How to apply for an Umrah Visa?

Umrah is a holy pilgrimage for 1.8B Muslims worldwide. Pilgrims travel to Mecca, KSA, to perform Tawaf and Sa’i under specific conditions. Visitors must obtain a Saudi Umrah visa before arrival for a specific time period.

Who needs an Umrah Visa?

GCC residents can apply for a GCC resident visa to enter Saudi Arabia without a visa. However, those who are not GCC citizens can apply for a Saudi tourist e-Visa to perform Umrah, except during the Hajj season. In the event that one is not eligible for a Saudi tourist visa, one can apply for an Umrah visa through an accredited agency.

Umrah Visa Validity

New visa regulations that came into effect in 2022 extended the Umrah visa duration from 30 to 90 days, providing ample time for pilgrims to complete their rituals. However, it’s important to note that Umrah-specific visas cannot be extended. Other types of visas, including tourist, transit, and visa-on-arrival, are available for various purposes in Saudi Arabia and may be used for Umrah.

Umrah Visa Eligibility Criteria

To obtain a Saudi e-visa or Umrah visa, applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria.

  • All applicants must be practicing Muslims.
  • Be at least 18 years old if applying alone. Minors under 18 can apply for either the e-visa or the Umrah visa alongside a parent or legal guardian.
  • Since 2022, women aged 18 to 65 can undertake Umrah without a Mahram relation as long as they travel in a group and have formal consent from their husband or father, known as a Mahram.

Apply for a Saudi Umrah Visa

Find a Travel Agent

If you are a foreign national who is not eligible for the Saudi e-visa, you need to apply for an Umrah visa through a travel agent authorized by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

Arrange the required documents

To begin the process, you must gather all the required documents as explained below. In some cases, additional requirements may apply, depending on your unique situation.

  • Valid passport with 6 months validity.
  • Two recent passport-sized photos.
  • Agent Fee.

Complete the Application form

Once you have all the necessary documents, you can submit your application form to the travel agency. It is important to provide accurate and up-to-date information in the application form. Please note that Umrah visas are free of charge. 

Wait for processing

After submitting your application, you will need to wait for your visa to be processed. Typically, Umrah visas are processed within five (5) business days. Therefore, it is advisable to factor in this processing time when making your travel plans.

Collection of the approved visa

Once your visa is approved, you can collect your passport with the new visa from the travel agency and proceed with your travel plans to Saudi Arabia.

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