Can I enter in Saudi Arabia after renewing my passport (New Passport)?

Our passport details are updated in the system of Ministry of Interior. You can check the details of your current passport from this link “Check Passport Details from MOI System”. In case you or any of your dependent renew passport or change it due to some other reasons, it needs to be updated in the system of Ministry of Interior. The rule is that the sponsor visits the Jawazat office along with old and new passport. If your dependent has renewed passport, you will have to visit Jawazat office. If you have renewed your passport, government relations officer of your company will have to do it. I have explained the procedure you need to adopt for the transfer of information (Naqal Maloomat) in this link “Procedure of (Transfer of Information) Naqal Maloomat of Passport”.

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There is another possibility, you or any of your dependent went to the home country, renewed his/her passport and now wants to come back to Saudi Arabia. Will he be able to enter to Saudi Arabia? What are the requirements or processes he will have to go through? Well, the answer is Simple “Yes”. An Iqama holder who renews his passport in home country can enter to Saudi Arabia on a new passport without any trouble. The immigration officer may ask him to show his previous passport which he should carry along with him. the Immigration officer will even stamp new passport for the arrival stamp. So, there will be no problem for the iqama holder who renews his passport in the home country.

However, once he is in Saudi Arabia, he will have to go through the process of Transfer of Information or Naqal Maloomat. I have explained the procedure you need to adopt for the transfer of information (Naqal Maloomat) in this link “Procedure of (Transfer of Information) Naqal Maloomat of Passport”. Keep in mind, you can enter to Saudi Arabia on new passport but you cannot leave Saudi Arabia on the new passport if it is not updated in the Ministry of Interior System. 

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It is also better if you update this information well in time like one week before your departure date. Let’s say if you want to travel tomorrow and your sponsor goes to the Jawazat today and he finds that the system is down. You may have to lose your tomorrow’s flight.

  • KnightTime

    Why in the world they do not update this when you enter the country is beyond me. Have to keep government relations people employed, I guess.

  • Robert P

    Hi, i lost my passport here in the philippines, I am an ofw, i requested for a new passport and it is on process my question is, will i have problems re entering as my visa ingormation passport number is different. Thank you..

  • rapelli santosh

    Hello sir, my passport damaged along with missing my visa stamping papers. I got new passport then, I will go to soudhi. If any problem in airports… I have valid visa but there no stamping pages in my old passport….plz reply

  • krashyap kamble

    Hi
    I have valid single entry work visa for Saudi on my damaged passport…..so I have changed my passport…..can anyone please help me with the information…..if I can enter Saudi if I carry both the passport with valid visa.

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