How to get new iqama if lost or stolen [Updated for 2024]


Thank you for providing detailed information on the process of replacing a lost Iqama in Saudi Arabia. This step-by-step guide is comprehensive and can be very helpful for expatriates who find themselves in a similar situation. Here’s a summary of the key steps:

Iqama Replacement Procedure:

  1. Iqama Replacement Fee:
    • Fee structure based on the frequency of loss:
      • First Loss: 1,000 Saudi Riyals
      • Second Loss: 2,000 Saudi Riyals
      • Third Loss: 3,000 Saudi Riyals
    • Fees are in addition to any fines for losing the Iqama.
  2. Inform Your Sponsor:
    • Notify your sponsor immediately as they play a crucial role in the legal and administrative processes.
  3. Police Report (if stolen):
    • If the Iqama is stolen, file a police report as soon as possible. Not required for lost Iqamas.
  4. Pay Lost Iqama Fee Online:
    • Use Sadad Payments through your banking app.
    • Select “Government Payment & Refund,” then “Alien Control,” and finally “Replace Iqama.”
    • Enter Iqama number, request payment fee, and complete the transaction.
  5. Arrange Required Documents:
    • Download and fill the Iqama lost form in Arabic.
    • Police report (if applicable).
    • Payment receipt for the replacement fee.
    • Copies of your Iqama, passport, and sponsor’s Iqama and passport.
  6. Report Lost Iqama in Absher:
    • Log in to Absher.
    • Navigate to “Services” > “Passports” > “Tawasul.”
    • Choose “New Request” and select the appropriate options.
    • Describe the loss and upload the required documents.
  7. Print New Iqama:
    • Once the application is approved, follow the instructions in the notification received from the Ministry of Interior.
    • Visit the designated service center with a print of the Tawasul request, documents used for the application, and book a Jawazat appointment if needed.
    • Digital documents in Absher and Tawakkalna Services App are also accepted.

Always stay informed about Iqama-related updates by keeping in touch with official sources and news channels. This guide provides valuable insights for expatriates navigating the process of replacing a lost Iqama in Saudi Arabia.

Source of this info: Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia.

Lost iqama fees in Sadad.

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  1. Rachel

    Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any
    issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I
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  2. Yes, I know a way to prevent hackers. Your link is removed from the comment.

  3. Ymayah

    How about they know your iqama number. How to know if they are using it.

  4. Kashif Naeem

    Can i travel on my digital iqama and not the print same can i drive witgout the print of my driving license and istamara print?

  5. Yes. Digital Iqama can be used now for almost all purposes