How Can I Check Saudi Arabian Residence Permit Validity?


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To check the validity of your Saudi Arabian Residence Permit, otherwise known as your IQAMA, you will need to log on to the Ministry of Interior website at

Upon your arrival to Saudi Arabia, you will be issued with your IQAMA in the form of an identity card. This should be valid for one or two years, depending on which format you have chosen.

If you are a residence in Saudi Arabia as part of an employment contract, then the company that is employing you should be able to sort out your IQAMA and its renewal, should renewal be necessary.

If you are working outside of Saudi Arabia, then you will be expected to pay to receive the IQAMA. This will cost roughly between 3,000 ($800) and 7,000 ($1,866) Riyals and this will include insurance as well as your residency.

To check the validity of your Saudi Arabian Residence Permit, you should begin by logging onto the official Ministry of Interior website. Once this is done, you will be presented with the homepage of the website. This is where you can find out other things such as news and information about the Ministry whilst you are checking the validity of your residency permit.

Checking the status of your IQAMA begins when you click the 'E-Services' tab at the top of the homepage. From here, you will see a menu of selectable options on the left hand side of the screen:

  • Select 'Passports' option
  • Then select the 'Query Embassy Permit Status' option
Once this stage has been completed, all that is left to do is enter the number of your residence permit into the specified field and then click view. This should present you with all the details you seek regarding the validity of your permit.   
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