Before we proceed further, it is important to note that the procedure to register with the Saudi council of engineering for technicians is a little different. We have explained it in a separate article. Recommended: How to register a technician in Saudi council of engineers?
It is important to mention here that it is illegal to do a job in Saudi Arabia other than what it is mentioned as a profession on your Iqama. If you want to change the Iqama profession in Saudi Arabia to be an engineer, you still need to follow the registration process with the Saudi Council of Engineers.
Saudi Council of Engineers Requirements
1. Attested degree
The top and foremost requirement for the Saudi Council of Engineers registration is the degrees attested by Saudi Embassy and Saudi Culture Office from the country of issuance of degree. If the degree is from the UK, it needs to be attested by the Saudi Culture Office and Saudi Embassy of the UK. We have detailed the procedure of attesting degrees in this link “ Procedure to Attest Degrees for Saudi Arabia “.
2. Letter of Introduction
The second requirement for the Saudi Council of Engineers registration is to get a letter of introduction from the employer stating your monthly gross salary, name as per Iqama (make sure your name is written in both English and Arabic), joining date, Iqama number with a request that they want to change the profession to engineering.
It needs to be attested by the Chamber of Commerce of the city where your employer is registered. Recommended: Important Points about Attestation from Chamber of Commerce
3. Authorization Letter
The second requirement for the Saudi Council of Engineers registration is to sign an authorization letter which can be downloaded from this link.
4. Other requirements for Saudi Council of Engineering Registration
- copy of iqama
- copy of passport
- Copy of the entry visa page
- Personal photographs
Saudi Council of Engineers Registration Process
The first step in the registration process with the Saudi Council of Engineers is to scan all the requirements for the Saudi Council of Engineers and upload them on the SCE website. Open the website of the Saudi Council of Engineers and fill the registration form here. You can also open it from this link .
Please verify all the details thrice before moving to the next step. You will have to attach Copy of Iqama, Employment Letter, Authorization Letter, Copy of Engineering Degree Certificate duly attested by the Saudi Embassy, Engineering grade sheet, Passport Copy, Picture (200X200 pixels).
The fee for Saudi Council of Engineers Registration
The total fee for the Saudi Council of Engineers Registration is SR 1250 for engineers for a period of 3 years. After uploading the documents, the Saudi Council of Engineers will send you an email or SMS to pay SR 500 to process the application for registration. You can pay this amount through SADAD.
Once the fee is paid, Saudi Council of Engineers will issue you a ticket number against your request. However, it is always better to call them after paying SR 500 and ask about the next step you need to take. In this way, there are chances that your application will be reviewed soon.
If all the documents submitted to the Saudi Council of Engineers for the members are fine, they will send you another SMS or Email to deposit SR 750 as membership fee through SADAD.
1. Temporary Membership
Once you have paid this amount, the Saudi Council of Engineers will send you a temporary membership number .
If you log in to your account on the Saudi Council of Engineers website, you will find your membership type as Engineer with Non-Engineering Iqama . However, the status of Jawazat and Yaqeen verified in your profile will remain as
2. Permanent Membership
Provide the temporary membership number to the HR or Government Relations Officer of your company and the rest of the process will be done by him. You will be notified by the MOI after your Iqama profession has been changed.
After receiving this SMS, you need to go to your account in the Saudi Council of Engineering website and click on the “ Update Jawazat ”. Saudi Council of Engineering will send you another SMS/Email to pay for SR 100.
Once you pay this amount, your Jawazat and Yaqeen or Yakeen status in Saudi Council of Engineering account will turn
GREEN i.e. Yaqeen verified. Now you would be able to notice your profile as Engineer with Engineering Iqama.
Your temporary membership will turn into permanent membership with the verified yaqeen within 1-2 months and you will receive your Saudi Council of Engineering membership card after that.
If you want to apply for the permanent family visa of your family, you will have to go to Saudi Council of Engineering branch and ask them to issue you an Istiqdam letter. The detailed procedure has been explained here.