When a worker transfers sponsorship from one sponsor to another in Saudi Arabia, sponsorship transfer fees should be deposited on his iqama number. If the sponsorship transfer is not completed (naqal kafala / tanazul), the payee can later request a refund.
Naqal Kafala Fees (Sponsorship Transfer Fees) in Saudi Arabia
- First time: SR 2,000
- Second time: SR 4,000
- Third time and after: SR 6,000
Who is responsible for paying sponsorship transfer fees? Employer or Employee?
The naqal kafala fee should be paid by the sponsor, but in practice, the majority of companies pay only SR 2,000, with the remainder deducted from employee salaries.
How to Check & Pay the Sponsorship Transfer Fees
Through Internet Banking
You can check your Naqal Kafala fees through online banking or via ATM. Go to Government Services then “Alien Control” and select “Transfer of Sponsorship”. Enter your Iqama number and search. You will be able to view the sponsorship transfer fees.
Follow the steps below
SADAD >MOI > ALIEN CONTROL > PAY > TRANSFER OF SPONSORSHIP
SADAD >MOI > ALIEN CONTROL > REFUND > TRANSFER OF SPONSORSHIP