The following is a list of Iqama professions that are only available to Saudis.


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The Ministry of Labor has reserved 90 Iqama professions for Saudi nationals only, according to Article 36 of Saudi Labor Law, which means that expats in these professions will not be able to renew their iqama. Read More: How to Transfer Your Iqama Through QIWA 2022 | Complete Procedure to transfer Iqama in New Company in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Because there are no iqama renewals for expats in certain fields, they will have to change careers or abandon their jobs. The newly added occupations may be found towards the bottom of the list. Read More: How to Check Your Iqama Expiry Date Without Absher

List of Iqama Professions reserved for Saudi nationals

  • Cashier.
  • Complaint Clerk or Claims Clerk.
  • Booking Clerk.
  • Customs clearance clerk.
  • Director of personnel relations.
  • Director of labor Affairs.
  • Reservation Agent.
  • Tourist Program Designer.
  • Duty Clerk or Attendance Control Clerk.
  • Employment Clerk.
  • Executive HR Manager.
  • Female Sales Specialist for Ladies Shop.
  • Head of Personnel Department.
  • HR Manager.
  • Senior HR Coordinator.
  • Payroll Officer.
  • HR Director.
  • Compensation and Benefits Officer.
  • Training Manager.
  • Key Specialist.
  • Labor Affairs Manager.
  • Receptionist (general).
  • Receptionist (hospitals).
  • Receptionist (hotel).
  • Recruitment Clerk or Employment Clerk.
  • Representative or Broker.
  • Security Guard.
  • Treasurer.
  • Staff Affairs Clerk or Personal Affairs Clerk.
  • Staff Relations Manager.
  • Staff Relations Specialist.
  • Individual Affairs Clerk.
  • Timekeeper.
  • Typist.
  • Shops selling watches.
  • Shops selling Eye-Glasses and Frames.
  • Medical appliances and equipment shops.
  • Electrical appliances and electronic shops.
  • Car Spare Parts Shops.
  • Building and construction material shops.
  • Shops selling Carpets.
  • Automobile and motorbike showrooms.
  • Home and office furniture shops.
  • Readymade garments, children and men’s wear.
  • Household utensils shops.
  • Confectionery shops and patisseries.
  • Light-vehicle driver
  • Order Taker.
  • Safety and security officer.
  • Safety and security supervisor.
  • Food service employee.
  • Telephone operator.
  • Supervisor of telephone operators.
  • Data-entry clerk.
  • Administrative clerk.
  • Secretary.
  • General services supervisor.
  • Room service supervisor.
  • Maintenance supervisor.
  • Sales and marketing supervisor.
  • Tourism programs supervisor.
  • Front office supervisor.
  • Director of security and safety.
  • Acting director.
  • Maintenance manager.
  • Room service manager.
  • Customer service manager.
  • Administrative manager.
  • Sales and marketing representative.
  • Director of tourism programs.
  • Director of the front office.
  • Director of staff relations.
  • Health and Safety professionals.
  • Customer Care Service officer at Call Centers. – Arab News
  • Translator.
  • Stock Keeper. – HRSD Ministry
  • Real Estate Broker.
  • Real Estate Sale and Rental Broker.
  • Land and Real Estate Registry Clerk.
  • Real Estate Marketer.
  • Property Manager.
  • Certified Sustainable Engineer.
  • Certified Resident Engineer.
  • Quality Inspector Engineer.
  • Building Inspector.
  • Real Estate Arbitrator. – Twitter
  • Government Relations Officer.
  • General manager.
  • Customs Categorizer.
  • Customs clearance broker. – Saudi Gazette

Read More: How to check Health Insurance expiry date for Iqama?

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