We know that there are many professions in Saudi Arabia that need a degree for Iqama renewal and today we are going to share a list of those professions.
Why is there a need for a degree for iqama renewal?
Some time ago, all the professional fields in Saudi Arabia were unregulated which resulted in many fake and undeserving people securing key positions. In some sensitive fields such as medicine, this phenomenon can affect the lives of people.
Considering the situation, the government of Saudi Arabia decided to launch different professional bodies for different fields of workers who would verify their credentials and register them as a member.
The membership to those professional bodies with a degree is required to renew Iqama in Saudi Arabia. Now, we are going to share with you the list of professions that need a degree for iqama renewal.
List of professions which need a degree for iqama renewal
- List of 310 medical professions.
- List of 43 Engineering professions.
- List of 136 Technician professions.
- List of 19 professions that need SOCPA membership.
Currently, there are only 3 professional bodies that require registration of expats to work in Saudi Arabia. However, it is expected to increase in the future as the Saudi government is working on plans to regulate more sectors for better control and improved Saudization level.