How To Change Name And DOB In Saudi Iqama
As we all know that Saudi Arabia known as Kingdome of Saudi Arabia is a fully developed ,civilized and well financed country that every one wants to visit for the sake of job and also to perform Islamic norms because it has many Islamic and historic places.
Saudi Arabia is a country that follow the rules strictly so in order to live in Saudi Arabia you have to follow the rules and you have to keep all of your document updated so that you may not face any difficulty in moving through out the country.
To live and work in Saudi Arabia you have to issue an iqama or resident permit that are to be issued by the Saudi local kafeel or sponsor as you enter Saudi Arabia.
On entry in Saudi Arabia the government allows to live in Saudi Arabia only for 90 days without iqama after that you may fine or deported also in some sever cases.
Once your iqama is issued than you have to make sure that you move every where carrying your Iqama or its picture in your mobile with you so that you can present it any time any where when you are asked about it.
In case their is any difference in your name on passport and iqama so you have to take some steps to change your name on iqama because its very important point that has to be noted.
Correct name on iqama is mandatory:
On the entry of Saudi Arabia if you are issued with your iqama but their is a change in your name or any spelling mistake then you can change this name online.
If you did not change this name than you can face some problems that are mentioned below :
• No bank will open a bank account for you because of this mistake.
• The police clearance certificate will have a different name so it will not save you from any type of problem.
• The document that are issued by the Saudi government will not be acceptable because of this mistake outside the Kingdome of Saudi Arabia for example birth certificate.
Changing the English name:
If the name on your iqama name is not correct than you have to concern a person who can open a muqeem account for you and can change the name on the spot online.
After two minutes your name will be changed and then you will get the hard copy of your iqama with the correct spelling on the renewal of your iqama.
Changing the Arabic name:
In order to change the Arabic name then you have to tell your government relations officer to go to the Jawazat himself by taking the following documents with you.
• Jawazat appointment with option resident service…
• Fill out from 293
• copy of the passport and
• Original iqama.
After this the Jawazat officer will change the name and will issue you a new iqama for you without any fee.
Once the name is changed in iqama than you can change the name on driving license by visiting the police station.
Changing the date of birth on iqama:
As we have mentioned above that Iqama works as an Expatriate’s identity card in Saudi Arabia. This contains all of your important details. One of the important details may be your date of birth. You can check the date of birth on the Iqama through the Tawakkalna application and Absher.
Date Of Birth On Iqama
On the iqama with all the other details the date of birth according to the Gregorian Calendar of the Iqama holder which is mentioned on the 7th line of your Iqama.
You should keep in mind that your Iqama date of birth should always be the same as that mentioned on your passport.
In case of any Misunderstanding or mistake if the date printed on your Iqama doesn’t match with the date of birth on your passport, you should return it for correction.
1- Checking Iqama Date Of Birth Via Absher
To check your date of birth on Iqama you can use your Absher account, you have to follow the steps below steps:
First of all Login to your Absher account if you are already having it but in case if you don’t have than you should first create an Absher account in order to do to so and change your date of birth.
On the homepage of Absher account you have to click on the three vertical spots at the top right side of the page.
You need to select the “Dashboard” option from the drop-down menu that will be displayed on your mobile screen.
This newly displayed page will now show you the Iqama date of birth in the Hijri calendar. Instead of this you can use the Hijri to Gregorian Calendar converter to confirm the Gregorian date of birth.
Checking Iqama Date of Birth via the Tawakkalna app
In order to check the date of birth via the Tawakkalna application, you first need to download the app through.
Tawakkalna Play store
After downloading the application from the above mentioned options follow the steps that are given below:
First of all Login to the Tawakkalna application
Than you have to Click on the “Dashboard” option at the bottom of the page.
The new page will show you your information, including the date of birth in the Gregorian calendar.
Changing Date Of Birth On Iqama
If you are wishing to change your date of birth on Iqama, you need to take the help of the government relations officer at your place of employment who will do the rest of the process for you.
In order to do so the Officer will book a Jawazat appointment first because you can not go their without appointment with Resident Services for you. To correct your details, you will need to fill out a form for changing the iqama date of birth.
In this form, fill the following information:
In Point 9: correct date of birth
Point 10: The old date of birth
Point 11: The new date of birth
At last when you have filled all the blanks than you can summit this form at Jawazat and then after that you can get the new and improved print of your iqama.
As we all know Iqama is one of the most important legal document in Saudi Arabia as it works in case of any small mistake can bring many complications and difficulties and penalties. A common mistake that occurs is the printing of misspelled names because their may be difference in Arabic and English name so in case if their is any mistake that is done by you or the authority than you have to do the correction.
If you want to know the full procedure then go through this article and I hope you will get more help from this article!