The Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Saudi Arabia in collaboration with Jawazat & Ministry of Human Resource (MHRSD) have finally started the implementation of Quarterly renewal of Iqama (residence permit) for expats.
Earlier, Expatriates had to pay for the entire year but now expats can renew their Iqama on a quarterly basis.
Iqama Issuance & Renewal Quarterly payments
The New service of issuing & renewal of Iqama con quarterly basis have started, which will helps expats financially of paying for Iqama renewal every 3 months, instead of 12 months (year)
This is in cooperation with the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SDAIA), represented by the National Information Center and this step is in implementation of a recent decision of the Council of Ministers to allow the issuance and renewal of iqama linked to work permit for a minimum period of three months.
However, there is an exemption of this for domestic workers and the same.
Using the new procedure employers will be allowed to renew residence permits (Iqama), work permits for 3 months, 6 months, 9 months & 12 months as per the employer’s need.
Jawazat in KSA has stated that online Services for issuing and Renewing Iqama on quarterly basis are available on Absher individual, Muqeem & Qiwa platforms for expatriates ease.
Even the banks in Saudi Arabia have started updating the government payment system for 3 months for Iqama issuance & renewals
Even Expatriates can make quarterly payment dependent fees for their dependents, when they renew their iqama on quarterly basis. The monthly fee for dependents is amounted to SR400 each.