Umrah Visa -Saudi Arabia

Umrah Visa-Overview

                                                                                  WHEN CAN MUSLIMS PERFORM UMRAH?

Umrah may be performed at any time of the year From First Week of Moharam till Ramzan


Yes Every Pilgrims must apply for Umrah visa through an approved Umrah travel agent in their country.
To obtain aUmrah visa, you are required to do the following:
To start, check the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah website for approved OTAs.
Visit Ministry approved OTA and enter your country of arrival and nationality.
Select your expected date of arrival, and program duration.
Select your flight schedules – Optional at this current time.
Determine the number of pilgrims traveling (adult / child / infant) – The maximum number of pilgrims per booking is currently 32 – this might be changed in the future by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Select the Hotel you would like to stay at during your time in Makkah – and select the number of rooms – This step is Mandatory.
Select the Hotel you would like to stay at during your time in Madinah – and select the number of rooms – This step is currently Optional.
Choose your transport company from the list approved by the General Car Union according to the number of individuals travelling.
Select your Umrah operator company from the list to implement the ground handling services, and choose the package you want (Basic / Premium / Diamond).
Select any additional services you require from your Umrah operator (example, wheelchair only/ wheelchair with person / Umrah guide / male or female escort / babysitter).
Fill in the information first name / last name / date of birth / nationality / type of travel document / travel document number / place of issue / expiry date / email / mobile number for all pilgrims in the group.
Review your booking then proceed to payment.
After you confirm the itinerary, payment is made for the total value of the program. Current payment methods are Visa / MasterCard only.
Once payment is complete, the full details of the program with the reservation numbers for each service will be sent to the Ministry of Hajj (Maqam) by the OTA.
After the Ministry of Hajj confirms the program, a special link is sent to the main pilgrim in the group. Clicking the link will show all Umrah pilgrims listed under the same booking. Fill the data as per details required including a personal picture of each pilgrim. At this stage you must ensure the following:
Women younger than 45 years old must be linked to a mahram (husband / father / brother / son who is older than 18 years old / uncle / uncle / daughter’s-husband / stepfather / father-in-law).
Infants younger than two years old must be associated with their father.
Children under 12 must be associated with their father or a first-degree relative.
There are additional rules by the Ministry of Hajj, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as follows:
Men under the age of 40 (from the following nationalities India / Bangladesh / Pakistan / Sudan / Yemen / Afghanistan) must be associated with a female family member.
Chinese pilgrims can only get a visa from China.
Iranian pilgrims cannot obtain a visa from GCC countries.
Once pilgrim data entry is complete, it is sent to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for review and approval of the Ministry of Interior and then they are answered in the form of visas on the e-mail included in the booking.
The approved Umrah program is sent to your Umrah operator company for information and coordination..


  • Note: If someone has a non-Muslim name, he or she should submit a certificate from a mosque or an Islamic center stating that the applicant is a Muslim.

  • Scan one recent passport size color photograph with a white background. The photograph must be a full-face view in which the visa applicant is facing the camera directly. Side or angled views are NOT accepted.
  • Passports should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of submission of the application form.
  • Women and children should be accompanied by husband/father or a male relative (Mahram). Proof of relationship is required (a marriage certificate for a wife, a birth certificate for a child indicating the names of both parents). The Mahram must travel into and out of Saudi Arabia on the same flight as his wife and children.
  • Note: If a woman is 45 years old or older, she is allowed to go without a Mahram if she travels with an organized group or family and submits a notarized No Objection Certificate from her Mahram.

    Note: If the applicant is not a national of the country he/she is applying from, a valid residency permit must be submitted with the application.

  • A vaccination certificate against Meningococcal Meningitis should be attached. The certificate of vaccinations should have been issued not more than three years and not less than 10 days prior to entry to Saudi Arabia and it should be valid for three years. The vaccination certificate must be with the applicant on entry to Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Government Extend Duration of Stay – Umrah visa is valid for 90 Days. Within these 90 Days you should perform Umrah, making sure your departure from Saudi Arabia is within 90 Days ,Once you arrive in Sauia.


The cost of Umrah visa is SAR 500



* For more information about the Companies and Establishments Offering Umrah Services: please contact us @ 1800 123 7712


  1. Visa Processing Time: 3 – 5 working days from the date of submission (Excluding Friday, Saturday and any KSA Holiday).
  2. Express Visa Processing Time: 48 hours from the time of submission (Excluding Friday, Saturday and any KSAHoliday)
  3. Express Visa Submission Time: Applications need to be submitted in between 09:30am to 12:00 noon.


  1. Colored Scanned copy of First & Last two pages of the passport** (Passport Must Valid for Six months from date of travel)
  2. Fresh Colored Scanned Passport size photo.
  3. Ensure colored photos are as per specifications Size 4.3 cms x 5.5 cms preferably white background


Visa fee once paid is non refundable under any circumstances.

Umrah Faqs
umrah faqs

Certainly! Here are few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Umrah:

What is Umrah ?

Umrah is a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia that Muslims can undertake at any time of the year. It is a voluntary act of worship and is not obligatory ( Mandatory like Hajj.

How is Umrah different from Hajj?

While both Umrah and Hajj are pilgrimages to Mecca, there are key differences between Umrah & Hajj. Hajj is one of the Five Mandatory Pillars of Islam and has specific rituals that must be performed during a designated time in the Islamic month Dhu al-Hijjah. Umrah, on the other hand, can be performed at any time and has fewer rituals compared to Hajj any time starting from Muharram Till Ramadan.

What are the main rituals of Umrah?

The main rituals of Umrah include entering the state of Ihram Before Reaching Meqat, performing Tawaf (circumambulation of the Kaaba), and Sa’i (walking and jogging between the hills of Safa and Marwa). These are similar rituals to the ones performed during Hajj, but with some variations.

Do I need a visa to perform Umrah?

Yes, a visa is required to enter Saudi Arabia for Umrah. The umrah visa is usually obtained through a registered travel agency or operator that specializes in organizing Umrah trips. or you may visit or

Can I perform Umrah at any time of the year?

Yes, Umrah can be performed at any time of the year except during the Hajj season. However, it is worth noting that there may be certain restrictions or regulations in place, such as quotas or specific entry requirements, depending on the policies of the Saudi government.

How long does Umrah typically take to complete?

The duration of Umrah can vary depending on various factors such as the individual’s pace, the time spent in worship, and the overall schedule. On average, Umrah can be completed in a few Hours, but some people may choose to extend their stay for additional prayers and personal devotion.

Can women perform Umrah?

Yes, women are allowed to perform Umrah. They should ensure they adhere to the guidelines regarding dress code and segregation during the rituals. Women may also have specific accommodations and facilities available to them.

Can I perform Umrah with my family?

Yes, Umrah can be performed with family members. Many people prefer to undertake the pilgrimage with their spouse, children, or other family members to share in the spiritual experience together.

Is there a specific age requirement for performing Umrah?

There is no specific age requirement for performing Umrah. However, it is recommended that individuals, especially young children and elderly individuals, are physically capable of undertaking the journey and participating in the rituals.

Are there any health requirements for Umrah?
It is advisable to ensure you are in good health before embarking on the Umrah journey. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional and take any necessary vaccinations or medications, as required.

Can I combine Umrah with a visit to other cities in Saudi Arabia?
Yes, many people choose to combine their Umrah pilgrimage with visits to other cities in Saudi Arabia, such as Medina, where the Prophet’s Mosque is located. It is important to plan your itinerary accordingly and make appropriate travel arrangements.

What should I do if I need assistance during Umrah?

There are dedicated staff and guides available in Mecca to assist pilgrims with various aspects of Umrah, such as transportation, accommodation, and guidance during the rituals. You can seek assistance from them or contact the relevant authorities for any specific concerns or emergencies. you can visit

Can I perform Umrah multiple times?
Yes, you can perform Umrah multiple times. It is a voluntary act of worship, and individuals are free to undertake it as often as they desire.
Remember to check the latest guidelines and requirements issued by the Saudi authorities regarding Umrah, as regulations may change over time. It is recommended to consult with authorized travel agents or Islamic scholars for accurate and up-to-date information before planning your Umrah journey.

Remember to check the latest guidelines and requirements issued by the Saudi authorities regarding Umrah, as regulations may change over time. It is recommended to consult with authorized travel agents or Islamic scholars for accurate and up-to-date information before planning your Umrah journey.

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