The residence permit which is also called the Iqama must be renewed. The iqama must be renewed annually. A certain fee payment is required to renew iqama for the work permit, MOI Iqama. If there are dependents of the expatriate in his sponsorship then he must pay the dependent levy. The dependent levy must be paid for each member of the family under his sponsorship. Maktab Amal Fees or work permit fees for the House drivers also known as Saiq Khas, home-makers, and other domestic workers are exempted. Employees of a Small establishment with five or fewer are also exempt from work permit fees (if the owner of the firm is registered as a worker). The allowance to issue and renew residency permits and work permits is for three months as a minimum period by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The quarterly renewal of the residence permit or work permit will be enabled instead of renewing the iqama annually. The person responsible for renewing the iqama of the worker is his employer. According to the Article 40 (1) of the Saudi Labor Law, it is the responsibility of the employer to pay for the iqama renewal and iqama issuance fee. According to the Article 144 of the Saudi Labor Law, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide health care and insurance to each employee. Here are the regular fees of the iqama.
MOI Iqama Fees
The fees for the Iqama of Ministry of Interior is SAR 650.
Work Permit Fees
The Maktab Amal Levy or Work Permit Fees is SAR 700 or SAR 800 per month (Based on Saudization).
The dependent levy for each of the family members is SAR 400 per month.
Note: The penalty for late renewal i.e renewal of the iqama after the expiry is SAR 500 for the first time and for the second time is SAR 1000.