Checking the expiry date of your Iqama (Residency Permit) is essential for all residents in Saudi Arabia. The Iqama is linked to all the important activities you do such as work, health insurance, over-staying complaints, and bank loans are linked to your Iqama number.
It is required to check your Iqama expiry date from time to time so that you can ensure that it is valid and renewed timely. The Saudi government has made it easier for citizens and ex-pats alike to check the expiry date of their Iqama through an online portal called Absher.
But if you don’t have access to Absher, there are other ways to quickly establish when your residency permit expires. In this article, we will show you two ways – with and without Absher – how you can check your Iqama expiry date.
How to Check Iqama Expiry With Absher
Checking the expiry date of your Iqama can be done quickly and easily with the help of Absher, an online platform that enables you to easily view your Iqama information. With Absher, you can quickly check the validity of your Iqama, view the expiration date, check its status, and much more. In this article, we’ll discuss how to check the Iqama expiry with Absher.
Create an Absher Account
Having an Absher account is the first requirement in order to check the Iqama expiration date. If you do not have an Absher account, you can create one by following these steps:
• Go to the official Absher website where you’ll be taken to the main page.
• On the top right side of the page, click on “Register”.
• Choose your profile type and then select either “I am a New User” or “I already have/had a MyID Account”.
• You’ll need to provide personal information such as your name, email address, phone number, and nationality. Then enter a username and password that you’d like to use for your account.
• Confirm your identity with a 6‐digit electronic code sent via SMS to your phone number, then click on the “Verify” button
• Accept all terms & conditions by ticking off all boxes, then click on the “Register” button
• Your registration is complete and you can now use your credentials (Username & Password) to access several services provided by the Absher portal including the Migrant Iqama expiry date inquiry service.
Log in to Your Account
Logging into an Absher account is the best way to check your iqama’s expiry date. Absher is the official government e-service offered by the Saudi Ministry of Interior, which provides a wide range of services from visas to health insurance and most importantly iqama and passport information.
To access these services, all one needs to do is create an account. To log into your Absher account, simply enter your username and password. Once you are signed in, go to ‘My Services’ then select ‘IQAMA & PASSPORTS’ and you will be taken to a page where you can view all of your passports.
Here you will find the expiry date of your current iqama along with other relevant information such as residence permit status or nationality etc.
Select the ‘My Services’ Option
Once you have registered with Absher and logged in, select the ‘My Services’ option from the main menu on the left side of your screen. On the My Services page, you will see a number of services available for selection. Select ‘View Iqama Expiry’ from the list to begin your search.
You will then be taken to another page called ‘My Iqama Certificate Inquiry’. Here, you can enter either your Iqama number or residency number into designated boxes and click on Submit to continue.
After filling in the necessary details, click on Submit in order to obtain a passcode that needs to be entered in order to check the expiry date of your Iqama. You may also have additional options such as receiving an SMS with your passcode if necessary.
Then finally enter the valid passcode sent via SMS in order to view the current status and expiry date of your Iqama certificate. When done, simply exit or log off the Absher portal when finished viewing your details.
Once logged in to Absher, select ‘Inquiries’ from the menu on the left-hand side of the page. This will bring up a new set of options which includes ‘Iqama Renewal and Expiry’, this is what you are looking for.
By selecting this option you will be taken to a page that gives up-to-date information on your iqamas expiry date, in addition to giving you the opportunity to renew it online.
This can be done by clicking on the ‘Renewal’ tab and entering your information as prompted on the screen. You will also be able to find other iqama related information here such as; when and where it was issued and its current status (valid or expired).
How to Check Iqama Expiry Without Absher
Checking your Iqama expiry can be done without having to use an Absher account. Checking your Iqama expiry provides you with important information that can save you from a lot of trouble, and it’s important to stay up to date on your Iqama status.
In this article, we’ll look at how to check your Iqama expiry without having to use an Absher account.
Go to the Ministry of Interior Website
The Ministry of Interior website is a great resource for checking your Iqama expiration date without having to use Absher. All you have to do is visit the official website of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Saudi Arabia.
You can do so by inputting or clicking on https://www.moi.gov.sa/wps/portal/home ASDF into the address bar of any internet browser on your computer.
On the homepage, navigate to the “Inquires” section where you can easily find the “Inquiry About E-Services” block containing a link to check your Iqama expiry date without using Absher.
When you click this link, it will direct you to an online form where you will be required to fill out certain pieces of personal information before being granted access to view your iqama information, including expiry date, status, and nationality among other details created in accordance with local laws and regulations.
It’s important that all entries are accurate so that there are no complications in retrieving correct or accurate results from MOI’s electronic services portal or database.
Enter Your Iqama Number
If you don’t want to use Absher, the Saudi government’s official e-service portal, to check your Iqama expiry date you can also enter it manually.
To do this, go to the Ministry of Interior’s website and select ‘Muqeem’ from the list of services. On the Muqeem homepage, select ‘More Services’ from the list of options on the left-hand side, followed by ‘Check Iqama Expiry Date’. This will take you to a new page where you can enter your Iqama number in order to view its expiry status.
Once you have input your information into this form and submitted it, a window will pop up containing details about your visa type as well as its validity period. Note that if this information is not displayed or shows an incorrect expiration date, it’s possible that there has been an error in entering the data; please double-check all details before relying on this method for any official applications or confirmations.
Finally, be aware that while this manual process may provide a relatively quick way of checking an individual Iqama expiry date without Absher, any changes regarding permanent visas should still be dealt with via e-mail or post for confirmation purposes.
Enter the Captcha Code
Once you have entered your Iqama number, you will be prompted to enter a captcha code. This can often be difficult because the page may take a few moments to load and the captchas tend to change fairly quickly. If you are having trouble entering the correct captcha code, try refreshing the page before you start again.
After entering the correct captcha code, click “Validate”. You will then be taken to a page where you can find details about your Iqama expiry including its validity period, issuing authority, and other information depending on what service is selected. The system will also tell you if your Iqama is valid or expired.
It’s important to remember that this does not confirm whether or not your visa is valid; please contact your embassy for an official confirmation in addition to using this system.
Check the Expiry Date
Checking the expiry date of your Iqama without using Absher is a simple process. Thankfully, you can easily check the expiry date of your Iqama without having to use the Absher platform. All you need is an internet connection and access to the Ministry of Interior website (moi.gov.sa).
To begin, go to the MOI website and select “English” under the language option at the bottom-right corner of your screen. This will access an English version of the website for viewing.
Look for the ‘Absher Individual’ tab on the top right corner and press it, a new webpage will open with several menus and options available in it.
Under ‘Services’, find ‘My Number’, then on the next page enter your Saudi National Identification Number (Jawazat ID) or Previously known as ‘Iqama number’; enter the Image code; click the ‘View’ Button below that section entered data.
Now this page displays all information regarding cardholder nationality, passport number issued, etc.
Scroll down until you see an expiry date in green text. This indicates when your Iqama is due for renewal; after that date specified on this page, you are no longer legally residing in Saudi Arabia as per laws provided by Saudi Government.
It is highly recommended that you check your Iqama’s expiry date at least once a month even if you don’t have the Absher application. Checking your Iqama expiry date helps ensure that your residency and employment are in compliance with the country’s laws, so it is important to stay up to date.
Fortunately, checking your Iqama expiry date can be done both with and without the help of the Absher app or website. Using the Absher website or app is the easiest way, as it saves time and provides all other relevant information regarding your Iqama. Without using Absher, you can still check your Iqama expiry date by visiting a local Jawazat office or by sending an SMS.
Whichever method you choose, it is recommended that you remain mindful of when exactly your Iqama is due to expire and that you renew the document on time to avoid any legal predicaments.