If you’re an expatriate living and working in Saudi Arabia, it’s crucial to keep track of your iqama’s expiration date.
An iqama, also known as a residency permit, is a legal document that allows foreigners to stay and work in the country.
However, checking your iqama’s expiry date can be a hassle, especially if you don’t have access to the government’s online portal, Absher.
Fortunately, there’s a way to check your iqama’s validity without using Absher, and in this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to ensure you’re always aware of when your iqama is due for renewal.
Step 1: Visit the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MOL) also known as Wazaratul amal
You can do this by visiting this link (https://www.mol.gov.sa/) into your web browser.
Step 2: Select English Language
Once you have accessed the Wazarat Amal website, you will see a privacy notice message in Arabic. Check the box and press the green button to proceed. Then, select “English” from the top bar of the website.
Step 3: Enter Your Information
On the next page, you will be prompted to enter your ten-digit Iqama Number or Border Number into the first field.
Then, click on the “Date of Birth” field and set your DOB in either the Hijri or Gregorian calendar.
After that, enter the image code and click on the “Next” button.
Step 4: Check Your Iqama Expiry Date
After clicking the “Next” button, you will be redirected to a page where you can see your Iqama’s expiration date in both Hijri and Gregorian calendars, along with other information such as full name, gender, nationality, and mobile phone number.
By following these simple steps, you can check your iqama expiry date without using Absher.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that this method may not provide all the information that you can get through Absher.
Therefore, it is advisable to use the Absher portal to check your iqama expiry date and other important information related to your residency status in Saudi Arabia.