Frequently Asked Questions
A service that enables the establishment to submit a request to change a worker's occupation according to human resources and social development ministry rules.
- Log in to Qiwa's platform
- Enter the e-services
- Choose the "Change and Correct Occupation" service
- Choose " Create Request"
- Select the workers whose occupation you want to change
- Select the occupation you want to change to
- Press the "Add new request" button
- Review the request
- Check the acknowledge
- Press "Submit"
The request will be sent to the employee in Qiwa, and the employer should remind the employee to enter Qiwa's individuals portal to take the acceptance or rejection procedure.
Company Eligibility Conditions
- The company status must be existent
- The commercial registration must be valid
- The company activity must not be from the activity of farmers and shepherds, equestrians, horse breeding, or renting domestic labor services
Employee Eligibility Conditions
- If the occupation is an engineering occupation, a valid profession practice certificate from the Saudi Council of Engineers must be present
- If the profession is a veterinary occupation, a certificate of practicing a profession from the Ministry of Agriculture must be present
- If the profession is an accounting occupation, a certificate of practicing a profession must be obtained from the Saudi Commission for Accounting Specialties
- The status of the worker whose profession is requested to change must not be "Pending service transfer"
- There should be no request for changing a profession under process for the same worker
- The worker must not have a final exit permit issued
- The worker Iqama must be valid
The request cannot be modified after submission and can be canceled by following these steps:
- Login to Qiwa
- Enter to E-Services
- Select "Change and Correct Occupation" service
- Go to "Sent Requests"
- Choose the request to cancel
- Press "Show Details"
- Press "Cancel Request"
And the request will be canceled directly.
The employee can change the occupation after coming to Saudi Arabia, or cancel the visa and re-issue it and choose the occupation again.
No, you can not.
Yes it requires employee approval from Qiwa individuals.
After completing the request by the establishment owner, the establishment owner must inform the employee of entering the Qiwa Individual platform to take the acceptance or rejection procedure.
It does not require the payment of fees in Qiwa, but the fees prescribed by the Ministry of Interior must be paid to request an occupation change.
The application will be sent by Qiwa to the Ministry of Interior for approval or rejection according to the conditions of change occupation; click here. The employer must make the procedure at the Ministry of Interior within 14 days to avoid rejection from the system.
If the Ministry of Interior accepts the request, the employee's data in GOSI will be updated automatically.
It is a service that enables the establishment to apply for occupational correction for the employee who works for it by the Saudi Standard Classification of Occupations Manual. The services aim to increase the professionalism of the labor market and make it more transparent
All of the following professions:
- Ordinary worker
- Expert specialist
- Technical Controler
Correct occupation is a service that enables the establishment to apply for the profession correction for the employee who works for it according to the Saudi Standard Classification of Professions Manual. It is only for specific professions: (worker, ordinary worker, doctor, expert, specialist, engineer, specialized expert, control technician). It does not require any fees, and the profession is corrected directly by the Ministry of Interior.
Change Occupation service enables the company to submit a request to change a worker's occupation to any desired profession according to the regulations of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development
No, there are limited options for each profession that needs to be corrected, and the establishment can't choose other options
There are no fees on correct occupation Services
The correct occupation service appears only if the establishment has employees in these professions (worker, ordinary worker, doctor, expert, specialist, engineer, specialized expert, technical controler)
Only once and after that, the establishment cannot do the correct occupation for the same employee, and when the establishment desire to change the employee's professions, they can use the change occupation service
Enter Change Occupation service, then you will find above a yellow alert for Correct Occupation Services
The ministry of the Interior directly accepts the request