Required Documents and Process to Change Profession in Saudi Arabia


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http://prosaudi.com/2012/family-visa-2/how-to-change-profession-in-saudi-arabia/

About Yasir Imran

Yasir Imran is a Pakistani living in Saudi Arabia. He writes because he want to express his thoughts. It is not necessary you agree what he says, You may express your thoughts in your comments. Once reviewed and approved your comments will appear in the discussion.
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161 Responses to Required Documents and Process to Change Profession in Saudi Arabia

  1. MOHAMED says:

    DEAR YASIR,
    I AM WORKING HERE IN KSA(DAMMAM) IQAMA PROF IS CARPENTER. BUT I AM WORKING IN ACCOUNTANT. I CAN CHANGE PROF FOR COMPUTER TECH & OTHER( FAMILY VISA). I DONT HAVE Saudi Embassy attests MY documents.PLS HELP ME

  2. Faysal says:

    Mr.Mohmammad,
    well i guess you did not read the article carefully try to read it first and thn follow the procedure. its comprehensive article stated everythng. you have to do it yourself no one can help you.

  3. BK says:

    Salam,

    I read above that after Jan 2012 profession changes will be stopped ? Is that authenticated information ?

    Also Yaser, I would like to know the processing time the Saudi Culture and Emabassy takes in Pakistan for degree attestation ? And I heard that Profession change is now an online process ? If so; how much time does it take after degree attestation from Pak ?

  4. Shah says:

    Dear Sir,
    I have a Profession Curtain Designer/Maker.I have done Diploma of Associate Egineering (DAE) of three years.Documents are attested from Higher Education, Board, Foriegn Office, Saudi Consulate in Pakistan.Now Saudi forieng office is asking me to go back & stamped from Saudi Cultural office in Islamabad But when i went there they said we are only allowed to attest Bachelor & Master degrees.We do not attest diplomas But Saudi foeirgn officeis not stamping neither Saudi Cultural Society in Pakistan So what can i do now

  5. Ahmed says:

    please inform that is it necessary to show arabic translation of degree at foreign office in jeddah? because as per new rules, the foreign office & saudi embassy in pakistan are not attesting the translation of any degree .

    do consulate general of pak in jeddah attest translation of degree if the translated page is make here in jeddah and not attested by foreign office in pakistan?

    Your immediate & quick answer is required. Thanks in advance.

  6. Noushad says:

    Dear yasir please let me know how many days required for attestation (Company Letter) by chamber of commerce in Jeddah

    • Afzal Toor says:

      Dear,
      The letter must be attested by Chamber of Commerce as well as by Foreign office.
      It can be done in just 1 day.
      Imortant Note:
      1-You need 2 letters, 1 for Saudi Cultural office & other for Embassy.
      2- Also Saudi Cultural office in Pakistan Don’t accept Copy type Iqama, they ask for new ID type Iqama. (They refused my valid Iqama & then I had to get new ID type Iqama)

      Thank you..

    • Salah B says:

      NOT EVEN 5 MINUTES. GO TO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WITH THE LETTER. TAKE A NUMBER SLIP AND WAIT FOR WAITING AREA AND WAIT FOR YOUR NUMBER. KEEP 20 -25 RIYALS WITH YOU AS ITS THE FEE AND ITS THE PERSON WILL DO IT IN 30 SECS. ( AS LONG AS THE COMPANY IS RECOGNIZED AND REGISTERED )

  7. Noushad says:

    Dear yasir am working in jeddah and now looking profession change. please can you send me a model letter for Saudi Consulate (a letter from Company/Sponsor to Saudi Consulate)
    please help me

  8. FURQAN says:

    dear all,

    plz kindly let me know in which profession we dont need any degree or any certificate and will be eligible for family visa, is there any profession, Plz do reply .

    Thanks

  9. MUHAMMAD ALI SIDDIQUI says:

    Salam
    my sponser have applied change of profession online and my application approved from minstery of labour my current profession is labour and I have applied for computer programmer now can any one tell me the further process.

    Also I have read in arab news that after 28 feb 2012 profession change will be closed.

    JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor has allowed all private companies and establishments the provision to amend professions on work permits of their foreign workers electronically without the need of referring to the ministry.

    Engineering and medical professions, which require special licenses, are excluded from the new provision, Al-Madinah daily reported on Wednesday quoting an official source at the ministry.

    He said foreigners might amend their professions to any profession with the exception of director of labor and laborers, personnel manager, personnel specialist, personnel clerk, employment official, HR clerk, timekeeper, receptionist at hotels and hospitals, complaint writer, cashier, special security guard, pursuer, and HR senior official.

    The ministry set Feb. 28 as the deadline for amending the profession. It warned private companies and establishments that if they were caught giving incorrect data about their foreign manpower, the ministry would suspend their operating licenses for five years and prevent them from foreign recruitment in future.

    According to the general department of statistics and census, there were 8.4 million foreigners in Saudi Arabia in 2010 representing about 31 percent of the population. It said 5.9 million of them were male, while 2.5 million were female.

    Labor Minister Adel Fakeih said six million of the foreigners were employed by the private sector.

    • Afzal Toor says:

      Dear,

      What was the procedure you (or your Sponsor) followed for change of the profession??
      did they ask for the relevant educational degrees?
      Please if you can write all the detail & steps involved in this issue..
      Thank you.

  10. Guest says:

    Dear Yasir,
    I am in Saudi Arabia right now. You have said in your article that if someone doesn’t have sponsor letter, then agents in Pakistan can still get your degree attested from saudi consulate after charging 10,000+ pak rupees. My sponsor is not giving me this letter. I have contacted skylink services but they refused to attest my degree without sponsor letter. Please tell me if you know any agent in pakistan who can attest my degree from consulate without this letter. I will be grateful to you.

    • Muhammad Shehzad says:

      Bro contact on this number this is mustafa he will.take 12000 rupee and attest ur degrees 00923335585952 but if u know someone who can change proffession then do let me know reply on my email humen777@gmail.com

  11. Habib Ahmed says:

    I want to attention of university degree from saudi embasy islamabad pakistani plz give me detail how can attest

  12. Waleed says:

    Hello,
    I am just wondering if I change my profession to any Technical sector would I be able to invite my wife who is a Britisher.

  13. Syed adnan asghar says:

    Assalm-o-Alykum! my iqama is Plumber, but acually i am working in Labortary Technican for road construction co. i have B.sc degree with attested to Saudi Counslet & Foregin Affairs in karachi, pakistan. our company (mandob saudi) telling me, company is already RED. so this profasion is not change? pls you tell me solution. thanks

  14. dear sir i am shahnawaz from india i was com in saudia 1998 my profation is in iqama kaarabai mubani mens.electrition so i dont have aney degree or sartifeket so can will be change my prof and can i get parmanent famly visa sir please help me my waif to much love me pls help

  15. Kumar says:

    Dear Yassir,
    Please help in giving website address for the online change in profession site in Saudi Arabia. It will be a great help for me.
    Regards
    Kumar

  16. syed says:

    Assalamualikum yasir,
    MY iama profession is of family driver,but i am a graphic designer working in a good company,i am unable to give transfer as well as call my family,is there any way that i can change my profession as the above blog mentions only for people working with a company visa,,,i neeed a help plz lemme know atleast wether i can call my family on visit, what if can i come back after exit
    give me more details regarding profession change in my respect plz lemme know
    waitin 4 reply

  17. Asif says:

    salam, I am living in saudia and do not have letter from sponsor to get my degree attested. I called these agents (skylink) and offer them additional money they said its not possible without letter. If Any of you got your degree attested without letter recently please let me know the contact details of agent in Pakistan. Thank you.

    superheop@hotmail.com

  18. shoaib hussain says:

    Dear yasir sahb,

    I m so thankful to u for ur kind information. I hv attested my documents from HEC, Pak FA, Saudi Cultural and embassy. some one told that their is a online procedure, would u help me by letting me know about the process. i m maint. engr but at iqama it is labor.

  19. SaL says:

    Hello,

    In you requirement section the first point you stated that we need to get a letter from our company saying that i work with them…. So i wanted to know is this letter one of the requirement to give it to Jawazat or its to attest the university Degree? Because I have already took a letter from my company for attesting my certificates and it is now attested Alhamdulilah.
    My second question is When I have all my documents ready, which form should I use?
    and my Last Question is do i need to get a Mandoob ( Agent ) of only my company or it can be any one else and what would be there average fees.?

    Thank you

    Would Appreciate if you answer my queries.

  20. abdul says:

    assalamu alaikum wrwb,

    i am indian ,i am working as chemical analyst .my profession is carpenter if i want to change my as ahemical analyst must neeed to get the attestaion from saudi embassey. now some one told me embassay has stopped to issuing the attestation really????????

  21. Basheer Ahamed says:

    Dear Sir, Last month my company Change my Ikkama Position and given me the computer printout of Full details of my Ikkama. All other papers are ready. But I still have the same orginal ikkama card it is mentioned the old profession. But in computer has change. Shall i proceed to Saudi Permanant family Visa . Please guide me

  22. Yaseecool says:

    Thanks for your Informative post …. Can any body tell me the procedure to change the profession electronically as the mentioned in Arab News dated Jan 10, 2012 01:36 .

  23. Althaf says:

    hi…
    Thank you for your valuable information…!!!

  24. Shahid rathore says:

    Sir meri sister and hr hsbnd and their 4 kids 15 saal se amrica main hain.wo wahan apna store run krtey hain.saudi arab main mustaqil residence visa k liay un ko kya requairments puri krna hon gi.kindly inform.ye aap ka ehsaan ho ga.

  25. Faysal says:

    Dear All,
    Please note down the following procedure to get your documents attested from Pakistan.
    1- Request a letter from your sponsor that you are working and under his sponsorship. this letter should be addressed to Saudi Cultural Office Pakistan also attest this letter from chamber of commerce and Saudi foreign office before sending it to Pakistan
    Follow these steps in Pakistan
    2- Get your degree attested from HEC and Foreign Office Pakistan.
    3- Submit these documents to Saudi Cultural Office Pakistan
     Original Degree
     Arabic Translation of your degree
     Photocopy of Iqama.
     Photocopy of passport.
     Photocopy of National ID
     letter from Saudi sponsor
    (Normally Saudi cultural office takes one week for attestation).
    4. Submit following documents through a suitable agent in Pakistan to Saudi Embassy.
     Arabic Translation of your degree
     Original Degree
     Photocopy of Iqama.
     Photocopy of passport.
     Photocopy of your National ID
     Letter from Saudi sponsor.
    (Normally Saudi Embassy takes 4 to 5 working days for attestation)
    Bring back these documents in Saudi Arabia and follow below mentioned steps.
     Again translate your degree in Arabic.
     Attest Arabic translation from chamber of commerce.
     Attest Arabic translation from Pakistan Consulate.
     Attest Arabic Translation from Foreign Office Saudi Arabia.
    After ever thing according to above procedure is done than submit your application through your sponsor for change profession.

    Regards,
    Faysal Malik

  26. KASHIF says:

    I M KASHIF
    I WANT TO CHANG MY PROFESSION WITH SAME AS DOCUMENT SO PLEASE INFORM ME HOW CAN I CHANG
    I HAVE HOTEL VISA BUT I WORK IN COMPANY
    I WILL BE VERY THANKFUL TO YOU IF U WILL HELP ME
    I HAVE DIPLOMA OF ASSOCIATE ( DAE ) ELECTRONIC

  27. MOHAMED MUSTHAFA says:

    DEAR SIR,
    IS SAUDI DRIVING LICENCE SHOULD BE SURRENDERED TO THE SPONSOR WHEN MY VISA CHANGING? KINDLY GIVE ME THE SOLUTION.I GOT ANOTHER JOB BUT THERE THEY NEED LICENCE.BUT MY CURRENT SPONSOR ASKING TO SUBMIT THE LICENCE.WHAT TO DO?
    HELP ME

  28. sathis says:

    hi , now i am working here in saudi , actually my degree is MCA, can i get the engineer visa, bocz i need the engineer visa .

  29. mujahid says:

    hi every one, i am working in a company which is in silver zone and now i want to change my profession as i have one year computer hardware certificate from international Islamic university as my brother is going for attentions to foreign affairs but they are saying first attest from NTB national training burro when he go there they also refuse and he
    take attestation from Islamic university so i have now problem can some on tell me from where i have to attest frist my certificate and can i change my profession through my higher secondary school certificate so please some one guide me what i have to do for my attestation as i have letter from my company for Saudi embassy.

  30. ALI says:

    Slam sir
    i want to ask that i have my aqama profession FUNNY IBNYYA , and i am doing work as a SR accountant , also i have attested my MBA FINANCE DEGREE AND B. COM DEGREE,
    I LISTEN THAT I CAN APPLY FOR FOR FAMILY VISA ON EXISTING PROFESSION ALSO, SOME BODY TOLD THAT I SHOULD NOT CHANGE MY PROFESSION AS ACCOUNTANT, BECAUSE IN FUTURE ACCOUNTANT PROFESSION AQAMA MAY NOT RENEW, SO PLEASE GUIDE ME I SHOULD CHANGE MY PROFESSION OR NOT ,
    CAN I GET FAMILY VISA ON EXISTING PROFESSION OR NOT

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