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Unfortunately, there is no way to check if the new iqama is issued in Saudi Arabia with the passport number but you can check residence permit status using the Border Number.
Check Iqama Number with Border Number
In order to check if your resident permit number is issued or not through the Ministry of Labor website;
- Open https://www.mol.gov.sa/IndividualUser/BasicInfo.aspx
- Change the language to “English“.
- Enter the Border Number.
- Enter the Date of Birth as per the passport.
- How to check the Border Number in Saudi Arabia?
The system will check and fetch the details such as your name, gender, nationality, and residence permit number if it is already issued by the Jawazat.
However, if the MOL system does not bring the residence permit number on the display, it means that it is not yet issued. In this case, you should check if the work permit is issued by the MOL or not.
Check iqama status with passport number
As stated earlier, there is no way to check if your Iqama is issued or not merely with the passport number. You will have to use your Border number for this purpose.
What if the Iqama is not issued?
Keep in mind that if your Iqama is not issued by your employer within 90 days of your arrival to Saudi Arabia, you are entitled to transfer sponsorship without Kafeel’s consent.