How to check Iqama transfer status?

After starting the process to transfer Iqama sponsorship, you can always check the Iqama transfer status or the name of your new Kafeel online.

Keep in mind that the sponsorship is transferred in two phases;

  1. Check Iqama transfer status through MOL

First of all, you need to check the Iqama transfer status through the labour office service inquiry on Click on the link;

There is no need to search for the English version as it has not been provided by the Ministry.

  • نوع الخدمة: Select the option نقل خدمة عامل وافد.
  • رقم إقامة العامل: Enter the Iqama number.
  • Enter the verification code shown on your computer screen.

Iqama transfer status

No Request for Iqama transfer

If the message appears

“لم يتم تقديم اي طلب نقل خدمة للعامل، علما بأن صاحب العمل الحالي هي مؤسسة/شركة”

it means that there is no request for the transfer of sponsorship in the system of the Ministry of Labor.

No Iqama Transfer Request

Iqama Transfer Request understudy

If the message appears while checking the iqama transfer status “تحت الدراسة”, it means that the request has been created by your new employer but it is not yet approved by the current employer.

  • The validity of the iqama transfer request: 90 days.

Iqama Transfer Request understudy

Iqama has transferred

If the message appears

“حالة الطلب في وزارة الداخلية: تم نقل خدمة العامل الى صاحب عمل جديد بتاريخ 1441/03/08، وفي حال عدم استلام رخصة الاقامة بعد, على صاحب العمل الجديد استلامها من الجوازات”,

it means that the request for the transfer of Iqama sponsorship has been accepted and you can check the name of your new Kafeel there.

Pay the fee to transfer Iqama sponsorship within 12 days of acceptance of the request to complete the process in Jawazat.

Iqama transfer status = successfully transferred.

  1. Check Iqama transfer status in Absher

After the transfer is completed at the MOL level, you can check the status of the Iqama transfer on Absher. Login to your Absher account and click on the  “Dashboard”.

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Mobile: A new screen will open where you need to click on the “More Detail” button.

Desktop: Look at the left side of your screen where your full name, picture, birth date, and marital status are given. Click on the “More Details” link given under this.

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You can find the name of your new Kafeel here, it means that the iqama transfer status is COMPLETE.

check iqama transfer status

  1. Check Kafeel Name through MOFA

The third online way to check the iqama transfer status is through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

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If you find out the name of the new sponsor on the next screen, it means that your Iqama transfer status has completed.

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