The current trend of giving electronic access to the general population of Saudi Arabia has made it very easy to check the check sponsorship transfer status. I remember, there were some days when it was not as easy as it is nowadays. In this article, we have explained how to check the Iqama transfer status or nakal kafala status from the MOL website.
It is important to mention here that in the process of changing sponsorship, first the iqama transfer status is changed at the Ministry of Labor website. However, this is not a confirmation that your iqama transfer is successful. It is confirmed when the naqal kafala status is changed in the Ministry of Interior account. Recommended: Find Name of Kafeel Online through MOI
How to check the Iqama transfer status from the MOL website?
The first step to check the Iqama transfer status from the MOL website is to open the Ministry of Labor website. There is no need to search for English version as it has not been provided by the Ministry. https://www.mol.gov.sa/Services/Inquiry/LaborOfficeServicesInquiry.aspx
Now click on the drop-down menu and select the second last option on the menu to check the Iqama transfer status. As soon as you will select this query for labor office services, another tab will appear on the screen. Now check the newly appeared tab and enter your Iqama number in the space provided. Enter the verification code shown on your computer screen.
Another screen will be opened where you can easily see the name of your current employer. If the name of the employer has been changed, it means your Iqama Transfer has been done properly in the ministry of labor records.
Now the next step is to check sponsorship transfer status from the MOI account. If you have paid the fee to transfer the sponsorship, it would not take much time to update Iqama transfer status on the Ministry of Interior account.
How to check Iqama Talab Status?
In case the above message appears on your computer screen, it means that an online request to transfer sponsorship or Iqama Talab has been created by your potential employer but it has not been accepted by your current sponsor.
It also means that your iqama transfer status is under study. Once the request is accepted, the name of the new sponsor will appear here as it is shown on the first screen.
The rules related to Iqama Talab
It is important to mention here that once an Iqama Talab or request to transfer sponsorship is created by a sponsor, it remains valid for 90 days and automatically terminated after the said period and the MOL iqama transfer status would remain the same until it is accepted, rejected or expired.
No other sponsor can create an Iqama Talab on your account until an Iqama Talab is already in place.
Let's assume your new sponsor has created an Iqama Talab in the MOL account but now you have changed your mind and want to go to another employer, you can ask your current to either cancel the request or wait for 90 days for the application to be terminated automatically. After this, you can ask the new employer to make a new Iqama Talab.
Once the Iqama Talab request is accepted by the old employer, you can check tanazul status following the procedure explained above.