BASIC FAQ’S ANSWERED FOR IQAMA RENEWAL, COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AND ERE

FINE FOR DELAYING IQAMA RENEWAL

The fine for delaying renewal of iqama for the first time is 500 riyals and in case of repeating it again is 1000 SAR.

COVID PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

The conditions for entering into Kingdom after the precautionary and preventive measures of Corona pandemic lifted are:

  1. No need to wear mask indoors with the exception of Masjid Al-Haram (Makkah’s Grand Mosque) and Masjid Al-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque). Places for which protocols are issued in Weqaya. Facilities, activities, events and public transportation that you wish to apply.
  • Verification of Immune health status on Tawakkalna application is no more required, to enter facilities, activities, events and board planes and public transportation with the exceptions in companies, activities, occasion, events, flights and public transportation, whose nature requires the requirement of immunization or to continue to verify the health status or wish to implement it.

  • For citizens, who wants to go outside Saudi Arabia, the duration of the requirement of taking booster dose (3rd dose) of corona vaccine is 8 months instead of 3 months after receiving 2nd dose. With the exceptions of age groups set by the Ministry of Health or exempted groups, as per their health status in Tawakkalna.

FAILED TO RETURN ON ERE

An expat who leaves the Kingdom on exit re-entry visa and fails to return within the specific period mentioned on his/her visa would be banned from entering into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 3 years. The employer will be required to issue a new visa, if that expat did not return within the period specified in the exit re-entry visa. 

And after 2 months of the expiry of exit re-entry visa, a status of “Exited and did not return” will be updated automatically for that expatriate. And a period of the entry ban for 3 years will be imposed on the individual and it will be calculated from the date of expiry of the re-entry visa, based on Hijri calendar.

Regarding the departure of dependents and escorts of the expat, said sons and daughters of expats who did not return, and continued to appear on Absher platform will be canceled and dropped from the list of dependents on the platform immediately after the end of the visa through Tawasul service of the Absher.

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