Iqama or Muqeem is the residence permit issued by Ministry of Interior – Saudi Arabia, The permit is required to renew every year.

Starting from 2016 Iqama card is issuing without mentioning the expiry date. One must check online to know the exact validity of Iqama.

It is always advisable to keep the original Iqama card with you while going anywhere inside Saudi Arabia, otherwise, it may lead to penalty and imprisonment.

Check Iqama Status in MOI website

This is the simplest method to check iqama expiry date. You need only a 10-digit Iqama number to check the Iqama Status in MOI website. The Residence Permit number can be found on the Iqama Card.

Visit the Ministry of Interior website

Select English as the Language

Select the Electronic Inquiries from the top menu 

Then click on Passports in the sub-menu

Select Query Iqama Expiry Service

Click here to visit the MOI Iqama Check Page

Enter the Iqama Number and Image Code then press view button: Check Iqama Red Green Status

You will get your Iqama Validity in YYYY/MM/DD formats in Hijri Calendar.

Convert Hijri date to, Gregorian Calendar.

Check Iqama Expiry Date through Absher App

You can also check your Iqama validity by login to Absher account. In order to access Absher you must register with MOI eServices (Absher). How to Register with MOI Absher

Once registered, you can download the Absher app from Google Play store or IOS iTunes.

Open the App and provide Username and Password

Then enter the OTP received in your registered mobile.

In the next step, you can see your photo as printed on Iqama, just click on that

Here, you will get your iqama issue and expiry date.

Check Iqama Validity Status by SMS

Type the following Text in your message

12*Sponsor ID*Muqeem or Iqama Number  (How to Get Sponsor ID and Name)

For Example:

Send SMS To type:
SAWA(STC): 888994
Mobily: 624444
Zain: 709444

Note: SMS Cost: 1.5 SR

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