“Query Iqama Expiry Service” is a dedicated service by moi KSA Absher of the Ministry of Interior Saudi Arabia to check iqama expiry date. If you have an Absher account, iqama number, and access to the internet, then you can easily check iqama validity.
However if you can’t access absher portal then you can check iqama status using MOL KSA portal.
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Iqama Expiry Date Check Online In Saudi Arabia.
Step1. Visit the Absher portal and tap on “Individuals.”
Step 2. Select “English” located on the top left corner. Enter the username / Iqama number, password, and image code.
Step 3. Enter the 4-digit verification code recieved on your registered mobile
Step 4. Upon successful sign-in, click on Query Iqama Expiry Service.
Final Step. Enter the iqama number and image code then click on “View”
The next screen shows iqama expiry date. If the date is in green, it means that your iqama / Resident ID is valid, active, and not expired.
The red color of the iqama validity date means that Saudi iqama is expired and needs renewal as soon as possible. Also, moi Jawazat charges fines and penalties on the late renewal. Therefore, to avoid penalties, it is better to renew it before the expiration.
The infographic may help you to understand the procedure.
Check Iqama Validity By Absher App | Method-2
You can also check iqama validity by using the Absher app. One of the benefits of using the app is that you can find the date in Gregorian / English Calendar dates. That’s why it is a unique and new method. To do so,
Step-1 Log in to Absher App by entering the credentials ( Username-Password-OTP )
Step-2 Click on “DASHBOARD” and select the “Timeline” tab
Step-3 You will see the very first tab, “ME & FAMILY.” Under this tab, the very first information is about iqama expiry. Click on Hijri tab to check iqama status in Hijri dates
How To Check Iqama Expiry Outside Saudi Arabia
You may find problems while accessing the Absher portal from outside KSA. If you are experiencing that, then ask a friend or family member residing inside KSA to help you. He / she can access Absher portal and check your iqama expiry date.
Another option to access the Absher portal is using VPN. But keep in mind that the use of VPN is illegal in the kingdom.
Check Iqama Expiry Date | Using Bank Account | Method-3
You can also query iqama expiry date using your bank account. This method is also quite easy and provides the iqama validity date in both Gregorian and Hijri Dates.
For the procedure, you should have a bank account. And then, by accessing the settings. If you have a Quickpay account or Tahweel al rajhi, you can also do iqama check online by the given method.
- Login to the bank account by providing a user name and password.
- Click on the ‘Settings’, located Under Home Section on the left.
- On The ‘Setting’ page, Click on ‘ID Expiry Update‘
- The next window shows iqama expiry in the Hijri calendar as well as in Gregorian.
Iqama Expiry Checking With MOL KSA Portal | Method-4
In this method, by using the portal of mol KSA ( ministry of labor Saudi Arab), you can check iqama expiry easily. In this method, you don’t need Absher account. But with the help of Iqama number and date of birth, you can check iqama validity.
Furthermore, it displays the expiry date in both, Hijri and Gregorian formats. The procedure is as follows,
- Open the MOL KSA portal by using the given link. mol.gov.sa
- Enter your full name as written on iqama and the date of birth. Then, enter a 6-digit captcha code and click on ‘Next
- The new window will show the iqama expiry date in English and Hijri dates.
However, to use this method you should be inside KSA, because MOL KSA portal is only accessible within Saudi Arabia.
Check Iqama Expiry Red Green
A reason for iqama expiry is the red category in nitaqat. It is also known as iqama status red, green, yellow. It shows the categories in which the sponsor falls. Any company in red can’t renew iqama of its employees. The employees will have to wait until the status gets back to green. On the other hand, the employee can change the company by submitting an application in Jawazat.
Another portal that can check iqama expiry is Muqeem. However, only sponsors (Companies and Kafeels) can use and check expiry status in it. It’s not a free portal. The service has annual charges for usage, and the companies, accessing it, pay the fee. For an expat, the Absher portal does the job.
Frequently Asked Questions.
How Long Does it Take to Renew Iqama?
1-2 Days! Yes, that’s true. Renewal of iqama takes only up to 2 days. Jawazat issues iqama, If the company/kafeel fulfills the requirements for iqama. There is no delay from Jawazat.
How many years does the Iqama Expiry?
In most cases, iqama expiry is for one year. However, the iqama card (ID) is issued for five years. May it sound confusing? When iqama is released. The expiry date is five years for the Iqama card. After five years, Jawazat issues a new iqama card (id).
Can Iqama be renewed for two years?
The answer is YES. Iqama can be renewed for two years. However, it depends upon a few factors. Like the status of the company in Nitaqat, the agreement between you and the company. Etc.
Can we renew iqama for six months?
Iqama is renewed for a year. However, if you want to stay for six months, you can. But you will have six months to live in Saudi Arabia.
Can I go exit with an expired iqama?
Yes, you can exit with an expired iqama. There is no issue at all. Kafeel/ Company can arrange a final exit visa for you.
How to Check if the Iqama is renewed?.
As per the new system, As soon as your iqama renews, you will receive a message on your mobile number registered with Absher. However, before you could receive an SMS, make sure that you register and activate Absher account.
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