It is always necessary to have a look at your company’s status. These are also called Nitqat details. Let us see how we can get all these details online without visiting any official.
I will also explain all this in a video at the end.
Red and Green Status Check
Follow the below simple steps;
Step – 1: First of all, go to the MOL official website by clicking here MOL.GOV.SA
Step – 2: You will see a screen like below.
Step – 3: Enter the Iqama Number as highlighted
Step – 4: Enter the Image Code
Step – 5: Now click on what is highlighted in a white square. The ‘Behs’
Step – 7: Copy that highlighted text and Google translate it if you don’t know Arabic and you will get the status of your company.
This is how simple we can check Iqama or company status online.
What is Nitaqat System?
It all started in 2011 when the Saudi government told private firms to hire more Saudi employees. This is what is called Saudization.
The number decides the status of a company. If a company has fewer Saudi employees than a threshold then it will be considered in the Red category.
I will explain these categories below.
If we say a Red Iqama it means that the employee belonging to that company is in red status. This is the lowest category in the Nitaqat points table for a company.
If you are in such a firm then make sure to take a transfer as soon as possible or wait for the company to come back in green status. Because if a company is in red then its window in jawazat is closed. You cannot get your iqama renewed if expired.
I know many companies fall in the red category and then improve back to somewhere green or lower green and maintained there. There is no need to get panic immediately as soon as your status is in the red.
If a company is in red then you can take a transfer to another firm without seeking any permission from the previous kafeel but in that case, you will lose all the End service Benefits.
Green status means that your firm is abiding by the rules and regulations set by the Saudi government and no need to worry about anything. Just enjoy your work and forget about any nitaqat system penalty.
Silver, Gold, or Platinum Status
These nitaqat status are way above the ranking. These are the firms that mostly have Saudi employees there. If you are in such a company then you will enjoy many perks such as low iqama fees, etc.
If you still face any issues then you can comment below and I am happy to take the query as soon as possible for me.