How to check Iqama Huroob status online?

It is vital to check Iqama Huroob status online if you are not working under your sponsor as they might set “absent from work” against your Iqama. 

Types of Huroob/Absent from Work

Huroob means that you ran away from your sponsor and he reports to the government that his employee is absent from work and no more his responsibility. There are two types of Huroob;

  1. The employer sets Huroob when the employee remains absent from work.
  2. The Ministry of Interior sets Huroob when an employee does not return on an exit re-entry visa.

Check Iqama Huroob status online

In order to check Iqama Huroob status online open  the MOL website https://www.mol.gov.sa/services/inquiry/nonsaudiempinquiry.aspx

Enter one of the following;

check Iqama Huroob status onlineRESULT

The MOL system will show one of the following two messages;

Please note that the records of domestic workers are not updated on the MOL website and therefore, they cannot check their Huroob status from this website. If they try to check, the system gives the following error;

  • لا يوجد عاملين بالمواصفات المسجلة

Can we check Huroob in Absher?

Unfortunately, there is no way to check Huroob staus through Absher. You can continue to use your Absher and Tawakkalna application even after the Huroob.

What if caught by the police?

As soon as the Huroob status is set on your Iqama, the Police start searching for you. Once you are caught by the police, they detain you and send you to the detention center.

After a few days, you are deported with a term of the ban to enter back to Saudi Arabia.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.