Sunday, December 28, 2014

Procedure to Change Picture on Iqama

When we enter to Saudi Arabia, Immigration officer captures our picture at the immigration counter. This picture is pasted on our Iqama as well as Driving License. It is also one of the tricks to check originality of driving license issued to you. However, sometimes you may have to change the picture on the Iqama due to any reason. Sometimes people decide to have beard on their face but the picture on their iqama does not have beard picture, they may have to face several problems if they don’t change the picture on their iqama.

Procedure to Change Picture on Iqama of Adult
KK Yasir: Dear I changed my picture on iqama after I have beard , when I entered in KSA I don't have beard but later I have decided to have beard, so after having beard I was having difficulties in all govt. offices then I went to Jawazat in Abha to change my pictures on iqama. You just need to inform the person who is sitting in the Jawazat with camera installed in front on him and he also have a finger print scanner, you have to give new finger prints to him and he will take a new picture of you and will update the record. After that you will give your old iqama to him and he will ask other person to print new iqama with updated picture. It is better to change the picture at the time of iqama renewal as with the renewed iqama your pictures will also be updated. It depends on the mood of Jawazat person if he will update your picture at 1st visit else you have to request him many time or you need some source in Jawazat to get new picture.

Procedure to Change Picture on Iqama of Baby
  1. At the time when you apply for the iqama for children for the very first time after his or her birth, you give pictures to the Jawazat officers which are pasted on the Iqama. The procedure to apply for the first iqama of the children after birth is explained in these links.
  2. Every year at the time of renewal of iqama, you have to produce pictures of the children to the government relations officer of your company. These pictures are just a formality. These are not replaced on the Iqama every time. So, the picture on the iqama of your child will remain the same (1 month old) even if he is 4 years old. The procedure to renew Iqama is explained in this link “How to Renew Iqama
  3. After giving the pictures to the government relations officer of your company, just emphasize upon replacing the picture on iqama of your children. If you don’t emphasize on it, never expect them to do it themselves. I hope they will change it for you.
  4. If they don’t change the picture on Iqama of your children, you still have the right to go to Jawazat yourself and initiate the process. There will be a form which you need to fill and sign since you are the Kafeel of your child. The agents sitting out of the gate of Jawazat will be able to help you in this regard. It is a simple process which will not take a long time.
Other Procedures related to Iqama
  1. Expatriates troubles due to Iqama errors in Saudi Arabia
  2. Procedure to Change English and Arabic Name on Iqama
  3. Jawazat Fee of Different Services
  4. What to do if Iqama is Lost
  5. Procedure for the Replacement of Damaged Iqama


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