How to Correct Name or Change on Iqama in Saudi Arabia
Iqama or Muqeem card is one of the most important card you should get as soon as possible when you reached to Saudi Arabia for business or employment purpose. Iqama could be used to open bank account, get Hajj permit, invite your family members to visit Saudi Arabia and other things which are necessary to live in Saudi Arabia.
You can learn through our previous tutorial that how to apply for first Iqama in Saudi Araiba. But what will you do if you receive Iqama ID card with wrong name spellings in Arabic and English? Don’t be panic because this could be correct with in 1 to 3 days manually or through online services. Following I am writing the complete process to correct your name spellings on Iqama. But before that learn about other related issues:
Things you can’t do with a wrong name on Iqama:
An Iqama with wrong spelling is not considered as a valid Iqama, so you cannot do anything in Saudi Arabia with this which includes office work. Examples of things you cant do with wrong Iqama card are:
- You cannot open bank account in Saudi Arabia because bank will not accept your Iqama if there is spelling mistakes.
- You will not get or apply for police clearance certificate in Saudi Arabia if you are leaving KSA permanently.
- You will not able to get Hajj permit to perform Hajj with an Iqama with spelling mistakes
- You will not able to invite your family to visit Saudi Arabia on visit visa if your Iqama has spelling mistake. etc.
Procedure to correct spellings on Iqama:
To get your spelling mistakes correct on Iqama card, you need to contact with your company’s HR officer or government relation officer in same day as you contact with them when you applied for your first Iqama. You need to inform them about spelling mistakes as soon as possible once you receive your Iqama ad request him for the correction.
Correct English spellings on Iqama: He can change the English spelling mistake by accessing the website. You will get the new Iqama within 48 hours.
Correct Arabic spellings on Iqama: To correct Arabic spelling mistake, he need to visit Jawazath office and request there for spelling mistake. You will get the new Iqama within 48 hours.