The Importance of a Residence Permit in Saudi Arabia

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Iqama is the most important document that an expat or a worker in Saudi Arabia should bring with him every now and then 24/7.

Iqama is Residence Permit

In Saudi Arabia if an expat or a worker is caught by police officers or Muttawa without Iqama or Residence Permit he will face different charges against him such as: illegal entry, evader, alien, spy and a terrorist. And he might be sent off to jail for further investigation and if his company will ignore and will not work for his release, he will be sent off back to his home of record.

Iqama is an Identification card

It caters all the information about the person. To apply for this Residence Permit one should submit all the requirements needed to process his Iqama such as:

  • his passport
  • his company contract with the attached of his working visa or working permit
  • other endorsement papers signed up with his employer with the stamp of the Company approved by the Saudi Arabia Chamber of Commerce
  • his photos
  • Sometimes the applicant is asked for finger prints

After he submitted all the necessary requirements, the personnel at Iqama Department or the Ministry of Interior will now start in en-coding all the data in the computer found from those documents he submitted after that his Iqama will be processed and it will take him at least two to three days to get his Iqama.

Other purpose of Iqama

The purpose of Iqama is not only as a Residence Permit it is also use for the following purposes:

  • To apply for driver license
  • To apply for marriage license
  • To remit money in banks
  • Needed for translations of English documents to Arabic
  • And other imaginable transactions that the bearer will transact inside the host country

Iqama fees vary

If the applicant will apply for it for one year – he will pay only 250 Saudi Riyals. For two years is 500 Saudi Riyals. According to the Kingdom’s Labor Law, Iqama expenses should be shouldered by the employer not by the employee. However, there are wise and clever employers who charged their employees for Iqama applications and renewals.

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author avatar ppruel
5th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Mark for the advice. I appreciate it.

Starting tomorrow, Nov. 6, 2011, I'll be out of our site to enjoy the Eid holidays to 10 of Nov. The reason I posted at least three articles today.

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5th Nov 2011 (#)

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author avatar ppruel
7th Nov 2011 (#)

As usual thank you dude Buzz. It's always my pleasure.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
5th Nov 2011 (#)

Well worthy of the star page. This is a super article. Now, I'll take my leave from commenting until December - National Novel Writing Month. Hope you'll bear with me.

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7th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Ms. Sheila. Sure. I'll pray for your success.

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5th Nov 2011 (#)

Eid Mubarak ppruel

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7th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Mark. I am now back.

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Welcome back Loverme. It's really hard to stop plagiarists. At least many of them liked your stuff...Thanks friend.

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