List of Iqama Professions Reserved for Saudi Citizens

Saudi Ministry of Labor

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Advancement (MHRSD) announced the implementation of Saudization in many professions as per Article 36 of Saudi Labor Law, the Ministry of Labor has reserved 90 Iqama professions for local nationals which means no more expatriates iqama renewals for those professions.

They will either have to change their profession on iqama or leave the job as there are no residency renewals for expats in these jobs.

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The newly added professions are: 54, 56, 75 and 76

List of 90 Iqama Professions reserved for Local Saudis

  1. Acting Director
  2. Administrative Clerk
  3. Administrative Manager
  4. Automobile and motorbike showrooms
  5. Booking Clerk
  6. Building and construction material Shops
  7. Building Inspector
  8. Car Spare Parts Shops
  9. Cashier
  10. Certified Resident Engineer
  11. Certified Sustainable Engineer
  12. Compensation and Benefits Officer
  13. Complaint Clerk or Claims Clerk
  14. Confectionery Shops and patisseries
  15. Customer Care service Officer at Call Centers
  16. Customer service Manager
  17. Customs Categorizer
  18. Customs clearance Broker
  19. Customs clearance clerk
  20. Data entry
  21. Director of labor Affairs
  22. Director of personnel relations
  23. Director of Security and Safety
  24. Director of Staff Relations
  25. Director of the Front office
  26. Director of Tourism programs
  27. Duty Clerk or Attendance Control Clerk
  28. Electrical appliances and electronic Shops
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  29. Employment Clerk
  30. Executive HR Manager
  31. Female Sales Specialist for Ladies Shop
  32. Food service employee
  33. Front office supervisor
  34. general Manager
  35. general services supervisor
  36. Government Relations Officer
  37. Head of Personnel Department
  38. Health and Safety professionals
  39. Home and office furniture Shops
  40. Household utensils Shops
  41. HR Director
  42. HR Manager
  43. Individual Affairs Clerk
  44. Key Specialist
  45. Labor Affairs Manager
  46. Land and Real Estate Registry Clerk
  47. Light vehicle driver
  48. Maintenance Manager
  49. Maintenance supervisor
  50. Medical appliances and equipment Shops
  51. Order Taker
  52. Payroll Officer
  53. Property Manager
  54. Quality Inspector Engineer
  55. Readymade garments, children and men’s wear
  56. Real Estate Arbitrator
  57. Real Estate Broker
  58. Real Estate Marketer
  59. Real Estate Sale and Rental Broker
  60. Receptionist (general)
  61. Receptionist (hospitals)
  62. Receptionist (hotel)
  63. Recruitment Clerk or Employment Clerk
  64. Representative or Broker
  65. Reservation Agent
  66. Room service Manager
  67. Room service supervisor
  68. Safety and Security Officer
  69. Safety and Security supervisor
  70. Sales and marketing Representative
  71. Sales and marketing supervisor
  72. Secretary
  73. Security Guard
  74. Senior HR Coordinator
  75. Shops selling Carpets
  76. Shops selling Eye-Glasses and Frames
  77. Shops selling watches
  78. Staff Affairs Clerk or Personal Affairs Clerk
  79. Staff Relations Manager
  80. Staff Relations Specialist
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  81. Stock Keeper
  82. supervisor of Telephone operators
  83. Telephone operator
  84. Timekeeper
  85. Tourism programs supervisor
  86. Tourist Program Designer
  87. Training Manager
  88. Translator
  89. Treasurer
  90. Typist

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