All of us know that the Saudi government has changed the procedure to apply for Hajj in this year. Now, the only applicable procedure is to apply online using the website of Ministry of Hajj. I have explained in this article “Online Procedure to Apply for Hajj from Saudi Arabia”. Once you have successfully filled the application, you will have to Pay the Fee for Hajj to Ministry of Hajj. Within a couple of days of depositing the amount in the bank, your application status on the Ministry of Hajj will appear as “Paid”. You will have to further wait for a couple of days and you will be able to print Hajj Tasreeh (Permit) following the below-mentioned guidelines.
You need to have an account with Ministry of Interior. If you don’t have an online account with Ministry of Interior, you will have to register for it. The procedure to get you registered is explained in this link “Procedure to Register to Abshir (MOI) Services”
Now you need to login to Abshir (MOI) account. The procedure to log in to Abshir (MOI) account has been changed a little bit. You can read about the updated procedure to login in this link “Login to Abshir (MOI) account”.
Now just move your cursor to “E-Services” and a drop down list will appear. You will have to move your cursor to “Hajj Permit” and another option will appear with the caption of “Print Hajj Permit by Pilgrim”. Click on this button to proceed.[irp]
A new screen will open in which you will have to click on “Print Hajj Permit”. It is important to mention here that you can print Hajj permit for yourself. In order to print Hajj permit for your wife and other accompanying people, you will have to contact your Hajj agent.[irp]
A new screen will be opened containing the details of the Hajj agent with whom the applicant has valid Hajj permit. You just have to click on the “Print” button and the system will print the Hajj permit for you.
Hajj Tasreeh as Mahram of a Pilgrim: If you have already performed Hajj in the preceding 5 years, you would not be able to get Hajj permit unless you or your agent visit Jawazat. Once you get Hajj permit for your wife, it is your Haj operator’s responsibility to go to Jawazat office and get your approval. Usually, they go after 1st Dhul Hijja. However, you can also go to Jawazat yourself. Go to the main Jawazat office align with Hajj permit, iqama and passport copy, hajj vaccination card of your wife along with 2 pictures. Moreover, you also need a letter stamped by your Hajj operator stating that you are applying as a Mahram of your wife.
Experience: I went to Jawazat in Rehab, Jeddah. I took with me a letter from my Hajj Agent, iqama copies of myself and my wife, copies of vaccination certificates. Submitted these at the counter, and alhamdulillah within a few hours, I was able to print my permit from Absher. I heard them saying they will be working until 8th Dhul Hijja, and hajj permits timings from 4 pm to 7 pm. Since it is Jeddah, I expect it would be convenient for someone from any part of the kingdom to get here. In my case, the agent was from Makkah and my iqama is from Khobar.