What is tanazul ?

In Saudi Arabia, when expatriates use the word tanazul, it means that he wants to do Iqama / Sponsorship Transfer. Basically it means legal transfer from one Sponsor (kafeel) to another or one company to another.

Earlier the process of transfer was quite long. However, with computerization, the process has been made easy and fast.

If you want to make transfer to a new company, then first your new company/kafeel has to send an online request in the MOL system. This request is received by your current Kafeel who has approve it online. Once the request is approved by current kafeel, your transfer is done in Ministry of Labor system and the “link” is made to Ministry of Interior (Jawazat) system online. At this point, your new sponsor has to deposit the Transfer Fee against your Iqama. Then your new sponsor has to submit Form with two passport size photo, your Original passport and Original Iqama and jawazat will immediately confirm the transfer and issue a new Iqama with the new sponsor name.

Transfer Fee

First time : SR 2,000

Second time : SR 4,000

Third time : SR 6,000




The whole process can happen in 1-2 days. But due to laziness of HR persons, it takes more time.

The Transfer fee is different for different times. If you are doing it for first time then it is SR 2000, second time : SR 4000, Third time : SR 6000. It can paid online.

Also note the following points:

  1. There should be no traffic violation at the time of transfer
  2. The profession should match the company business (eg You cannot transfer Doctor to a Trading firm)
  3. Your fingerprint records should exist in the system.
  4. If your passport has changed, all your previous passport are also required.

You can check your Tanazul / iqama transfer status online by checking the name of your sponsor. For more details see  – What is the Name of My Current Sponsor

  • mohammed Abdul Mannan

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  • Mukrram Mohammad

    I have given my iqama to the restaurant of outback steakhouse in dheranmall Al khober one and half year ago with valid iquma , now its expire of seven month and now i am setting in room he is not paying me salary of three months almost till today ,,he is giving me salary setting in room with total package ,,?SO CAN U SEGGEST ME ??? OR HELP ME hope u understand my words

  • Shahzad


    I have completed two and half years in my current company and my company to not allow me get transfer/ Tanazul. Please tell me if I have any legal right to fight for my transfer/ Tanazul. If there is any way then what is the procedure?



  • hassan sardar

    dear sir
    i want tanazule without sponsor Permissions but my iqama line is green low (اخضر منخفض).
    so i kindly request you that inform me about this.
    thanks for advonce

    • Sahil Khan

      To tanazul with out sponsor permission you need to met certain conditions, Only those conditions can transfer, For applicable conditions reach this article “Sponsorship Transfer without kafeel“.

  • Kareena Jan

    My husband is under company sponsor and want to transfer under my name. How can it be possible?
    Waiting for any response. Thanks!

  • Ver T.

    I have a problem in transfer of sponsorship.In the online system i don’t have personal information, because my present employer
    is a government, in ministry of defense aviation thats why i don’t have any records found in the system .According to them only private sectors employee
    has a record in labor office.That is why my transfer of sponsorship is delayed,Could you please help & find me a solution regarding this problem.
    Thank you & More Power !

  • Faws

    Shell we go on vacation immediately after sponsorship change ? mean no need to wait for 06 months or certain period. pls clear. Thanks

    • Ali

      yes, no need to wait.


  • Shariq Mohammad

    I wish to know if there is some rule regarding cancellation of online transfer request. For example if an online request for my transfer is cancelled once, will I have to wait 3 months before a new request can be sent for my transfer?

  • Badal Matubbar

    dear sir
    i having same problem my iqama date over
    and my kafill pot huroob i need to transfer tanazul any one help me brother

  • naeem iqbal

    Sir my iqama have in green status can I change a company i meam my transfer is possibl or not if possible how can i do it please tell me a procedure i have 14 month in this company please dear help me

  • AzizHamid Farooqi

    I Want know for transfer iqama of Domestic worker (housemaid) which is on my iqama allow to transfer. is it online as well?. Thanks

  • Syed Mustafa

    السلام عليكم
    Dear brothers
    I am having a problem since 3 years I was born in saudi arabia I am Indian by nationality I am a Student from India I came here to renew my iqama as everybody does but due to my father health problems he is suffering from brain severe he’s recovering now our new kafeel is not making renew our iqama since one year also our insurance is expired our kafeel is making delay everyday tomorrow since one year now I am fedup I need to go final exit to india please brothers advice my legal way so I can go to india & complete my education and return it read in forums some people got noc paper and exit paper as I am dependent what should I do regarding my case we are seven members in family with out iqama it’s problematic to survive please help me I need your sincerely advice …
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