change of sponsership

How to check change of sponsorship / iqama transfer status online

change of sponsership

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) & Ministry of Interior (MOI) have asked all expatriates to rectify their status and transfer sponsorship to sponsor(kafeel) with whom they are working.

Many a times, the mandoob / HR persons do not give proper response or information with regards to the status of transfer of sponsorship. And then there might be the old/previous kafeel who will be threatening to put huroob (absconding report) if you do not do it fast.

Fortunately, Ministry of Labor provides the status of transfer of sponsorship online. Also you can see the status in Jawazat system. For more details see What is the Name of My Current Sponsor

Unfortunately there is no English version for the site.

Hence, we give below the step by step procedure:

STEP 1

Before you begin, we suggest that you use “Google Chrome” browser which has translate option. This way you can translate the page from Arabic to English when you get the results. For details regarding how to use “Google Chrome” for translation click here.

Click on Ministry of Labor website link given below:

Ministry of Labor website

 

 

STEP 2

Then click the drop down menu and select the last item. See the photo below for more details.

Iqama transfer status 1

 

Then go to the last item on drop down menu and click it.

 

Iqama transfer status 2

STEP 3

The click the radio button & enter your iqama number

Iqama transfer status 3

You get the status of your Transfer.

 

RESULTS PAGE & ITS EXPLANATION

If you get something which looks like this, then Congratulations !!!

Iqama transfer status 4

Your sponsorship has been transferred as per Ministry of Labor records.

The page shows the name of your New sponsor and date when the transfer happen in Arabic(Hejri) dates. To convert to English/Gregorian dates click here.

However, in order to complete transfer, your sponsor/company HR needs to visit  jawazat and complete the process there.

Keep following with your company/sponsor to get the new iqama issued.

One of our reader said his status revert to his previous kafeel (sponsor) as his new sponsor did not follow up the process with Jawazat for more than 3 months. Don’t know how far this is true, but thought our readers should know. If anyone experience similar situation, do share your experience.

 

However if you get the below page, it means that there was no transfer request made in the last 3 months. You need to follow up with your company to do the needful. If claim that they applied, then ask them what is the application number (Raqam at-talab). If you have the “raqam at-talab” / application number, you can check the status here.  All the best !

Iqama transfer status 5

Alternate you can check the name of your sponsor / kafeel in Jawazat system. For more details see – What is the Name of My Current Sponsor

 

 

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  • http://www.qsaudi.com Masi

    Thank you qsaudi.
    I followed the above instructions and it worked perfectly.

    Keep the good work

    • Aljohn dimalao

      I want to know if my iqama is transfer

  • NOUSHAD

    how to chek my profesion in iqama

    • parvaiz.saleem.90

      How to chek to profesion to iqama

  • fysal

    how to chek the iqama profesion

  • jaffar

    very useful…….

  • Naseem Ahmad

    Thanks, jazakumullah….good effort. keep it up please…

  • mohiuddin

    yes true, we sponsor HR or PRO doesn’t complete the process with in 3 months,you will revert to your previous sponsor

  • rayhan

    than you very much .

  • Sarath

    Assalamu Alaikkum,
    My name is sarath and id no. 2308990981. My old sponser is in red category and last month i got new job in other company. My old sponser asked 9000 SR. for the release. With the help of the embassy, I arranged new passport and submitted to the new sponser by October 22. But now my id is not showing in the ministry sites. When I contacted the new sponser, he told it will take time to transfer. In the ministry of labour site, my sponser is the old one. Please help me… Thank you

  • Rafeeq Manalody

    whoever runs this site, you are doing a great help to expats like us. I’m commenting to show how much I appreciate your service. keep up the good work..

    • SaudiXpert

      Thank you Rafeeq for your appreciation.

  • abrar uddin

    Assalamu alikum sir, i want to know from which company i got talab i dont know which is this company now iam working in other company i want to transfer in present company

  • Muhammad

    AssalamuAlaikum ! Jazaak Allah for putting your efforts to resolve the expats issues regarding Iqama transfer and other.
    Today I got to know about my iqama transferring process status, with the help of your website expats support service and I got my application number as well but my status is ‘ Under Study ‘ because first sponsor did not yet give an access on government’s system to transfer me to the new employer. First sponsor has already taken 4000/-SR and handed over me my Iqama ,passport and released letter consists on three copies on 3rd Novermber 2013 and soon I got that letter’s 3 copies chambered from the Chamber of Commerce.
    What to do now to get access from the first sponsor and if he asks more money for that then? but someone has more money then answer is in ‘ yes ‘ but if I can’t afford anymore then is there any further possibility to get complete released from my first sponsor? please reply me soon or till tomorrow.
    But first of All I have to make or maintain more strong contact to Allah Subhanau to resolve my problems. Because He is the only Doer.

    Jazaak Allah again I highly appreciate your website support.

    • Muhammad

      One more thing would you like to let you know that he on and off gets fluctuated in low green and yellow category. And right now he is in Yellow one.
      To be in Yellow one help me too?

  • Shahid

    how can i check the Raqm Talab Of Change Profession

  • Syed

    As Salam Alai Kum
    My Kafil has closed the company and disappeared. But he has release me and had handover MOL letter bu the my present company not able to take transfer as they could not find any data of mine. But my aget says that some hoew he is manage to clear Maqtab Amal. HOW SHOULD I CHECK IT IS CLEAR FROM MAQTAB AMAL.

  • LysanderPascual

    good morning, can i ask something, i want to check my iqama under renewal. how can i check . im waiting for your respond to my message. thankyou

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    i want iqama

  • http://none amado caluza. lara jr.

    Assalamu alaikum,
    My is amado,
    My i.d no.2246131631
    I want to follow-up my iqama for another company because already expired on july 12 1434,6 months finish how to possible to check red or green.

  • jayafar ali

    thanks for your information . very useful

  • philipose

    my old company submit for my sponsership changing on 16/01/1435, but still not change . So I get new job in another company. Now how to change my sponsership to new company. I check in computer the old company name inside. Now finshied 90 days . The old company man not intersted to cancel the name from computer. Please repaly me .

    Thanks 7 Best regards

    • Abdulmuqeed

      Hello Everyone ,i have problem with my online transfer request acceptance from my old company ,finally he accepted my new company online transfer request for change my sponsorship… from the next mint i am checking whether my sponsorship changed or not… but there is no update even my old employer accept the new company transfer request,now i just want to know is there any time period to get online update or it just instant activity.
      if is there any time period to get online update ,what time it will take …. what exact internal procedure in this,
      after old company acceptance where it will go…? again ministry of labor has to approve it or old company acceptance is enough????

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  • ijazali

    Thanks you sir your instructions
    is very helpful and got it

  • Mohamed

    My Iqama 2309467476

  • http://www.yahoo.com mominabdulsattar

    asalam alikum i change my company sponser name

  • Faisal

    salam brother,
    i want to know about the case where husband is under his wife sponsorship and gets a job in a company in KSA. so is he allowed to change his iqama to the new company or not and if allowed what is the process to do so.
    on iqama of the husband its written in red that cant work.
    plz inform me about the solutions.
    BR

  • Yaseen Abdul Bari

    As Salaamu alay kum WRWB

    I would like to know the status of my Iqama whether is has been transferred or not yet, please let me know further….
    My Iqama number is as follows : 2307144531

  • Khan

    My sponsorship has been changed to the company’s sponsorship without my notice and permission and I don’t want to work with the current sponsorship. Please suggest me what to do.
    Example: I have sign a contract with ABC company with the sponsorship of DEF company now ABC change my sponsorship from DEF company to ABC company without my notice & permission.
    Please suggest awaiting for your kind suggestions.

  • fidasamo

    I want to know my sponsership change or still not Iqamma No: 2347371466

  • fidasamo

    I want to know my sponsorship change or still not Iqamma No: 2347371466

  • moidin saleem

    alhamduliha with the help of this website i got one information my transfer request under study status, now i want to know under this status my sponsor will receive transfer request or not , because my current sponsor did not received any more transfer request until now may i know what is problem did not revived transfer request.

    • thaj

      hi moideen saleem,

      my case is also same, as Under Study,,When did u submit it?? in my case, its 3 weeks already, showing the same status??

      • moidin saleem

        hi thaj in my its 3 week ago? whats your new sponsor told you? what about your old sponsor told you about this condition? still i dont know what is the problem. my old sponsor still did not received transfer request i dont know what will i do/

        • Thaj

          Hi Moideen Saleem,
          I contacted my old sponsor’s concerned person last week, he told me tht they finished everything from their side, as they gave me the release letter. they have nothing to do at Makthabul Amal, you just follow up with your new company Mandoob.
          Today my chairman called the mandoob n asked him abt this, he told insha allah, it ll b ok within one or two week…as per my understanding, if they really want to make it fast, they can..the delay is mainly due to the laziness of present Mandoob…

          • moidin saleem

            dear thaj
            this is common dialog in all company insha alha with in a week problem will solve.but i want to know what kind of problem this is? because my new company they are not interested in my case they are big company i am nothing for them i was transferred only for job purpose. can you please check me what kind of problem this is.

    • hashim mu

      Dear friend, no am in same situation. Under study. Please advice me how you get rid of this issue

  • http://qsaudi.com/check-change-sponsorship-transfer-status-online/ mohsin

    Thanks dear for your effort

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  • Talat Mehmood

    Dear All,

    i am facing problem regarding my transfer (Tanazal) i already got my Passport & all legal documents with Chamber.
    & i submitted these all documents to HR of my new company. But my previous company is not accepting my online request of Transfer.
    Please advise without online approval transfer is possible? or any other way to follow the transfer process?

    Regards,

    Talat Mehmood
    Mob: 053 020 5622

    • Mohsin

      You need to follow up with your old Kafeel to approve the request online.

      • Talat Mehmood

        Dear Mohsin thnx for your reply.

        Since one month i am follow up with my old qafeel but they are saying we didn’t receive any request regarding your Transfer.

        I checked my iqama status online there is showing your case is under process.
        also showing my application no the site.

  • Ssamikhan Rana

    can any body tell me that how can i transfer sponcer with out paper first one when my iqama is expire

    • Mohsin

      If you go the labor office, they will guide you how to do it.

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  • Sohaib

    Can anyone please confirm what is the Exact status shown(in arabic) when the request is successfully received by current kafeel and is pending his approval.
    My new company has already applied by my current company hasn’t received any online request yet. When checked via the procedure listed above the status is “Under Study (tahat-al-darasa)”

    • hashim mu

      Dear friend, now my status under study. What I need to do please help me.

  • Jitin Janardhan

    This link is no longer working. It redirects you to the Ministry Of Labor login link:
    https://www.mol.gov.sa/SecureSSL/Login.aspx
    I want to check sponsorship transfer status of a colleague. Is there any other way to do so?

  • Ashraf

    Thanks alot qSaudi.com u are doing a great job.

  • Talal

    Dears Good Day,
    My profession on my iqama is student is it possible to transfer to any of companies or i have to go back to my country and come on a new visa.

    regards,
    Talal Mustafa.

  • eduardo viermes

    Assalamalaikom,

    I came here in ksa last july 2013 with my contract, but i get iqama from other saudi who is not my sponsor. Last april 2014, he took my iqama and never return it to me, now i don’t have iqama, what should i do, pls advice. Thamk you.

  • zahid

    How I know talab my tanazol

  • rodel

    I’ve follow your instruction and i received a message that my case is under study of labor office, what does it mean do i need to check it with my previous employer or to the employer that i wish to transfer? your reply will be highly appreciated.

    • hashim mu

      Hello friend, what is the current status. Currently my status under study. What I need to do. Pls help. If you don’t mind pls give ur mob no.

  • abid hussain

    Asslam o aliakum i have prablam tanazul my kafil no give me 8 month salery he give me 3page for tanazul and pasdport .but he did not accpet new kafil talab tan i go to maktab alaaml 4manth ago yet maktab alaaml finish my case with out tel me wath is the rezalt this is my iqma nu 2338650977 plz chek and tell me wath i do plz help me

  • muhammedrafeek

    أخي الكريم خدمة نقل الكفالة بشكل إلكتروني هي لعمالة المؤسسات فقط please tell me what it means

  • http://www.google.com Nijamudeen

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    Dear Admin,
    my name is Nijamudeen my iqama category hamil mazila . i am completed M.sc (IT) can i possible to change mohandis category??

    plz reply me

  • Yusoph

    As Salam Alaikom,
    I would like to know the status of my iqama whether it has been transfer or not yet. Before I worked at Hospital and my post was saudization then last year I was transferred to my wife iqama while looking a job then now i found a new job and I submitted already to my new company the release paper from my wife Hospital. Pls.let me know
    My Iqama # 20966 64681. Thanks a lot

  • Yasir Naseem Khan

    Dear
    can some body guide me regarding my wife iqama transfer , as i am daily checking ministry of labor web site and result is coming as like حالة الطلب في وزارة العمل: تحت الدراسة ,How many days it will take more ?
    What is the further procedure ?Is there any further documents needed to complete iqama transfer status ? Is there any possibility of refusal from Ministry of labor or from feature employer ?Please reply me i will be thankful to you please.

    • hashim mu

      Dear is it transfer or no. Am in same situation. How long it will take

  • Tarique

    ASSLAM U ALAIKUM,

    My Current Iqama is a Building Technician,I Need to change profession as a senior Procurement To bring my family.
    I am a holding degree as batchelor of Commerce (B.Com ),can any one guide line for Procedure to change profession.

    Also advice me what are the document required,I have done my degree attestation upto Saudi MOFA.

    Your immediate reply appreciated.

  • Rifaz

    my.. dear all friends assalam alikum
    my name is rifaz this is ma iqama no:2347735850
    I dont knw my sponcor name plz help me

    • Tariq

      Your new sponsor is علي ملاح هليل العنزي نقل

      Ali Malah Hlail Al Enazi

      Your transfer of sponsorship was approved on 1436/05/19

  • chandrabose

    sir, m chandrabose…sir i want to transfer my iqama to another sponser..my visa is driver..also i have driving license.my sponser is ready to realease..so please sir what i do? What are the procedures.for changing..pls reply me as soon as possible

    • Afzal

      1. ask to your new sponsor for demand letter then get attestation from Chamber of commerece.

      2. give this letter to your current sponsor he will then give you 3 letters.(attest it from chamber of commerece).

      1. letter in the name of new sponsor

      2. letter in the name of maktab al amal.

      3. letter in the name of jawazat.

      3.submit these letters to new sponsor…

      for anything else as any question.

      Stay Blessed.

  • chandrabose

    sir..i want to transfer my visa to another sponser..my sponser is ready to transfer my visa..what are the procedures for changing..

  • chandrabose

    Sir,,i want to transfer my iquama to another sponse.my visa is driver..sir immediately i want to transfer..my iquama no.2371332665.my kabil is ok for transfering.he helps me for transfering.what i do sir…what are the procedures …for transfering my driver visa

  • jabir

    Dear admin
    My transferring status is “not confirmed”. What this meaning?.how many days take for transferring

  • Luqman Muhammad

    befeor 2 years i was with a kafeel after i take transfer to a company now my 2years contract with company will finish after 3 months, now again i want to take transfer to another company, if my current company will not agreed to give me transfer, what i need to do. there is any way for me to take transfer or not, my current company is in low green category.

  • Luqman Muhammad

    how many days it will be taken to change the status تحت الدراسة

    • hashim mu

      Dear brother, are you transfer. Please advice am in same situation.

      • mujeeb mohammad

        My iqama transfer status showing under study, what does it mean.

        • hashim mu

          Don’t worry, it will take 5 working days to process. If not approved within 5 days please tell your new company to go and check it in Jawasat. Once it finish status shows Approved

          • mujeeb mohammad

            Dear ofter electronic messege completed shown the under study kindly explain

          • hashim mu

            i don’t understand what you mean, Under Study status will change normally within 5 days.

          • mujeeb mohammad

            Under Study Message Shown to the till above 1 Month ago what i do ….any Reasons

          • mujeeb mohammad

            تحت الدراسة

          • hashim mu

            Told your new company/old company to go Jawasat and check it and process it manually. One month is too late. It will take maximum 1 week. So please force them to go Jawsat and process it manually.

          • mujeeb mohammad

            Dear now my status shown the not approved whats the mean…

          • hashim mu

            That means it’s, your transfer request rejected by ministry. Please check with your new company what is the reason

          • Hussain

            Hi mujeeb any reason regarding your sponsorship transfer status. why it is not approved.
            and tell us how many days it take to change on MOL portal generally

          • mujeeb mohammad

            hi hussain it will be take time MOL till one month there is no reasons

          • mujeeb mohammad

            Alhamdulillah It’s Now Approved Only one Day

          • mujeeb mohammad

            The Reason Previous Company Not Accepted Request So They Rejected …(Till Electronic Request Not Approved It Will be Show Under Study , When the Accepted Within Seconds U Got The Approval From MOI Alhamdulillah Finally I Got the Approval ……………

  • M KABIR

    helo dear
    my pervious sponsor in red zone.And also every thing expair.CR;Chamber and ruksa mehl
    my aqama remining 5 month
    new sponsor send request for change sponsorship.
    now my status is ‘تحت دراسۃ under reading
    any body explain me what is this?

    • hashim mu

      Now it’s ok

  • Azhiitlove

    Do I need to pass by in chamber of commerce if my situation is just to transfer another clinic as a nurse? Same position ..

  • ali raza

    Dear Sir, my old kafeel gave me 3 papers with attestation from chamber of commerce. My new company has sent online request since March 27, 2015 but my old kafeel does not accept online request. I talked with my new company to do something for me but he said that its your headache. What I do now? Can I do something myself? Please help me I am worried so much. Thanks.

  • Jing Mei Balanay

    How to check if the iqama is already transferred? ?

  • bilal zulfiqar

    dear brother i want ask one qus my kafeel in red zone my iqama is 2 month remaining my kafeel is put HUROOB before 9month now he saying give me 7000 ryl after i will remove huroob nd you take transfer it s possible kafeel can do plz help me

    • Sohail Abbasi

      My brother go to the Ministry of labor directly and register complaint against him because even he can’t cancel your haroob now its too late he is just trying to make money you don’t have any other option

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    • hashim mu

      Dear brother, you can transfer without kafeel permission. Only after your iquma expiry.

  • hashim mu

    My iquma transfer status showing under study, what does it mean.

  • mujeeb mohammad

    iqama transfer status under study how many days prosses…

  • Hussain

    Dear Admin
    My previous employers has accepted the sponsorship transfer online….last week and now it is almost one week about to finish still it is showing under MOL portal …..UNDER STUDY…..do any one needs to follow up from MOL office directly regarding this or shall wait again. Iam very much worried due this issue i need to finalize asap.
    Any suggestion or aadvice please share

    • mujeeb mohammad

      under study prosses now stopped ofter one month shown the result not approved…

  • Saeed

    Dear Sir my new Company send online request old qafil accept it & i submitted 3 paper in new Company but know i want to go any other company they send online request but request is reject from system what should i do?

  • jiny

    I am Jiny Jacob. I am an Indian Citizen. I was employed in a Hospital at Al-Taif , Saudi Arabia from 28 January 2013 to 06-January-2015 for approximately 2 years. (Passport No: K5691635)

    Now, I along with my husband have lodged a Visa application to travel to Australia. And I was requested by the Immigration authorities of Australia to produce a Police Clearance Certificate from Saudi Arabia.
    i have all documents except iqama copy. i know my iqama number but i need copy. how can i get it.? please anyone help me out