Absher Registration and Activation
Absher is an official e-platform launched by the Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia which allows citizens and residents to use a variety of governmental services. Absher registration is very important for expatriates living in the kingdom as most government services are only available through the Absher platform. Here is the step-by-step guide on how to register and activate your Absher account.
Visit the Absher website: https://absher.sa/
Select English from the top menu
Click on “New User?”
Enter the following details:
- Mobile Number
- Username in English
- Email ID
- Select Preferred Language
Click on “NEXT”
Confirm the application by entering the OTP received on the Mobile number.
Once the registration is completed, you will have to activate the Absher account. Absher account can be activated through the Absher Self Service Kiosk Machine or by visiting your Nearest Jawazat Branch or through your Bank Accounts.
Absher Account Activation via Self Service Kiosk
You can find your nearest Absher self-service kiosks by visiting this link: City-wise location of Absher self-service machine. The procedure for activating an absher account through a self-service machine is outlined below.
Visit the “Absher Self Service Kiosk Machine”
Select English as the language
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 proceed to complete the activation.
Absher Account Activation via Jawazat Branch
To activate your Absher 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.
Absher Account Activation through Bank Account
Additionally, you can activate your Absher account through your bank account. 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||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Saudi Investment Bank||✖||✔||✔||✔|
|Banque Saudi Fransi||✖||✖||✔||✖|