How to renew Istimara online?

Renewing Istimara (Vehicle Registration) Online

Renewing your Istimara or vehicle registration is essential to maintain up-to-date documents. Here’s how to do it online through Absher, along with important details and considerations:

Keep in mind that a fine of SR 1,000 to SR 2,000 is imposed for refusing to present Istimara upon the request of an official.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Istimara renewal is possible only within 180 days before its expiry.
  • Pay the Istimara renewal fee, which is SR 300.
  • Ensure you have a valid Fahas (MVPI) inspection. Check Fahas validity online.
  • Possess valid third-party or comprehensive insurance coverage.

Important Note: During the COVID-19 lockdown, Istimara renewal without Fahas was permitted. However, this is no longer the case. Attempting to renew without Fahas will result in the following message: “The inspection certificate of the vehicle is invalid. The VRR of the vehicle cannot be continued. Please visit inspection offices to update the inspection certificate.”

Applying for Istimara Renewal Online:

  1. Log in to Absher: Access your Absher account at https://absher.sa.
  2. Navigate to Vehicles: Click on the “Vehicles” button.
  3. Vehicle Management: Select “Vehicles Management.”
  4. Select Vehicle: Choose the specific vehicle for which you want to renew the Istimara.
  5. Renewal Process:
    • Click on “Renew Vehicle Registration.”
    • Select “Continue” to proceed with the renewal process.

Istimara Collection:

  • Once renewed, you can opt for postal delivery of your Istimara or visit the traffic police office to collect it.
  • Note: New Istimara cards do not display an expiration date.
  • If your vehicle registration card lacks an expiry date, no collection is necessary. However, if there’s an expiry date, book a Muroor appointment for printing an Istimara.
  • Be aware of the SR 100 fine for failing to collect the renewed Istimara within 7 days.

Muroor Office Timings:

  • Istimara collection timing: 7 am to 6 pm.
  • During Ramadan: 10 am to 3 pm.

Fine for Expired Istimara:

  • There’s a fine of SR 100 per year for not renewing Istimara within 60 days of its expiry.
  • For Istimara expired for 3 years, the fine amounts to SR 300.