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How to get Iqama for a newborn baby in Saudi Arabia

In this article, we cover how to get the Iqama for a newborn baby.

No matter whether a child is born inside or outside Saudi Arabia, you need to follow the below procedure to get the Iqama for the newborn baby.

Step 1: Paying the Fees for the Iqama of a newborn baby
  • Baby born in Saudi Arabia

    • Dependent Fees only

  • Baby born outside Saudi Arabia

    • Dependent Fees and

    • Iqama Fees SAR 2000/-

Step 2: Uploading the documents for verification on Tawasul on Absher
Documents Required:
  • Baby's Birth Certificate

  • Baby's Passport

  • Medical Insurance

  • Payment of Dependent Fees

  • Baby's Photograph

  • Father's Passport Photocopy

  • Mother's Passport Photocopy

  • Father's Iqama Photocopy

  • Mother's Iqama Photocopy

  • If your child was born outside of Saudi Arabia, the following documents are required.

    • Saudi Visa Copy of the baby with arrival stamp & border number

    • Payment of SAR 2000/- Iqama charge for the newborn

    • Polio Immunization Certificate acquired from the hospital

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:

  • Sector:

Sector for Newborn baby
  • Service: If the child is born inside Saudi Arabia select the below:

Sector for Newborn baby
  • Service: If the child is born outside Saudi Arabia select the below :

Sector for Newborn baby
  • 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. If you have twins or more, you need to repeat the above steps for each of your children 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.

Documents Required:

  1. Appointment Letter

  2. Tawasul Approval Letters

  3. Printout of the above PDF

  4. Original Passports of the dependents

  5. 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

Iqama Collection:

  • 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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