Saudi Arabia To Issue E-Visa For Umrah And Here’s Everything To Know!

by Deeplata Garde
Saudi Arabia To Issue E-Visa For Umrah And Here’s Everything To Know!

Do you want to go to Saudi Arabia for Umrah but don’t know where to begin the visa process? Here’s a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about applying for an Umrah visa. Saudi Arabia had already hiked Hajj visa fees by sixfold, making the Hajj journey prohibitively expensive. Many Muslim nations went outrageous by the action, which sparked protests.

Electronic Umrah-Visa Application

Dr Tawfiq Al Rabiah, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah, announced on Thursday. He stated that the introduction of an online facility allows those from outside Saudi Arabia to apply for Umrah visas. The Umrah visit visa will be available in the next 24 hours after application. You can now submit Umrah visa applications from outside Saudi Arabia, outside of Umrah campaigns.

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The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 aspires to make it easier for Umrah pilgrims to come in big numbers. This year, one million individuals will attend Hajj, according to the minister. He stated that the government or other officials involved are trying to protect Hajj pilgrims’ health. This year the government will launch the Hajj smart card. The use of advanced technologies will aid in the flawless organisation of this year’s Hajj.


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What Is This Visa And Who Can Apply For It?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) issues an Umrah visa, which allows the user to visit the country to complete the holy pilgrimage. One can perform this religious pilgrimage at any time of the year. Most pilgrims, however, choose to conduct it during the holy month of Ramadan.

Anyone who is a Muslim and lives in the UAE is eligible to apply for this visa. Previously, you had to travel to an application centre, submit your passport, and wait five to seven days for the visa to get a stamp on it. They have now switched to an e-visa system, which allows you to apply through an accredited tour operator, submit your papers, pay, and receive an e-visa. After that, you may purchase your tickets. But the visa will have only a validity of 30 days and you can’t renew it after the expiry of the provided tenure. So it’s better to make timely arrangements to complete your Umrah.

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