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Jawazat Called on Expatriates to Renew Iqama On-Time

The Directorate General of Passports, known as Jawazat, has called on all expats in the Kingdom to renew their Muqeem / Iqama cards at least three days before the expiry date, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Jawazat as stating.

Jawazat stressed that not renewing the residence permit will attract penalties, which can reach deportation.

The Directorate said the first violation is punishable by a fine of SR 500, the second instance by a SR 1,000 fine and the third instance by deportation of the expatriate from the Kingdom.

Jawazat added that the Iqama holder can check the remaining validity period of his residence permit and renew it by entering the Ministry of Interior e-services platform “Absher”, or via the “Muqeem” e-portal.

Saudi Gazette


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