Now there is no need to ask from your sponsor over and again the status of change of your mehna for Saudi visa as you can check your iqama profession online. If you have applied for the change of profession on your Saudi visa or Iqama and don’t know the status of its change, don’t worry, we have explained the way to check the status of changing in the iqama mehna online.
Facing any difficulty in choosing the Iqama profession?
If you are looking for some help in deciding which profession suits you to bring your family on a visit or a permanent visa, I would suggest you go through the “List of Professions”.
Professions reserved for Saudis
It is also very important to check that the Saudi visa or iqama mehna you have chosen is not one of those professions which are reserved for Saudis. In this article, we will explain the step by step procedure of checking the status of change in profession online.
Iqama Profession v/s Actual Profession
Before going into details of how to check iqama profession online, it is important to clarify here that the mehna on your Iqama must be the same as your actual profession. If you are a computer technician, make sure your Iqama also has this profession.
There are heavy penalties and fines on the people whose iqama profession is different from their actual profession. In extreme cases, this may lead to deportation as well.
How to Check Iqama Profession Online?
There are two ways to check the status of change of Iqama profession online. In the beginning, the status of the change of the Iqama profession is updated in the Ministry of Labor record. Once you have paid the fee, it is updated in the Ministry of Interior records as well.
Register for Absher: First of all, you must have an activated ministry of interior account to check Iqama profession or as they call it Iqama Mehna online. If you don’t have an account, create an account at this link.
Once the account is created, you need to login to it by entering your userID or Iqama number, password and the captcha code to check Iqama Mehna online. An SMS will be sent to your mobile number with an authentication code which you need to enter the next screen. https://absher.sa
After the login, the first step to check the iqama profession online is to click on your name written on the top right of the page along with your picture. After the click, a drop-down menu will appear from where you will have to click on “Dashboard”.
Once it is done, the next step is to look at the left side of the screen below your picture, birthday and marital status, you would be able to check your Iqama profession or mehna there.
If the status of the iqama profession has changed here, it means all the formalities related to change in the profession have been fulfilled. You just need to print your new iqama card now. You may visit Jawazat yourself or ask the government relations officer of your company to do it on your behalf.