/- SAR 8,400/- SAR 450/- SAR 9,500/-

If Saudi Employees in your company are less than 50%:

Ministry of Interior  Ministry of Labor Average Medical Insurance Total Fee
SAR 650/- SAR 9,600/- SAR 450/- SAR 10,700/-

Iqama Fee for Saiq Khas, Maid, Gardener, Farmer, etc:

Ministry of Interior  Ministry of Labor Average Medical Insurance Total Fee
SAR 600/- SAR 00/- SAR 450/- SAR 1,050/-

Iqama Fee for small setups | Maximum 5 workers including the Owner:

Ministry of Interior  Ministry of Labor Average Medical Insurance Total Fee
SAR 650/- SAR 00/- SAR 450/- SAR 1,100/-

Ministry of Labor fee is also exempted from Industry workers.

Note: This fee may vary a little like medical insurance may go up to SAR600/-.

The Levy fee is SAR 300/-, the fee in July 2022 is expected to increase to SAR 400/-.

MOL (Maktab e = Amal) fee is not for Home Driver (Saiq Khas), Domestic Workers (Maid, Gardener), and Industry Workers.

Also, small establishments with 5 or fewer workers are exempt Maktab e Amal fee if the owner is a registered worker to that firm.

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