IQAMA RENEWAL FEES IN SAUDI ARABIA

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Iqama Fees in Saudi Arabia

Residency permits in Saudi Arabia known as Iqama. Iqama is required to renew every year. Iqama renewal requires certain payments. Saudi Arabia has recently hiked work permit fees for expatriates. Besides the work permit fees, the Ministry of Interior’s IQAMA FEES and HEALTH INSURANCE FEES payments are also mandatory to renew Iqama.

Here are the estimated Iqama Renewal fees for this year (2019) and next year (2020) (Hijri 1440 & 1441).

House drivers, home-makers and other domestic workers are exempt from the work permit levy (Maktab Amal Levy). Smaller establishments with five or fewer employees are also exempt from the levy.

All other categories will have to pay the following fees.

Iqama Fees 2019

If your sponsor’s or the company’s 50 percent or more of the total employees are Saudi nationals, then the Iqama fees for their expat laborers will be as follows.

FEE DESCRIPTIONFEE IN SAR
Work Permit Fee (SR 500 / Month)6,000.00
MOI Iqama Renewal Fees
650.00
Health Insurance (Average)
450.00
Total7,100.00

If the number of expatriates exceeds more than 50 percent of the total workforce, Iqama fees will be as follows.

FEE DESCRIPTIONFEE IN SAR
Work Permit Fees (SR 600 / Month)7,200.00
MOI Iqama Fees
650.00
Health Insurance (Average)
450.00
Total8,300.00

How to calculate and pay the expat dependent fee or family levy

Iqama Fees From 2020 January 01

If 50 percent or more employees are Saudi Citizens, Iqama Fees will be as follows,

FEE DESCRIPTIONFEE IN SAR
Work Permit Fees (SR 700 / Month)8,400.00
MOI Iqama Renewal Fees
650.00
Health Insurance (Average)
450.00
Total9,500.00

If the number of expatriates employees is 50 percent or more of the total workforce, the iqama fees will be,

FEE DESCRIPTIONFEE IN SAR
Work Permit Fees (SR 800 / Month)9,600.00
MOI Iqama Renewal Fees
650.00
Health Insurance (Average)
450.00
Total10,700.00

***work permit calculation on the basis of Iqama renewal from January 01 to December 31st.

For better understanding, see the table below: Check your Iqama Expiry date

Iqama Fees