When we are looking for a job in Saudi Arabia, in gulftalent[dot]com or bayt[dot]com, sometimes, we find the words “transferable iqama”.
Transferable Iqama means that the holder of the Iqama (employee) doesn’t have to work for the Kafeel (employer) which is stated in Iqama (marked with red rectangle in the picture below). So this Transferable Iqama (TI) holder can work in any company in Saudi Arabia in anywhere and anytime he/she wants. Below is a pict of non-transferable iqama.
Usually, the TI holder having some agreements with the Kafeel to arrange the renewal of this kind of Iqama. Some people said that the Kafeel asks for SAR 12k per year or 3k per year, depends of the profession which is stated in the Iqama.
If you want to make this TI, please be careful, because recently the government of KSA forbid the issue of TI. The Iqama Holder must work under the Kafeel which is stated in Iqama. This TI can be considered as illegal practice.
I hope this information useful for you, and please CMIIW.
Well, this question often comes up to my stats, so I’ll try to answer it based on my experience. This year, 2013, I tried to change my Iqama Profession to Civil Engineer. It worked, alhamdulillah. But it took really long to change this profession.
One of the requirements to change the iqama to Engineer is that we have to be a member of Saudi Council of Engineering (SCE). Applying this Council is easy, if you have original documents. It takes around 1 day, actually, but, for me, it took 3 months to get membership
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It’s nice to be registered in Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior, by which you can get :
- Query Traffic Violations
- Query Available Funds
- Query Health Insurance
- Query Hajj Eligibility
- Sponsoree Services
- Dependent Services
- Query Vehicle Insurance
Well, it is quite useful if you can register your ID to The Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia.
Here’s the way :
1. Go to moi.gov.sa, then click “english”
2. Click “New User?” on the right top corner of the website
3. Fill in the blank form on “Registration Request” and check the confirmation, then click “OK”
4. Fill in the blank form on “Request Verification”, do as it wishes
5. Fill in the blank form on “Account Creation”, do as it whishes
6. Go to the recommended locations for “Account Activation”
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If you’re curious about what is inside the Holy Kaaba, in Masjidil Haram, Mekkah, Saudi Arabia, you can check this video out :
How are you today? is it fine?
Well I hope the best for you….
Ok, now I want to write about “how much money do we need to survive in Saudi Arabia?”. To talk about this matter, I have to determine the living standard first which is low-middle class.
So, based on my research, check this out!
Food = 600-800 Saudi Riyals monthly
Transportation = 600-1500 Saudi Riyals monthly (if you have small car and want to maintain your car well)
Kid Needs = 100-300 Saudi Riyals monthly
Electricity = 20-200 Saudi Riyals monthly (in summer, we use more electricity)
Water = 133 Saudi Riyals monthly
Mobile Phone Charge = 50-100 Saudi Riyals monthly (for local use only)
Flat/Apartment Rent = 800-1800 Saudi Riyals monthly (depends on the location)
Misc. Needs = 200-850 Saudi Riyals monthly.
Well, 1 US Dollars is equal to 3.75 Saudi Riyals, fixed.
So if you want to live in the low-middle class family living standard in Saudi Arabia, you will need approximately 2503-5683 Saudi Riyals monthly.
I hope this information is useful for you.
Do you know that there are alot of expatriates working in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)?
To know the data, you can simply search by the google.
I don’t want to talk about the amount. but, you know, “why they’re here?”
It’s really easy to find expatriates living in KSA who are not satisfied regarding what they’ve got in this country. They said “the salary is very low”, “the weather is not stable/extreme”, “the government officers are quite bossy”, etc…
But, why they’re still working here?
Actually, I don’t know either, but maybe they just lied to me when I asked them about those opinions or they’re just “trapped” in here and couldn’t go anywhere else.
But, wait, in my opinion, living in KSA is enjoyable. Why? Here are the reasons :
1. The normal working time => morning until evening
2. The Two Harams (Haramain = Masjidil Haram & Masjid Nabawi), If you’re moslem, you know what I mean
3. The Ramadhan => I don’t know what happens to everyone, but in every month of Ramadhan, the saudis are very kind
4. The Beach => It’s not a beach for surfing actually, it’s just if you go along the Corniche Road in Jeddah, it’s nice.
5. The Freedom to apply Sunnah => In KSA, people applying sunnah are well respected
6. The Opportunity to do Hajj annually => if you want, you can.
Well, the 6 points above are not all, but the point is I’m happy living here.
To you who want to change your iqama professions in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, below are the jobs that are available only for Saudis :
- Employment Officials
- Government Liaison Officials
- Treasury Staff
- Security Officers
- Human Resource Managers
If you want to change your profession into those professions, please confirm the jawazat office first.
Related Articles :
What are the meanings of Nitaqat Colors
How to change iqama profession to Engineer
How to check Nitaqat for Iqama Renewal
Recently I search the meanings of the Nitaqat Status Colors for the employers/companies in Saudi Arabia. Finally I got them, please read carefully :
NITAQAT BLUE (EXCELLENT)
Can hire anybody from any part of the world
Easier Visa processing
New visas with open professions through the electronic system
Can change professions of their workers even those that are restricted to Saudis
Condition-Free visa transfer
NITAQAT GREEN (GOOD)
Can apply for new visas once in two months
Can change their foreign workers’ profession except to those restricted to Saudis
Six-month respite after the expiry of their zakat & revenue certificates
Can renew work permits of their employees
NITAQAT YELLOW (POOR)
No new visas
Can get only one visa after the departure of two expatriates
Can not transfer visas and change professions
No working permit renewal for employees who have completed six years
No control on workers who can switch over to better zone companies
NITAQAT RED (BAD)
Banned from change profession, transfer of visa, issuance of new visas and opening files for new branches
Other useful articles :
Living in Saudi Arabia : How to Check Nitaqat Status for Iqama Renewal
Living in Saudi Arabia – How to change iqama profession to Engineer
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Disaat dunia internasional terdiam melihat darah umat Islam tertumpah oleh kedzaliman musuh-musuh Allah. Kita memohon kepadaNya dari apa yang dikatakan orang-orang munafik mirip apa yang Allah firmankan dalam Al Qur’an :
“Orang-orang yang mengatakan kepada saudara-saudaranya dan mereka tidak turut pergi berperang: “Sekiranya mereka mengikuti kita, tentulah mereka tidak terbunuh”. Katakanlah: “Tolaklah kematian itu dari dirimu, jika kamu orang-orang yang benar”. (QS Al Imran : 168)
Ingatlah perkataan orang munafik ketika pasukan muslim terkepung, dan mengatakan :
“Sesungguhnya manusia telah mengumpulkan pasukan untuk menyerang kamu, karena itu takutlah kepada mereka”, maka perkataan itu menambah keimanan mereka dan mereka menjawab: “Cukuplah Allah menjadi Penolong kami dan Allah adalah sebaik-baik Pelindung”. (QS Al Imran : 173)
Ingat pula ketika Bani Israil frustasi melihat pasukan fir’aun sudah mendekat dengan berkata : “Mereka akan menyusul kita”. Akan tetapi Nabi Musa berkata : “Tidak akan, Tuhanku akan bersama denganku, Dia akan menunjukkan jalan kepadaku”. Semoga Allah menjadikan hati kita seperti Nabi Musa dan menyelamatkan kita dari sifat Nifaq, amiin.