How to Check Iqama Color Status?.
You can check your Iqama Red Green Color Status on the Ministry of Labor Saudi Arabia website. This method allows you to understand your sponsor Nitaqat color status (Red, Green, Yellow, or Platinum).
To check your Iqama Red Green status, you only require any one of the below ID numbers.
- Iqama Number
- Passport Number
- Border Number (What is the border number in Saudi Arabia?.)
Procedure to Check Iqama Color Status (Red Green Yellow or Platinum)
Visit the Ministry of Labor website from the link below,
Enter any one of the Iqama Number, Border Number or Passport Number in the middle column as mentioned in the screenshot below.
Enter the Captcha image code.
Then press the button below (see screenshot below).
In the next window, you will get the following details along with your Iqama color status:
- Your full name as printed on Iqama
- Work Permit Number
- Employment Status (Currently working or absent from work)
- Iqama Color Status (Red, Yellow, Green or Platinum)
- Establishment / Company legal status
What does your Nitaqat color mean?.
The Nitaqat Color system was introduced in Saudi Arabia in 2011. It encourages the employment of Saudi citizens in the private sector of Saudi Arabia. Nitaqat color classifies organizations into six categories – Platinum, Green (High Green, Medium Green and Low Green), Yellow, and the Red. Nitaqat color depends on the size of the entity and the percentage of Saudis to expatriate employees in their workforce.
Iqama Red Color Status
If your Iqama color is red, it shows your company does not meet the minimum requirements of Saudiization. However, you will be able to transfer your sponsorship to any other company without the consent of the sponsor.
Iqama Yellow Color Status
Yellow color shows that your company or establishment is currently at risk, but it can be fixed by employing more Saudi nationals or by paying GOSI dues.
Iqama Green Color Status
There are three types of green (High Green, Medium Green, and Low Green) categories. High-green shows the healthiness, and the lower one shows the company is just ok; however, any time it can be changed to yellow.
Iqama Platinum Color Status
The Platinum color category reveals the company is fully fit, and this category of companies is eligible for all the privileges offered by the Ministry of Labor.