Now there is no need to ask from your Kafeel again and again if your profession has been changed by him as you can check it online yourself. If you have applied for the change of profession on your Iqama and don’t know the progress of its change, don’t worry!!
List of Professions: Now you can check the current iqama profession in the system of the Ministry of Interior Online. 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: However, it is very important to check that the profession 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 profession 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.
Check the Status of Change in Profession Online
Register for Abshir: First of all, you must have an activated ministry of interior account. If you don’t have an account, create an account from this link. I have explained the step by step procedure to create the Ministry of Interior Account in this article. ”Register for MOI Account”
Log in to Abshir: If you already have an account with MOI, you need to login to it. The procedure to log in to MOI has been changed significantly. New procedure is explained in this link “Process to log in to MOI (Abshir) account”
Dashboard: Once you are logged in to the MOI account, you need to click on “Dashboard” tab given above. Just see on the left side of the screen below your picture, birthday and marital status.
If the profession has been 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.