The Ministry to issue E-Umrah visa
We have been hearing this for quite long now that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has already made a plan to issue the Umrah Visas through electronic means. The new system of issuing Umrah Visa is called “E-Umrah Visa Services Portal”.
Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced officially for the Issuance of E-Umrah Visa
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has actually notified the Umrah companies and establishments that electronic Umrah (E-Umrah) visas will be issued during the current season. Read more: Umrah, Hajj and Saudi Visit Visa Fee to be Fixed at SR.300 each
What is the Procedure for Issuing E-Umrah Visa?
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has officially stated that E- Umrah Visa will be issued according to the framework of a set of approved regulations, including advance payment of Umrah visa fee using electronic payment system prior to the pilgrims’ arrival. Read more: No More Additional Payment of Second Time Umrah Visa Fee
The New E-Umrah Visa will be issued by involving the foreign agents & respective Saudi Umrah service providers
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah emphasized that the Issuance of Umrah Visa will be done through electronic route for Umrah, involving foreign agents and their respective Saudi Umrah service providers. Read more: Get Umrah E-Visa within 24 hours without submitting passport in Saudi Embassy
The New E-Umrah Visa also includes the introduction of a new program which includes the package of Umrah services that the Umrah pilgrims need to purchase along with Umrah Visitors confirmed return tickets. Read more: Procedure to check Umrah Visa status online
Step by Step Procedure of applying and Issuance of E-Umrah Visa
According to the new regulations & procedures announced by the Ministry of Umrah and Hajj, we have enlisted below the step by step procedures for applying and issuance of the E-Umrah Visa:
The first step includes registering the data of Umrah pilgrims by the respective foreign agents, filling up the online application form along with documents. Read more: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Grants Hajj and Umrah pilgrims to visit any city
Once the respective country’s foreign agents have registered the required information and the related data of the Umrah pilgrims along with filling up their online application with the required documents, it will be sent to the concerned Umrah Company for facilitating the procedures. Read more: Procedure to Apply for Umrah Visa from Pakistan
Once the second step is concluded as mentioned above, the reference number for the Umrah application will be issued. Read more: Procedure to Apply for Umrah Visa From USA
After issuance of the reference number of the application, it will be uploaded in the online portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to complete the issuance of the visa. Read more: Procedure to Apply for Umrah Visa from Canada
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said that the concerned Umrah service providers and their foreign agents shall verify and scrutinize the registered data of the Umrah pilgrims, and enter the passport data using the machine reader. Read more: Procedure to Apply for Umrah Visa from India
The Penalty in Case of Violation of the Fifth Step
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has clearly stated that the foreign agent and the Umrah firm will be held accountable in case of any discrepancies or shortcomings in the passport data. Read more: SR 50,000 Fine and 6 Months Imprisonment for Umrah Pilgrims
The Ministry also stated that penalties will be levied on both of them as stated above which includes cancellation of their license as well.
Why Umrah E-Services Portal has been introduced?
It is also stated that the move to issue electronic Umrah visa is in accordance with the Saudi Vision 2030 to facilitate the performance of Umrah for Muslims from all around the world. Read more: List of Violations by Hajj & Umrah Pilgrims for 2019
The procedures governing the issuance of visas place Umrah companies and establishments on a better and faster place in dealing with the rapid changes in the use of technology, overcome all obstacles, facilitate the issuance of visas and ease performance of the Umrah pilgrimage. Read more: 16 Places where Dua is accepted during Umrah and Hajj
Remember, all the Umrah visa agents and the service providers have to comply with the above-mentioned steps to obtain the E-visa of Umrah pilgrims.
Source: Saudi Gazette