Absher in Saudi Arabia
Absher is an online portal offered by the Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia. Absher allows you to access a wide range of online government services, including Iqama issuance and renewal, checking the expiry date of your Iqama, renewing your driving license, and much more. You can register for Absher in a few simple steps. This blog post explains how to create an Absher account and activate it.
How to Register for Absher
Visit the Absher portal: https://www.absher.sa/
Select “English” from the top menu.
Click on “New User?“
Enter the following information:
- ID Number
- Mobile Number
- Username in English
- Password Confirmation
- Email Confirmation
- Preferred Language
- Image Code
Remember that attempting to register with an invalid mobile number will result in registration failure. Also, it is illegal to use someone else’s ID instead of your own. It is recommended that you do not use the mobile number that you used to register with Absher in any other accounts in order to avoid number cancellation.
To proceed, check the “I agree” box and click “Next.”
Enter the verification code you received via SMS on your mobile phone.
Click on the “Register” button and complete the Absher registration.
You have now successfully registered with Absher; however, in order to use the Absher services, you must activate your Absher account. The steps to activate your Absher account are outlined below.
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How to Activate Absher Account?
You can activate your Absher account in three ways:
- Through Self-Service-Kiosk
- Using Bank Channels
- By Visiting Jawazat Offices
Activation of Absher via Self-Service-Kiosk
Absher activation can be done by visiting any of the Absher Self Service Kiosks located in your area. Here is how.
Go to the Absher Self Service Kiosk near you.
Touch the main screen and select the language English.
Enter your Iqama Number and click on next.
You will be asked to place your right index finger on the fingerprint reader. Do it.
Repeat the same with your left index finger as well.
Upon successful verification of your fingerprints, you will see terms and conditions on the screen. Click on the “Agree” button.
Enter your Mobile Number.
Enter the Activation Code received via SMS on your mobile number.
Click on “Next” and complete the registration.
Activation of Absher via Bank Accounts
You can also activate your Absher account via bank accounts. Almost all Saudi banks now provide this facility. The activation can be done through online banking, mobile banking, phone banking, or ATMs. All you have to do is search for the Absher Activation option in your bank channel, select and verify it, and then complete the activation.
Absher Activation via Jawazat Offices
To activate your Absher account at the Jawazat office, you must first schedule an appointment on the Absher website. To activate your account, go to the Jawazat office as scheduled and present your User ID and Iqama over the counter. Following verification, your account will be activated immediately.