How to check Iqama profession/Mehna online?

There are 4 ways to check Iqama Mehna or the status of change of Iqama profession i.e. by looking at the profession on Iqama card, online through Absher, and through internet banking.

The meaning of Mehna

The meaning of “Mehna” is the profession or job category. If somebody asks you about your Mehna, he is actually referring to your Iqama profession rather than your actual profession.

Article 38 of Saudi Labor Law forbids employers from employing workmen in a profession other than the one specified in his Iqama.

Iqama profession printed on the card

The job profession is one of the 12 details written on your Iqama and you can find it on the 8th line of the card as shown below. This is how the government officials check your Iqama profession during a raid.

Iqama Mehna

Check Iqama Mehna through Absher

In order to check Iqama Mehna online through Absher;

  • Log in to your Absher account https://absher.sa 
  • Click on 3-dots in the upper right corner.
  • Select “Dashboard” from the drop-down menu.
  • On the next page, click on “More Details“.
  • Here you can check your current Iqama profession under “Job Category“.

iqama mehna check through Absher

If you find your new profession here, it is a confirmation of the change of your Iqama profession status.

Check Iqama profession through Qiwa

You can also check your Iqama Mehna through Qiwa;

Check Iqama profession through Qiwa

Check Iqama profession through Al Ahli Bank

In order to check Iqama profession through SNB or Al Ahli bank online;

  • Download the Application through PlayStore or iTunes.
  • Log in to your internet banking account.
  • Go to the menu and select the “Settings” option.
  • Click on “ID Expiry Update“.
  • You can check your Iqama Mehna written against “Occupation“.
  • You can also update Iqama with NCB following this way.

iqama mehna check through SNB or Al Ahli

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