Removing Huroob from Your Iqama: Options with or without Your Kafeel’s Support

Got Huroob on your Iqama? If yes, then let’s find out how you can remove that. In this blog, we will talk about how you can remove Huroob from your Iqama but let’s discuss Huroob first.

What is Huroob?

Every expatriate working in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is scared of getting Huroob on their Iqama. Their Kafeels give this Huroob status if the expat is absent from work for a specific number of days or has entirely run away from their job. 

Everyone with Huroob on their Iqama is prohibited in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and cannot legally work or stay there. Therefore, it is essential to remove this absence from work status on your Iqama as your top priority. Continue reading our article to learn how you can do this in three different ways.

How to remove Huroob from Iqama?

Following are the methods that can help you in removing Huroob from your Iqama:

Method one: Convince your Kafeel:

The first and perhaps the easiest way to remove Huroob on your Iqama is by convincing your Kafeel to do it for you. Usually, Kafeel demands a certain sum of money to do this but remember that you can only remove your Huroob through Kafeel within fifteen days of being assigned the Huroob status. If this time has passed, your Kafeel can no longer help you work legally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia again.

Method two: File a case against Huroob status:

Sometimes, Kafeels issue Huroob status on their expatriates Iqama if they fail to agree to their unjust treatment or illegal terms and conditions. In such cases, the Kafeel takes out their personal grudge against the worker, and therefore, Huroob in such cases can be challenged in court.

Before you file a report against unfair Huroob status, remember to hire a professional lawyer and make sure to do this fifteen days after issuance of your Huroob. The court can then remove your Huroob and transfer your Kafeel if you provide credible evidence of this mistreatment.

Method three: Hand yourself over to the Saudi detention center:

You should only come to method three as your final resort. If you have failed to remove the Huroob status on your Iqama, you should turn yourself into any Tahfeel or Saudi detention centre. They will keep you in jail for a specific time and will finally release you with a five year ban on Saudi visa.

Final Words:

No matter the reason behind the Huroob on your Iqama, it is important that you try to remove it as soon as possible. We hope our three ways help you do this, and be sure to check this Huroob status from time to time on your Iqama!

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