Are you an employer who has been deceived by their runaway employee? Or are you an employee who was blackmailed by their boss using the word Huroob? In either of these cases, it is important to know exactly what the term means along with how to check and remove this status.
The Arabic translation of Huroob is escaped or absent. It is a status used to define employees who came to Saudi Arabia for work but never made it to their office and are missing in the country. As per the Saudi government, these are treated as criminals, and once found, they can be detained, deported, and banned from working in the country for an everlasting time.
How to check Iqama Huroob Status
Considering this strict punishment for all absent workers, it is important that you check your Huroob status from time to time and lodge a complaint against your employer in case they misuse their claim over the Huroob status. You can check your Iqama Huroob status by simply following our mentioned steps sequentially.
- Start by opening the official website of the Minister of Labour by either typing in their URL or clicking on this link: https://www.mol.gov.sa/services/inquiry/nonsaudiempinquiry.aspx . Unfortunately, you cannot avail the service of checking your Iqama Huroob Status in your preferred language as it is restricted in Arabic.
- But don’t worry as we will try to make this procedure easier for you by including screenshots of every step and telling you what each Arabic word means. Now, you will be prompted to enter your Iqama Number and the Image code correctly. You do not need to fill in your Passport or Border number for this process.
- Press the بحث after doing this and immediately, your Iqama details along with the Huroob Status will be displayed on screen. Let us now move on about how to read these details and what they are translated to in English.
If your Huroob status shows, متغیب عن العمل then that means that you are absent from your office and the Saudi government is looking for you. On the other hand, if you are shown “علی راس العمل“ as your result, then you are present and have nothing to worry about.
What to do if your Huroob Status is active?
If your Huroob Status shows that you are missing from work, despite going to the office daily, you should immediately talk to your employer about it. Try to settle any disagreement by talking but if the employer is still adamant about not changing your status, then file an appeal against them in court.
You don’t need to worry about this happening anymore as the recent laws have made it increasingly difficult for Kafeal or employers to file a false Huroob status for their employees through strict criteria. But you should know what measures to take in case it happens to you.
Remember that this method is not applicable to domestic workers as they can only check their Huroob Status by visiting the nearest Jwazat office.
I am Bilal Khan. I am the founder and chief writer for his own website called Ksa Expats Guide.com and a freelance writer and web developer for many other websites. I live in Saudi Arabia as an expat. Love to research all about KSA. I use my spare time to learn new things, travel, and write about them, especially when it comes to technology and things from the past.