You can renew istimara online by using moi Absher in Saudi Arabia. Just pay the fee and traffic violation penalties if any. And, also get a vehicle insurance. Visit the nearest Fahs, MVPI center for vehicle tests. After fulfilling the requirements, log in to your absher account for the online procedure.
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Requirements To Renew Istimara in Saudi Arabia
Before you start the service of vehicle registration, you need to fulfill the following criteria.
Register in Absher KSA.
Registering in Absher is the first requirement to start the renewal process. If you don’t have an account then you can register a moi Absher account easily. You can access the renewal service only if you have an account.
Pay the Renewal Fee For Istimara ( Vehicle Registration).
Absher doesn’t start the service unless you have deposited the renewal fee. The istimara renewal charges are 300 Saudi Riyals for private vehicles in 2021. Before the cost was just 150 riyals. For the Taxi, trucks, and minibusses, the renewal charges are 600 Saudi Riyals.
You can deposit it using your online bank account, ATM, or through Sadad account. The validity of vehicle registration is 3 years.
Pay All Traffic Violations
If you have unpaid traffic violations, then pay them first. You can check all traffic violations in your Absher account. To pay all violations at once, you can use the bank account. You can also pay grama (traffic violations) using Tahweel al Rajhi or Quick Pay account.
Validity of Istimara
Absher will update your istimara only if it is going to expire within 180 days (6 months). The expiry date is available on your istimara card. However, there is the possibility that the expiry date is not available on it. In that case, you can check it in your Absher account.
Perform the MVPI Fahas
Fahas is another requirement to renew istimara. If you don’t have a valid fahas, then go to any fahas center and make a new one. Nowadays, muroor checks fahas and if you don’t have it, muroor can charge you a fine of 150 riyals. So keep it updated. Furthermore, you cannot renew vehicle registration without fahas.
To avoid a fine and a security check at checkpoints ( Nukta Tafsheesh), don’t remove the sticker from your vehicle’s front screen. Traffic police take a picture and send a penalty message on your mobile.
Get The Vehicle Insurance
Your vehicle must have valid insurance at the time of renewal of the istimara. You can buy insurance online. Several insurance companies are offering online vehicle insurance in Saudi Arabia. You may give a try to Walaa insurance as we found it cheaper than other companies for Hyundai and Kia.
Also, Please note that there is no need to fill istimara renewal form because now you can renew it online using Absher services.
Procedure For Istimara Renewal Online in Saudi Arabia
After fulfilling the above requirements, you can start the istimara renewal procedure. Using Absher app for the procedure is easy and time-saving. However, You can also use the Absher website. Both procedures are online and There is no difference. Let’s start the process.
- Log in to Absher app
- In the Dashboard, tap on ‘Vehicle Information.’
- A new window with your vehicle’s name will open. Tap on the vehicle name. As per rules, a resident can buy up to 2 vehicles in his/her name. So if you have 2 cars, then choose the one you wish to renew registration.
- Now you will see all the details of the vehicle. The first tab shows vehicle details and istimara expiry date. Scroll down until you see the tab, ‘RENEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION’. Tap on it
- The renewal service will start. Recheck the vehicle details and tap on ‘Confirm Vehicle Registration.’
- The next window will show you a message of successful renewal. You can also print the details.
Congratulations.! you have successfully renewed your vehicle registration ( Istimara). You will also receive a confirmation message on your mobile from MOI.
How To Check Istimara Validity
There are 2 methods that you can adopt.
1- You can use Absher to check istimara validity by following the procedure given below.
- Log in to your moi absher account using the mobile app.
- On the dashboard, tap on ‘Vehicle Information’
- Below the’ Major Color’ option, the Expiry date of istimara is available.
2- You can also check istimara validity without Absher comfortably. Because Moroos prints the expiry date on the vehicle registration card. Hold istimara in your hands and find the validity.
However, this method works for old istimara. Now Moroor doesn’t print the expiry date on the card, so use the Absher portal.
In addition to that, it is important to know that Moroor renews istimara for 3 years.
How to Collect Istimara In Saudi Arabia
The new Istimara card doesn’t contain an expiry date. So if you have a new istimara, then you don’t need to visit any Istimara collection center. But in case, you have an old card then collect the new one from the traffic police (Muroor) office. Below you can find the addresses of the ictimara collection centers.
Istimara Collection Center Jeddah
If you live in Jeddah, you can collect istimara card from the traffic police center. It is on Sahafa street, Rehab district. They will print istimara at the spot and hand it over to you in half an hour. I am providing its location for your convenience.
Istimara Renewal Office in Jeddah Location: Google Maps Location
Istimara Collection Center in Jeddah Timings: 7 AM to 2 PM and 10 AM to 3 PM in Ramadan.
Vehicle Registration Card Collection Center Riyadh
To collect renewed istimara in Riyadh, Visit the traffic police office situated on Ali Al Farazi Road, Al Munsiyah District. It is in front of Riyadh Elm University Munsiyah Campus. I am providing its location for your convenience.
Location of Istimara Collection Center Riyadh: Google Maps Locations
Istimara Renewal Office in Riyadh Timings: 7 AM to 2 PM and 10 AM to 3 PM in Ramadan.
Istimara Collection Office In Makkah
For Makkah residents, the collection center for istimara is located in Naseem District on Fatima Al Zahra Road, After crossing the Al Rajhi Masjid. I am providing the Location as well.
Makkah Muroor Office Location: For Google map location, Click Here.
The timings are 7 AM to 2 PM
How to find vehicle sequence number on Istimara
.The Vehicle sequence number is available on your istimara card. Mostly, It is a nine-digit number. Look at the last information available on your istimara written as الرقم التسلسلي . You will need It to pay the vehicle registration renewal fee through sadad.
Check Istimara Renewal in Absher.
After the successful process of istimara renewal, you can verify it in your Absher account.
Log in to your account. Click on Dashboard, then click on vehicle information. There you can check the expiry date of vehicle registration in KSA.
You will also receive a confirmation message on the mobile number associated with your Absher account. You may archive it for future use.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to do if Istimara is Lost?
In case you lost the istimara ( vehicle registration card), you can get a new one by following the process, given below.
- Pay a fee of 110 Riyals for the re-issue of the vehicle registration card.
2. Go to Istimara Issuance Center (Traffic Police office).
3. Ask them to issue a new istimara because you lost the previous one. Besides, inform them that you have paid the istimara issuance fee.
4. Within 10 to 15 minutes, they will issue you the new Istimara.
I need Istimara application form
As per the new system, you don’t need istimara application form. Because you can renew it online. We have provided the process for the renewal of istimara above.
What is the penalty on Expired Istimara
100 riyal is the penalty on expired istimara. To avoid it, renew the istimara on time. However, there is a grace period of 30 days after the expiry. So make sure that you renew it before the grace period ends. Otherwise, the penalty is a must. Nowadays as the coronavirus spread, the penalty is waived. But don’t take risks and renew it as soon as possible.
Can I transfer Istimara?
Yes, you can transfer istimara. The transfer fee is 150 riyals. You can pay the fee through your bank account or ATM.
I am driving without Istimara.
If muroor catches you while driving without istimara, he can issue a mukhalfa ( traffic violation penalty) between 500 Riyals to 900 riyals.
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