Procedure for Applying for New Iqama for First Time Arrivals

When you are newly in Saudi Arabia, it is the sponsor’s (kafeel) responsibility to make Iqama (Saudi ID card) for you. You get complete detail about Procedure for Applying for New Iqama for First Time Arrivals online free from this page and also get detail to get expiry sms on your message. The maximum allowed duration for making the Iqama is 3 months, after which there is penalty for delay which has to be paid by the company and not by the employee. For those of you who would like to know how things work, we give the detailed procedure. As the it is the company’s/ sponsor responsibility to make the new Iqama, you do not need to worry about it. If you are interested to get detail about how to renew your passport then you also get complete detail from here.

First, as soon as you arrive, you have to inform and meet your sponsor/company because it is very necessary. They will ask you to do Medical checkup at authorized hospital or clinic (For list of authorized center see Authorized Centers). The clinic will make a medical report and automatically send it to MOI online.

Your sponsor will require from you two things

  • Passport size photos-2 to 4 copies
  • Your passport (Original & copy)

Requirements at the time of application of Iqama

  • Medical report (Now a days it is automatic sent online by clinic)
  • Iqama form & other company documents
  • Medical Insurance (To be done by your sponsor) To check Insurance validity status see Medical Insurance on MOI.
  • Those who are having Engineer visa need to register with Saudi Council of Engineers and those who are having Medical Profession visa need to register with Saudi Medical Council.
  • Biometrics / Fingerprints (this is normally done at the airport immigration at the time of arrival) To check your fingerprinting status see Fingerprint Status
  • Payment of SR 500 Iqama for one year or SR 1000 for two years (by your sponsor)
  • HRD fee & Iqama fee can be paid online or through ATM.
  • Payment of SR 150 HRD fee (by your sponsor)

Get sms of iqama expiry and profession in Saudi Arabia

It is very easy to Get sms of iqama expiry and profession in Saudi Arabia. You get complete detail about Iqma Online free from this page. If you are not able to register online you can check through your mobile by sending SMS to related networks numbers below.

Type the below Text as your message


Example : 12*123456789*123456789

Send SMS to STC (Sawa) : 888994

Mobily : 624444

Zain : 709444

Note : SMS charge costs 1.5 SR

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