How to check iqama expiry date in 2021

“EXPATS” needs an Iqama because only with that they can live in KSA and if they have one then most probably they should know about Iqama expiry. Iqama is a form of citizen permit which we call “IQAMA” in the Saudi language. Moreover, This residence permit has some expiry date and works access. Here is how you can apply for an Iqama in 2021.

There are many benefits of Iqama. You can apply for a final exit Visa even if Iqama is expire. You can even add funds to your Iqama.

If the expiry date passed out, then “EXPAT” can be a serious problem. However, “EXPAT” should renew his “IQAMA” in the given time; otherwise, he will be in a serious problem as expire “IQAMA” means the person is staying illegally in KSA.

Different Procedures for Iqama Status check:

There are differnet procedures to check Iqama Status

  • Checking Iqama expiry using Absher
  • Checking Iqama Status using Absher Individual app
  • Iqama expiry date Check using MOI website (Ministry of Interior)
  • Iqama Status Check via MOL Website ( Ministry of Labor)

Let’s Discuss each and every step one by one.

Checking Iqama expiry using Absher:

To check the IQAMA expiry status using ABHSER, you have to follow the below procedure.

(1)- Open the “ABSHER” portal and put your username and the password to login into your account.

       Here: “ABSHER”

(2)- After login into your account, clicks on the “Dashboard.”

(3)- In “Dashboard,” you will see your account information and some Absher services. Here You will see an “Electronic Inquiries” button. Click on that.

(4)- When you click on “Electronic inquiries.” Now choose “QUERY IQAMA EXPIRY SERVICES.

(5)– After that, put your Passport number and Visa number in the required field and then click on continue.

(6)- However, After clicking on continue, a new page will open up where you’ll see all your IQAMA credentials, including IQAMA expiry and IQAMA validity status.

Checking Iqama Status using Absher Individual app:

To check the IQAMA expiry status using the ABSHER INDIVIDUAL application, you must follow the below procedure.

(1)- Firstly, download the “ABSHER INDIVIDUAL” application from the below links according to your device compatibility 

   Apple users: “ABSHER INDIVIDUAL.” 

   Android users: “ABSHER INDIVIDUAL.”

(2)– After installing the app, open the application and click on the login button from the two available options.

  • PUBLIC SERVICES                          
  • LOGIN

(3)- After selecting the login option, a new tab will be re-opened in which you have to put your ABSHER REGISTERED “USER NAME” and “PASSWORD” in the required user name and password field.

(4)- Once you put your IQAMA number or User name and password, you will be redirected to a verification tab. You will get a verification code at your ABSHER registered mobile phone number. Ensure that you have the ABSHER registered mobile phone sim card in your possession so that you can register your account easily.

(5)- Put the 4-digit verification code in the OTP tab and click on verify. If you didn’t receive the verification number, you could click on the “RESEND” button to get the OTP. 

(6)- After verifying your phone number, you will be redirected to your account.

(7)- Once you reach the homepage, you have to click on the “My Services” button.

(6)- After clicking on view, you’ll see all your IQAMA credentials, including IQAMA expiry and IQAMA validity status.

Iqama expiry date Check using MOI website (Ministry of Interior):

To check the IQAMA expiry status using the MOI website, you have to follow the below procedure.

(1)- First of all, open the “MOI” portal using the following link

Here: “MOI

(2)- After opening the link, in the first column, you have to put your IQAMA number.

(3)- And in the second column, you have to fill in the image captcha code.

(4)- Once you did all the above steps, you have to click on the view button.

(5)- After clicking on view, you will be redirected to a new page where you’ll see all your IQAMA credentials, including IQAMA expiry and IQAMA validity status.

Iqama Status Check via MOL Website ( Ministry of Labor):

To check the IQAMA expiry status using the MOL website, you have to follow the below procedure.

(1)- First of all, visit the “MOL” website by following the below link.

Here: “MOL

(2)- After that, choose your preferred language from two available options

(a)- English (b)- Arabic

(3)- In the first column, you have to put your IQAMA number.

(4)- In the second column, you have to select your Date of Birth from the preferred “Georgian or Hijri” calendar. Make sure that the DOB is as exactly as it is in your IQAMA card. 

(5)- Once you did all the above steps, you have to put the image captcha code in the relevant box and then click Next.

(6)- After clicking on view, you will be redirected to a new page where you’ll see all your IQAMA credentials, including IQAMA expiry and IQAMA validity status.

Why Iqama is Important:

The government of KSA issues “IQAMA” depending upon the work contract and type of work of an “EXPAT,” but if due to some mishap or unfortunate you lost your “IQAMA,” then you should be in a serious mess because your “IQAMA” is your temporary residency permit in KSA. Now you lost it, so there is no way to prove your residency or identity in KSA other than “IQAMA.” 

Let us consider, you doubt that your “IQAMA” is expired, but you don’t know how to check the validity status of IQAMA. We hope with the help of this article, you are able to know about your Iqama expiry status and different methods to check that.

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