Check Iqama Renewal Procedure, Status, Fee, Rules in 2019

Are you looking for iqama renewal in KSA? We have covered all the issues related to this process in this guide I hope after reading this all the process will be easy for you. I request you to ask in comments if you have any specific question.

Now it is possible to renew your iqama online with the new portal. It is advised that you should renew your iqama in advance, before 3 days of expiry. Otherwise, there will be extra charges or penalty Fine, which can create a lot of trouble for you.

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The procedure of Iqama renewal 2019:

Consult your company IT person or HR Officer:

If you want to renew iqama it is best practice to contact your company HR officer or any other related person they can help you in all this procedure.

Medical Test: 

If you belong to an Asian or African country you need to pass a medical test before iqama renewal. This is a list of medical tests which you need to clear.

  • Hiv/Aids test
  • sight test
  • cholera
  • blood test
  • stool

After your tests cleared you can submit Iqama fee online with E-banking system or through your bank branch.

Now you can use an online portal for iqama Renewal request. Check this video for online request.

After applying new iqama will be hand over to you within a few days. It is your responsibility to submit a copy of new iqama in your office and bank so that you can become safe from any trouble.

you can also visit following MOI website for Renew procedure But I will recommend doing renew process with Absher website or app: this is a link of MOI website

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Iqama Renewal Fee 2019

you need to pay the following amount as fee charges.

If your Company has more than 50% Saudi Nationals as employees then your Fees will be the following:

Iqama feeWork Permit FeesAverage insuranceTotal Fee
750 Saudi Riyal6000 Saudi Riyal450 Saudi Riyal7200 Saudi Riyal

If your Company has more than 50% Expatriates as employees then your Fees will be the following:

Iqama feeWork Permit FeesAverage insuranceTotal Fee
750 Saudi Riyal7200 Saudi Riyal450 Saudi Riyal8400 Saudi Riyal

Important Rules and instructions

  • You don’t need much documents for this process only medical test and fee slips required because of most of the system online now.
  • Iqama process if same now for Engineers, Doctors, labor, technician, Driver, nurse or any other occupation.
  • It is necessary for expatriates to stay in KSA during the renewal process.
  • you cannot apply if your passport is expired, try to get a new passport before expiry.
  • Don’t need to pay expenses of the family if your family has left KSA or living outside now. You can apply for single person iqama. No need to pay dependent fees.
  • The process is the same for dependents but the fee can increase in case of a family or dependents.
  • If you want to keep your wife in KSA only dependents fee applies.
  • Insurance fee is now included in total cost.
  • It is necessary to keep your Kafeel or sponsor in confidence during this procedure.
  • You have to renew iqama every year you cannot renew it for 2 or 3 years in advance. it is also not possible to renew it before 3 or 6 months of expiry.

Frequently asked questions:

Where I can get the application form for iqama renewal?

This form is available in Absher app and website you need to make an account and register yourself on the website then you can see application form in the app. This is the address of the website: Absher


What is the process of Renewal after Expiry of iqama?

The process is the same as we have explained above but you have to pay a penalty cost which can be different according to delay time duration.


What is the age limit for iqama renewal?

According to updated law in 2019 maximum age limit is 60 years you cannot apply for renewal after this age. Saudi Govt does not allow expatriates to work in KSA who are more than 60 years in age.


Can we renew our iqama after final exit?

No, it is necessary to live in KSA during this process so you cannot apply from outside. you need to renew iqama before the final exit.


How many days I can stay in KSA without iqama renewal?

The grace period is 3 days. If you cannot renew within 3 days you have to pay penalty cost.


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3 thoughts on “Check Iqama Renewal Procedure, Status, Fee, Rules in 2019”

  1. i have already paid my iqama in riyadh why it is not renew ipay also my penalty i hane no case record why my iqama still dont to renewed

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