Jawazat In Saudi Arabia Reminds About The Penalty For Delaying Iqama Renewal

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The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) in Saudi Arabia reminds about the fine for delaying the renewal of a resident’s identity (Iqama) on time or within 3 days after its expiration date. 

The Jawazat through its official Twitter revealed that failure to renew iqama of an expatriate workers 3 days after its expiration expose to the penalties for the sponsor or employer. 

The General Directorate of Passports confirmed that failure to renew a iqama requires a fine of 500 riyals for the first time, and for the second time 1000 riyals, and for the third time the expatriate resident is exposed to deportation. 

The General Directorate of Passports indicated that it is possible to verify the validity of a resident’s identity by entering into the Absher platform or the Muqeem platform.