With the introduction of the Ministry of Interior online services for the residents of Saudi Arabia, many issues have been resolved. Now it is quite easy to check Istimara validity or vehicle registration expiry date online in Saudi Arabia.
How to check vehicle registration in KSA?
Register for MOI Account: You need an online account in the Ministry of Interior to check the validity of the Istimara or vehicle registration expiry date. If you don’t have an online account (Abshir account), you can create it using the instruction given in this link – Register for MOI Account
Log in to your MOI Account: 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. The new procedure is explained in this link “Process to log in to MOI (Abshir) account”
E-Services: Once you are logged into the MOI account, you need to click on “E-Services” tab given above. After that on the left-hand side, search for “Traffic” tab and click here. A drop-down list will appear from which you will have to select “Vehicle Services”.
Check Istimara Validity
As soon as you will click vehicle services, your vehicle details will appear there. The Istimara expiry date is also given there. You can also take help from the screenshot given below as this is the best way to check istimara status.
If you find out that your Istimara is going to expire in the next 6 months, you can renew the Istimara (vehicle registration) online. The process to renew Istimara is online; however, you will have to visit a Traffic police station to get the renewed vehicle registration card.
The fine for the late istimara renewal
If you find out that your Istimara has been expired, there is a fine of SR 100 per annum for an expired istimara in Saudi Arabia. Let's say, if you have not renewed your Istimara for 3 years, you would be required to pay SR 300.