iqama insurance

Iqama insurance

Iqama insurance is medical insurance in Saudi Arabia for ex-pats which are mandatory for the issuance and the renewal of Iqama. It is also necessary for the family members living with the Iqama holder. For this compulsion, ex-pats care for the validity of their health insurance like iqama expiry. This procedure is called a health insurance check, insurance inquiry, and iqama insurance check. These all terms are common in foreign workers living in the Kingdom.


Insurance inquiry

Two methods are used for insurance inquiry. You can know the status of your health insurance policy with both. One of them is ‘’Health insurance check with CCHI’’ while the other is with MOI. We will explain both methods, you can adopt one of them according to your convenience.

Iqama insurance check with CCHI

In this method, you can read the insurance check KSA details on the website of CCHI. It is a simple way for the health insurance check in which we come to know about the insurance company and the expiry date of the policy. So let’s start the Iqama insurance check with this procedure.

Check Iqama Expiry with Absher

CCHI website
  • Click on the link to open the CCHI website.
  • There are many tabs on the bottom of the home page. We will click on ‘’Inquire about health insurance”.
  • A new page will be open where the procedure to use E-Service is also given. We will simply click on the ”Service link” tab.
  • Now the ”Insurance Inquiry” page is opened. Here is a box of ”Identity Number”. We can also enter our Iqama or border number here. Then enter image code in the second box and click on ”OK”
iqama insurance
  • The simplest procedure is completed and the system is showing you your insurance company and the expiry date of your Iqama insurance. Check Iqama Fund

Procedure to check insurance expiry date of visitor

Friends, you can also check the insurance expiry date of a visit visa holder on the CCHI website. The procedure is very short because we are providing you a shortcut link to reach the desired page.

  1. First of all click on this link.
  2. Enter the passport number of the visitor.
  3. Now enter the image code and click on the ”OK’’ button.
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The process is completed and you can check insurance expiry date on the next page.

Insurance inquiry with MOI

Follow these steps for insurance check KSA with MOI.

  • Open the MOI website by clicking on this link.
  • Change the language from Arabic to English.
  • Click on Electronic Inquires ”Passports”.
insurance inquiry
  • Now click on “Public query Health Insurance Validity’’
  • On opening a new page, enter your Iqama number and image code, then press the ‘’View’’ button.
  • The validity of your Iqama insurance will be shown on the next page.

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Medical insurance in Saudi Arabia for expats

Friends, here we are going to discuss the rules for medical insurance in Saudi Arabia for ex-pats. As you know, health insurance is compulsory for ex-pats working and living in KSA but this condition is not implemented on domestic workers. They are under the cover of their sponsors or Kafeels. Who is responsible for all health-related issues. Usually, Kafeel registers their home servants in government health centers.


The other foreign workers are bound to get iqama insurance at the expense of their sponsors. Common workers fall in C category and insurance companies in Saudi Arabia issue them C category cards. They can get medical treatment in specific health centers mentioned in the health insurance policy.

These policies do not provide full heath cover to the ex-pats and they have to pay from their pockets in many cases. So most workers try to get private ex-pat health insurance. Check MOI Traffic Violation in Saudia

Extension in insurance of family visit visa holders

90 days’ health insurance policy is issued to all visit visa holders. However, it must be extended for the next 90 days if the visitor is applying for an extension in his visa. You can get a ninety days’ health insurance policy for a visitor by paying SR 30 to SR 100. These rates vary by the age and gender of the visitor as well as by company to company.

Authorized insurance companies for Visitors in KSA

These insurance companies are authorized for medical insurance in Saudi Arabia for ex-pats. You can also get a health insurance policy for your family visitors from these companies after checking the rates and packages from their websites. ویزا گائیڈ بک اردو میں پڑھیں

  • Al Rajhi Company for Cooperative Insurance
  • Saudi United Cooperative Insurance
  • Arabian Shield Cooperative Insurance Company
  • AXA Cooperative Insurance Company
  • Allied Cooperative Insurance Group
  • Tawuniya cooperative Insurance Company
  • BUPA Arabia for Cooperative Insurance
Authorized Insurance companies

Hospitals in Saudi Arabia

Usually, foreigners visiting KSA, search for ‘’Hospitals in Saudi Arabia’’. We are providing here a list of 20 major hospitals situated in different Saudi cities with addresses and phone numbers.

Al Hamadi Hospital Khalid Ibn Yazid Ibn Muawiyah, Al Olaya, Riyadh, Phone: 11 462 2000

Al Yamama Hospital Al-Imam Ash Shafii, Al Manar, Riyadh, Phone: 11 491 4444

Almana General Hospital Building A, 7396 Prince Talal St, Al Khobar Al Shamalia, Al Khobar Phone: 13 898 7000

Dammam Central Hospital King Khaled St, Ghirnatah, Dammam, Phone: 55 407 2025

Dr. Erfan & Bagedo General Hospital Al Mahad As Sinai, Al Faisaliyah, Jeddah Phone: 2 682 0022

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital Falastin, Jeddah, Phone: 12 665 5000

GNP Hospital Al Amir Sultan, Jeddah Phone: 12 682 3200

International Medical Center Jeddah Hail, Jeddah Phone: 12 650 9000

Jizan National Clinic Bakhsha, Jazan Phone: 7322 0703

King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital Al Kurnaysh Rd, Al Andalus, Jeddah, Phone: 12 232 8888

King Fahad Medical City Makkah Al Mukarramah Branch Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh Phone: 11 288 9999

King Fahad National Guard Hospital P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh Phone: 11 801 1111

King Fahad Specialist Hospital 6830 Ammar Bin Thabit St, Al Muraikabat, Dammam Phone: 13 843 1111

King Faisal Specialist Hospital Makkah Al Mukarramah Branch Rd, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, Riyadh Phone: 9200 12312

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Al Urubah Branch Rd, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Riyadh Phone: 11 482 1234

Maternity & Children Hospital Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Street, Dammam Phone: 13 842 6666

Obeid Specialized Hospital King Fahd Branch Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh Phone: 11 476 7222

Saudi American Clinic Al Kurnaysh Rd, Al Hamra’a Dist., Jeddah Phone: 2 660 5050

Saudi German Hospital King Fahad Branch Road, As Sahafah, Riyadh Phone: 11 268 5555

Saudi German Hospital Jeddah4 Batter jee Road, Al-Zahra District, Jeddah, Phone: 2 682 9000


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