Umrah VISA

Religious Visa

To acquire a religious visa, you must complete the following steps :

• To begin, look for certified OTAs on the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah's website.
• Choose your estimated arrival date and program duration.
• Determine the number of pilgrims (adult, kid, or infant) who will be going – The maximum number of pilgrims per booking is now 32, although the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah may modify this in the future.
• Choose the hotel where you'd like to stay during your visit to Madinah, as well as the quantity of rooms you'd want to book. Currently, this step is optional.
• To implement ground handling services, pick your Umrah operator firm from the list and the package you desire (Basic, Premium, or Diamond).
• Fill in the following information for all pilgrims in the group: first name, last name, date of birth, nationality, type of travel document, travel document number, location of issue, expiration date, email, and cellphone number.
• Payment for the whole cost of the program is done when you finalize the itinerary. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted at this time.
• Visit an OTA that has been approved by the Ministry and input your country of origin and nationality.
• At this moment, selecting your flight schedules is optional.
• Choose the hotel you'd want to stay at during your visit to Makkah, as well as the quantity of rooms you'd like to book — this is a required step.
• Choose a transportation provider from the General Car Union's authorized list based on the number of people traveling.
• Select any extra services from your Umrah operator that you desire (for example, wheelchair only/wheelchair with person/Umrah guide/male or female escort/babysitter).
• Review your reservation before making a payment.
• The OTA will send the entire details of the program, including reservation numbers for each service, to the Ministry of Hajj (Maqam), after payment is received.

A unique link is provided to the main pilgrim in the group when the Ministry of Hajj confirms the program. When you click the link, you'll get a list of all Umrah pilgrims who are part of the same booking. Fill up the blanks with the information requested, including a personal photo of each pilgrim. At this point, you must be certain of the following:

• A mahram (husband / father / brother / son who is older than 18 years old / uncle /daughter’s-husband / stepfather / father-in-law) must be related to a woman younger than 45 years old.

• Infants under the age of two must be in contact with their father.

• Children under the age of 12 must be related to their father or a first cousin.

• The Ministry of Hajj, the Ministry of Interior, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have issued new regulations:

  • Men under the age of 40 who are from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sudan, Yemen, or Afghanistan must be linked with a female family member.
  • Only Chinese pilgrims are eligible for a visa.
  • GCC nations do not provide visas to Iranian pilgrims.

• Once the pilgrim data is entered, it is forwarded to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for evaluation and approval by the Ministry of Interior, and then visas are issued via the e-mail address given in the booking.

• Your Umrah operator firm receives the authorized Umrah program for information and coordination.

Tourist Visa

Visas can be obtained through the online site visa.visitsaudi.com or at the Visa Section of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia or one of the Saudi Arabian Consulates in a number of major cities across the world, depending on your country of residence/passport.

The visa.visitsaudi.com web gateway is quick and simple to use. International travelers from qualifying countries may apply for an e-Visa in three easy steps and experience Saudi Arabia’s genuine hospitality, as well as the country’s rich and dynamic culture, heritage, and diverse awe-inspiring landscapes.

 

RESTRICTIONS:

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the following things are prohibited:

  • Alcohol
  • Pork
  • Narcotics
  • Weapons
  • Ammunition
  • Pornography
  • Prescription drugs must be documented.

When entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, possession of psychoactive drugs is prohibited unless approved by a government body.