How To Check Iqama Expiry Date, Saudi Arabia

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Iqama (or Muqeem) is a residence permit in Saudi Arabia. Iqama must be renewed annually or quarterly. So in order to avoid penalties and fines on iqama, it is important that you know the exact date its validity ends. The following are simple methods to check the expiration date of Iqama.

How To Check Iqama in Saudi Arabia Expiry Date And Validity Online:

We are going to discuss the methods to find the expiration date of iqama. And here is the first method.

Check Iqama Expiry Date By Iqama Number (Absher website):

Step 1. Go to the Absher Website and tap on "Individuals".

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Step 2. If you are not familiar with Arabic, select "English" located in the upper left corner. Enter your username or Iqama number, password, and image code.

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Step 3. You will receive a 4-digit verification code on your mobile, enter it

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Step 4. After a successful verification, scroll down. You will find the option, Query Iqama Expiry Service. Tap / click on it.

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Last step. Enter iqama number and image code then click/tap on View
 
You will find the expiration date of iqama. If the date is green, it means that your iqama/resident ID is valid, active, and not expired.
 
The red color of the iqama validity date means that the Saudi iqama has expired and should be renewed as soon as possible. Additionally, moi Jawazat charges fines and penalties for late renewal. Therefore, to avoid penalties, it is better to renew it before the expiration date.

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The infographic will help you understand the procedure.

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Iqama expiration check by (Absher app):

You can also check the expiration and validity date of iqama using the Absher app. One of the benefits of using the app is that you can find the date in the English calendar dates. That is why it is a new and unique method. To do it

Step 1. Download and login to the Absher application by entering the credentials (Username-Password-OTP)

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Step 2. Once you have successfully logged in, go to "DASHBOARD" and tap on the "Timeline" tab.

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Step 3. A timeline has many details. It shows the validity dates of iqama, passport, and driver's license. You will see the first tab, "ME AND FAMILY". In this tab, the first information is about the expiration of iqama. You can also switch between the Gregorian (English) and Hijri dates by tapping the appropriate tab.

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However, it is a bit tricky to convert Hijri dates to Gregorian dates. However, Absher App has provided such a service. Also, this is the only method that shows the status of iqama on Gregorian dates.
 
You may encounter problems when accessing the Absher portal from outside the KSA. If you've experienced it, ask a friend or family member who lives in Saudi Arabia for help. Another option to access the portal is through VPN. But keep in mind that the use of VPN is illegal in the kingdom.
 

Check Iqama Expiry Date without Absher using MOL KSA portal:

In this method, using the KSA (Ministry of Labor of Saudi Arabia) mol portal, you can easily check the expiration date of iqama. This method does not require an Absher account. Also, it displays the date in both Hijri and Gregorian formats. The procedure is the next,
 
  1. Open the Ministry of Labor portal using the link provided. MOL KSA Portal
  2. Now enter your full name as it is written in iqama and the date of birth. Then enter a 6 digit captcha code and click "Next"
  3. The new window will display your full details, including the English iqama expiration date and Hijri dates.
However, this method may work only once because these are the initial steps to register on the mol ksa portal. Also, it doesn't work if you are outside of Saudi Arabia. The reason is that the portal does not work from any other country except within the Kingdom.

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