People Exempted From Dependent Fees

Expatriates Exempted From Dependent Fees

As it is well known, starting from 1st July, 2017 government as implemented Dependent Fees of SR 100 per month per dependent and this fees will increase to SR 200 on 1st July, 2018. To know complete details about Dependent Fees – Payment, procedures, conditions for dependent fees see our article FAQ – Dependent Fees – All you want ask about dependent fees

Though dependent fees is applicable for all expatriates irrespective of nationality or position, there is one category of employees to whom the Dependent fees is not applicable – Expatriates working in government organizations. Amazing but true – there is no dependent fees for the expatriates or their dependents if the expatriate head of the household is working directly in government sector.

If such a person tries to make payment through the back, they will get a message

“Fee amount is zero. Ref. L76”.

Error message photos

From SABB bank

Dependent Fees Exemption

Zero Dependent Fees










From Alinma bank account (mobile app view)



This rules is applicable to all direct government employees who are expatriates but this is not applicable to expatriates working in government sector through contractor.

To know all about Dependent fees – Payment, procedures, conditions & rumors see FAQ – Dependent Fees

The procedure to pay dependent fee online can known in this article – – The procedure does not apply to government employees.



  • Hashim Pachalloor

    how to pay in NCB Bank?

  • mohammed abdul haleem

    As salamu alikum,
    Brother please advice i send my family on exitre-entry and they don’t want back due to some reason
    and their visa expired and when my company renewed iqama their iqama also renewed please advice how i can remove them from my absher dashboard.

    • Muhammad Zakariya

      When their exit re entry finish, go to jwazat and cancell from there.. regarding the new fee, i cant assure that you require to pay or not for them.

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  • tayyab mohammad

    i am a doctor working at a govt hospital as General Physcian.
    I had to renew Iqama of my mrs.
    Went to Jawazat for Iqama renewal after depositing 500 SAR fee which was previously charged. The official there asked to deposit 1277 riyal more. Although I argued that govt employees are exempt of this dependant fee but he said … No … You have to deposit it which I deposited and got her iqama renewed 3 months back.
    Later (Now) we came to know that it was a system error . Depedants of govt employees are exempt fro depedant fee. a few colleagues of mine argued to their mudeer & they asked their office in riydah. & then they got iqama renewal of their supposes without depedant fee. Now my question … Can we request for reimburesement of amount deposited by me because of their system error ?? & what to do for it ???