After the deadline set for private companies that did not comply with the Nitaqat Ranges, the Ministry of Labor launches an SMS Service that allows foreign workers to inquire about the Nitaq (Range) of their company or employer.
Can you renew your work permit?
An SMS will give you the answer!
Your work permit renewal depends on the Nitaq of your employer.
Red – if your employer falls with the Red Nitaq, this will prevent you from renewing your work permit and you will be required to to find a new employer within the Excellent or Green Nitaq.
Yellow – If your employer falls with the the Yellow Nitaq, your work permit will not be renewed if you completed a duration of 6 years working in Saudi Arabia. Therefore you will be required to find a new employer within the Excellent or Green Nitaq in order to be able to renew your work permit.
If your employer falls within the Excellent or Green Nitaq, you will be able to renew your work permit.
Note: Residency permit (Iqama) renewal depends on the renewal of your work permit.
Get to know your entity’s Nitaq by sending an SMS that begins with 44 followed by asterisk (*) followed by your residence permit (Iqama) number to the following numbers
STC – 888996
Mobily – 626666
Zain – 709446
Source : www.mol.gov.sa
Related Link: Sagip Nanitaqat