Iqama Lost Or Stolen? What to Do Now?

Here are the steps for complete guide on replacement of lost iqama.

Iqama or Muqeem Card is the personal identification card in Saudi Arabia. it is one of the most important documents as like Passport and Visa documents. And in case of iqama card, you always need to carry with yourself and show your identity to Police or Government authorities.

However, if you lost or stolen your iqama card then you would face many problems. Because you directly need the iqama as proof of your legal residence in Saudi Arabia. So, you should keep in mind that surviving a single day without iqama is nearly impossible in Saudi Arabia.

Although, if you are looking to solve this problem then you have come to the right place where we are going to guide you the complete procedure of it in this article. So read it carefully and follow the guideline.

Iqama lost or stolen

What to Do if My Iqama Is Lost or Stolen?

  • First of all, if your iqama card is lost then try to find in your office, home, car or any other place you visited recently.
  • However, if you could not find iqama or if your iqama is stolen, then the first thing you need to do is to inform your Kafeel/Sponsor about the situation. And explain that you lost your iqama and need a new one.
  • After that, go to the Police station and register the report. In this report, you will have to write an application and explain how your iqama is lost or stolen.
  • Make sure that the application must be in Arabic.

In addition, you should need to report the police within 24 hours to avoid any fine and other troubles. If you report on the time you can save the fine of 1000 Saudi Riyals. If not, you will be charged fine of 1000 Saudi Riyals for the first time.

Visit Jawazat Office

After all this process that explains above, you should visit the Jawazat Office (Passport Office) with the Mandoob (company’s representative). So, you need to be well prepared and carry all these following documents with yourselves.

  • Copy of Iqama Card
  • Original Passport and a copy
  • Filled iqama issuance form and attached 2 passport size photographs
  • Copy of Police Report
  • Receipt for Iqama fee
  • Receipt of traffic violations or fine’s payment

After submitting all the documents in Jawazat office, provide the fingerprints and then they check your traffic violations. Hopefully, after all the procedure you will get your iqama card on the same day or the next working day.

Fee and Penalties of Lost Iqama?

If your Iqama card is missing, then be ready to pay heavy fines and fees until you hold the new one.

  1. If you first time lost your iqama, then you have to pay 1000 Saudi Riyals as iqama fee.
  2. For the second time, you will be charged 2000 Saudi Riyals as iqama fee.
  3. And for the third time, it will be increased in 3000 Saudi Riyals and can be deported from Saudi Arabia to your origin country.

As we mention above that if you report of lost or stolen iqama within 24 hours in the Police station, then there is no fine charge on you.

However, as you can observe the process is very lengthy and have many things to do, so the best practice is that keep your iqama card save and always carry with yourselves.

Procedure for Lost Iqama For Dependents

The procedure for dependents is much easier than what we explain above.

Although, you can do all the process with yourself and there is no option to do it online through Absher account.

Although, here is the step by step process of how to get the new print of lost iqama.

  • First of all, you need to fill the issuance form and take it to the representative manager who will sign on it.
  • When the issuance form is signed by the manager, he will ask you to go to the “Naqal Maloomat” counter. Who will cancel the lost iqama of dependents and stamp on the form?
  • After that, in the process of printing the iqama of dependents, you need to go to the section which actually prints the iqama.
  • Now, you will submit your files along with the copies of old iqamas.
  • That’s it, the officer will print the lost iqama of your dependents immediately.

In addition, there is no fine or fee will be charged for the printing.

How to Pay For Iqama Lost or Stolen ?

Paying Fine Through E-Banking

The Saudi government recently updated their system and give the opportunity to their citizens and foreign residents to solve their iqama related queries through an online portal and make online transactions through internet banking. But the most important in that time is how to pay lost iqama fine through your mobile bank account.

Let see, what is the process of paying iqama fine via internet banking.

  • The first to pay the lost iqama fine is to log in to your internet banking account and click on the “Payments” option, that is shown on your mobile screen.
  • Note that, normally all the banks follow the same procedure. So, we chose the most common method of e-banking.
  • In the drop-down list of Payments, select the “SADAT” option.
  • Now you have shown many options, but you need to tap on “Government Payment & Refund” option.
  • After that, you need to click on “Alien Control” and then “Replace Iqama”.
  • Now you will see the option of “unregister” on the top left corner and below the ‘Iqama ID’.
  • So, first, you click on ‘unregister’ and then enter your iqama number in front of ‘Iqama ID’, then tap on “Request payment Fee”.
  • Now, you see the Penalty fee of 1000 Saudi Riyals on the “Fee Amount” block, so click on the ‘OK’ for further procedure.
  • When it’s done, you see that quotation on-screen “Dear Customer your Payment is Successfully received”.

If any of the detail is incorrect, you should cancel the process and start from the first step again. If everything is fine, you just click on the “Confirm” button and you are done with the payment of lost iqama fine in Saudi Arabia. in addition, you will also receive a message on your mobile with the details of your transaction.

Paying Fine Through ATM Machine

The second method is to lost Iqama fine through the ATM machine. It is also an easy method but it needs you to go physically near your ATM machine and make your transaction.

However, here in this method we are giving you the step by step process of paying lost iqama fine through ATM machine which is also better option. So, follow the bellow guideline.

  • The first step is to enter your ATM card on the machine and select the “English” language.
  • Then, enter your account’s code number on the machine.
  • Now, you should check your balance either it is available or not. So click on “Balance Inquiry”.
  • If you have 1000 Saudi Riyal or more than its ok, and if not then deposit 1000 Saudi Riyals on the machine and click on “Deposit”.
  • Now the Screen will show you newly deposit 1000 Saudi Riyals, so tap on “Accept” button.
  • After that, you need to click on “Bills Payment” button.
  • This will show you many option, but you only click on “MOI” and then “Alien Control” option.
  • Now, you again see many options but click on “Next” and then select “Replace Iqama” from the next screen.
  • Then, tap on the “Pay” button and enter your Iqama number/ID.
  • When you successfully enter your iqama number then you see your Iqama ID and Fee amount on the next screen. Now, click on “Pay Exact” button and tap on “Yes” option.
  • That’s it, you can successfully pay the lost iqama fine.

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