Iqama is one of the most important legal document in Saudi Arabia. Any small mistake can bring many complications and difficulties. A common mistake that occurs is the printing of misspelled names.
So, how can you correct and change the name on iqama? that is what we are discussing in this article.
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Change Name On Iqama
Before we start the procedure to correct iqama name, you must know why it is important and necessary.
As you know that iqama is the inevitable legal document to live and work in KSA. And, Jawazat prints lots of information on it, like name and date of birth. Furthermore, the name is written both in Arabic and English. But if the information is not correct then it is a real problem.
Problems With A Misspelled Name
First of all, it is quite possible that banks refuse to open your account. The money transfer agencies like Tahweel Rajhi and Quickpay may also not allow you to make a transaction. And the reason is simple, your name does not match.
Secondly, If you are planning to migrate to Europe, Canada, Australia, etc, You have to submit a Police Clearance Certificate. But if the name is different on the iqama and passport, the police may refuse you.
Thirdly, while applying for a permanent family visa, the chances of refusal are quite high because of the mismatched names. So what should do to change iqama name? let’s explain the procedure.
Procedure To Correct And Change Iqama Name
As you reach in the Kingdom, The HR persons fill out a few forms to apply for Medical insurance and Iqama. . So it is best practice to visit them and ask them to show your details.
Most of the time, they do mistakes. So check all the details. If some information is wrongly written, ask them to correct it.
Even after that, if the name on iqama has a mistake, then it is by Jawazat. In that case, visit the HR and tell them about the mistake.
Jawazat prints the name in English as well as in Arabic on iqama. So, If the English name has a mistake, Your HR (Idariyah) will open the online portal and correct it within no time. Make sure to bring a copy of the passport and the person changes iqama name as written on the passport.
In a couple of days, you may receive a new iqama with the correction.
If The Mistake Is In Arabic Name
The jawazat has allowed organizations and kafeels to correct the mistake in Arabic name on the muqeem portal without visiting the office.
Now HR will do the following procedure.
- Log in to the Muqeem portal
- Select the “تعديل الاسم المترجم” from the given services.
- Re-write the name in Arabic
- Save the changes
- Visit Jawazat to get a new print of the iqama
In case, HR wants to change the name through jawazat office. Then you need to fill out the iqama name change form. Tell HR of your company or kafeel about the mistake.
Mostly they have the form, but if they don’t, you can download it We are providing the link below. A representative (Mandoob) will visit Jawazat to change the name. In a day or two, you may receive a new copy of Iqama.