To check iqama huroob, MOL (Ministry of Labor) offers an online service in Saudi Arabia. Every expat can use the service including house drivers (saiq khas) and other domestic workers.
This post helps you on how to check huroob status in 2021 if your name is put on it or not. And also describe the ways to remove it. So, Let’s begin the procedure.
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Check Iqama Huroob
By this method, you can check iqama huroob without using Absher Portal. The method is as follows,
- The first step is visiting the MOL Portal. To do that, click on the link MOL Service. Keep in mind that the Ministry of Interior doesn’t deal with the status but blocks all legal documents.
- By clicking on the above link, you will land on the mol KSA query page. So you won’t need to find the service manually.
- In case you have Border/Boundary number and want to use it instead of iqama number, then enter it in the first option, enter the 6-digit captcha code, and Tap/Click on Search.
- If you don’t have a border number then, enter Iqama/ Residency number. then enter your “Nationality.” and the six-digit code and Click on “Search.” ‘بحث’
- you can also use the passport number. In the third option, enter your passport number, ‘Nationality’, and captcha. and Click/Tap on “Search.” ‘بحث’
- Scroll Down to find the status, as shown in the picture below.
If you find the ‘علی راس العمل’ as shown in the above picture, then it means that you are safe and doesn’t have the huroob status. If you use google translator or any other translation service, then you will find the result in English as follow.
The following picture will help you to understand the meanings of the Arabic words.
There is another method using moi KSA ( ministry of interior) portal. But you may end up with more confusion because it doesn’t show the results very clearly.
We have observed that people who are domestic workers ( house drivers, maids, housekeepers, saiq khas), have more chances for huroob. Because it is in the hands of the kafeels or sponsors to put anyone on it.
However, after the implementation of the new kafala system, the role of kafeel is about to end. So the chances of getting huroob will become almost zero.
Huroob Check By MOI (Ministry of Interior) Portal
Absher, although doesn’t provide the complete information about huroob status. However, you can check it in a different way. To do that ask a friend to help you. He should log in to his Absher account. After the successful login, ask him to check your iqama expiry.
When he will put your iqama number, the system won’t accept it and shows a message ” The given id is invalid”. The message on the screen confirms that huroob status is in place against the iqama.
5 Ways To Remove The Huroob Status in Saudi Arabia.
There are a few ways to remove huroob. We will discuss them one by one.
A settlement with Kafeel/Company
The best way to resolve the issue and removing huroob is to settle matters with your kafeel within the first 15 days. In the Kingdom, Kafeel has complete authority, and he can do whatever he wants. Most of the time, Kafeel asks for money to take the case back. But there are cases when kafeel took the money but didn’t remove huroob.
In that case, try to find a mediator. ( A person who is your kafeel’s friend or know kafeel very well or someone else who could help you). Pay the money in front of the mediator. There are high chances that kafeel will remove Huroob Status quickly.
Approach Labor Courts
If you are sure that Kafeel/Company has misused his powers and you are innocent, then approach the labor court immediately. According to the labor laws, your kafeel will pay a fine if once proved that he reported a false huroob. You can transfer Iqama or go on final exit if you win the case. But before approaching the Court, It is better to contact your consulate because they can help you in many ways.
Wait for the Amnesty announcement
Almost once in a year, Govt announces an amnesty scheme and frees the prisoners. But it is not sure that if you can transfer Iqama to another kafeel. In past years we have seen that Govt announced an amnesty. However, People with Huroob status had no choice, and they left the kingdom without paying any fine or detention. Anyhow sometimes it works, sometimes not.
Wait for ‘Red Status’ in Nitaqat for Kafeel, It’s time to Remove Huroob.
If your kafeel/Company is in red, you can transfer Iqama. Huroob will become null and void automatically. Go to the new Kafeel and ask to forward your case to transfer Iqama. Upon successful completion of the process, Huroob will remove automatically.
Go to Detention Center, Surrender for Final Exit.
Sometimes Kafeels reports that you own their money, or you stole things. In that case, it is a great trouble for you. Now you have no choice but to settle the matters with Kafeel in any Case. But if your kafeel reported huroob only, and he is not resolving the issues also, then better go to any detention center and report there.
The jawazat will arrange your final exit in the next few days. Also, you can’t come back for the next five years. Besides, you can’t perform hajj or umrah during the period.
In the worst scenario if you have to choose the last option. then as a piece of information, all the major cities have these centers that you can find easily. In addition to that, to find your own location, Where Am I may help you. The best solution is always a negotiation with your kafeel. As it will help you to solve the issues and may prevent the surrender
Fee To Remove Huroob
Jawazat doesn’t charge any fee to remove huroob. It is basically a report to the ministry of labor and Jawazat that a worker is absent from the job. The kafeel or the company has the authorization to report it. And they can also request to remove it.
However, it is the kafeel who asks for the money to remove it. He demands it to compensate for his time and the loss to the business. However, by a good negotiation, you can avoid it.
This post may help to find any theft or other case registered against you. “Check Theft Report by kafeel.”
We have a dedicated article on Nitaqat and the benefits you may like to read.