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 of 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 of 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 few things you should take care of. New Nakal Kafala rules and requirements are:
1. You must know your company 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 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 you but then the new Kafeel as well. To check traffic violations and their new penalties. And most importantly is 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