I arrived in Jeddah in January 14 , 2016 from Mumbai , India and ever since i have struggled to get
1. My iqama
2. Driving Licence
3. Compound accomodation .
Finally I got my iqama and driving licence in the month of July 2016
In order to get iqama for Engineers , first the process stats with registration at Saudi council of Engineers where in you are required to upload electronically series of documents like Engineering degree , Mark sheets of All semesters , Your passport and Your CV and Employment contract . after successful uploading of documents , You were given clearance electronically to obtain iqama .
Iqama is a mandatory document without which you cannot obtain driving licence and leased accomodation and cannot open Bank account and cannot transfer money to your country .
Thanks to My HR Manager who has provided a company letter basiis which i obtained compound accomodation in Nada Village , Jeddah . The compound is very nice with all sports facilities like Gym , Swimming Pool , Basket ball and Foot ball field , cafe and a super market .
Maid servants are also available in compound and Internet and TV channels are also avaialble on paid basis .