Procedure to get family iqama for dependents in 2019

To bring your family to stay in Saudi Arabia permanent basis, you need to apply for the permanent family visa of your family. When your family arrives in Saudi Arabia, you need to apply for the family iqama for dependents according to the latest procedure applicable in 2019.

You will have to apply for the family iqama for dependents according to the latest procedure applicable in 2019 within 90 days of their arrival to Saudi Arabia. Otherwise, you will be required to pay a fine of SR 1,000 per dependent.

Requirements to get a family iqama for dependents

According to the latest procedure applicable in 2019, you need the following documents and requirements to apply for the family iqama for dependents.

  1. Medical Fitness Certificate

The first requirement to apply for the family iqama for dependents according to the latest procedure applicable in 2019, is to get a medical fitness certificate from an approved clinic/lab.

Now you can check Status of Medical Test Report for Saudi Iqama Online through this link. You will get an SMS from Efada once the medical report is successfully uploaded to the MOI record.

  1. Medical Insurance

The second requirement to apply for the family iqama for dependents according to the latest procedure applicable in 2019, is to get medical insurance from the same company which has given medical insurance to you.

Ask your company to apply for the medical insurance of the family members based on their Border number. The border number will be used instead of Saudi ID or Iqama number by the insurance company. 

Insurance must be updated in the MOI system. If it is not updated in the MOI system, your application to apply for the Iqama of your dependents will be rejected. You can check the health insurance on your Absher account through this link. 

  1. Iqama Form

The third requirement to apply for the family iqama for dependents according to the latest procedure applicable in 2019, is to fill an Iqama form.

Download Iqama Form, fill the relevant sections, i.e. the purpose of the form (which in this case is New or Jadeed in Arabic), Name, Border number, etc. Please note that the Sahib e Amal, in this case, is you i.e. the person applies to his family. So, you give your name and Iqama, etc. in the relevant box.

  1. Dependent Fee

The fourth requirement to apply for the iqama according to the latest procedure applicable in 2019, is to pay the dependent fee for the family member until your Iqama expiry date using his border number as Iqama number is not yet issued.

  1. Pictures with the company stamp

The fifth requirement to apply for the family iqama for dependents according to the latest procedure applicable in 2019, is to attach one picture with the Iqama form.

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  1. Passport copies of the dependent
  2. Passport copies of the sponsor

Procedure to get family iqama for dependents in 2019

Once you have all the documents and requirements to apply for the family iqama for dependents according to the latest procedure applicable in 2019, you are all set to go to the Jawazat office. In some cities, there are more than one Jawazat offices and therefore, you need to check the location of the office where you need to go.

  • The Jawazat office for the issuance of the family iqama for dependents is in Diriyah, Riyadh
  • The Jawazat office for the issuance of the first iqama for dependents is in Rehab, Jeddah

 Present all your docs in your turn. The iqama will be issued there and then if everything is in place. Check the details like name etc. on the iqama.

If the name or religion etc. is wrong, then there is another counter for this correction.  Just fill the Iqama form again with the correct name and submit along with the old Iqama. Present the documents on your turn. New corrected Iqama will be issued on the spot.

Note: There is no fee for the Iqama or correction of information. If you do not apply for Iqama for 3 months, you will have to pay SR 1,000 as fine.

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