Inquire about the validity of the residence permit by the residence number and the conditions for renewal in Saudi Arabia

Inquire about the validity of the residence permit by the residence number and the conditions for renewal in Saudi Arabia

Inquiring about the validity of the residence permit by the residence number is one of the services provided by the Ministry of Interior in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to expatriates and workers in the Kingdom. Where the resident can know the expiry date of his residence. The citizen can also inquire about the validity of the residence permit for his employees, in an electronic way, to facilitate the service and facilitate the applicants.

Inquiry about residence validity by residence number

Through the Absher platform of the Saudi Ministry of Interior, it is possible to inquire about the validity of the residence permit, using the residence number. By following these steps:

  1. Enter the Absher electronic portal of the Ministry of Interior from the following link “absher.sa”
  2. Enter the individuals icon that appears on the main platform screen.
  3. Enter the username. And then the password in the space provided for it.
  4. Enter the visual verification code. It consists of irregular letters and numbers to verify the identity of the applicant.
  5. Clicking on the My Services icon, from which the button to inquire about electronic services will be pressed.
  6. Click on the passport icon.
  7. Click on the Iqama Validity Inquiry icon from the menu that appears on the screen.
  8. Enter the residence number in the specified place for that. And then enter the confirmation code, which is sent to the mobile phone registered on the platform.
  9. Enter the password and then click on the View icon.
  10. View the data that the site displays. Which includes the validity of the residence permit, its expiry date, and the renewal date.

Inquiry about the validity of the resident’s ID

Among the services provided by the Saudi government represented by the Saudi Ministry of Labor. Inquire about a resident’s identity electronically. The validity of a resident’s identity can be inquired by following the following:

  • Entering the website of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development from the following Rabat “hrsd.gov.sa”
  • Enter your username and password in the space provided for that.
  • Click on Create a new account if the visitor is entering the Ministry’s website for the first time. Thus, it chooses a name for the user. He enters the required data. For example, the name and date of birth are entered. The mobile phone number and email address are also entered. And other data requested by the Ministry’s website.
  • Click on the login icon.
  • Entering the electronic services from the main screen that appears in front of the visitor.
  • Click on the query icon for an expatriate employee.
  • Write the residence number in the specified place. The verification code that is sent to the phone number registered on the site is also entered.
  • Click on the search icon. The site displays all data about the resident and his identity.
Inquire about residency Absher Passports
Inquiry about the validity of the residence

Find here: Ministry of Interior Inquiry about residence validity

Inquire about residence validity without entering Absher

The resident may not have an account on the Absher platform, through which the Ministry of Interior provides many services to the public dealing with the ministry. In this case, it is possible to inquire about the validity of the residence permit without entering the Absher portal. By following these steps:

  • Entering the Saudi Ministry of Labor website from the following link “hrsd.gov.sa”
  • Log in to the ministry’s website by entering your username. and password.
  • Access to electronic services.
  • Click on the Individual Portal icon.
  • Login to the new user icon. And then enter the data requested by the site from the visitor.
  • Enter the residence number and date of birth of the residence owner. The Hijri or Gregorian calendar, as the visitor chooses.
  • Enter the confirmation code sent to the account holder’s mobile phone. And click on the Next icon.
  • Review the data that the site displays about the residence owner, including the validity date of the residence and its renewal date.

Inquiry service for residence validity by residence number with visual code

It is also one of the services provided by the Saudi Ministry of Interior. The possibility of inquiring about the validity of the residence permit through the visual verification code. This can be done by following these steps:

  1. Entering the Absher portal of the Saudi Ministry of Interior from Rabat, which we presented above.
  2. Click on the individual icon.
  3. Log in to the platform and enter your username and password.
  4. Entering a visual verification code that confirms that the visitor is a human and not a bot.
  5. Click on e-services from the list that appears on the screen.
  6. Entry to passports.
  7. Click on the residence query icon.
  8. Enter the required data from the visitor. Which includes the residence number and the visual verification code in the specified fields.
  9. Click on the View icon. And then the site displays all the data related to the residence of the inquirer and the account holder.

Inquire about the expiry date of the residence

It is also possible to inquire about the expiry date of the residence in an electronic way. This is in order for the resident to avoid paying the fine resulting from not renewing the residence on the specified date. The residence expiry date can be inquired by following the following steps:

  • Access to the Absher platform website from the following link “absher.sa”
  • Click on the individuals icon, from which you will be logged into the platform by entering your username and password.
  • Enter the visual verification code.
  • Access to electronic inquiries. And then enter the passports.
  • Click on the query icon for the date of the passport.
  • Enter the residence number in the specified place. A visual verification code is also entered.
  • Click on the View icon at the bottom of the page. The site displays residence data and expiry date.

You can also find here: Direct Resident ID Validity Inquiry

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Conditions for renewing residence for a resident

Conditions for renewing the new residence in Saudi Arabia

So that the residency can be renewed in a proper legal way. The renewal conditions must be met, which are the following:

  • The resident’s passport must still be on the validity date.
  • The resident must be inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the date of renewal of the residence permit.
  • The resident is not registered among the residents in whom reports of absence from work are submitted by the sponsor.
  • The resident must have an insurance policy. If the resident is accompanied by his family in Saudi Arabia.
  • Pay the residence renewal fee in full.
  • Children over eighteen years of age are registered with a sponsor inside the Kingdom.
  • Traffic fines restricted to the resident’s name, if any, must be paid.

Fine for violators of residency

In the event that the expatriate violates the residency regulations in force in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is subject to financial fines that vary in value according to the type of violation committed by the expatriate. These fines for violating the residence regulations are as follows:

  • An amount of one thousand to three thousand Saudi riyals is paid when the residency is not shown to the official authorities that request it from the expatriate.
  • A fine ranging from one thousand to three thousand Saudi riyals is paid if the resident does not report the loss of residence in a legal way.
  • The resident pays a fine of ten thousand Saudi riyals in the case of submitting forged documents when renewing the residence.
  • A fine ranging from one thousand to three thousand Saudi riyals is paid when the resident’s children or his wife work without an official permit.
  • The expatriate pays a fine of one thousand Saudi riyals if he enters the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after deporting him.
  • Double the residence renewal fee is paid if the expatriate does not renew the residence three days before the residence expiry date.

Thus, we have learned how to inquire about the validity of the residence by the residence number. We also learned how to inquire about the validity of the residence permit with the visual verification code. Conditions for renewal of residence and fines related to violating the regulations and rules in force in the Kingdom.

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