As we know that performing an Umrah, once in a lifetime, is a Saadat and also a Sunnah of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) for a Muslim, and it has been observed that many people spend their entire life to save money to fulfill this Sunnah.
As it has been observed, that in many countries, the respective agents have been charging in excess of SR 2,000 for Umrah Visa from pilgrims even though the same is not required to be paid. Read more: Umrah, Hajj and Saudi Visit Visa Fee to be Fixed at SR.300 each
The previous rule was that you will need to leave a gap of two (2) Hijri year (Islamic year) in order not to be charged, otherwise in case, if you travel on Umrah Visa to Saudi Arabia without giving such gap then you will be charged with the fee of SAR. 2,000.
Good News for Umrah Pilgrims
SAUDI ARABIA’S KING SALMAN AND CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN HAVE ISSUED A ROYAL DECREE RESTRUCTURING HAJJ AND TRANSIT VISAS INCLUDING THE CANCELLATION OF ADDITIONAL FEES (I.E. SR.2,000) FOR SECOND TIME UMRAH VISA.
Many thanks to Almighty Allah for the Reduction in the Second time Umrah Visit Fee
We have seen so many Muslims from around the world who wish to visit Makkah and Medina on Umrah Visit Visa every year were unable to plan their tour because of the payment of this high amount of fee. Read more: Procedure for Applying and Issuance of New E-Umrah Visa
Now after abolishing this fee the Saudi Government has actually encouraged such Umrah Visitors to visit the Holy places of Makkah and Medina on Umrah Visa each year. Read more: Procedure to check Umrah Visa status online
Increase in the number of Umrah pilgrims in the New Islamic Year
This act of the Saudi Government of reducing the Umrah Visa fee for the second time visitors by waiving off the SAR 2,000 fee payment will definitely boost its economy as more and more Umrah Visas will be applied from the rest of the countries in the world. The Saudi Government has actually made quite a good improvements in the infrastructure and the development of services in Makkah, Madinah, and the related holy places. Read more: List of Violations by Hajj & Umrah Pilgrims for 2019
Saudi Vision 2030
The decree or the issued order actually supports the efforts to achieve one of the most important objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan, which is to receive 30 million Umrah pilgrims by that year and to provide them with services so they can perform their rituals in comfort and tranquility Read more: Kingdom Grants Umrah Pilgrims to Visit Any City
Source: Arab News