Procedure to Apply for Iqama of Newly Born Child – Born outside Saudi Arabia

In my previous article, I have discussed the matters one should consider in deciding the childbirth in Saudi Arabia. If you have decided not to deliver your child in Saudi Arabia after going through the matters mentioned in that article, you will have to bring him and register under your Iqama.

This article discusses the procedure you need to adopt if a child is born outside Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. However, if a child is born in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, you need to follow a separate procedure to add him to your Iqama. This procedure is explained in this article.[irp]

The first and most important condition of getting a baby registered under your Iqama is that the baby should be inside Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It means the wife who already has Iqama will have to apply for the passport and visa of the newborn baby outside Saudi Arabia.

We have explained the procedure of bringing the newborn baby to Saudi Arabia in this article. Recommended: Procedure to Apply for Visa of Newly Born Baby to Saudi Arabia

Once the baby is in Saudi Arabia, you need to deposit SR 2,000/- to add a dependent under your Iqama. The fee is paid through SADAD via internet banking or ATM.

If you are registering baby after 12 months of birth, an additional fine of SR 1,000/- will have to be paid as per Article 61 of the Residence Law. Recommended: Procedure to pay fee for Iqama of Newly Born Child

In order to check if your fee has been correctly deposited, you can check it on MOI website. We have explained the procedure in this article. ”Check Available Funds under Iqama

Now you need to take an online appointment with Jawazat. Right now, the online appointment is not needed for Makkah region. But I would recommend you to try to apply for online appointment of Jawazat for your region. You never know when they change the procedure. Recommended: Procedure to Book an Appointment with Jawazat for the issuance of Iqama of Newly Born Baby

You need to fill and submit the form for addition of baby under your Iqama. Download “Iqama Form” for Saudi Jawazat (Passport Office) or you can go to Jawazat and ask the typewriters sitting in front of Jawazat office to fill the form for you.

The form must be filled in Arabic. You will have to attach two photographs of the newly born child with the form and get it attested by your employer. If you are living in Jeddah, you can go to Rehab Jawazat for this purpose. Now, you need to go to “Addition Department” in Jawazat and submit the form along with;

1-Iqama copy of Parents (don’t forget to carry your original iqama there)

2-Copy of Passports of Parents (You may have to show them original passports)

3-Passport of the Newly Born Child

4-Copy of the front page of the passport of the newly born child and the pages where border number is written by the Immigration officer or visa is stamped by the Embassy

5-Insurance certificate of the baby. Insurance can be applied on the basis of border number written on the passport of the baby.

6-Duly Filled form to add newly born child to your Iqama

7-Payment proof of SR 2,000 paid through SADAD

8-Birth Certificate issued from your home country along with its Arabic translation. Usually, they don’t ask for the birth certificate and translation if your baby already having arrival visa stamped on the passport.

If they don’t feel comfortable with your information, then they may ask for it. You should give it a try first before birth certificate translation. Maybe it will work for you as well

9-A copy of the polio immunization certificate received from the hospital in your country along with a translated copy in Arabic.

Once the documents are submitted, the officer will ask you to go to another window to get the print of the Iqama of newly born child. Normally Jawazat offices in Riyadh and Jeddah remain very crowded.

There are Jawazat offices in almost all big shopping malls of Saudi Arabia. You can go to any of these malls and get the iqama of your newly born child printed from there.

If a child is born in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, you need to follow a separate procedure to add him to your Iqama. Recommended: Procedure to Apply for Iqama of Newly Born Baby – Born inside Saudi Arabia


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    Today 10/01/2018 I got Iqama for my baby born outside Saudi Arabia (Wife already have Iqama

    Following Procedure i followed.
    1. Take Birth certificate +Passport from home country
    2. Polio vaccination report from hospital (Need Saudi Embassy Stamping -Visa agent will do)
    3. Issued Visa ( Give passport +Vaccination report to Visa agent (Travel Agent ) -With reentry visa copy of Wife )
    4. Vaccination report Need Translation in Arabic
    5. After issue issue Visa —


    Saudi Arabia

    1. In emigration they will write BORDER NUMBER in passport
    2. Send to Medical Insurance with Border Number
    4. I visited Jawazaat with Form filled and all copy+ Original of Passport and Iqama+ vaccination report +birth certtifcate+ (In Riyadh I visited Jawazat office in Azizia Busstation -No need Appointment )
    5. Officials checked my documents and they inform Pay dependent fees (LEVI) also (for me this around 1920SR ,this depend on your Iqama Expiry )
    6. I pay this amount by agent near to office (50 SR charged for this service , I don’t know in how to pay this though Sadad)
    7. After payment of Dependent fee again visited official , They issued IQAMA