Umrah Visa Price & Process 2024: A Guide to Umrah 1446 Visa Fees and Costs.

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The Umrah is a minor, non-compulsory pilgrimage that any able-bodied Muslim with adequate financial means may undertake to gain the blessings and favor of Allah. Umrah is seen as a way for Muslims to seek forgiveness, spiritual renewal, and a closer connection to God. It is also an opportunity for Muslims to visit the birthplace of their religion and the holiest city in Islam.

Umrah e-visa 2024 latest news

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has initiated the issuance of digital visas for Umrah as part of its efforts to facilitate the arrival of a greater number of Muslims to the Kingdom for the purpose of performing the Umrah pilgrimage. This initiative aims to streamline the procedures involved in undertaking the Umrah pilgrimage and aligns with the objectives outlined in Saudi Vision 2030, which seeks to enhance the quality of Umrah services.

According to the ministry, individuals interested in obtaining electronic visas can now submit their applications through the Nusuk platform. This will enable them to commence their journey to the Kingdom starting from July 19.

As part of recently implemented regulations, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has introduced several amenities for Umrah performers. These include a significant reduction of 63% in insurance fees while ensuring the sustainability of healthcare services. Additionally, the issuance of Umrah visas will be expedited, taking less than 24 hours, and the duration of the Umrah visa has been extended from 30 days to 90 days, with no health requirements.

Umrah 2024 evisa

The Umrah evisa, also known as the Saudi e-visa, encompasses Pilgrimages and tourism-related activities and Umrah, except the Hajj season. It is a single-entry visa valid for 90 Days, enabling eligible travelers for a maximum of 90 days. to stay in the country.

Umrah e-visa requirements

For all eligible countries

The requirements for an Umrah e-visa for all other eligible countries are as follows:

  • Umrah visa application form.
  • a valid passport- Minimum 06 Monnths
  • a recent passport photo
  • a valid email address
  • a debit or credit card

Umrah e-visa eligible for countries

Following are the eligible countries for the Umrah e-visa:

North America

Canada, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and the United States.

Europe

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

Asia

Azerbaijan, Brunei, China (Including Hong Kong And Macau), Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, and Uzbekistan

Africa

South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles.

Oceania

Australia, New Zealand.

GCC residents

The GCC residents can also apply for the Umrah e-visa if they meet specific requirements. More on this below.

For GCC residents

To be eligible to apply for the Saudi or Umrah e-visa, GCC residents must meet the following conditions:

  • the residency document must be valid for three (3) months
  • the passport must be valid for at least six (6) months
  • a parent application is mandatory for children under the age of 18

For travelers from the UK, Tunisia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Malaysia

The Umrah pilgrims from five countries – UK, Tunisia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Malaysia must mandatorily provide their biometric data, including fingerprints, in order to get an electronic Umrah visa.

Interested pilgrims will have to use the Saudi Visa Bio app (android & iOS) that allows for visa registration via fingerprints and selfie biometrics without the need to visit the embassies and consulates of Saudi Arabia or visa issuance centers in their respective countries.

The registration of vital features on the app is carried out through four steps such as the automated reading of the passport, identification of the type of visa, taking a photo of the face, and fingerprinting.

Umrah e-visa application

For GCC citizens

To apply for the Umrah e-visa, GCC residents need to follow the steps given below:

  • visit the MOFA website and log in to your account.
  • fill out the required information.
  • upload the required eVisa documents

Once approved, you will receive your Umrah e-visa via email.

Umrah e-visa processing time

The issuance of the Umrah e-visa takes around Within 24 to 48 Hours of Time.

Umrah e-visa fee

The cost of an Umrah or Saudi tourist e-visa is SAR 550 (USD 145) and includes full health insurance during the traveler’s stay in the country. For GCC residents, the Umrah e-visa costs SAR 300 (USD 79) plus full health insurance fees.

 

First Visa issue After Haj 2024 is on 20th June 2024