What is Absher?
The Ministry of Interior’s Absher portal is a one-stop-shop for all things related to government services in Saudi Arabia. Absher registration enables residents and citizens to access a range of services online. This blog post will guide you through the process of Absher registration and activation.
How to Create Absher Account?
If you’re looking to register for a new Absher account, follow the steps below, and you’ll be registered in no time.
Go to the Absher portal: (https://absher.sa/)
Select “English” from the top menu
Click on “New User?“
Fill in the following details:
- Mobile Number
- Username in English
- Email ID
- Select Preferred Language
Click on the “Next” button to continue.
Enter the “Activation Code” received on your mobile number in the next window.
Click on the “Register” to complete the registration.
Once your account is created, you will have to activate your account. Absher account can be activated through the Absher Self Service Kiosk Machines or by visiting your Nearest Jawazat Branches or using your Bank Accounts.
Activation through Self Service Kiosk
You can also activate your Absher account through a self-service kiosk. To find a kiosk near you, please visit this link. Once you have located a kiosk, follow the instructions below:
- Go to your nearest Self Service Kiosk Machine.
- Tap on the screen.
- Select English.
- Enter the “Iqama Number”
- You will be asked to place your “right-hand index finger” on the fingerprint reader.
- Repeat the same with the “left-hand index finger“
- Enter your “mobile number“
Enter the Secret Code (OTP) received via SMS and complete the activation.
Activation via Jawazat Branch
To activate your account through the Jawazat office, you must make an appointment through the Absher website. Visit the Jawazat office as scheduled and present your User ID and Iqama over the counter to activate your account. Your account will be activated immediately upon verification.
Activation through Bank Accounts
Additionally, you can complete Absher account activation through your bank accounts. Activation can be completed through ATMs, over the phone, via the website, or via the mobile application. The following is a list of the banks and activation methods for Absher that are currently available.
|Bank||ATM||Phone Banking||Website||Mobile App|
|Al Rajhi Bank||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|SNB Al Ahli||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Saudi Investment Bank||✖||✔||✔||✔|
|Banque Saudi Fransi||✖||✖||✔||✖|
How to Activate through Online Banking
Absher can be activated online by visiting your bank’s online banking portal. Follow the steps below:
- Log into your online banking account.
- Find and select the option “Absher Activation“.
- Verify your personal information, such as your Iqama number and registered mobile number.
- Select the option “Activate” to complete the activation process.