Permanent Iqamah

permanent_iqamaDear FHWS readers,

It has been a while since I posted and for that, I sincerely apologize. I am very busy and relegate my time towards replying to comments on the blog and in private. I don’t post unless there is something extremely important. Which is right now. I bring to your attention that on 22 March 2015, I was forwarded the image to the left via Twitter from a FHWS reader who wishes to remain anonymous. I profusely thank this person for their kindness and also my husband for translating the Arabic into English.

Please note that the Saudi husband of a non-Saudi woman is her sponsor and thus he must apply for the permanent iqamah for her. If the non-Saudi woman is widowed or divorced and has a Saudi child or Saudi children, see 9a and 9b. The instructions for the permanent iqamah requirements will have a separate page which will be located at the very top of the blog under the heading, “Permanent Iqamah”.

Insha’Allah I hope to write about the end of our marriage permission journey when I have more time this summer and can sit down with my husband to develop an outline of everything that has transpired since the last post, Let Me Tell You How I Got Here. It has been a long, bumpy road being here but I get nostalgic just thinking about the first time I walked on Saudi soil.

May Allah expedite your marriage permission approval and permanent iqamah ameen!


Passport Office Requirements For Acquiring A Permanent Iqamah For A Non-Saudi Wife, The Mother Of Saudi Children
Submitted by Anonymous
Transcribed by Tara Umm Omar
Translated by Abu Omar

1. Iqamah, original

2. Passport, original

3. Husband’s national ID, original

4. Marriage permit, original and notarized

5. Family card, original

6. Child’s birth certificate, original

7. Iqamah request form

8. Copy from all of the above (1-7)

9. In case of the widows/divorced:
a. Renew iqamah under current sponsor
b. Or visit the concerned government office to open a file in the system using her own iqamah to be her own sponsor

10. Fingerprints must be done for the wife

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