In my previous article, I have discussed the matters one should consider in deciding the childbirth in Saudi Arabia. Now, we will be talking about the steps you need to take after child's birth in Saudi Arabia.
Paperwork starts as soon as a child gets birth. This article discusses the procedure you need to adopt if a child is born in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
However, if the child is born outside 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.
First, you should apply for the Birth Certificate of the newly born child in Saudi Arabia. The procedure to get a birth certificate for the newly born child has been explained in this link. Recommended: Procedure to get Birth Certificate in Saudi Arabia
Next step is to get a passport from your home country’s embassy. In most of the countries, you should apply for a national identity card to get the passport.
Before visiting Embassy, make sure that Birth Certificate issued by Civil Affairs is attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Procedure to Attest Documents from MOFA, Saudi Arabia
You may also need to get it translated and attested by your Embassy (the requirement varies from Embassy to Embassy) Recommended: Procedure to Apply for the Pakistani Passport of Newly Born Child in Saudi Arabia
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 pay the dependent’s fee for the newly born child now. If the dependent was born on or before July 01, 2017, the dependent’s fee will be calculated from July 01, 2017 till your Iqama expiry date.
If the dependent is born after July 01, 2017, the fee will be calculated from the date of birth till iqama expiry date. You can read calculation of dependent’s fee for further details. Recommended: Procedure to Pay Dependent’s Fee for Newly Born Child
You need to fill a form to add your child as your dependent. I have attached the form below. You can download it from the below link. If you don't want to fill it yourself, agents sitting in front of Jawazat building will fill it for you for only SR 10. Recommended: Download “Iqama Form” for Saudi Jawazat (Passport Office)
After you receive your baby’s passport now it’s time to get baby’s Iqama. To get baby’s iqama by yourself you need the following documents;
- Original passport of your newly born baby
- 2 photos of your baby make sure at least one picture of your baby must be attached on baby’s filled iqama form.
- Copy of your Passport
- Copy of your wife’s passport
- Original Marriage Certificate duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if your wife is not under your sponsorship.
- Copy of your Iqama
- Copy of your wife’s Iqama
- Copy of Birth Certificate
If you are applying for Iqama after 12 months of the birth of your child, you should pay a fine of SR 1,000 through SADAD.
Jeddah Jawazat: In Jeddah, you should go to the passport office located in Rehab. Once you enter in Jawazat gate don't go in the main building, take your left and then right by the side of the building.
You will see a big board with red arrow on the top, go to left it is a big corridor, go straight you will see different doors on your right, enter from Second last door there you'll see counter from 1-9, counter Number 6-7 is for Adding newborn inside Kingdom and counter number 8 is for Newborn Outside the Kingdom.
Riyadh Jawazat: Once inside the building (for me this was Jawazat in Riyadh and the building that you need to go to is which is separate from the main building at the back on the left) go to the manager’s office, show him your appointment and take a ticket.
Once you get called, the officer will check your paperwork and file on the system (take 2 mins) and he will give you back the originals along with one passport photo.
Take this photo and your original iqama to the receiving desk (number 10) and you'll your baby's new iqama a few mins later!