Archive for December 2014

GET SMS OF IQAMA EXPIRY AND PROFESSION IN SAUDI ARABIA

GET YOUR IQAMA EXPIRY DATE AND PROFESSION IN MOBILE SMS

You can check your Iqama or Muqeem profession and expiry date in Saudi Arabia through MOI website by following "Check Iqama Status", If you already registered, If not check here how to register yourself in MOI website (Join MOI Eservices). 





If you are not able to register online you can check through your mobile by sending SMS to related networks numbers below.

Type the below Text as your message :

12*SponsorID*IqamaNumber

Example : 12*123456789*123456789

Send SMS to

STC (Sawa) : 888994
Mobily         : 624444
Zain             : 709444

Note : SMS charge costs 1.5 SR


Related Articles :
Check Iqama Expiry Date Online
Check Sahir Traffic Camera Violation By SMS
Register for MOI Abshir Service
Status of Profession Change
Permanent Family Visa Professions


CHECK IQAMA STATUS SMS PROFESSION



CHECK MOI TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA

CHECK YOUR MOI TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS ONLINE IN SAUDI ARABIA 

Saudi Arabia government has provided all information online relating to your identity. So anyone can access it by providing his identity, once he go online. Now you can check your MOI traffic violations amount online under your Iqama. You can pay it by your personal bank account. 





CHECK MOI TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN KSA

1. Follow this link http://www.moi.gov.sa/

2. Enter your iqama number

3. Click on view to check your traffic violation amount.


CHECK MOI TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA

CHECK FOR SAHER TRAFFIC CAMERA VIOLATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA :





Now you can check your saher traffic camera violations attached to your driving license in saudi arabia with your mobile by sending sms having *56*IQAMA NUBMER


- If you are STC customer send it to 88993 with message
*56*Iqama

- If you are Mobily user then send it to 625555 with message
*56*Iqama





EXIT/RE-ENTRY STATUS ONLINE IN SAUDI ARABIA

CHECK EXIT/RE-ENTRY STATUS ONLINE IN SAUDI ARABIA


CHECK OR PRINT EXIT/RE-ENTRY & FINAL EXIT VISA VALIDITY ONLINE :

Print visa issued via sms or Check your exit re-entry and final exit Saudi Arabia visa validity and expiry date online with the help of muqeem online service from the ELM by using following link.




- Choose one of your preferred option from the available options IQAMA NUMBER or VISA NUMBER or PASSPORT NUMBER.

- Choose one of the available options from IQAMA NUMBER or VISA NUMBER or PASSPORT NUMBER or NAME or DATE OF BIRTH or IQAMA EXPIRY DATE or VISA EXPIRY DATE except the one you already entered above.

CHECK EXIT RE ENTRY VISA STATUS

- NO NEED TO Select your Nationality or country, Leave it as it is.

- Click on CHECK

SAUDI EXIT RE ENTRY VISA

How to check my exit re entry visa through MOI?





Now you can check your Saudi Arabia exit re-entry visa details and status online from anywhere by following the Ministry Of Interior (MOI) website link http://www.moi.gov.sa/

- Enter your IQAMA NUMBER

- Enter your SPONSOR ID





- Type the catchpa image code from the below image

- At last fill one of the field either VISA NUMBER or your PASSPORT NUMBER

- Click on View

Now you can see your inquired Exit re-entry visa including visa type, expiry date and other details.

CHECK EXIT RE ENTRY STATUS ONLINE IN SAUDI


Expatriates who went on exit re-entry and failed to return to Saudi Arabia will be banned for 3 years from re-entering into Saudi Arabia. Read this article Possible ways for coming back to Saudi Arabia after expiration of exit re entry visa.

Related Articles :

CHECK SAUDI VISA STATUS ONLINE

HOW TO CHECK YOUR SAUDI ARABIA VISA STATUS ONLINE

- You can check your applied application, issued Saudi Arabia visa and other electronic services by entering your application number and passport number by referring the link https://enjazit.com.sa/





- You have an option at the top for selecting your preferable language either in English or Arabic(ksa). Follow Up : Family Visit Visa Status

- Choose what you are searching for whether Applied Application or Issued visa by Application Number or Electronic services.

- Enter your visa application number, passport number and the image catchpa code.
CHECK SAUDI VISA STATUS ONLINE
VISA STAMPING STATUS FOR SAUDI ARABIA:





Now expatriates can also query about Application Submitted To MOFA, Visa Issued From MOFA, Search for Umrah Application and Display Invitation Letter Data by following this link https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/

- Select your preferable language either English or Arabic from the top.

- Enter your Application Number, ID Number and the image catchpa code to inquire any of the above services.

What is MOFA Number?






MOFA(Ministry Of Foreign Affairs) Number is an online generated application number from ministry website once your visa application processed and visa, medical payments are done. This is done by registered agencies.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SAUDI ARABIA 2015

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SAUDI ARABIA 2015 (Hijri: 1436-1437)

Saudi Arabia is an Islamic country, So you cannot expect here more holidays except Islamic festivals. As Muslims have only two festivals Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha you can get here at least 4 days holidays for each Eid in private sectors. But in government offices and banks you may get more than one week for each Eid. However you can get here one more bonus holiday that is on Saudi National Day.





Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia for the Year 2015 :

17 July 2015 - Eid-ul-Fitr (Hijri: 01 Shawwal 1436)
18 July 2015 - Eid-ul-Fitr (Hijri: 02 Shawwal 1436)
19 July 2015 - Eid-ul-Fitr (Hijri: 03 Shawwal 1436)
20 July 2015 - Eid-ul-Fitr (Hijri: 04 Shawwal 1436)
21 July 2015 - Eid-ul-Fitr (Hijri: 01 Shawwal 1436)
22 September 2015 - Eid-ul-Azha (Hijri: 09 Dhu-Al-Hijjah 1436)
23 September 2015 - Eid-ul-Azha (Hijri: 10 Dhu-Al-Hijjah 1436)
23 September 2015 - National Day (Hijri: 10 Dhu-Al-Hijjah 1436)
24 September 2015 - Eid-ul-Azha (Hijri: 11 Dhu-Al-Hijjah 1436)
25 September 2015 - Eid-ul-Azha (Hijri: 12 Dhu-Al-Hijjah 1436)

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SAUDI ARABIA 2015

- In the year 2015 Saudi National Day is to be expected on Haj (Eid-ul-Adha) day which is 23 Sept 2014. 
Eid-Al-Adha in Saudi Arabia will be on 24 September 2015.





- Every Friday and Saturday are weekend holidays in Saudi Arabia for government offices and banks. But for private sectors, it is Friday full day and Saturday half day.

- During Ramadan (Ramzan) month which is from 18 June 2015 to 16 July 2015 working hours are only 6 hours a day (36 hours in a week).

- Beginning of Islamic New year 1437 from 14 October 2015.





FINAL EXIT IN SAUDI ARABIA

FINAL EXIT VISA IN SAUDI ARABIA

It does not matter how many years expatriates stay in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its temporary only, At last they have to take final exit.






Final exit process is to be done by your employer only, So be good with them, keep in mind about your contract notice period. If you do not know about your contract notice period, you should give at least 30 days for processing your final exit. Before you processing final exit visa in Saudi, you have to make sure you finished certain things which is very important to do before exiting. If  you want to cancel your final exit visa also you need your sponsor only.

- If you are staying in kingdom with family, Send them to your home country before you.

- Should Withdraw all money from your bank accounts before they freeze your accounts.

- If you are renting a house, Notice the landlord before 30 days. If you still have contract with house for few months, introduce some other to landlord in place of you for renting.






- Clear bills, surrender and deactivate all credit cards and hand over them to the credit card companies. It is possible they can stop you at airport at the time of departure.

- Clear all traffic fines and tickets related on your name, You can check your traffic violations from MOI website.

- Sell your Car and send all important things to your home country through cargo.


FINAL EXIT VISA IN SAUDI ARABIA

- Clear electricity bills, Deactivate Landlines and Post paid sim cards under your name or iqama.

- Get police clearance certificate, If you have plan to go to western or european countries in future.





End of Service Benefits :

Once your final exit visa processed, You can request your employer to get end of service benefits amount in cash as your bank account friezed. You can send amount to your home country with the help of your friends Iqama as you do not have.





Final Exit Visa :
Keep the final exit visa paper in safe place, even if you are in home country. As it will be asked when you are entering in Saudi Arabia on another Job. Some companies do not provide final exit paper as it was not stamped by immigration authorities, But there will be a final exit stamp on your passport.



SAUDI IQAMA RENEWAL

IQAMA RENEWAL IN SAUDI ARABIA (MUQEEM CARD)

As technology improving day by day, Saudi Arabia government is adapting all the services from manual work to online. Now sponsors or employers can renew employees resident card through online, If you already have new iqama, It does not have expiry date, If you have Iqama which is expired, Then your new iqama will be delivered to your employer through courier or Saudi post. Trending : No more expiry date on Iqama





If your sponsor failed to renew it, he will be fined equivalent to Saudi Iqama renewal fee, fine is double for any other violation, Three violations of resident may result to departure to your home country. Recommended : Penalties for employers on employee iqama violations

Your Saudi Arabia bank account and remittance center accounts will be freezed, If your iqama/Muqeem expired, So before expiring of your iqama or muqeem card withdraw all money from your bank account. You can submit a copy of your new muqeem card in bank and remittance centers to unfreeze it.


MUQEEM IQAMA RENEWAL IN SAUDI ARABIA


- Iqama renewal in Saudi Arabia must be renewed at least 3 days before of its expiry date.


- Iqama/Muqeem renewal for employee or workers is fee SR 650/-



- Iqama/Muqeem renewal fee of family members or dependents above 18 years is SR 500/-







- If your company has less than 50% of Saudi's, there will be a fee of SR 2400/- for labor office. However, This fee will be exempt for 4 expatriates, if your company (small business) has less than 10 employees.


- Few of Residents from countries (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam) have to provide medical test report while renewing muqeem.

Once this process is finished, Your sponsor will collect your old iqama and get print of new muqeem card within two working days. Do not forget to collect a letter from your employer that your iqama is in under renewing. Attach your old iqama copy to that letter, this will be your temporary iqama.





- You can get free SMS from MOI (Ministry Of Interior) regarding your services, if you are registered with them (Procedure to register in MOI).

- Check (Muqeem Card) Status of Iqama renewal in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Iqama Status Enquiry).


FAMILY VISIT VISA EXTENSION SAUDI ARABIA

HOW TO EXTEND (RENEW) FAMILY VISIT VISA IN SAUDI ARABIA

Once you bring your family in visit visa, Now you have the only tension of extending visit visa of your family. Here you have two situations, For how many days your visit visa is issued. Now expatriates can extend visit visa online throughout year, even on public holidays.





- If your visit visa is issued for 30 days, You can extend it for 5 times ie,. Every 30 days you should extend it, By this you can let your family stay with you for 180 days only. 

- If your family visit visa is stamped for 90 days, You can extend it for 90 days more. ie,. Just one week before of your visa expiry date, you can request to extend it, By this you can let your family to stay with you for 180 days only.





Extending Family Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia :

For extending family visit visa in Saudi Arabia, You should apply before one week of your visit visa expiry date. Expatriates have two options here first one is Manually and the other one is Online. This article will describe both of these ways.

ONLINE EXTENSION OF VISIT VISA :

- For extending visit visa online you should have MOI Abshir account, if you dont have creat one (MOI Registration). 

- Pay 100SR fee online through your bank account, for the extension of family visit visa.

- Login to your MOI Abshir account, Goto "E-Services" section, Click on "Passports".





- Select "Extend Visit Visa" from drop down list and Click on "proceed" button.

- Click on "Confirm to Extend Visit Visa", Now you can see a message of "successfully extended visit visa".

2 . EXTEND VISIT VISA MANUALLY: 

Requirements: 
Original and Copy of Passport (Including visa page), Original and Copy of Iqama (Visit visa Sponsor ), Passport size white Background Photo, Filled Passport Form, 100SR Fee (Pay Online through your bank account), Online Token(For Dammam & Khobar residents).





Visit Jawazat office, You can take help in paying fee online and filling Passport form from the people who sitting there on a charge of 20SR. Submit all documents at the counter and get your family visit visa extension, Check whether it is final extension or not.

Online Token For Dammam and Khobar residents:

Get your online token from http://tickets.passport.gov.sa

EXTEND OR RENEW FAMILY VISIT VISA



OVERSTAY:


If your family overstay even a single day a fine of 25000SR will be charged on the iqama holder of visit visa. So it is better to departure them before 4 or 5 days of expiry date.

PERMANENT FAMILY VISA IN SAUDI ARABIA

SAUDI PERMANENT FAMILY VISA DETAILED PROCESS

Every expatriate has a desire to bring there family into kingdom either it for visit or it for permanent. This article is describing about the Saudi permanent family visa process. It is very important to keep patience in the whole process as it is little long and difficult.







Required Documents for Saudi Permanent Famil Visa :

1. Suitable Iqama Profession (Family visa professions)
2. Attested Degree Certificates (Certificates Attestation)
2. Marriage Certificate attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Culture Office and Saudi Embassy in your home country.
3.Birth Certificate (For Children), attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Culture Office and Saudi Embassy in your home country.

4. Above documents translated in Arabic.

PERMANENT FAMILY VISA IN SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Permanent Family Visa Processing :

1. After getting these all documents, Get stamped on it from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia.





2. Request a letter from your sponsor to Jawazat to process your family visa, Attest it from Chamber of commerce of your employers city.

3. Take permanent family visa form from your company and fill it in Arabic, Attest it from your company and chamber of commerce of your employers city. (If you do not find this form, collect it from Isteqdam office).

4. Book an online appointment in Istiqdam from MOI, Submit a visa fee of 2000 SR through SADAD per family. Its good if you pay it online from your personal banking.

5. Visit Jawazat Office, Ask your company which Jawazat office you should go. Submit all required documents(mentioned above) including passport copies of all family people, Iqama copy and a letter from your employer attested by chamber of commerce. Collect a yellow slip (Visa) from there.





Once you got Visa (Yellow slip) you can send it to your home. Hire a specialized agent in your country for further process. You have one year (Hijri Year) time for stamping your visa, Once stamped, Should travel in 3 months.

Process after Arriving of your family in Saudi Arabia :

Take medical test of your family members, Submit the report to your HR department to apply for iqama to your family people. Now its done.


LABOR RIGHTS AND VIOLATIONS IN SAUDI

LABOR RIGHTS AND VIOLATIONS OF EXPATRIATES IN SAUDI ARABIA

Good news for the educated expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia. As the Labor ministry launched a exclusive web portal for expatriates to know their rights and violations in the kingdom.





It will surely improve the working environment and guarantee the rights of employer and employee. For now the website is only in Arabic language and there is an option of English too which is in under developing mode.  Now the website is available in Arabic as well as in English.

LABOR RIGHTS AND VIOLATIONS FOR EXPATRIATES

However you can Translate it into English with the help of Google chrome right click. Every employee has a right to know his rights on employer or in kingdom, Due to lack of legal knowledge many expatraites are facing issues, wandering from here to there without proper knowledge. This website is going to help and give a legal knowlege to expatriates. Anyone can visit to the portal by using this link http://www.laboreducation.gov.sa






With the help of above link you can access to deal with the relevant authorities for a specific and useful information of Contract, working hours, qualification, wages, end of service benefits etc,. One can also lodge a complaint through the portal. You can access the details of Worker Advisor, Work Culture, Rights and Responsibilities, Work Environment, Labor Committees etc,. 
It is glad to know that Saudi government is providing most of things online by using proper technology for saving time and money.






ADD NEW BORN BABY UNDER YOUR IQAMA

HOW TO ADD NEW BORN BABY UNDER YOUR IQAMA

Its a dream of every expatriate to bring and live with his family in Saudi Arabia. What if your wife is pregnant and you are planning to bring your upcoming baby in Saudi Arabia? Here you have two options. First is to make birth of your baby in home country and the other option is to birth your new born baby in Saudi Arabia, which will be very expensive if you do not have family insurance. 





If you choose the first option to birth your child in home country you should go through long process which is mentioned in detail below.
ADD NEW BORN CHILD UNDER IQAMA MUQEEM

Adding your Child under your Iqama/Muqeem (born in Home Country) :


1. Your wife who already hold iqama/muqeem should Apply for Passport and Visa for your child.

2. Once your child in Saudi Arabia, You can add under your Iqama/Muqeem by depositing a fee of 2000 SR. If your child is already crossed 1 year you should pay an additional fine of 1000 SR.





3. Assure your fee is deposited correctly by checking MOI website, To check follow this article "Funds under Muqeem".

4. Take a form from Jawazat office for adding your child under your Iqama/Muqeem and fill it in Arabic, attach two photographs of your child. You can request the writers in front of jawazat office to help you, Get attested the form from your employer.

5. Attach a Polio Immunization Certificate received from hospital of your home country and translated birth certificate of your child. 

6. Carry original and Copies of parents passports, Submit to Jawazat office addition department.

Adding your Child under your Iqama/Muqeem (born in Saudi Arabia) :





This process is little bit easy compared to the first one, Here you have to go through the following processes to add your child under your Iqama if he born in Saudi.
1. Getting Birth Certificate
2. Getting Passport
3. Getting Iqama/Muqeem

1. Getting Birth Certificate : 

- Make appointment with Ahwal-e-Madni before your baby born, To know detailed procedure for booking new appointment with Al Ahwal-e-Madani read this article "Birth Certificate Appointment Saudi Arabia".

- Get Birth notification Certificate from the hospital where your child born.

- Take original passports and Iqama copies of you and your wife, Printout of Ahwal-e-Madani appointment, MOH Form received from Hospital, Fill and submit "Form 87". Translate into Arabic if you have English documents.

2. Getting Passport for Baby :





- Once you receive Birth Certificate from Ahwal-e-Madni, You should contact your embassy with all documents you have for issuing passport to your baby.

3. Getting Iqama from Jawazat :

- After your baby passport processing, you can give it to your company HR department to add your child under your Iqama. As per our blog reader Usman Shafiq  comment, You can book your appointment on http://tickets.passport.gov.sa/ for Jawazat to issue Iqama by selecting a service "Add wife and children".






NRI BANK ACCOUNT IN SAUDI ARABIA

HOW TO OPEN NRI ACCOUNT FROM SAUDI ARABIA

Are you looking to open NRI Bank account in Saudi Arabia? It is possible to open bank account in India while you are staying in Saudi Arabia or Gulf or any other country. Before we proceed to know how to open and what are the requirements for it. First we see what are the uses and benefits of having NRI bank account. Generally NRI bank accounts are of three types. 
1. NRE (Non Resident External)
2. NRO (Non Resident Ordinary)
3. FCNR(Foreign Currency Non Resident)





1.Non Resident External(NRE) Bank Account : 
You can open this account, If you are NRI only. This type of account is Tax free. NRE account balance is maintained in Indian Rupees, Able to choose any type Saving, Current, Fixed or a Term deposit account. Basically this type of account is used to save overseas earned money after converting to Indian currency through remittance.

2. Non Resident Ordinary(NRO) Bank Account : 
You can open this account, If you are NRI or before you become NRI. Taxed as per applicable slab rate. NRO account balance is maintained in Indian Rupees, Able to choose any type Saving, Current, Fixed or a Term deposit. Basically this type of account is used to save Indian income like rent, dividend etc.

3. Foreign Currency Non Resident(FCNR) Bank Account : 
You can open this account, Only if you are NRI. This type of account is Tax free. FCNR account balance is maintained in desired currency like Dollars,Pounds, Euros etc., Able to choose one type between Fixed or a Term deposit account. Basically this type of account is used to save termed deposit between 1 to 5 years.





If you are confused which type you want to choose, I suggest you to choose NRE. As it is tax free and you can remit amount from overseas to direct your account.

NRI SERVICES BANKS :






Now a days, Almost all banks are providing NRI services for NRI customers. Every bank is trying to attract NRI by availing their full support. But Most of the banks will accept your NRI application if you visit the home country branch only. There are few banks like HDFC, HSBC, ICICI, which are allowing to open bank accounts even you not visit home country banch.

HOW TO OPEN NRI ACCOUNT FROM SAUDI ARABIA :

Here, I will share an experience of mine, How i opened bank account recently from Saudi Arabia. Initially, I tried SBI Bank, They rejected my application by saying candidate should visit the branch. Then I tried ICICI, Here also something gone wrong. Then I reached HDFC website, I visited NRI services page, I seen chat option there, I had chat with their support agent, From there everything gone soft. Agent use to call me everyday and guide through the whole process. He asked me to send minimum deposit of 10000 as Demand Draft, I said its not possible to make DD here, till i open the bank account, Agent accepted the issue and requested his senior management to open my account. He arranged courier guy also to my office to receive documents without any charge, Within 7 days i got Pass Book, Cheque Book, Debit Card all related things of my opened bank account in courier.





REQUIREMENTS FOR OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT IN SAUDI ARABIA :

1. Residence ID Card (Iqama)
2. Visa Copy
3. Letter from Company
4. Salary Slip
5. Indian Residence Identity

NRI facilities available in the following Banks :

Andhra Bank NRI Account, Indian Overseas Bank NRI Account, Axis Bank NRI Account, Federal Bank NRI Form, ICICI NRI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank NRI



NRI BANK ACCOUNT IN SAUDI ARABIA



HOW TO GET SAUDI EMBASSY ATTESTATION FOR CERTIFICATES

HOW TO GET SAUDI EMBASSY ATTESTATION FOR YOUR DEGREE CERTIFICATES

It is very important to get attested your degree or master degree (Qualification) certificates if you want to bring your family on permanent visa or to get more benefits in Saudi Arabia. For Saudi attestation of your certificates you should go through a little long process in your home country, You should be patient till it processed completely. 





To complete this process it may take a time of two months, It is better to hire a specialized agent from your local area. In this process you have to handle your original certificates to process it. You can check this article to find Saudi Embassy in your home country "Saudi Embassy address".

Requirements (What all you need) for Attesting Certificates from Saudi Embassy:

1. Attestation of Degree certificates (HRD & Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) in your home country).

2. Letters from company requesting Saudi Cultural Office and Saudi Embassy.
SAUDI EMBASSY CERTIFICATE ATTESTATION PROCEDURE

1. HRD & MEA Attestation : HRD & MEA is to be done in your state or country. Whether you can attest your Highest qualification certificate or degree certificate. You can also attest your marriage certificate if you are married. This process may take 1 day minimum and maximum depends on the process you selected. After this attestation your certificates back side you will find red seal and stamps from HRD & MEA department.






2. Saudi Cultural Office & Saudi Embassy : Here you should take letters from your company requesting Saudi Cultural Office and Saudi Embassy to attest your qualification certificates. 


Once you got these all you can hire an agent in your country to attest your certificates in Saudi Embassy. It may take more than 45 days to get Saudi attestation. Once your Saudi attestation finished you can submit back it to your company for further process. It has a fee of 1000 Saudi Riyals for change of profession as you certified.









Powered by Blogger.
Home Ask Copyright Privacy Terms Sitemap Contact

Copyright © SAUDI-EXPATRIATES