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After coming to KSA, all of us want to apply for the first iqama. In this article, we have explained the way to check the work permit status and if the new iqama is issued using Border Number in Saudi Arabia.
There are two steps in Iqama issuance,
- Work Permit Issuance
- Iqama Issuance
Check if Iqama is issued or not
In order to check if your Iqama is issued or not through the Ministry of Labor website, click on this link and enter the Border Number.
- Change the language to English.
- Enter the Border Number.
- Enter the Date of Birth as per the passport.
The border number is written by the immigration officer on your passport at the time when you entered Saudi Arabia. In case you don't find it, you can check the border number online.
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.
Check Work Permit Status
The system will fetch the details such as your name and the work permit number. The presence of the work permit number should give you an assurance that your Iqama will be issued soon.
However, if the system shows the message “لا يوجد عاملين بالمواصفات المسجلة”, it means that your work permit is not yet issued. In this case, you should chase your Kafeel.
Keep in mind that domestic workers cannot check their work permit status using this service.
Check iqama issuance with passport number
As per my information, 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 to check the status of the new Iqama issuance.