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Muqeem Cards will be will be tough to forge

Untitled Infographic (10)Saudi Arabia: New Iqama cards that are said to be in order will begin from the next year; the validity of which is said to be 5 years. These cards will be known as Muqeem cards and it will be impossible to forge them or replicate them in any illegal way.

These cards will be issued and renewed electronically throught Abshir e-services. The cards will remain the same during the entire period, after 5 years there validity will extend till the next 5 years and the updates will be added to the system.

It is said that the current Iqama ID cards will be taken from the next year when they are submitted for renewal and Muqeem cards will be handed over. The Iqama’s validity is kept till 1 year only and when returned they will get Muqeem cards instead. Hence, within a year or two the Muqeem cards will entirely replace the Iqama cards.

The impossible forging will be done by a number of different features that the card will have.

Instead of renewing the card every year, like the expats have to do currently, they will have to renew after 5 years and submit the entire fee together. The fee however will remain same.

Expats will not have to update their postal addresses or visit Jawazat to collect their cards. They will have a new system that will be cost and time effective in many ways.

Source: Saudi Gazette

  • ABDUL RAHAMAN

    IQAMA has renamed as MUQEEM, with RESIDENT PERMIT becomes RESIDENT IDENTITY along with 5 Years Validity. But Yearly fee payable online. That’s it. DIFFICULT TO FORGE !!!???

  • ABDUL RAHAMAN

    Muqeem card glitch at banks will be prevented

    Passport Authorities should have to coordinate with all stakeholder like Banks, Driving License, Etc will implement the new system. In our Democratic country like India, we have similar issue while introducing AADHAAR card with various Department and with State Authorities.

  • Amjad

    Assalaam Alaykum Wrb
    My Iqama is renewed 3 months back and still i have not received Muqeem card. Our HR dept. saying it will arrived at our company through Courier service.
    Kindly, advise if there is any other way to check when I can receive my Muqeem car or collect by myself personally.

    Thank you in advance for you support.
    Jazakh Allah khairun.