The Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia in a tie-up with Jawazat & the Ministry of Human Resources has eventually decided to implement a quarterly renewal of Iqama for foreigners.
Do you know that earlier, foreigners had to pay for the whole year but now they can pay quarterly?
Iqama Issuance & Renewal Quarterly Payments
The new service of issuing & renewing Iqama’s quarterly basis has begun, which will enable foreigners financial stability by paying for Iqama renewal every 3 months, rather than every 12 months (year).
This is a tie-up with the Saudi Authority for Data & Artificial Intelligence (SDAIA), described by the National Information Center. Iqama can now be issued and renewed for a minimum of three months after a recent Council of Ministers’ decision. However, there is immunity for domestic workers and the same.
With the help of this new system, employers are eligible to update their residence permit and work permit for 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months.
For the convenience of foreigners, Jawazat in Saudi Arabia has provided online services for the issuance and renewal of Iqama quarterly on Absher individual, Muqeem & Qiwa platforms.
In Saudi Arabia, even the banks have started updating their Iqama issuance & renewal systems for the next three months. As long as they renew their Iqama every quarter, even foreigners can pay their dependents’ fees quarterly. Dependents pay SR400 each per month.