In my previous article, I have discussed the matters one should consider in deciding the childbirth in Saudi Arabia. If you have decided not to deliver your child in Saudi Arabia after going through the matters mentioned in that article, you will have to bring him and register under your Iqama. This article discusses the procedure you need to adopt if a child is born outside Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. However, if a child is born inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, you need to follow a separate procedure to add him under your Iqama. This procedure is explained in this article.
Procedure to Apply for Iqama of Newly Born Child – Born outside Saudi Arabia
- The first and most important condition of getting a baby registered under your Iqama is that the baby should be inside Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It means, the wife who already has Iqama will have to apply for the passport and visa of the newborn baby outside Saudi Arabia. We have explained the procedure of bringing the newborn baby to Saudi Arabia in this article. Recommended: Procedure to Apply for Visa of Newly Born Baby to Saudi Arabia
- Once the baby is in Saudi Arabia, you need to deposit SR 2,000/- to add a dependent under your Iqama. The fee is paid through SADAD via internet banking or ATM. If you are registering baby after 12 months of birth, an additional fine of SR 1,000/- will have to be paid as per Article 61 of the Residence Law.