Fingerprinting / basmah now Must for Expat women

fingerprint ksaAs per the latest notice issued by Jawazat (Passports & Immigration office) on their website (Jawazat website), fingerprinting has been made compulsory for all expatriate women above the age of 18 years.

Any expat women over the age of 18 who has not done the biometrics / fingerprinting will not be able get exit re-entry, final exit or iqama renewed.

Without Fingerprinting?

Any expat women over the age of 18 who has not done the biometrics / fingerprinting will not be able get exit re-entry, final exit or iqama renewed.

The Director General of the Jawazat has said the rule will be implemented in phases. First it will be done for those requiring iqama renewal & final Exit and then later for exit reentry.

If you wish to check if you need to fingerprinting, see

Those who wish to do fingerprinting can check

  

  • faheem

    In Riyadh Jawazat, Till what time they work? If we want to take our families there, by what time we can visit maximum?

  • Rizwan

    what are the timings for Alrehab, Jeddah center for woman finger printing. Is it open in the evening?? if yes, please advise the timings

  • Asad786

    when my Wife entered in KSA 1st time she has given her Finger Prints at airport Immigration Counter,
    as per new rules now again she has to give her Finger Prints in Jawazat

    • SaudiExpert

      No, @asad786 not required, if done even once,

      • khan

        I don’t thing it is not required, my family is in ksa for past 4 years & every year we are traveling to home country.
        when my family enter in ksa, immigration dept. take finger prints and every exit/re-entry they ask finger print.
        four months back my office administration dept. was also asking to do basma for family to get exit / re-entry for family.

      • Irfan

        @Saudi Expert – Assalamoalaikum, are you sure the finger print is not required for a female who has gotten finger print scanned at the airport ? my wife and i have done it – but when i log on to moi.gov.sa website and select FINGER PRINT QUERY and put her iqama details it says : finger print data not updated ? please help

        • Mohsin

          If it not showing on the computer then you need to do it again.

          • Babajan Shaik

            Asalamalikum,
            If the fingerprints are showing in system and not matching in immigration then what need to do????
            please answer the above query, because we are facing this problem

  • Mohsin

    Check on the MOI website.
    If it is not showing , then you need to do it again.

  • Muhammad

    if Family is it on Visit Visa (Visitor) Also required Finger Prints or Not? please reply me soon

  • eesham

    My wife has fingerprint scanned on airport but when i check with her iqama number on moi site it say fingerprints not updated,but when i went to jawazzat they said that they have fingerprints record so dont needto have fingerprints scanning again. What should i do now

  • Faizan javed

    when my Wife entered in KSA 1st time she has given her Finger Prints at airport Immigration Counter,
    as per new rules now again she has to give her Finger Prints in Jawazat

  • usman khan

    What is the minimum age required for children. My son will be 16 yrs in January. I took him to Jawazat today. Man in charge took his iqama and passport and after looking in the computer he told me that no need as he is 15 yrs old and less than 18 yrs. But in newspaper it is mentioned that now it is must for 15 and above. Can you please clarify the age. I am afraid that they now told me 18 yrs but after few months they will tell that no 15 yrs was the minimum age and they will put blame on me.

  • june 2012 when i entered here in jedddah ksa,i under go on finger printing,my question is should i take for another finger printing?