How to Check Company Status Red or Green

If your company is in the Red category, you can take an Iqama transfer without kefeel permission.

I will show you how you can check if your Iqama is red; actually, it is the company status, not the Iqama status. Still, people use it.

Here is the Video Guide Iqama Red Green

Saudi officials also have decided to remove the Yellow category from this list soon. So a company will be either Green or Red.

I will cover the Nitaqat system in detail in the other blog. Today we will see how you can check if your company or mosasa is in Red or Green at the Ministry of Labor called وزارة العمل.

You must know three things about your Iqama.

  1. Iqama Category – Read, Green, Platinum, etc.
  2. Iqama Validity
  3.  Haroof on Iqama

Here in this article, we will discuss all so that you are well aware of your status all the time during your stay here in Saudi Arabia.

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How to Check Iqama Red Green Nitaqat Category

To know about your company or ultimately your own Iqama status, follow the below steps;

Step – 1: First of all, go to the MOL website link New MOL Website

Step – 2: You will find the below window if you follow my link or come through e-services as per your preferences

Step – 3: Once you are in, Enter your 10-digit Iqama number, Enter the captcha and click on “Behs,” as shown in the screenshot.

Go to MOL website and fill Iqama number only to find huroob or not

Step – 4: Now, your Mosassa status will be displayed, as shown in the picture below. This is Green.

Iqama Red Green Status check at MOL new website

You are done!

Most companies fall into green categories nowadays.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Nitaqat System

There are many benefits if a company or Maosassa falls in the Green or a Platinum category, but Yellow and Red are not in good shape. I will discuss a few.

Red Category Problems

  • If your Mosassa is Red, you are in trouble because you cannot renew your Iqama and hence ultimately become illegal if the issue is not resolved.
  • Your company cannot take any transfer.
  • Any employee can transfer to any other Green or Platinum one without any permission from the Kafeel.
  • Any employee can process his final exit via maktab aml.
  • A sponsor or kafeel cannot put Haroof to any employee as his company window is closed and cannot do any transaction whatsoever.
  • Changing the Profession is not allowed if the status is Red.
  • A new visa cannot be issued.
  • Work permits cannot be renewed.
  • New branches cannot be opened.

Benefits for Platinum Category

If your company falls in this category, then you are in perfect shape, as the name suggests. You will enjoy the following perks.

  • You have the freedom for new Visas.
  • You can change the foreign worker’s profession to available options for expatriates.
  • You can renew work permits.
  • Best of all, you can hire employees from the Red and Yellow categories.

Iqama Validity Check

You need to have checked the expiry dates of your iqama as it is a must to know a thing about it. Once your Iqama is expired, all of your official transactions will be blocked, and you are now illegal in Saudi Arabia. Iqama is just a residence permit, as well as the identity in Saudi Arabia. A new Iqama is valid for one year nowadays. Earlier, it was valid for two years also.

You can check it here Iqama Validity

Huroof on Iqama

This is one of the most undesirable things to happen for an expatriate here in Saudi Arabia. You will lose the job, and a ban will be imposed with a penalty if proven guilty. However, there are proper rules to follow by the sponsor before imposing it on your Iqama status.

You can check here if there is any bad report about your iqama by your sponsor.

Haroob Check: Check Iqama Haroof

What is Nitqat System?

The Nitaqat system is for the private sector in Saudi Arabia. It was introduced in the year 2011. The main purpose of the system is to facilitate Saudi Nationals to join the private sector. It categorizes the organization into six different categories, i.e., Platinum, Green (High, Medium, Low), Yellow, and Red. This percentage solely depends upon how many percent of locals the organization claims.

Nitaqat system was introduced in 2011 as part of its Saudization. So, there are categories based on which the system decides if that particular company is in the Red, Green, Yellow, Silver, or Platinum category.

Important to note that this system is being updated from time to time, so one should stay updated by visiting.

Saudi Arabia Green Card?

Finally, it is decided in Saudi Arabia to allow an Iqama Residency called Privileged Iqama. In this, you need not any sponsor or kafeel type person to tackle your issues. A holder can set up his own business, start a property business, and can have it under his name as an owner. It can be of two types, like a yearly basis or lifetimes, depending on the terms and conditions. This is a major step in Saudi Arabia’s history. It was announced in May 2019 through newspapers and online portals.

This is a major step to invite investors around the globe.

Video Guide

Check Iqama Red Green Status

Wrap Up

It is always good to be in a good category, but if your Iqama status is not up to the mark, an employee can find a better opportunity. If you fall in the Red zone, then you are quite hot property for Green or Platinum. All you have to do is show your skills to reach there. The same way validity checks on your status help you to take necessary measures to get it renewed. Huroof I wouldn’t say I like to discuss more, but it’s a fact here to control labour across KSA.

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4 thoughts on “How to Check Company Status Red or Green”

  1. Hello sir
    I want to know that my sponser can get me a iqama or not. Because on MOL website i checked my status with passport number and it is showing red.
    And all permits valid and employee at work. Is that mean iqama has been issued or else iqama applied?
    And please upload some information on your blog regarding health insurence and banking which bank account best for expatriates?

    Thanks in advance

    1. As you know sometimes the online system takes time to get updated. You can ask regarding your Iqama to your kafeel. All banks are good but NCB is quite good as per my experience. Some people say Al Rajhi bank gives a better conversion rate.

  2. Syed Faiz Abbas

    Hello Sir,
    its being two weeks, my new company sent request for transfer as my original company is in small red status. so my iqama transfer request shows under ministry of labor “under studying”.

    how long it will take to get transfer without the old company interference.
    please advice.

  3. I came Saudi Arabia in 11/01/2022 then i check my nitaqat system and showing colour is red. Now I stay here 3 months and colour is now red last 3 months. Can i change my kafil to another kafil without permission? My Iqama validity still 3 months, no digital contract……

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