In June 2011, Saudi Ministry of Labor introduced Nitaqat Law for Saudization. The purpose of the law is to provide employment opportunities to Saudi nationals ahead of foreign expatriates. This program classified the Saudi companies of the private sector into four categories i.e. Platinum, Green, Yellow, and Red. A company which is in Platinum or Green means that it has high saudization rate. Conversely, a company which is in Yellow or Red means it has low saudization rate. The benefits available to the companies in each category are different according to compliance with Nitaqat. If you want to know about the Nitaqat Law in detail, please read this article. Here in this article, we shall describe step by step, how to check Nitaqat Category of Kafeel by Iqama number.
First of all, go to the ministry of labor website and enter your Iqama number in the second box. You may also have to enter the robot detector code in the fourth box. You can click on the below line to go to that link. https://www.mol.gov.sa/services/inquiry/nonsaudiempinquiry.aspx
If your status is normal, following message will appear on your screen indicating your name, kafeel number and Nitaqat status of Kafeel. Nitaqat status means your kafeel is in white, green, red or platinum category.
If your Kafeel is in Red or Yellow category, you can get the transfer to some other employer with Green or Platinum category even without his approval and consent. I have also explained the procedure in this article. “Process of Transferring Sponsorship if Kafeel is Red“