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 https://www.moi.gov.sa
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)
Send SMS To type:
Note: SMS Cost: 1.5 SR