Final Exit Visa on Expired Iqama
If you are an expat resident in Saudi Arabia and planning to leave permanently, you must obtain a Final Exit Visa before departing. But what if your Iqama has already expired? In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of obtaining a Final Exit Visa, even if your Iqama has expired.
#01: Final Exit Visa with Expired Iqama Through Online (With Kafeel)
In this case, you can ask your sponsor to issue a final exit on the expired Iqama. Employers can issue a special work permit (work permit for final exit visa) for your additional stay period with a fee by logging in to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development website.
Once the work permit is issued and paid, your sponsor will be able to issue a final exit through his Absher account or by visiting Jawazat with no additional fees.
#02: Final Exit on Expired Iqama through the Ministry of Labor office (Without Kafeel)
Alternatively, if you wish to obtain a final exit visa without your sponsor’s involvement, you should register a complaint with the Labor Office of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. They will notify your sponsor and instruct them to renew your Iqama. Once this is done, you can proceed with the final exit process. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to ensure the timely renewal of your Iqama and work permit; failure to do so may result in fines, which the sponsor must bear.
If you have any questions or need more details, you may contact MHRSD Customer Care through 19911. You can speak in English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tagalog languages.
In conclusion, obtaining a final exit visa when your Iqama has expired is still possible through either online or in-person methods. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact the Ministry of Labor and Social Development for assistance.
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