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How to check change of sponsorship / iqama transfer status online

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.

Unfortunately there is no English version for the site.

Hence, we give below the step by step procedure:


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




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


The click the radio button & enter your iqama number

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You get the status of your Transfer.



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 !

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27 replies
  1. Sarath says:

    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

  2. Rafeeq Manalody says:

    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..

  3. abrar uddin says:

    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

  4. Muhammad says:

    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 says:

      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?

  5. Syed says:

    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.

  6. LysanderPascual says:

    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

  7. philipose says:

    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

  8. Faisal says:

    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.


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