How to Apply for Family Iqama after they have arrived at KSA
Once your family has arrived in KSA on a permanent visa, the next step is to have their Iqamas issued. This post explains how to do so in 3 steps. Follow the steps in proper order to seamlessly get their Iqamas issued.
The following steps need to be executed to apply for Family Iqama:
Step 1: Paying the Dependent Fee
You can ask your HR to pay your Dependent Fee or
Log in to your bank account
Select Payment and Bills
Select Government Payment
Services: Alien Control
Select “Associate Fees for All Registered Associates on the Head of Household Iqama Service ID”
Transaction Type: Payment
Iqama ID: Family Head Iqama Number
The next screen should show the amount that is to be paid.
Note: The above process/steps might defer from bank to bank. Please consult your HR or bank before making the payment.
Once this is paid, this will be reflected on your Absher account
Login to your Absher Account
Scroll down and click on “Public Query Available Funds”
Enter Iqama Number
Enter Captcha Code
You will find the amount you paid under “Passport Deposit”
Step 2: Uploading the documents for verification on Tawasul on Absher
Medical Fitness Certificate from an approved Clinic/Lab (No need for a Physical Copy, the results will be updated to Jawazat automatically). Note. this is only for your wife, no need for your children.
Pictures of each dependent
Fill out the Iqama Form (Fill it separately for each dependent & have it signed and sealed by the employer)
Saudi Visa Copy of each dependent with arrival stamp & border number
Passport copy of each dependent
Medical Insurance Card of each dependent from the same company as the family head
Iqama of the Sponsor
Passport Copy of the Sponsor
Once you have all the above documents arrange them in the above order and convert them to a PDF.
Note: One PDF for each dependent. Use an online compressor on Google to compress the document to less than 1MB
Login to your Absher Account
Click on the “Services” tab under “My Services”
Select the “Passports” Option
Click on “Tawasul”
On the next page, click on “New Request”
On the next page select the following:
Request Description: Write the Border Number of the dependent
Attachment: Attach the PDF you have created above.
You can upload only one form at once. You need to repeat the above steps for each of your dependents separately.
You will receive an SMS once the form is submitted with acknowledgment no.
Once verified and approved you will receive another SMS
Login back to Tawasul Services and Print the Approval Acknowledgement.
Step 3: Appointment with Jawazat Office for Iqama Collection
Once you have received the approvals for all your dependents proceed for an Appointment with Jawazat, you can collect all Iqamas for your dependents at once.
Tawasul Approval Letters
Printout of the above PDF
Original Passports of the dependents
Pictures of the Dependents
Appointment with Jawazat Office:
Login to Absher Account
Scroll down and click on “Appointments”
Select the “Passport” Option
Click on the “Proceed to Service” button
Click “Book New Appointment”
Select “Resident Services”
Region: Select the Region
Select the Jawazat Office you want to visit
Select the date and time of the appointment
Click the “Confirm Appointment Details” button
Take the printout of the Appointment Slip
Proceed to the Jawazat office on the scheduled date and time.
Produce all the above documents and collect the Iqamas for your family (shouldn’t take more than 15-20 mins)
Verify all the details on the Iqama and Congrats!
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