Dear traveler, before you travel we advise you to check with your local embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary documents and visas for your journey.
Requirements of obtaining a Hajj Visa:
1- 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.
C- Fees of transportation (non - air conditioned) amounting 345, equivalent to USD 92.
4- Health Conditions:
A – Any pilgrim coming from an epidemic country or if a part of it has reported cases of yellow fever , pilgrims will be required to submit a vaccination certificate against this disease.
B- Any pilgrim coming from an epidemic country or if a part of it has reported cases of meningitis ,pilgrims will be 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.
D- 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.
2- Visas of Umrah are confined to those who have legal valid traveling documents to enter Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and depart to his home country or any other country and that it should be valid for at least Six months.
3- He should apply for Umrah visa via one of the licensed companies working in this field to facilitate and save his time.
4- If there are not companies in his country or there is Saudi Mission there, the following should be done:-
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.
D –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.