Saudi Arabia launches Digital ID for Saudi Citizen and Expatriates

Saudi Arabia launches Digital ID for Saudi Citizen and Expatriates

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Here in this article we will come across with the process of activating the Digital ID for Saudi Citizen and expatriates.

Let us understand the importance of it, Prince Bandar Al-Mashari, assistant minister of interior for technical affairs, announced on Tuesday (5th January 2021) that under the Ministry’s digital transformation drive, Saudi citizens and expatriates do not require carrying plastic documents of their national identity, residency permit (Iqama), driving license, and vehicle’s registration (istimara).


“This will enable the beneficiary to view the ID data electronically through the “Absher Afrad” (Absher Individuals) application through the variable QR Code. Expatriates can download a copy of it on their smartphone so that they can take advantage of it without the need to connect to the Internet.”

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Let us see the way to activate it in Absher individual, Its quite very simple process.

You can download it from Android Play store as Absher individual

You can download it from Apple Store as Absher individual

Login to the Absher Individual with the same Login credentials used in your Absher account.


After the successful login, Make sure you enable the App Lock protection by using either your finger print or Face detection.

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Now, Click on “My Services” and then “Activate Digital ID

Make sure to check your Name and Iqama number is same as in your Iqama

Check all the personal details appearing like Name, Date Of Birth, Place of Birth, Occupation, Nationality and religion.

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Iqama information like, Issuing place, Expiry date and Iqama number.

Also, Sponsor Information like, Sponsor name and Sponsor ID.

Then click on “ACTIVATE DIGITAL ID

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Your Digital ID will be successfully active, You will get the QR code with all your information.

You can click the QR code and open it in Full screen and save it in your Smart phone always.

This will helpful in all your transactions and you may not need to carry plastic documents with you all the time.


If you missed the photo copy of your Digital ID, You can get it again in the same Absher Individual and now you need to click on “View Digital ID

Process is quite exactly similar to get the Citizen ID by using the same platform Absher Individual.

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You can download it from Android Play store as Absher individual

After login with the Absher login details below screen will appear for Saudi Citizen.

Select “خدمات”

You can save it for future use of it.

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You may also check your Iqama expiry date online without Absher login.

Please use the link to access the Ministry of Human resource and Social development E- Services portal.

Enter the “Iqama number” and also the “Date of Birth“, You can change it to Gregorian or Hijri based on your convenience.

After entering the Captcha verification code click on “Next

You will get all the personal details including the Iqama Expiry in Gregorian and Hijri perspectives.


You can change the Language to English if you need it on bottom right corner of the page.

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Johny

    Dear sir
    I installed new individual absher account . But it’s not visible my family visit visa . Please anyone help me

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