General Administration for Pilgrimage (Hajj) and Islamic Endowments
Requirements of obtaining Hajj Visa:
Granting the visas starts after
Eid Al Fitr of every year.
2- On 25 Thu Al Qida of every year is the last day for granting Hajj visas.
3- Each pilgrim must have a check in Saudi Riyal or its equivalent in USD implying a check (fees for services of Hajj Organizations) and a check of transportation fees as follows:
A – Fees of services amounting to SR 444, equivalent to USD 118.
B- Fees of transportation (air conditioned) amounting 354, equivalent to USD 116.
B- Fees of transportation (non - air conditioned) amounting 345,
equivalent to USD 92.
4- Health Conditions:
A – Any pilgrim coming from and epidemic country or a part of it is having a yellow fever is required to submit a vaccination certificate against this disease.
B- Any pilgrim coming from and epidemic country or a part of it is having meningitis is required to submit a vaccination certificate against this disease.
C- Pilgrims are not allowed to bring with them food stuffs into the Kingdom with the exception of little quantities which the pilgrim traveling by road is in need of.
Translation of Health Certificates into Arabic or English is a must, and
they should clarify the vaccination date and it should be with the pilgrim
on his arrival.
Requirements of obtaining Umrah Visa:
1- Season of granting Umrah visas starts from the beginning of the Month of Safar till mid Ramadan of every AH year, with the eligibility to stay for Six months.
Visas of Umrah are confined to
those who have legal valid traveling documents to enter
He should apply for Umrah visa
via one of the licensed companies working in this field to facilitate and
save his time.
If there are not companies in
his country or there is Saudi Mission there, the following should be
A–Applicants for Umrah are granted visas regardless of the above mentioned stipulations. If there is not Saudi Mission in that country he shall apply at the nearest country where there is a Saudi Diplomatic Mission
B-Each one must have a check or its cash equivalent amounting to US$ 300.
C- He should undertake in writing to contract with one of the licensed companies upon his arrival to the entry outlet as there are offices for some companies there as he will not finalize the entry procedures to enter the Saudi lands without obtaining this contract.
– It is possible to review the offers of performing the Umrah rituals
included in the new organization for Umrah and these are available with
the licensed companies working in this field.
The administration aims at
coordination of whatever belongs to Saudi endowments abroad and those
It signs the contacts between
the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments and the concerned parties (
the endowments affairs in other countries) for the sake of registration
and control of the endowments which have no records.
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