How to Renew Iqama For 3 Months & Fee Details
Iqama in Saudi Arabia is your Identity card. If it is gonna expire, and you don’t renew it within its grace period of 3 days. There are penalties, a fine of SAR 500 for the first time, SAR 1000 for the second time and it keeps increasing. However, it’s better to renew it within 3 days. You can do it online or visit the nearest Jawazat office.
As per the Law in Saudi Arabia, your employer has the choice to renew your Iqama ID for 3 months, 6 months, or 9 months. So, you have the choice to get an updated Iqama on a quarterly or annual basis. Moreover, keep in mind that quarterly payments for domestic workers are not available. The reason, nobody knows.
Anyways, in this updated article for 2023, I will show you how the Saudi Iqama renewal fee is for 3 months, how to renew it with step by step guide, its rules, advantages, and disadvantages. So, let’s get started…
Iqama Renewal Fee for 3 Months
How much does it cost? The Iqama renewal fee for 3 months is SAR 163.00 only. However, if you want to extend its expiry time for 6 months, the fee is SAR 325.00, for 9 months SAR 488.00, and for 1 year the fee is SAR 650.00 only.
You can pay it through your bank account to Absher in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, you can check the available funds in your account via Absher too.
For your information, the dependent fee is different as SAR 1200 for 3 months, SAR 2400 for 6 months, SAR 3600 for 9 months, and SAR 4800 for 1 year Iqama expiry extension.
How to Renew Iqama for 3 Months KSA
First of all login to your account and pay the government fee for 3 months which is SAR 163.00. Log in to your bank account > SADAD > Government Payments > Iqama Renewal > Select the duration as 3 Months, and follow the instructions to complete the transaction. Now you as the employer must have an Absher account. Once you do that follow the below simple steps:
- Open the Absher app and log in to your account.
- Tap Sponsors at the bottom menu.
- Select a person from the list and tap the + button.
- Tap Iqama Renewal.
- Select Iqama Renewal for 3, 6, 9 months, or 1 year.
- Scroll down, agree to the terms, and tap Confirm and Renew button.
That is the Iqama has been successfully renewed. You will see a success message on your screen. However, the person with the Iqama number will also get an SMS from Jawazat that his Iqama expiry has been extended (for the selected duration). You can also confirm this via funds in MOI Absher.
New Iqama 3 months Renewal Rules
There are a few things you need to keep in mind before you go for the Iqama renewal process for three months only:
Your Iqama should be linked with your family Iqama. If not, you cannot renew their Iqama. However, It is not allowed to renew their Iqama for 12 months but for 3 months only.
What is the Grace Period for Iqama Renewal?
For the Iqama renewal, you have a grace period of 3 days only as per the Jawazat instructions in the Kingdom. However, if you don’t know Iqama what is the grace period for Iqama, it is the duration in which you should start the process of the renewal of your Iqama ID card. If not there is a penalty, a fine of SAR 500, and 1000 accordingly.