Ejar Registration Becomes Mandatory for Work Permit Renewal

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Ministry of Housing announced on Monday 30 July 2018, issuance or renewal of work permits has been linked with the authentication of house rent contracts in the Ejar network.

The implementation of the process to link house rent contracts with the issuance or renewal of work permits will begin in September 2018. Iqama renewal service is already linked with the work permit.

The Ejar program was officially launched on Feb. 12, 2018, in the implementation of the Council of Minister’s decision issued in February 2014 to establish an electronic network for rental services to facilitate renting procedures and registering the mutual commitments between tenants, landlords and real estate middlemen.

The Ejar program has also enabled the payment of rents electronically through SADAD either monthly or quarterly or half-yearly or annually.

Ejar system charges a one-time registration fee of SR 250 for residential rental contracts.