Saudi Arabia’s Iqama Renewal Fees for 2020


Saudi Iqama Fees for 2020

The Residence Permit in Saudi Arabia is known as Iqama or Muqeem. Iqama is required to renew every year online. Iqama renewal requires certain payments (work permit fees, MOI Iqama fees, and health insurance payments). If an expatriate is having family members in his sponsorship, he must have paid the dependent levy to get renewed Iqama. Based on earlier official statements, the following are the Iqama Renewal fees for 2020.

House drivers (Saiq Khas), home-makers and other domestic workers are exempt from work permit fees (Maktab Amal Fees).

Small establishments with five or fewer employees are also exempt from work permit fees (if the owner of the firm registered himself as a worker).

Expatriates working in the industrial sector (Factory workers) will also be exempt from the work permit levy for a period of five years from last year.

Levy Exemption for Three Months on Coronavirus Outbreak

The Saudi government has announced an exemption from the expat levy for those whose Iqama expires between March – 20 and June 30, 2020, by extending their Iqama by a period of three months without charge.

This exemption will not be applicable to those Iqama has already expired before 20th March 2020.

The regular Iqama fees are as follows,

IQAMA FEES FOR 2020 (1441)

If your company or establishment’s 50 percent or more employees are Saudi nationals, Iqama Fees will be as follows:

Work Permit Fees (SR 700 / Month) 8,400.00
MOI Iqama Fees
Health Insurance (Average)

If more than 50 percent of the workforce are expatriates then the Iqama fees will be,

Maktab Amal Fees (SR 800 / Month) 9,600.00
MOI Iqama Fees
Health Insurance (Average)

Note:- The above figures are estimates and the actual may vary. The work permit fee calculation is on the basis of Iqama renewal from January 01 to December 31st.

Expat Dependent Levy

All expat residents in Saudi Arabia who are sponsoring dependents will have to pay a monthly fee of SR 300 (currently) per dependent and this fee is likely to increase to SR 400 upon July 2020.

Iqama Expiry Penalty

If your Iqama expires, there will be a penalty of SR 500 for the first time and SR 1000 for the second time on failing to renew the Iqama.

Iqama Renewal is the Employer’s Responsibility

The employer is responsible for renewing his workers Iqama. As per Article 40 (1) of the Saudi Labor Law, it is the responsibility of the employer to pay for the iqama renewal and iqama issuance fee. As per Article 144 of the Saudi Labor Law, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide health care and insurance to each employee.

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simply asked expatriate just go to hell i think


Payment of Iqama is employers responsibility!! How about under MOH.. we are the one paying it.. it’s been 15 years I am paying yearly..if like that there should be refund..


curse of IQAMA , your country system like dogs

Shabbir Ali Khan

I am working in a Company from last 8yrs. last two years our company not renewing our iqama. And not giving salary and medical so now most of people’s want to go in another company who is responsible for last two years iqama fee and who is paying it. Other companies administration said we don’t pay your previous iqama fee of last two years. So now what is solutions for this problem we are many peoples here same problems. If any can advise regarding to this problem.

Abdul rafay

Complaint in Labor court


Sir, I need outpass. Because I have no work, my kofil have no work. My iqama Already expired. You know now Saudia Arabia work very taf. Have no vacancy. How can possible iqama renewable. If get any work he give Highest 1200 Riyal. You know Saudia Arabia eat expensive 500+ room rent 200 riyal per person. I have lot of lost. Please help me sir how can get out pass, I come back my home. O Allah I am very poor person. My family very poor.