Iqama Muqeem Card Procedure For Newborn Baby

There are two kind of procedure to applying new baby born Iqama/Muqeem Card

1 Baby Born in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2 Baby Born In Home Country


1 Baby Born in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In case of Baby born in Saudi Arabia it may be very expensive if you have not family insurance and after birth your baby in Saudi Arabia you should follow the below step for getting iqama/Muqeem Card of your newborn baby.

Step 1

First of all you get birth notification/birth certificate from hospital where your baby born

Step 2

Get appointment  from Ahwal Madaniya /Births Registration Department. If you don’t know how to get appointment please click here.

Required Document

English Translated of  baby’s birth statement.

8 Passport size photos of your baby.

Dad’s Original passport + copy

Mom’s Original passport + copy

Application form of Passport

Printout of Appointment of Ahwal-e-Madani.

After submitting above document you will Birth Certificate.


Step 3

After getting Birth Certificate visit to your embassy and start process of passport for your newborn baby.

Step 4

Once you start process of passport you go to contact with your company HR department and add your baby under your Iqama/Muqeem Card.

Now you get online appointment from  click here.

After getting appointment visit to jawazat office and take your baby’s iqama /Muqeem Card.with in few minutes.


2 Baby Born In Home Country

If baby born in your home country and you want to make iqama/Muqeem Card. for your baby so follow the below steps.

Step 1

Apply for Passport and Visa for your newborn baby.

Step 2

After taking visa take your baby in Saudi Arabia and add your baby under your Iqama/Muqeem Card

Step 3

Deposit fee of 2000 SR

1000 additional fees in case of more than 1 year  old  age of your baby.

Step 4

Take Form from Passport office for adding your baby in your Iqama fill the form and attest it from your Kafeel/Employer.

Step 5

Attach  Polio Immunization Certificate that get from your home countries and birth certificate of your child that must be translated in English and Arabic.

Step 6

Following document submit in Passport office/Jawazat

Dad’s Original passport and copy

Mom’s Original passport  and copy

Now this is the last step  to applying Iqama/Muqeem Card for newborn baby







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  1. Dear Sir,

    My son arrived ksa 14/07/2015 … i didnt make his Iqama please tell me about iqama fees and fine details now my son is 8 months Old please Steve reply as soon as possible , thanks and regards….

  2. Muhammad Omer Asghar

    Steps to Get Birth Certificate, NICOP, Manual/MRP Passport and Iqama for New Born Baby in KSA
    1) After the birth of baby get Birth Statement/Tableegh Wilaadah from your hospital. Make sure all spellings, dates and iqama numbers are correct on Birth Statement issued.
    2) Then get it stamped from General Directorate of Health Affairs and after it proceed to Ahwaal Madani/Civil Affairs office to get birth certificate. Ensure you have baby’s parents original iqamas ,passports along with photocopies. Remember before going to Ahwaal Madani/Civil Affairs get booked an appointment through internet.
    3) Birth Statement/Tableegh Wilaadah from your hospital will not be returned by Ahwaal Madani/Civil Affairs once they issue the birth certificate.Before leaving Ahwaal Madani/Civil Affairs office ensure that you have got it stamped and signed from Manager/Mudeer of Civil Affairs.
    4) Then proceed to Ministry of Chamber of Commerce and see MOFA section to get a stamp affixed with signatures for SR 30.
    5) After it get the birth certificate translated into English from authorized translator in your city for SR 50.
    In all steps from 1-5, there is no need to take baby/mother with you, only father can manage above documentation .Baby’s presence is needed only when applying for NICOP and MRP as on spot pictures are to be captured for both documents. For iqama issuance also no need to take the baby/mother with you.
    6) Now proceed for NICOP, for this must have to visit Jeddah Consulate/Riyadh Embassy .For NICOP get the English Translation attested from Embassy/Consulate (In my case it was from Vice Consular). Now staple your photo copies of Birth Certificate in Arabic, English Translation, Passport of Parents ,Iqama and CNIC’s of parents. You must retain the token issued by NADRA to get your baby’s NICOP and can track the status through helpline mentioned on the slip. For infants /children below 15 years NICOP, no need for finger prints signatures/thumb impression. Charges for NICOP Executive category costs SR 132.
    7) For passport, you have two options either manual or the digital one .Manual passport is only issued from Riyadh Embassy and not from Jeddah Consulate with charges of SR 230. This passport can be issued the same day when you apply for NICOP and for this along with passport application form you need to give baby’s passport size pictures with white/blue background. Also provide photo copies of NICOP Slip, Birth Certificate in Arabic, Birth Certificate English Translation, Passport of Parents , Iqama and CNIC’s of parents. Manual passports get ready after 3 :00PM the same day when you apply for NICOP and Manual Passport. Validity of Manual Passport is upto 31st Dec 2016.But this passport can be used for one time travel that is to exit from KSA. But when you go to Pakistan obtain the MRP and do not get the manual one cancelled. For entry in KSA keep both passports with you. Manual Passports are recommended in cases like if there are Eid holidays approaching close or any event you want to participate in PAK.
    8) On the other hand for Digital passports/Machine Readable Passports from Jeddah Consulate/Riyadh Embassy you have to wait till the NICOP gets done OR you can apply if you get to know the baby’s citizen number issued that can be checked through NADRA’s helpline after a week since you applied for NICOP.
    9) Iqama can be issued both on manual and digital passports, also you can acquire exit re entry document on both types of passports. For iqama issuance you can visit Jawazat/Passport office on your own and get iqama issuance form filled from agents sitting outside the building and provide with it the copies of baby’s vaccination card, parent’s passport with visa pages, parents iqamas, baby’s passport and birth certificate. Also take with you two passport size pictures of baby as the same will be scanned for baby’s iqama.
    10) The officer there will write narration on passport stating the baby’s birth in KSA and request for iqama. After it another officer will write a border number on baby’s passport. Then go to the person who is printing iqamas and will see your baby’s passport and scan picture before finalizing iqama .
    Note: For NICOP, the executive category takes 20 days and MRP takes 25 days approximately. Before proceeding for NICOP and MRP please make sure you get an online/phone appointment to avoid the hassle of waiting for hours or days even.
    Aramex /UPS Courier service at Jeddah Consulate/Riyadh Embassy can be used to get your NICOP /Passport delivered at your home within Jeddah/Riyadh for SR 30 and outside Jeddah/Riyadh within KSA for SR 35.
    NICOP: National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis
    MRP: Machine Readable Passport
    NADRA: National Database and Registration Authority
    MOFA: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  3. If your baby is born in Pakistan a week ago. How to get his visa in pkaistan ? or on arrival visa can be issued at airpot. Please reply.

    • Dear Dont take Risk for aravial visa stupidity will be at Pakistan airport they will not issue boarding card ,
      but at arrival in KSA no problem under SIX month new born is provided visa on arrival
      but pakistan air line staff is stupid I bear loss of 3 ticket that cost me 8000 SAR
      after that I swear I will not purchase PIA ticket ,
      as for my Elder son when my family cam by Saudi Air line , they allow to travel, but after very hard discussion

      You can get visa for your new born within 10 days from ETMAD center
      take appointment , take stemp on on birth certificate from foreign affair & with passports & exit-re entry go to ETMAD they will fill application & submit to Saudi Embassy

      IF you need more details just call me on 00966553577971

  4. Hi…. What is the procedure for new born arrival in KSA with condition that Mother Family Visa is issued but not endorsed on passport

  5. important note:
    Manual passports are also issued in Jeddah. don’t worry… just pay SAR = 225/
    For new born: NO NEED FOR PARENTS ORIGINAL PASSPORTS (ONLY COPIES ARE ENOUGH)… NO NEED FOR NIKAH NAMA… ONLY NIC/NICOP receipt is enough. Copies of parents’ passports, copies of parents’ NIC’S, copies of parents’ iqamas, copy of NICOP receipt, filled form ‘A’ from Jeddah consulate website. on the form the thumb impression can be done at the spot for your child, don’t go to people sitting outside, fill yourself. Take 4 passport size photographs with light blue background. Keep copy of ksa birth certificate issued from Ahwal almadani…

  6. How to get iqama for baby born outside saudia.first I went to insurance office they told to go first jawazat office and add your baby under your iqama after that insurance the jawazat office told first you make insurance and than iqama using your baby border no.Now what I will do?

  7. Hai,
    we brouht our child from india to saudi 2month old,visa on arrival procedure,but now for taking iqama they are asking to pay 2000 riyal,but can i change baby iqama under my proffesion,because i am moh employee
    From Riyadh they asked father iqama copy and they wrote some numbers on baby passport

  8. Dear Sir,
    Let me know the procedure to bring 2 months old newborn baby to Saudi Arabia from India for Iqama holder.

    • Dear Sir,
      Let me know the procedure to bring 2 months old newborn baby to Saudi Arabia from India for Iqama holder.
      baby born in india

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