List of Iqama Professions Reserved for Saudi Citizens (2024)

Saudi Ministry of Labor

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Advancement (MHRSD) announced the implementation of Saudization in many professions in accordance with Article 36 of the Saudi Labor Law. The Ministry of Labor has reserved more than 100 Iqama professions jobs for Saudi nationality, meaning there will be no more expatriate Iqama renewals for those professions.

As there are no iqama renewals for expats in mentioned professions, they will either need to change their profession on their iqama or quit their employment.

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List of 100+ Iqama Professions Only Available for Local Saudis

  1. Air Controller.
  2. Atv Splitter Operator.
  3. Call Center Clerk.
  4. Copilot.
  5. Customer Data Clerk.
  6. Customer Service Center Inquiries Clerk.
  7. Dispatcher.
  8. Meteorologist.
  9. Query Clerk.
  10. Tourist Information Clerk.
  11. Acting Director.
  12. Administrative Clerk.
  13. Administrative Manager.
  14. Automobile And Motorbike Showrooms.
  15. Booking Clerk.
  16. Building And Construction Material Shops.
  17. Building Inspector.
  18. Car Spare Parts Shops.
  19. Cashier.
  20. Certified Resident Engineer.
  21. Certified Sustainable Engineer.
  22. Compensation And Benefits Officer.
  23. Complaint Clerk Or Claims Clerk.
  24. Confectionery Shops And Patisseries.
  25. Customer Care Service Officer At Call Centers.
  26. Customer Service Manager.
  27. Customs Categorizer.
  28. Customs Clearance Broker.
  29. Customs Clearance Clerk.
  30. Dataentry Clerk.
  31. Director Of Labor Affairs.
  32. Director Of Personnel Relations.
  33. Director Of Security And Safety.
  34. Director Of Staff Relations.
  35. Director Of The Front Office.
  36. Director Of Tourism Programs.
  37. Duty Clerk Or Attendance Control Clerk.
  38. Electrical Appliances And Electronic Shops.
  39. Employment Clerk.
  40. Executive Hr Manager.
  41. Female Sales Specialist For Ladies Shop.
  42. Food Service Employee.
  43. Front Office Supervisor.
  44. General Manager.
  45. General Services Supervisor.
  46. Government Relations.
  47. Head Of Personnel Department.
  48. Health And Safety Professionals.
  49. Home And Office Furniture Shops.
  50. Household Utensils Shops.
  51. Hr Director.
  52. Hr Manager.
  53. Individual Affairs Clerk.
  54. Key Specialist.
  55. Labor Affairs Manager.
  56. Land And Real Estate Registry Clerk.
  57. Lightvehicle Driver.
  58. Maintenance Manager.
  59. Maintenance Supervisor.
  60. Medical Appliances And Equipment Shops.
  61. Order Taker.
  62. Payroll Officer.
  63. Property Manager.
  64. Quality Inspector Engineer.
  65. Readymade Garments, Children And Men’s Wear.
  66. Real Estate Arbitrator.
  67. Real Estate Broker.
  68. Real Estate Marketer.
  69. Real Estate Sale And Rental Broker.
  70. Receptionist (General).
  71. Receptionist (Hospitals).
  72. Receptionist (Hotel).
  73. Recruitment Clerk Or Employment Clerk.
  74. Representative Or Broker.
  75. Reservation Agent.
  76. Room Service Manager.
  77. Room Service Supervisor.
  78. Safety And Security Officer.
  79. Safety And Security Supervisor.
  80. Sales And Marketing Representative.
  81. Sales And Marketing Supervisor.
  82. Secretary.
  83. Security Guard.
  84. Senior Hr Coordinator.
  85. Shops Selling Carpets.
  86. Shops Selling Eyeglasses And Frames.
  87. Shops Selling Watches.
  88. Staff Affairs Clerk Or Personal Affairs Clerk.
  89. Staff Relations Manager.
  90. Staff Relations Specialist.
  91. Stock Keeper.
  92. Supervisor Of Telephone Operators.
  93. Telephone Operator.
  94. Timekeeper.
  95. Tourism Programs Supervisor.
  96. Tourist Program Designer.
  97. Training Manager.
  98. Translator.
  99. Treasurer.
  100. Typist.

Note: These professions have all been gathered in one place from various official social media accounts and news organizations.

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