In our previous article, we have explained in detail the procedure of applying for Hajj from Saudi Arabia. Before starting the process to apply for Hajj from Saudi Arabia, you should check if you are eligible to apply for it. In this article, we shall be discussing the procedure of checking if you are eligible to perform Hajj in this year in Saudi Arabia. It should be kept in mind that this procedure is only for those people who are residents of Saudi Arabia or Saudi Nationals.
Rules Governing Eligibility of Hajj: It is very important here to mention the rules governing Hajj in Saudi Arabia. You cannot perform Hajj within 5 years of performing Hajj if you are Saudi National or Saudi resident. For example, if you have performed hajj in Hijri year 1431, you will be eligible for next Hajj in the year 1437. Earlier there was a rule that if you performed Hajj alone in one year and you are planning to perform Hajj next year with your family, you were allowed as Mahram of your family. However, now it is not the case. Ministry of Hajj does not allow anyone to perform Hajj within 5 years of performing his earlier Hajj.
Step by Step Process to Check Eligibility of Hajj
First of all, you must have an activated ministry of interior account. If you don’t have an account, create an account from this link. I have explained the step by step procedure to create Ministry of Interior Account in this article. ”Register for MOI Account”
If you already have an account with MOI, you need to login to it. The procedure to login to MOI has been changed significantly. New procedure is explained in this link “Process to login to MOI (Abshir) account”
Once you are logged into the MOI account, you need to click on “E-Services” tab given above. After that on the left-hand side, search for “Civil Affairs” tab and click here. A drop-down list will appear from which you will have to select “Query Hajj Eligibility”. This service allows the users to inquire about if they are eligible to apply for Hajj this year.
A new screen will appear in which you need to select the family member under your sponsorship. As soon as you select the family member, the screen will get updated and you can check Hajj status. If you have not performed Hajj during last 5 years, this message will appear on the website. “Eligible to do Hajj this Year”