A few months ago, The Minister’s council passed an order instructing the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to not to renew Work Permits of the residents who are not registered with Ijar electronic Online System. The Renewal of Work Permit is one of the prerequisites for renewal of Iqama.
As a result, if your house rent contract (Ijar) is not registered electronically with the Ministry of Interior, your iqama will not be renewed. In this regard, today we are sharing the procedure to register house rent contract (Ijar) electronically in Saudi Arabia.
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 at this link. I have explained the step by step procedure to create a Ministry of Interior Account in this article.
The Landlord: The electronic house rent contract registration has replaced the manual contracts which used to be signed on paper. Your landlord will ask you to send him the email address with which you have registered your Abshir account.
The SMS: Now the landlord will create a house rent contract (Ijar) electronically in the Ministry of Interior system using the email address you have provided to him. As soon as the electronic registration is complete from his side, you will get a notification through SMS from the Ministry of Interior.
Login 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. The new procedure is explained in this link “Process to log in to MOI (Abshir) account”
eService: After logging in to your account, you need to move your cursor to the “eServices” tab, a drop-down list will appear from where you need to select the “Ministry of Housing”, a new drop-down list will appear from where you need to click on the “Authenticate Rental Contracts”.
Authenticate Rental Contracts: In the next screen you need to click on the button provided at the end, “Continue”. In the next screen, you will find the request made by the landlord for the house rent contract. You can see the details like the name of the landlord, the name of the landlord, the name of the tenant, the area where your residence is located in this screen.
Check the Rental Contract: Before accepting the house rent contract in the system, it is very important to download and save it for future use. Moreover, you should also read the entire contract which is available only in the Arabic language. However, it would not be a difficult contract to read.
On the 10th number point in the PDF contract, you will find the information related to the annual rent you need to pay. Make sure the information provided here is correct as you are going to electronically sign a legally binding house rent contract on both parties.
Save a Copy of the Contract: It is important to save a copy of the house rent contract as you may require it for some other purpose in the future. If you don’t save a copy at this moment, you would not be able to access it in the future.
Accept the House Rent Contract: If all the information provided in the contract especially the amount house rent and the payment terms, the next step is to accept the house rent contract (Ijar) in the system. Here you need click on the “Accept” button given below.
Confirmation: In the next screen, you will have to click on the confirm button. Once it is done, a new screen will appear where you can see the confirmation message that the house rent contract (Ijar) has been accepted electronically.