Check Iqama Expiry Date | Easy Methods

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

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

You can check Iqama Expiry date by;

Check Iqama Expiry via Absher Account

If you don’t have an Absher account then you can make 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 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: You will see a window like below

Go to Absher Website and put user name and password

Step-4: Enter ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’

Step-5: Enter ‘Image Code’ and hit ‘Log in’

Step-6: You will see a window like below

At MOI Absher Website go to Quesry Iqama Expiry Services

Step-7: Click on ‘Query Iqama Expiry Service’

Step-8: You will see a window like below

Enter Iqama number, image code and click on view

Step-9: Enter  10-digits ‘Iqama Number’, ‘Image Code’ and click ‘View’

Step-10: You will see Iqama is Valid like 1441/06/13 in my case. This date is in Hijri.

Step-11: Now, we need to convert that to English Date (Gregorian). You can go to Islamiccity.org

Change expiry date to english

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

Video Guide | MOI Absher Check

Iqama Expiry MOI

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, just type an SMS in the following formate;

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 in it. But this will not give you the exact date but you can get the idea easily.

Iqama in Saudi Arabia Check Expiry Date

Check Iqama Expiry | MOL

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

Iqama Expiry MOL

What is Iqama Renewal Fee 2020

Iqama renewal fee as per 2020 – 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 LaborAverage Medical InsuranceTotal 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 LaborAverage Medical InsuranceTotal 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 LaborAverage Medical InsuranceTotal 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 LaborAverage Medical InsuranceTotal 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/-.

Levi fee is SAR 300/-, the fee in July 2020 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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