How to Renew Iqama Via Absher in Saudi Arabia

If you’re an expat living and working in Saudi Arabia, it’s really important for you to know – keeping your Iqama (your residence permit) up to date is a must.

The Saudi government wants us to renew our Iqama cards on time, and here’s how you can do it via Absher in 2023.

Just follow this step-by-step guide to renew iqama using Absher and stay on the right side of the law in Saudi Arabia.

Renew Iqama 2024

Your Iqama in Saudi Arabia needs to be renewed every year.

As a foreigner, make sure to keep an eye on iqama expiry date and renew it at least THREE DAYS before it runs out.

To renew your Iqama card, you need to make payments for several fees, including the MOI Iqama fee, the work permit fee, and the expat dependent fee (if applicable).

That way, you’ll always be in the clear.


To renew Iqama, you’ve got to meet some requirements:

  1. Pay the renewal fees and any late penalties.
  2. Pay any traffic violations linked to your driving license.
  3. Make sure your fingerprints and photos are in the system, including those of family members over 15 years old.
  4. Ensure your passport is still valid.
  5. You must be physically present in Saudi Arabia.
  6. And don’t be marked as absent from work.

Iqama Renewal using Absher

Follow these steps in Absher to renew your Iqama card:

  • Log in to the Absher platform using your username or ID number and password.
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  • You’ll receive a text message on your registered mobile number in Absher.
  • After logging in, you’ll be directed to the main page of Absher services. Click on “E-services.”
  • Choose “Sponsored services.”
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  • Select the worker you want to renew the residency permit for.
  • Now, find “Renew Iqama” from the list of services.
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  • Read the service instructions, click “Next,” 
  • Choose the renewal period, confirm the accuracy of the entered information, and then click “Confirm and Renew.”
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Iqama Renewal Tracking

To check the status of your Iqama ID, head to the Ministry of Labour (MoL) portal. 

You can perform your Iqama check and ensure that your Iqama is still valid or has expired.


By following these steps, you can ensure that your residence in Saudi Arabia remains legally valid and uninterrupted.

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