Iqama services only for expats with fingerprints in the system

Updated 10 February 2015

Iqama services only for expats with fingerprints in the system

The Passport Department said Sunday it has blocked all passport- and iqama-related services for the residents who have not gone through the procedure of fingerprinting.
“The department will continue to block these services to any expatriate who has not gone through the fingerprinting procedure at the offices specified by the department or local passport offices,” said Maj. Ahmad Fahd Al-Luhaidan, spokesman at the Passport Department.
Blocked services include iqama issuance, renewal, information transfer, permanent departure or exit/re-entry visas, sponsorship transfer and others.
He said fingerprinting is a must for all male and female expatriates in the Kingdom. He urged those who are yet to go through the fingerprinting procedure to do so immediately.
“To facilitate the process and to avoid delays, the department has published a list of offices where the fingerprinting facility is available as well on its website,” Al-Luhaidan pointed out. He did not mention imposition of any penalty.
Also, the Passport Department provided on its website the service of fingerprint checks in the automated central system along with the other data about expatriates, so those who find their fingerprints missing can take steps to get their fingerprinting done again.

Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

Updated 13 December 2019

Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

RIYADH: The Ministry of Civil Service, through a strategic partnership with the e-government program “Yesser,” has linked central databases with 90 government agencies representing more than 86 percent of public sector employees.

The database connection was secured after the agencies completed the requirements for sending human resources data through the government integration channel according to the classification of groups specified by the ministry.

The ministry, represented by its Digital Transformation Agency, has provided more than 27 electronic services on its website, serving government agencies and public sector employees.

This includes the “Eltizam” (commitment) service to provide human resources data including personnel data, jobs, salaries, qualifications, leave and performance evaluation.

There is also the “My Career Data” platform, which enables civil servants and human resources specialists to review and correct data, providing access to historical career records and administrative transactions.

King Salman recently issued directives to government agencies to complete electronic connectivity with the Ministry of Civil Service, to provide human resources data within 120 days.


What is Yesser?

It is a program that works as a link among Saudi government agencies in their e-transition journey. Yesser establishes, develops and manages several e-government initiatives and products in Saudi Arabia using the highest technical and security standards.