HRH Engr. Abdullatif bin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs has approved the instant professional license as an integrated license service that will be given immediately to its applicant through "Baladi" postal www.balady.gov.sa in all regions of the Kingdom, after filling the required data, attaching the required validated documents as an electronic service, provided that checking and controlling the documents after the issuance of the license.
HRH has directed municipalities and sub-municipalities to implement and control the service, where license is issued for 200 activities in the first phase, and It is continuously updated, taking into account the avoidance of hazardous activities, which represent a danger to public and environmental health, and to be granted for an area not exceeding 150 m2.
The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs indicated that the license document will be electronic and could be printed through "Balady" portal on internet, it will contain a unique license number at the Kingdom level and an electronic code (QR), while supervisor can make sure of its verification electronically via portal using the license number or electronic code (QR).
The Ministry stated that the instant professional license includes the implicit approval of the General Directorate of Civil Defense , to be transacted as the normal professional license in terms of renewal, cancellation and suspension, and upon which all requirements, fines and penalties are applicable according to legislations, stressing that instant license service is one of municipal transformation program initiatives ,which aims to facilitate accessing to municipal services, where instant business shop license service allows beneficiaries to obtain the business shop license immediately, provided that the activity to be licensed is included in permitted activities category.