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Friday, November 17, 2017

Iqama Number, No Longer Needed in Reloading Your Sim Card in Saudi Arabia

Iqama is one of the most important things for an expatriate worker in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In almost all transactions, an Expat worker needs her or his Iqama number, be it on government or private transaction like banking or even loading your mobile phones.  But regulation that requires Iqama number in recharging Sim Cards in Saudi Arabia is now abolished after it is first implemented, five years ago.

Iqama is one of the most important things for an expatriate worker in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In almost all transactions, an Expat worker needs her or his Iqama number, be it on government or private transaction like banking or even loading your mobile phones.

But regulation that requires Iqama number in recharging Sim Cards in Saudi Arabia is now abolished after it is first implemented, five years ago.

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Today, expat workers in Saudi can recharge their prepaid sim card without entering identification card numbers.

This good news is according to Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) as reported by Arab News.

It was announced last November 15 and effective immediately.

Read: Salary? Things You Need to Know If You're Working in Saudi Arabia
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The goal in amending the rules is to curb or stop the spread of unidentified calling cards.

If remembered the CITC made it mandatory for prepaid SIM users to enter their Iqama numbers everytime they recharge on July 31, 2012.
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