How to Transfer Sponsorship or Kafeel in KSA
Naqal Kafala means the transfer of sponsorship in Saudi Arabia with or without existing Kafeel or company approval. Nobody can stop you if you want to change a sponsor or company from one to another in KSA with or without company or sponsor approval.
Thank MOL (Ministry of Labor) and MOI (Ministry of Interior)for providing such facilities for expatriates in the Kingdom. Another name for change of sponsorship is Naqal Kafala, and its procedure is very simple, if you want to do it then keep all the below terms and conditions in mind before changing Kafeel or sponsor and company.
Important Note for Sponsorship Transfer in KSA
Don’t worry it is completely legal to change your existing Kafeel or company but there are a few things you should take care of. New Nakal Kafala rules and requirements are:
1. You must know your company’s Nitaqat status in MOL, if they are in the Red or Yellow category then it’s your lucky chance and you apply for Naqal Kafala. To do so check the iqama color red green or yellow on MOL.
2. Iqama sponsorship transfer is legal if a Kafeel or company won’t be able to give you an Iqama Resident id card within the duration of 3 months (90) days. Then you are capable of doing Naqal Kafala.
3. If your existing Muqeem card expired after a month, you are totally free to join another company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia anywhere anytime. No one can stop you, to do so check the iqama expiry date or validity first.
4. You cannot join another company if your National Passport is expired. You cannot apply for sponsorship change if you have Exit Re-Entry Visa or Final Exit Visa, ensure you don’t have any under your iqama.
5. Ensure there are no traffic violations, not just for you but then the new Kafeel as well. To check traffic violations and their new penalties. And most importantly there should be enough funds available in MOI.
Change Sponsorship Kafeel/Company in KSA (Naqal Kafala)
Step #3: Follow the on-screen instructions, that is it.
How to Check Status of Sponsorship Transfer
- Naqal kafala status check
- Transfer agent service to expatriates. The above is quick for how to change Kafeel or sponsor in KSA for all Expats in the Kingdom. Feel free to comment on any issue in the above, we will be glad to help you out :).
My new company they cant rise transfer request online because they said my visa is belongs to government.what should i do.
They are lying, do you know about nitaqat status, I think they are a red category. Anyhow, In your case you need to go to Maktab-e-Amal or nearest Jawazat office. Other than that there is no solution.
How long will takes approval change sponsorship if we request from qiwa?
Hi, just to clarify, if my iqama expired for 30days i can transfer to another company without the permission of my current comapny?
My employer passed away last August 26 due to a car accident, he did not apply for my exit visa yet. What should I do because I really need to go home, what are the necessary things to be done, and how long it takes? Hoping to hear from you soon. Thank you and GODBLESS
I want to transfer sponsorship.
What should I do
I want to transfer my visa to company what is the procedure i mean i should inform my qafeel ? because if i apply any other company it should take 3 months and then do an agreement so this time period he not want to leave me ? So what i do ? I leave a work from here and start working on other place just confrm me i inform him once and start working on other no any issue like haroof ?
My old contract with my company is 2 years.I lave complete one year. Now my company sent me a new contract of 2years..But i want to contract with other company..it is possible or not?
Yes, don’t sign the new contract and ask them to give you transfer allowance (both existing and new company).
have a gud day sir ,i’m 3 years and 8 months inmy current company,now i found a new company ,can i transfer to new company without permission to my current company,,
If you have completed your current contract and your company is in red color then Yes. You can transfer without your company’s permission. If not, then No.
I am just arrived new only two months in this company now company tarmenat me I have a iqama . until not contract.waht can I do .
Check your company Nitaqat status. I hope you are getting my point.
I am working in a bank and my Iqama is from Al Mawarid recruitment company. I have an offer from another bank. I would like to know what will be the process of transfer in this situation? Al Mawarid will provide the transfer? I heard that they are not providing transfer as they always refer that they don’t have transfer facility. Can you please guide me on this?
Thank you for your support in advance.
Contact the company that offers you a better opportunity. They will proceed with transfer while your existing company may accept or reject such transfer. If they are red category then you are free to join them with their permission.
My current company is green. Do you think they can reject the transfer request?
Yes, if they are in Green status they can cancel your letter.
I completed my contract and planning to transfer to another company is it possible to transfer to another employer if my current company don’t agree to release me as their reason is they are not transfering their worker
Hi My Finished Contract is on June 14,2021, and my company status is Average Green, it is Possible for me to Transfer in another company?
” you do not have MOL approval to transfer any worker sponsorship under the selected business”
My kafeel is getting above message on his Absher, while I am transfer from old sponsor to he new. Any idea what could be the reason. Please note that my current profession is ” Contract Specialist” .
Can anyone please guide me in this issue i will be very thankful.
Aslam e allkum my kafeel not pay sellery last 4 month and he did not renew my iqama and his company in red colour so please help me i want to nakal kafala another company
hello admin can i ask a few question?
im working as a dh here in riyadh and i finished my contract last year but my iqama is not expird and i want to transfer to another employer in jeddah.this is my first time to do a kafeel..is there any problem for me as an employee to transfer to another as a dh?
First of all check your Company or Kafeel Nitaqat Status, you can just in this blog for Nitaqat and follow the steps. Moreover, if your company reflects in red or yellow color, you can transfer and there won’t be any issue. If they are in green status and you need their permission. I hope you are getting my point.
I am working in the company and i have found a better opportunity but i have 6 months left for iqama and contract. My company is Green and the company won’ t give the transfer. The better opportunity company want me in a month notice period. Need your help regarding this that how can i convince the company to give me transfer.
My Company asked me to take transfer withing 15 Days that is 15-02-2022 otherwise will send final Exit. I am living with Family and my kids are school going. I do not have job.
Please help or advise how to get a good honest kafeel / sponsor who can transfer me under him.
Hi I am arun my kaffeel not providing iqama within 90 days I am working here it has been 8 months completed still my sponsor not providing me iqama I want to go another company I want to go dammam there is any problem if police got me?