Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to check Iqama Profession Online?

Now there is no need to ask from your Kafeel again and again if your profession has been changed by him as you can check it online yourself. If you have applied for the change in profession of your Iqama and don’t know the progress of its change, don’t worry!! Now you can check the current #iqama profession in the system of Ministry of Interior #MOI Online. If you are looking for some help in deciding which profession suits you to bring your family on visit or permanent visa, I would suggest you to go through the “List of Professions”. However, it is very important to check that the profession you have chosen is not one of those professions which are reserved for Saudis. In this article, we will explain the step by step procedure of checking the status of change in profession online.

Before going into details of how to check iqama profession online, it is important to clarify here that the profession on your Iqama must be the same as your actual profession. If you are a computer technician, make sure your Iqama also has this profession. There are heavy penalties and fines on the people whose iqama profession is different from their actual profession. In extreme cases, this may lead to deportation as well.

Step by Step Procedure to Check the Status of Change in Profession Online
First of all, you must have an activated ministry of interior account. If you don’t have an account, create an account from this link. I have explained the step by step procedure to create Ministry of Interior Account in this article. ”Register for MOI Account
If you already have an account with MOI, you need to login to it. The procedure to login to MOI has been changed significantly. New procedure is explained in this link “Process to login to MOI (Abshir) account
Once you are logged in to the MOI account, you need to click on “Dashboard” tab given above. Just see on the left side of the screen below your picture, birthday and marital status. If profession has been changed here, it means all the formalities related to change in profession have been fulfilled. You just need to print your new iqama card now.

Changing Iqama Profession
  1. List of all Iqama Professions in Saudi Arabia
  2. Procedure to Change Iqama Profession in Saudi Arabia
  3. Procedure to get SOCPA Membership
  4. Procedure to Register with Saudi Council of Engineering
  5. List of Professions eligible for Family Visas in Saudi Arabia


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