Absher is a portal of the ministry of interior Saudi Arabia. Its primary aim is to provide Governmental Services online to the residents (expatriates) and citizens. It was released in 2015, and now it has become mandatory to register an Absher account for everyone living in Saudi Arabia.
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Absher Meanings And Name Origin
Absher is an ancient Arabic word; its meaning in English is ‘Bringing Good News.’ The other meaning is ‘Rejoice.’ In Urdu, it means ‘خوشی کی خبر دینا.’ While in Malayalam, it means ‘സന്തോഷിപ്പിൻ.’
The Portal has plenty of great features and provides more than 160 services. Before the launch, One has to visit many offices for a single piece of work. But now you can avail all services online from anywhere at any time.
Now you can apply for a visit visa or family visa ( Istiqdam), Make Government Appointments, Renew Driving License, and Ictimara ( Vehicle Registration). You can also renew iqama of your dependants online.
Furthermore, you can inquire about many things. Like you can check iqama expiry or validity, you can also check kafeel name. If any legal case is registered against you, Absher provides the service to find it. You can also query traffic violations and penalty fees, iqama available funds, and many others.
How Absher Works
To avail all the great features and services, you need to register an account on Absher portal. Once you have registered the account, then you need to activate it. For account activation, You need to provide thumb impressions electronically.
You can do it by visiting the nearest Jawazat office. You can also activate the account by visiting nearest moi self-service kiosk machine. These machines are available in every city of Saudi Arabia. Most of them are installed in mega shopping malls. Therefore you can avail the service at any time.
The third option for activation is that you can use your online bank account or ATM — anyhow this option is for those who already have a bank account. As per the new system, you cannot open a bank account unless you have an Absher account.
To visit the official website, you may click here.
There are plenty of benefits to the service. Few of them are,
- open a bank account online
- make appointments like vaccination appointment online
- trace all activities like iqama renewal, driving license renewal
- All iqama related services available under one platform
- Availability of All vehicle services electronically
- Avail Family members relevant services quite easily
- Traffic violations information available etc.
How to Use Absher Portal
Before, the portal was available for pc and desktop only. But now moi has launched Absher app, as well, to facilitate maximum people. The app is available for android and apple phones.
Whenever you need to use the portal, then log in by providing username and password. At the time of registration, you choose a username and set a password. You will give the details, and after that, you will receive a message on your mobile number. Enter it and you are logged into the portal.
Once logged in successfully, you will land on the Absher DashBoard. From here, you can select the desired service.
FAQs ( Frequently Asked Questions)
- What is the Contact Number /Toll-Free Number of Absher?
To Contact the moi portal (Absher), call at 920020405
- How can we refund from Absher?
You pay the fees through Sadad using your bank account. In sadad you can find the option to refund the deposited amount for any government service. Just login to your bank account. Anyhow, you can’t refund traffic violations once paid.
- Who can Register in Absher?
Everyone from any nationality can register in Absher. But the only condition is that he must be living in Saudi Arabia and has a valid iqama.
- Is there any membership number for Absher?
No, there is no membership number. You register using your iqama number. Later you can use iqama number to login to the account.
- I forgot the password, can I change it
The procedure to change is simple. Go to the login page and click on ‘forget password.’ Follow the instructions, and the password will change.
- The Absher Portal is not Working. What should I do?
There are certain times when an update runs. Or there is a technical issue in the service. So wait a bit and then try again to log in.
This is a preview and introduction to the portal. There is much more to explore. You can find countless articles about it on our blog. You may also like to read about registering the address. Also, here is the procedure to check iqama status.
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