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Iqama visa in Saudi Arabia

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If you are moving to Saudi Arabia, here is some useful information on the Iqama visa which is a residence and work permit.

To be able to move to Saudi Arabia, you will need a residence or work permit. The Iqama is a residence and work permit which allows you to stay in Saudi Arabia. This document contains your personal data, including your marital status, nationality, your profession and religion. It is issued by the Immigration and Passports department of Saudi Arabia. To obtain the Iqama, you have to follow a series of procedures by calling the Saudi consulate nearest to your area.

Note that you must always be in possession of your Iqama once in Saudi Arabia. This document will be essential when you are completing any formality and if you undergo a police check.

Procedures

To be eligible for this visa, you must hold a passport valid for at least twelve months with two clear visa pages. You must have an electronic authorization from your Saudi employer if you are going to work in Saudi Arabia.

During your application, you must give a recent passport size and colour photo of you with a white background. The application form must be completed in block letters with black ink or be printed. You will obtain the application at the Saudi embassy or consulate of your region. You can visit the official website of the ministry of Foreign Affairs to locate the nearest Saudian embassy.

If you are accompanied by a family member, you will need a copy of your marriage certificate for your spouse and a copy of birth certificate for your children. If your son is accompanying you, he should not be more than 18 years old, and if it is your daughter, she should not be married.

If you are moving to Saudi Arabia from the United States, you must submit a copy of your green card or any other document that can prove your legal residence in the United States.

Medical report

You must submit three copies of your medical report during your application, along with three passport size photos. Your medical report must have been issued by a licensed physician who will have signed each copy, certifying that you are not suffering from any contagious disease. The doctor must register his license number and address on each copy of the report.

Note that the medical report must be used within three months after the date of issue. Otherwise, you will have to undergo a new medical examination. Children under 16 years old do not need a medical report. You will have more information about this on the following link: enjazit.com.sa

  Good to know:

You must not exceed the duration of the period of stay granted by Saudi Arabia. You are also required to be respectful towards Islamic laws and regulations of the country, as well as towards the values and traditions of Saudi society.

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Bashayer mortaga
Bashayer mortaga
last year

hi. Iam planning to move to saudi arabia , work there and get iqama can any one tell what should i applied or how to get the papers for that please?

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mohsin ali khan
mohsin ali khan
2 years ago

hi, I am planning to get a saudi visa with my indian passport as the visa is only available for indian citizens. My question is will i be able to convert or transfer my saudi work visa on to my British passport ?

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Venice d.
Venice d.
2 years ago

Hi, I am staying here in Saudi Arabia and my visa is just a visit visa. My dad is planning to transfer me here and to apply me for iqama. I am only 17yrs old and will be turning 18 by august. My dad applied my papers for having an iqama then the officer told him that I can't have one becuase I'm 17. And they can only give me a wiorking visa w/c is not very suitable for me. I just want to ask, why is taht they wont let me have an iqama. It was stated the 18 and below. Thanks.

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Muzamil Abbas
Muzamil Abbas
3 years ago

did project engineer visa will stamped form Pakistan on attested transcript. ( Result Card). because my degree will come after 2 months.

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aramcoamjedafridi
aramcoamjedafridi
3 years ago

this feb dated on 16th i come back from K S A,, after 03 years of working in drilling rig with aramco (contracter Employee).i need your advise i came on vaccation with ERE visa my iqama will expire on mar 07 2014, is it possible to go back KSA for other company without having final exit in passport, becoz most of my friend they did. if requested so much to my company but reject to give Final Exit that is why i came back to india 02 months to go for expiration of iqama. please advice me in details. the company to which i want go already aplied for visa in my name may be next week it will reach to india saudi Embassy, the position in visa MATERIAL COORDINATOR is the Educational documents need to attest from HRD & SAUDI EMBASSY?

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fmdh
fmdh
3 years ago

Thanks for your time to read my post. I am currently working in Qatar and i have Visa Valid for next One Year. I got an very good offer in Saudi and i cannot resign my current job and join the company in Saudi. So what will happen if i did not cancel the visa in Qatar and go to Saudi. Will there be any problem in Visa Stamping in Saudi. My current employer will not release me soon for sure,. My only option is going for emergency leave to india and then go to Saudi. Please put your valuable comments.

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amoolaa
amoolaa
3 years ago

Hi, i've just came across this article Actully my fiance is japanese living in tokyo, he was trying to apply for.visa for almost more than 2 years with no success so far. need to mention he didn't find a job in saudi arabia yet, is there anyway he can come to saudi arabia without having job acceptance? Thanks in advance

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alex_exp
alex_exp
2 years ago

Im having same trouble, did ur fiance found a solution?

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