19 Iqama Professions That are not Renewed

19 Iqama Professions That are not Renewed


In Saudi Arabia, not all rules are announced in the media. They are implemented as a policy. The rule is confirmed once it is implemented and experienced by few individuals.

It has been reported that 19 iqama profession are not getting renewed as they are reserved for Saudi Arabian nationals . The following the list of professions :

  1. Accountant
  2. Secretary
  3. Salesman
  4. Administrator
  5. Sales Manager
  6. Sales Supervisor
  7. Finance Manager
  8. Chief Accountant
  9. Senior Accountant
  10. Office Manager
  11. Sales Assistant
  12. Administration Manager
  13. Office Boy
  14. Driver
  15. Receptionist
  16. Warehouse Manager
  17. Forklift Operator
  18. Logistics Supervisor
  19. Human Resource Manager

The verification of above list is still awaited from official sources but quite a few individual with the above professions have reported that their iqama were not renewed.

In addition to above, Engineers with less 5 experience will not be able to come to Saudi Arabia on Engineer visa. Those Engineers who 5 years experience or more will have to write a test by Saudi Council of Engineers to validate their specialization. For more information see http://qsaudi.com/expatriate-engineers-5-yr-experience/


  • Mohammed Wajid

    fake news

    • Ahmed

      yes indeed this is a fake msg circulating on wats app without any proof no news paper has published this crap yet these are the main professions if they are vanished all expats will be no more seen on roads and malls lolz

    • Adhil Saleem

      you are right there is no official statement…

  • jibon

    what about sales Representative? when its going to be effect?

  • Adhil Saleem

    Guys dont believe this roumers this is absolutly fake news….. if this is true they might be officialy announces in news pappers….

    • riyal

      If its fake news, better to punish them to teach them a lesson.

      • Adhil Saleem

        Yeah, Its fake…….

  • Shadab

    my iqama renewed 2 days ago !!!
    category : financial analyst

    Still this news is not published officially

    • Arshad Mehmood


    • sherin sabeer

      I am a chartered accountant from India and applied as financial analyst for iqaama transfer, but it was rejected by labour commitee saying saudiasation.Pls tell me in what profession I can reapply for transfer.?

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  • Lutfar Rahman

    What about profession (Mohaseb Aam) General accountant. Is this profession restrict or its out of restriction.

  • Farman Ullah Jan

    What about safety officer iqama??? Anyone please give information

  • M. Sameer Butt

    My profession is General Accountant and I’m not able to renew my iqama. My sponsor has also received message from MOL for the same. So the rumour seems to be true.

    • Zeeshan

      Did ur iqama of General Accountant renew or not ?

    • Jack

      Well, did your iqama get renewed?

  • shezi

    kyunke Allah taala sura e nissa-93 me farma raha hai.k

    يا يها الذين أمنو اذا ضربتـم فـي سـبيل الله فتبينـو ولا تقـولو لمـنالقـى اليـكم السـلام لسـت مومنـا
    aye iman walo jab Allah ki rah me niklo to khoob tahqeeq karlia karo aur jo shaqs tumko salaam kahe to isse ( kafir samajh kar ) ye na kaho k tu momin nahi.

  • shezi

    Praise be to Allaah.
    Undoubtedly at times of tribulation there is a lot of propaganda and excitement, hence the role of rumours.

    It is well known that verifying news is required according to sharee’ah, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O you who believe! If a Faasiq (liar — evil person) comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you should harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful for what you have done”

    [al-Hujuraat 49:6]

    The Lawgiver issued a stern warning against passing on all that one hears. It was narrated that Hafs ibn ‘Aasim said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is enough lying for a man to speak of everything that he hears.” Narrated by Muslim in al-Muqaddimah, 6; Saheeh al-Jaami, 4482.

  • shezi

    It is sin . spread news without verifying

  • Zeeshan

    Anyone having iqama profession as General Accountant / محاسب عام got renewal after 2018 started ?

    • Owais Aslam


      kindly reply if your iqama renew???

      • Zeeshan

        I have time yet but in sha Allah it will be renewed

    • Raham

      My Iqama is General Accountant and today got renew, the new seems fake OR not yet implemented.

      • Zeeshan


      • Ahmed

        Alhamdulilah….my brother .thanks a lot that you post this message.My profession is General Accountant and have only two months valid. InshaAllah I hope. But may be it is difficult in 2019. Now they have stopped the profession change.

  • Qasim Waseem

    What does profession fahas Al jood stands for in English. Does it exist in the list of renewable profession list ?

  • Geovanni

    I am secretary profession and got renewed my iqama, and it will be expired on 2019

  • firoskhan

    Anyone having iqama profession as Technical audit / فني تدقيق حسابات got renewal after 2018 started

  • ALi Cheema

    anyone having iqama with Sale representative مندوب مبيات renew in 2018 ….please share

  • Moshin Khan

    Is It sales representative renewal done are not?can anyone advice me please..

  • Sami Alvi

    salam, any profession for procurement and logistics field that can be renewable ?? i want to change my profession

  • Waqas Sabir

    My Iqama Profession is General Accountant and now want to change the profession, is it possible now to change Profession?

  • sherin sabeer

    I am a chartered accountant from India and applied as financial analyst for iqaama transfer, but it was rejected by labour commitee saying saudiasation.Pls tell me in what profession I can reapply for transfer.?Also if someone has list of professions related to finance/accounts accepted by labour commitee pls post the same.


  • Faiz

    My Visa category is Building Electrician. Can I get a permanent family visa on this category? Also do I need any educational documents for this process? I only have certification and no diploma or relevant degree. Also is there any possibility that I can get a family visit visa based on this category?

    Replies are much appreciated.