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Iqama Renewal

 Posted in Saudi Arabia forum 23 Dec 2010, 10:00

Dear All,

My Iqama is going expire on 12 safar 1432.
1)I want to know how much it will cost me to renew excluding my Sponcer (Kafeel) fee mean Tameen,Government fee etc
2)What thing are needed in this procedure? (Medical Test, Photos etc)
3)My Sponcers (KAfeel) is women and her chamber is also close.
4)and i have Copy Iqama is there any chance it will convert in card iqama?

BTW its my 1st renew
Thanks and regard's

  • Baba Khan

    Peace and Blessings Of Allah Be Upon All

    posted by  Baba Khan in  Saudi Arabia forum 24 Dec 2010, 11:43

    Muhammed waqas , firstly i would like to advice you to take a clever step & renew your iqama for 2 years at once if you feel that your sponsor isin't trustworthy or has weak points which might lead you into trouble,the iqama fees is SR:650 (Passports) SR:100(Labor card) + the insurance fee depends on age normally the insurance fee for workers below the age of 35 is approximately from SR:700 to SR:1000 , different insurance companies have different rates, you don't require any additional documents apart from 3 pp size photos, the renewal form, your iqama & passport.The chamber of commerce has nothing to do with the renewal of your iqama , the license copy of the company or establishment is strictly required & if its expired the labor office wont entertain your sponsor in the renewal or any kind of work , card or booklet depends on the jawazaat dept.


  • Muhammad Waqas


    posted by  Muhammad Waqas in  Saudi Arabia forum 24 Dec 2010, 15:13

    Thank u very much for you kind response but i wana ask that i came to know that individual can pay government fee through themself in any outlet where we pay bills is it OK? that i pay my all fee excluding Kafeel fee and Insurance fee koz my kafeel is from BARQ a small town in Abha Aseer.

  • Baba Khan

    Peace and Blessings Of Allah Be Upon All

    posted by  Baba Khan in  Saudi Arabia forum 24 Dec 2010, 22:12

    There is No such thing as KAFEEL FEE unless its the so called"kafalah" which has been agreed by you & your sponsor, normally sponsor's give a power of attorney to govt agents and those agents charge a fee & that depends on the particular agent , commonly the fee is SR:100 , you can pay the insurance fee yourself & the Iqama Fee as well in any bank's ATM or Online as well !


  • javaira naeem

    akam renewal problem

    posted by  javaira naeem in  Saudi Arabia forum 28 Dec 2010, 20:32

    my husband is in saudi arbia since 1 yr now he want to come back but his akam is gng to be expire in april,can he renew his akam before date of expiry so dat he can come to pakistan in january,also his kafeel demand 1000sr for akma renewl and 1100sr for insuranc for one yr,kafeel's licsens has also expired,plz tell me actual fee of akam renewal and also dat is there any way to renew akama widout involvation of kafil,or to pay fee of insuranc to insuranc company directly rather than consulting kafil.

  • javaira naeem

    akama renewal

    posted by  javaira naeem in  Saudi Arabia forum 29 Dec 2010, 08:33

    plz baba khan could u help me

  • Muhammad Waqas

    Iqama Renwak Problem

    posted by  Muhammad Waqas in  Saudi Arabia forum 29 Dec 2010, 09:40

    Miss Javira

    yes your husband can renew his iqama b4 iqama expire. yes he can pay his Insurance = goverment fee directly which is 650 one year and medical is 900 as im going through this process these days. he can do that without Kafeel but its risky as kafeel have power to cancel his visa. remaing other can help better.

    By the way my KAfeel is asking= 3000 kafala
    2000= government fee
    11000= medical
    Note: for 1 year only and forcing me to get nakal kafala

    Courtesy = Baba Khan

  • javaira naeem


    posted by  javaira naeem in  Saudi Arabia forum 29 Dec 2010, 12:57

    thanx waqas information is really useful

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    perlato di sicilia

    posted by  franco franco in  Saudi Arabia forum 30 Dec 2010, 21:00

    ciao scusa se ti disturbo saresti interessato ad commercializzare del perlato di sicilia , io sono in una cava di perlato che e di mio cognato .

  • Abdulmajeed Eshaq

    I also need a help/advice/suggestion for my situation here in Jeddah.

    posted by  Abdulmajeed Eshaq in  Saudi Arabia forum 09 Oct 2012, 11:33

    Hello!members, If anyone here can help me or give an advice because my iqama(family driver) just expired last month and i dont know where to find my sponsor. I have met him once on my last renewal and i got his mobile number but now its closed. I spent a lot of money with this visa and now am just another illegal aliens here in the kingdom. Is there anyway for me to renew my iqama without the authorization from my sponsor? I Have my original passport with me bcoz he gave it to me our last first and last met on my last renewal.Thank you

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