Check If Iqama Renewal Fees is Paid or Not

For an expatriate, the most important thing is the renewal of Iqama, its fees, and checking if the fee is paid or not. Here I am going to explain how to check the iqama fee in 2021 (Hijri 1442) in KSA with full details. Also how to check if your iqama fee is paid on MOI Absher or not, as well as related information.

The fee was different in 2018, 2019, 2020 and now in 2021. However, the structure has been updated. Not just for iqama but Nakal kafala as well. The fee list is provided below, you want to check that out.

To know about the iqama renewal fee, the driver, Maktab Amal, MOI, Ministry of Labour, is important for all Expats in KSA. Here are the details of the iqama fees 2010 and 2021 (Hijri 1442) for Maktab Amal, Levy, domestic workers, etc.

How to Check Iqama Renewal Fees Paid

You will need to check your available funds online on MOI (Ministry of Interior). In order to iqama renewal check and know if it paid or not, follow the below steps. Also, check the video below.

  1. Go to MOI Absher.
  2. Enter “Identity Number” Iqama number
  3. Enter “image code” (ReCaptcha)
  4. Click the “View” button
  5. Now you will see either the deposit is available or not. If not then the iqama renewal fees have been paid.
  6. If the funds are still available then the renewal fees have not been paid yet.

You might be thinking about why I need to check the available funds instead of the renewal fees? Well, it’s simple, whenever you or your sponsor/Kafeel/Company is paying a fee to MOI for the renewal or your iqama ID. The MOI updates the fees in the public query available funds section on their official website.

After that, in a month or less, the MOI deducts the fees from the available fund’s section to let you know that the iqama renewal process has been started. Then in a week or less, you will receive your new Iqama ID.

For your information, all the fee structures are depending on a company Nitaqat status color. Green is the best, and red is the worst. The colors tell the number of Saudi nationals and Expats in KSA. However, all categories will need to pay the below fees as per the Nitaqat status of that company. Let’s explore the fee structure below:

Update: Iqama Renewal Fees 2021 (Hijri 1442)

The Fee DescriptionIqama Fees 2021 in SAR
The Maktab-E-Amal (work permit fee) is SAR 700 per month 8,400 per year
MOI (Ministry of Interior) renewal fee 650
Average Health Insurance fee 500
Total 9,550
For your information, the above fees vary with the company’s current Nitaqat status, if the Saudi workers are higher in number than the Expatriates the fees are low or if their number then the fees are higher.

Check Iqama Fees 2019 (Hijri 1440)

Any company in Saudi Arabia has 50% or more Saudi nationals, then for all the expatriates the fee will be:

The Fee DescriptionIqama Fees 2019 in SAR
The Maktab-E-Amal (work permit fee) is SAR 500 per month 6,000
MOI (Ministry of Interior) renewal fee 650
Average Health Insurance fee 450
Total 7,100
Moreover, if a company in KSA have more than an average 50% workforce/labors as expatriates, then the fee will be:
The Fee DescriptionIqama Fees 2019 in SAR
The Maktab-E-Amal (work permit fee) is SAR 500 per month 7,200
MOI (Ministry of Interior) renewal fee 650
Average Health Insurance fee 450
Total 8,300

Check Iqama Fees 2020 (Hijri 1441)

Any company in Saudi Arabia has 50% or more Saudi nationals, then for all the expatriates the fee will be:

The Fee DescriptionIqama Fees 2020 in SAR
The Maktab-E-Amal (work permit fee) is SAR 500 per month 8,400
MOI (Ministry of Interior) renewal fee 650
Average Health Insurance fee 450
Total 9,500
Moreover, if a company in KSA have more than an average 50% workforce/labors as expatriates, then the fee will be:
The Fee DescriptionIqama Fees 2020 in SAR
The Maktab-E-Amal (work permit fee) is SAR 500 per month 9,600
MOI (Ministry of Interior) renewal fee 650
Average Health Insurance fee 450
Total 10,700
All the above fees are for all types of expatriates living in Saudi Arabia, either alone or with family. If the Expat has a family, they will need to pay extra for their living in KSA. However, the fee structure will remain the same for them as well.
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  1. muhammah isah says

    Greetings I just want to make an inquiry regarding my IQAMA penalty if my ex previous employer did not renew my iqama on time…the expiration of my iqama was January 06, 2021…then I transfer to another new KAPPEL or employer…how much should the iqama renewal be and how much iqama penalty for each months delaying for not renewing my iqama.

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