Saudi Council of Engineers Registration

I landed here on an Operator visa back then but I have to change my profession as Engineer after SCE registration. I have explained here the exact process and also included how to get it done if you are a technician as it is a bit different but is the same.

It was a very common practice previously that being an engineer you come here in Saudi Arabia at labor, chef or any lower category visa. Nobody was much interested in your jobs and issued a visa or Iqama profession. But, recently the Ministry of Labour has tightened the screws that you must have a relevant visa for what you are hired.

If you are an engineer or a technician you must get registered with SCE – Saudi Council of Engineers (الهيئة السعودية للمهندسين‎).

In this article, we will see how you can get register if you are an Engineer or a Technician step by step.

Read more: How to Check Iqama Validity

For this process, you must have valid documents in both cases and keep in mind if you try to forge the documents then penalty here is imprisonment and a hefty fine that will lead to deportation later on. Make sure to stay legal always at least here in KSA.

SCE Registration for Engineers

If your Iqama profession is different from your job then it is illegal to work here in KSA.

No worries, if you are an Engineering graduate then you can change it by following an easy process as mentioned below.

Documents for Engineers | SCE

You need to have the following documents as these are required at SCE to start with and to prove you as an engineer;

  • Attested Degree – Attested by the Saudi Embassy and Saudi Culture Office from the country you got a degree, for example, if you got it from Pakistan then you need to get it attested from there. Higher Education Commission – HEC, Foreign Office & the University from where you graduated
  • Letter of Introduction – A letter from your employer where gross salary, date of joining, name, etc are mentioned. Chamber attested
  • Letter Authorization – This you can download from SCE website online and fill SCE Letter of Authorization Download
  • Copy of Iqama
  • Copy of Passport with visa page
  • Fresh photographs with white background (200X200 pixels)

Registration Process for Engineers | SCE

Follow the steps;

Step – 1: Scan all the documents mentioned above after you are done with attestation. Degree from both sides front & back where most of the stamps are.

Step – 2: Sign up at the SCE website SCE Signup English by just filling the basic information and keep the credentials safe and remember. Or use the Saudi council of engineers login option if you are already registered.

Step – 3: Upload all the scanned documents carefully as required

Step – 4: Pay the Fee through Sadad

How to Pay SCE Fee | Sadad

Make sure the fee for Engineering registration is 1250 SAR at SCE. This is valid for the first three years. and later on, you can renew buy just paying 250 SAR per year.

After uploading your documents you have to pay 500 SAR through sadad. To pay through Sadad you will receiver Sadada reference number at your email or through SMS. Just use any ATM or online banking access if you have and pay it. In case you are new here then you can ask any friend to pay for it for you.

Once your application is reviewed and accepted you will receive another SMS to pay 750 SAR. pay it in the same way.

Step – 5: Once your fee is paid you will get a Temporary Membership at SCE. But it will show up like Engineer with Non-Engineering Iqama. It will be verified with other authorities like jawazat before approval.

Step – 6: Provide all the information to your Mandoob (HR or Government Relations Officer of your company). Now again you will receive an SMS to update jawazat. Login to your SCE account and click on ‘Update Jawazat’. You will get an SMS from the MOI after your Iqama profession has been changed.

Step – 7: You will receive another SMS to pay 100 SAR through Sadad again. Pay it and you are done.

SCE Registration for Technicians

If you have a diploma or equivalent experience certificates in any of the engineering fields then you are eligible to apply for the SCE membership.

The processing fee is 500 that you need to pay for one time only. Then you need to pay 200 SAR for selected years.

Registration Steps

Follow the below steps to register for a technician at SCE;

Step – 1: Scan all the documents ( diploma from both sides, Authorization Letter, Introduction letter from the current employer- Chamber of Commerce attested, Copy of Iqama/Entry visa page in the passport, Copy of Passport, Personal Photograph

Step – 2: Sign up at the SCE website SCE Signup English by just filling the basic information and keep the credentials safe and remember. Or use the Saudi council of engineers login option if you are already registered.

Step – 3: Upload all the scanned documents carefully as required

Step – 4: Pay the Fee through Sadad

Following Technicians must have SCE registration to get the Iqama renewal;

Surveyors, Draughtsman, Architectural, cartographer, Quantity Surveyors, Electrical Technician, Mobile Technicians, etc.

You can see the full list here at SCE website

How to Renew SCE Membership?

You just need to pay the fee and it will be done automatically. You need to pay the fee through Sadad. You can use internet banking for this as well.

Step – 1: Log in to your SCE account at SCE Login

Step – 2: Find the tab at the lower bottom ‘Renew Membership’

Step – 3: Select the number of years like 1,2 or three. Make sure the fee will multiply like for engineer it is 250 per year and if you need to renew for three years then it will be 250×3 = 750 SAR

Step – 4: You will receive an SMS and pay it through SADAD by following the next steps

Step – 5: Log in to your online bank account.

Step – 6: Go to Payment Options

Step – 7:  For SCE biller code is 123 – Company or Utility Service Provider

Step – 8: Click ‘Continue’

Step – 9: Add the bill number you received through SMS or e-mail

Step – 10: Click ‘Continue’

Step – 11: All done – you need not worry about and check at the SCE membership date again in a few minutes it will be updated automatically.

SCE Helpline

SCE team is very cooperative and I found one of the best people to deal with. You can approach them if you got any confusion or stuck in the middle of your process.

There are three locations you can approach them.

saudi council of engineers Helpline

FAQ’s About SCE

Question: If I change the sponsorship then any impact on SCE membership?

Answer: Yes, it will and before to renew iqama I had to pay 100 SAR. Always check your pending dues at SCE before Iqama renewal.

Question: What are the benefits of registering SCE?

Answer: First of all if you are a working engineer and you caught doing a job as an engineer then your company will be in trouble for not having a properly related profession at your Iqama. Other benefits are you can have your family here easily. A lot of offers are there on SCE from different companies like cheap internet availability, Mobile, Car Insurances, Training workshops, etc.
Question: What are the different types of memberships are available in SCE?

Answer: Following four types are offered right now that is;

  • For Engineers
  • For Technician
  • For Student
  • For people interested in Engineering Membership

Question: How can check if an engineer is registered at SCE or not?

Answer: Yes, you can check at the SCE website easily.

Question: May I renew my Iqama with Temporary Membership?

Answer: Yes, you can if your membership is valid yet. As sometimes it takes longer to verify your documents through SCE.

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65 thoughts on “Saudi Council of Engineers Registration”

  1. Hello,
    During my previous job, I was registered in SCE as Mechanical Engineer. Last Year I changed my job and came in new visa. Earlier my Iqama profession was General Mechanical Engineer. Present Iqama profession is General mechanical technician. I have attested Mechanical Engineer degree and want to update my SCE Membership and to change my Iqama profession. I am trying to Login through SCE Portal but I am getting a message as my account is locked and contact SAUDI COUNCIL OF ENGINEERS.
    I would appreciate if you please help in sharing how to activate my account and change my profession?

    1. Dear Mr Sayed Sakaf, Best option is just have a visit at SCE. I know, they are the best when it comes to customer services in Saudi Arabia. Or else, you can contact to SCE helpline.

  2. Hi,
    Dharmendra Shrivastava here,
    I uploaded all documents for Mechanical engineering technician registration for SEC, Payment / bill option displaying, now I realized that one document offer letter of company is not prescribed format; please let me know can I replace new one in desired format with old one?

    Thanks and regards

      1. How can I , As no option displaying only I am able to see or download previous documents, no edit or other option displaying.
        Please support

        1. Dear now there are three options;
          1. Wait until it is rejected then upload again – Hopefully it will be accepted if only format issue
          2. Visit any nearby SCE branch, they are very cooperative.
          3. Try calling them at SCE helpline.

          Good Luck .

  3. why always appear in my new registration application iqama no or border no already registered.
    even how manytimes i’ve tried always appeared this messge. I cnnnot proceed to my new registration. please give solution to this problem. Thank you

    1. Hi Romeo. SCE website sometime do wonders like that. Make sure your data is accurate. This is all I can say. Wait or better visit the SCE nearby office.

    1. If you are an Engineer then why you want to be like a technician? You can change your technician profession to Engineer. Enjoy the perks of an engineering Iqama.

    1. Attested Degree – Attested by the Saudi Embassy and Saudi Culture Office from the country you got a degree, for example, if you got it from Pakistan then you need to get it attested from there. Higher Education Commission – HEC, Foreign Office & the University from where you graduated
      Letter of Introduction – A letter from your employer where gross salary, date of joining, name, etc are mentioned. Chamber attested
      Letter Authorization – This you can download from SCE website online and fill SCE Letter of Authorization Download
      Copy of Iqama
      Copy of Passport with visa page
      Fresh photographs with white background (200X200 pixels)

          1. SCE categorizes as per experience but it does not matter any as you will get Engineer Profession on your Iqama.

  4. shahid hussain jamal

    last year I registerd as technician with experieance certficatethey told me its only for 3month niw what should I do I dont have any diploma I have training certificate from previous company how I upload or how I reneaw aqama ot not uploading ur suggestion please

    1. Renew your membership at SCE first online. If you have submitted nay certificate already they will not ask anything. Try it or you can call to SCE helpline.

  5. Dear Representative,
    Currently my iqama profession is labor. I did Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and I had attested my degree already. I followed the steps and submitted all required documents in the SCE portal. I paid 500 SR initially for verification purpose. At last I received a message from them stating “Your qualifications do not meet the requirements for registration, and your application cannot be accepted.” Kindly let me know if experience matters here for registration. FYI, I did my graduation in May 2015. Can I upload my docs again in upcoming May 2020 to complete my 5 years after graduation? Please help me to understand in this regards.

    1. Good day Anees,
      My case is exactly same as yours. Even I applied it last year and was cancelled by them for not having 5 years gap from degree date till today. However, I got the membership few moments ago. All you need to do is consult any of their representatives and explain your case in detail. The guy I spoke to has taken back cancellation immediately and asked me to upload visa copy along with border number. And the best part of it is that I didn’t even had to pay registration fee again.

  6. Dear Sir,
    I have 21 years Experience and working in Saudi Arabia from Feb. 2011 , Present I am working in one company as a Sr. Electrical Engineer, In my Iqama mention General Engineer. Now my company is going to stamp Exit, Shall I come new Visa on Electrician and Change to Engineer.

    1. Yes, you can come and you can change it easily later on. Or if you can arrange an Engineering visa then is also OK. Both ways you are good to go.

      1. i came on labor visa in january 2020 and i have my iqama for labor with me. But i was in ksa in 2019 on engineer visa and was registered with SCE and left ksa in 2019.
        Now my SCE membership is still valid by end of 2020 and i need to update my profession from labor to engineer.
        What should i do now? should i add request to update old border no. to new iqama number in SCE portal ?
        Please help in this regard

  7. Good day
    I am a registered member of SCE as an engineer but already expired last 2015, is it possible that i can make new registration at SCE as Technician as stated in my iqama?

    Thanks.

    1. Dear Emmanuel, just renew the SCE membership as an Engineer to make sure of any issue in the future. For a technician, you need to submit also some documents proving that may not valid in your case.

  8. I took my exit last 2012 as an engineer here in KSA, my SCE membership expired last 2015, I re entered here in KSA 2014 as an engineer but with technician visa, now that my SCE membership is expired and i am required to take SCE membership prior to iqama renewal, will i get an SCE membership as a technician or i will just renew my membership as an engineer and change the status of my iqama from technician to engineer, if so how to renew membership at SCE.
    Thank you.

    1. Dear Nhel, just renew the SCE membership as an Engineer to make sure of any issue in the future. For a technician, you need to submit also some documents proof that may not valid in your case.

  9. respected sir, please kindly give me some idea regarding to my membership status. I registered for SCE last October 2019 but until now my membership status is still showing missing information dataflow. for this issue I have I chance to renew my member for this coming October 2020? because all off my documents what I have I uploaded already. thanking you!

    1. Dear Ali, sometimes the online system got a glitch. Make sure to pay a physical visit and hope it will get solved easily.

  10. Do we need a attested degree or only degree with technical certification is enough to renew iqama for the professions listed under technicians.

  11. Hi there,
    Hope you are doing good.
    Can a technician iqama can be changed to engineer profession if the person doesn’t have 3 years of experience. I have heard that for registration of SCE one must require 3 years of exp and also we have write some test. Can you please clarify on this. I have Also read above comments that some applications are being rejected if they don’t have min 5 years of exp. Waiting for your response

  12. respected sir,

    My profession is electronic technician & i have electronic engineering but my degree is not attested from Saudi culture i have already uploaded my documents.
    but still it is showing we are auditing your request.
    Kindly please advise what should i do i should visit them or wait,.

    1. Dear Syed… First, get your degree attested from Saudi Culture & visit them ASAP. Narrow chances that it will get clear the audit without this lack of attestation.

  13. Sir I have question,
    for technician with diploma 14/02/2020 I registered and got valid membership for 2 years, after 40 days,
    today I received the message and Email as “Please access your profile to complete the inefficiencies” from SCE and when I access the profile there is one new options for uploading the documents, but not mention what document to upload or what is the exactly they need.

  14. My membership is about to expire on 31/7/2020 (less than three months) and “New Request” option is not showing under the renew membership.
    Please guide me.

    1. Brother Sarfaraz have you found any solution for this? I am having the same problem, the renew option is no there in website but I received message from SCE asking to renew your membership.

      1. same problem. Did you find any solution for this? Please let me know. a new request is not showing in my renewal membership.

        1. I have the same issue. I am registered as Computer technician. My SCE Membership is expiring on the 31st of July. And I tried to renew it, but it is not showing the ‘New Request’ option. Can someone please advise regarding this. Is it an issue with their website? or do we need to upload any more new documents.

  15. I registered in SCE as Electrical technician without diploma certificate to renew the iqama and got temporary membership ,then I changed my profession to lab technician in Iqama, Now can it be changed in SCE as lab technician as I have required diploma certificate attested. What is the process to do it as my renewal date is near and membership renew button is not showing in SCE.

  16. Brother my profession on iqama is computer programmer but i need to change to accountant but Govt. System is not allowed me to change. Even System not allowed to change to labour. I already registered in sec portal without deploma. Please till me how i change my profession

  17. Hi,
    Could you please help me with the following query. I have a job offer to start work as a Principal Engineer with a company in Al Khobar. I am currently still located in the United Kingdom.
    Is it possible to register as an Engineer with the SCE from outside of Saudi Arabia?
    If yes. Do I need to get my qualifications attested by the Saudi Culture Office in the United Kingdom before I apply for registration?
    Regards,
    Neale Waldock

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