Expats face fines, deportation for failure to renew resident IDs


Saudi Gazette report

Failure to renew resident IDs (Muqeem cards) before expiry will result in punishments according to the rules and regulations including deportation, Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) warned expatriates on Monday.

The Jawazat said failure to renew the resident IDs for the first time will result in a fine of SR500 which will go up to SR1,000 the second time and deportation from the country for failure to do so the third time.

The resident IDs (earlier known as iqamas) should be renewed at least three days before their expiry through Absher electronic service of the Interior Ministry or the Muqeem e-gate.

The Jawazat said the validity and expiry date of the Muqeem (resident) ID could be checked through these two electronic services.