iqama renewal fee

Iqama Renewal Fee 

Due to the hike in the Iqama fees under Saudization policy, both the ex-pats and Kafeel prefer to check the iqama renewal fee before thinking of Iqama Renewal. Now the MOI Iqama fees and health insurance is also imposed on iqama holders.  


We are going to compare the iqama renewal fees of 2018, 2019 and the current year 2020, so that you can understand the ratio of increment in the Iqama fee.

Iqama Renewal Fee 2021

The iqama renewal fee 2020 for the companies recruiting more than 50% of local staff is as under. Iqama Validity Check

  • Work permit fee: 8400 Riyal
  • Iqama fee: 750 Riyal  
  • Insurance(Avg): 450 Riyal
  • Total Iqama renewal fees 2020: 9600 Riyal

Iqama Fee For Companies Having Less Than 50% Local Staff

Iqama fees for Wife

The Saudi government has fixed the Iqama fee for a wife that is 500 Riyal per year. It shows that the renewal fee for any ex-pats’ wife is the same.

Driver’s Iqama renewal fee

As the drivers fall in the general category, their iqama renewal fees are the same as stated in the table of 2020.

Fee For Family

According to new rules, every ex-pat will have to pay 500 Riyal for his family every year.  This fee varies by the number of adults and the school going kids.


Renewal Fee 2019

You can check here the Renewal fee 2019 for the employees of the companies who have more than 50% Saudi staff. Check Traffic Violation Saudi Arabia Number Plate

  • Work permit fee: 6000 Riyal
  • Iqama fee: 750 Riyal
  • Insurance(Avg): 450 Riyal
  • Total Iqama fee: 7200 Riyal

For Companies Having Less Than 50% Local Staff

  • Work permit fee: 7200 Riyal
  • Iqama fees: 750 Riyal
  • Insurance(Avg): 450 Riyal
  • Total fee 2019: 8400 Riyal

Iqama Renewal Fee 2018

If you are going to asses the renewal fee of 2018, it was as under, for the ex-pats whose companies had more than 50% Saudi staff.

  • Work permit fee: 3600 Riyal
  • Iqama fee: 750 Riyal
  • Insurance(Avg): 450 Riyal
  • Total fee: 4800 Riyal

For A Company Where Saudi Staff Was Less Than 50%

  • Work permit fee: 4800 Riyal
  • Iqama fees: 750 Riyal
  • Insurance(Avg) : 450 Riyal
  • Total fees: 6000 Riyal

Final Words

You have asses the iqama renewal fee for the current and upcoming year. Now the renewal of iqama every year is mandatory. You will have to face many problems like fine and even deportation from KSA If you don’t renew your Iqama in time.

According to new rules, iqama holders are bound to renew their iqamas before three days of expiry. In case of violation of this rule, the first penalty is 5 Riyal which will be extended to 1000 Riyal for the second time. There is no concession for the third time. Such an iqama holder will be deported immediately.


1 Comment

  1. Can i renew the Iqama for my dependents for less than a year as i plan to send them on final exist after 1 month of the iqama expiry. Hence want to renew the Iqama for two months only. Is this possible?

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