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Jawazaat has introduced a legal procedure to get the final exit visa after iqama expiry. However, The sponsor has access to the said service. Absher ‘business’ allows the kafeel/company to perform the process. Besides, the process is online and doesn’t require a personal visit to the Jawazat office.
Furthermore, you can also apply for the final exit visa if your iqama is not renewed after 30 days of its expiry. In this case, you don’t need the sponsor to issue the visa. Ministry of Interior Saudi Arabia will issue it after the completion of all legal requirements. We are going to explain both methods in this article.
Applying for Final Exit Visa On Expired Iqama Through MOL ( Ministry Of Labor)
As we have mentioned above, if your iqama is expired for more than a month, and the sponsor is not processing your request then,
- Visit the MOL office.
- Ask the officials for the issuance of the work permit to get the final exit visa.
- Submit the required documents (Iqama)
- Pay the iqama renewal and Maktab-e-Amal fee. Or, follow the instructions of MOL officials for the fee payment.
- After the completion of the procedure, visit Jawazat for the issuance of the visa.
MOI will renew your iqama for a limited time. As per the new rule, the final exit visa doesn’t issue on an expired iqama
If you face any problem or difficulty, you can revisit the MOL office. However, the most convenient way to solve any issue is by calling on the helpline. The customer care helpline number is 19911. You can call between 8 AM to 8 PM during working days. (Sunday to Thursday).
Supported languages at helpline are English, Urdu, Hindi, Tagalog ( Filipino), and Malayam (Indian).
Issuing Final Exit Visa On Expired Iqama By Sponsor ( Online Procedure)
In this online method, the employer applies for the issuance of the final exit visa after iqama expiry.
By logging in ‘Absher Business,’ the sponsor ( kafeel, company) will pay the required fees ( Iqama renewal and overstaying fee). And then renew your iqama.
After that, the employer will issue the visa. The process is the same as issuing the final exit visa for the dependents.
The online method is fast and immediate. In addition, we have observed that most of the sponsors renew the iqama for a full year.
Getting Final Exit Without Kafeel
The Saudi rules are unambiguous in this regard. The expats can’t go on the final exit without a kafeel. If the kafeel is not alive, then the expats will transfer to another kafeel (sponsor).
If you visit Jawazat, they will direct you to arrange a new sponsor. So you must be under the sponsorship of a kafeel in any case.
Here is the procedure to check iqama transfer from one sponsor to another.
Procedure to Get Final Exit Without Iqama.
Surrender to security officials is the only way to get exit without iqama. However, it can be a long and painful procedure. The officials will keep the expat in jail for an unknown period.
The detention can be for a few days to a whole year or even more. Therefore it is never a wise choice.
The officials will interrogate thoroughly about the reason for not having iqama. They can also check for any criminal record and activity.
The other option can be having an huroob status. But if the police catch, the detention in jail is a must. Furthermore, entry to KSA is also banned for a minimum period of 3 years.
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