Ministry of Labor and Absher portal Saudi Arabia provides a dedicated online service to check huroob status on iqama. To check huroob status you will need iqama number, passport number, or border number.
Every expat can use the Mol portal except house drivers, saiq khas, maids, farmers, and other domestic workers.
Because these professions don’t fall under the Ministry of Labor’s nitaqat system. Therefore, their huroob status is not available on MOL platform.
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Check Iqama Huroob Status
You can check iqama huroob status on the Ministry of Labor (MOL) website by using the iqama number. The status can be “At Work” or “Absent From Work“.
The method uses mol KSA portal and in 2022, the procedure is as follows,
- The first step is visiting the Ministry of Labor’s MOL Portal.
- Enter Iqama number in the “رقم الإقامة” field
- Select the nationality from the “الجنسية” drop-down menu.
- Enter the 6-digit captcha code and press the green button, “بحث“
If the status on iqama shows as ‘علی راس العمل (At Work)’ then it means that your employer hasn’t filed an absent report against you. But if the status shows as ‘متغيب عن العمل (Absent From Work)’ then it means the huroob status is active.
How To Check Huroob By Passport Number
Those expatriates who don’t have iqama can check huroob status by passport number on the Ministry of Labor’s Web portal.
These people can be those who are new to the kingdom and the iqama is not issued. In addition to that, those who entered Saudi Arabia on a visit, Hajj or umrah visa and didn’t leave the kingdom within the time. And, also the expatriates with expired iqama can use this method.
- Visit the MOL KSA web portal by clicking here
- Enter your Passport number in the “رقم الجواز” field
- Enter Nationality from the drop-down menu of الجنسية
- Now enter the Captcha code and click on “بحث”
- The system fetches huroob details and shows them on the screen.
If you use google translator or any other translation service, then you will find the result in English as follow. But mol portal offers its electronic services in the Arabic language only. So therefore you can’t check huroob status in English.
The following picture will help you to understand the meanings of the Arabic words used for nitaqat status.
We have observed that people who are domestic workers ( house drivers, maids, housekeepers, saiq khas), have more chances of getting 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.
How To Check Huroob In Absher
Iqama holders can also check huroob in Absher by the following method.
- Log in to Absher portal by entering your credential
- Now, click on ‘query iqama expiry service’
- Enter the iqama number and the captcha code and click on next.
- On the screen, if the message ” The given id is invalid” appears then it means that huroob is in place against that iqama.
5 Ways To Remove The Huroob Status in Saudi Arabia.
There are a few ways to remove huroob status. We will discuss them one by one.
A settlement with Kafeel/Company
The best way to resolve the issue and remove 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 knows 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 a year, Govt announce an amnesty scheme and free the prisoners. But it is not sure if you can transfer Iqama to another kafeel. In past years we have seen that Govt announced 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.