Check Nitaqat Status
Here’s how to check the Iqama red green yellow or nitaqat status on the Ministry of Labor website.
To check your Iqama Color you need only Iqama Number which is printed on your iqama card.
Follow the steps below,
- Visit the Ministry of Labor Website (MOL)
- Enter the Iqama number in the provided column
- Press the button (see below screen-shot): Check your Iqama Expiry Date or Validity
On the next page, you will get your full name printed on Iqama, Work Permit Number, Employment Status and Nitaqat Color.
What does your Nitaqat Color mean?.
The Nitaqat system was introduced in 2011 to encourage the employment of Saudi nationals in the private sector of Saudi Arabia. Currently, the Nitaqat system classifies organizations into 6 categories – Platinum, Green (High, Medium, Low), Yellow and Red – depending on the size of the entity and percentage of Saudi nationals to expatriate employees in their workforce.
Employers in the Platinum and Green categories represent the highest ratios of Saudi nationals, where yellow and red indicate the lowest ratios of Saudi nationals employed.
How Frequently is the Nitaqat Color Changing?.
The Ministry of Labor updates the Nitaqat Color category every weekend (Saturday Night) as per the changes made by the Company or Establishment.