Posted by : Saudi Expatriate Friday, 20 October 2017

Saudi Arabia is a couuntry which has many rules & regulations and if any expatriate wants to go to Saudi Arabia for Job or Stay purpose. He must get an Iqama.

Iqama is nothing but a Residence permit or a work License for an expatriate to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a Sponsrship of an Individual kafeel (Saudi National) or a Saudi Company.

What is Iqama or Muqeem Card II Iqama in Saudi Arabia



Iqama is one of the most important document that every Expatriate must have in the kingdom and also to know for people who wants to go to Saudi Arabia. Your Iqama serves as an Identity Card with all Banks, Hospitals, Airport, Check Points etc.

Earlier Iqama had a validity of only 1 or 2 yrs, but as an Introduction of an enhanced Iqama which is now called as Muqeem has have a validity of minimum 5 years and must be renewed after it gets expire to live in Saudi Arabia.

The first thing you should be eager to get once you land in Saudi Arabia is Iqama. Ask youe Sponsor about the Iqama so that you can live a calm life in Saudi.

How does Iqama Look like?

Know About Iqama in Saudi Arabia


An Iqama look like below image which will have all the details such as

  • Name
  • ID
  • Date of Expiry
  • Profession
  • Nationality
  • Sponsor Name
  • Iqama ID
  • Religion
  • Photo
  • Date of Birth


What details you must know in Iqama (Muqeem Card) ?

Once you get Iqama you must check all the information printed on the card is correct or not. Its important to check if every information on Iqama matches your Passport because its gets linked with all the Governent services, banks, etc.

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