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Check Umrah visa fees to avoid traps of Agents
By making an Umrah Visa fee Inquiry on Umrah-e-Service portal, you can check if you need to pay an additional SAR 2000 penalty to perform Umrah. The Umrah Visa fee or penalty of SAR 2000 is imposed on those pilgrims who are repeaters of Umrah.
We have come to know that in many countries, agents have been overcharging SAR 2000 from pilgrims even in the cases where they are not required to make this payment. In this article, we shall explain how to check if you need to pay the Umrah fee of SAR 2000 through umrah e-services portal.
We decided to enlighten our readers about the rule of charging this additional Umrah Visa Fee and how to make an umrah visa fees inquiry to check online if they need to pay SAR 2000 penalty to stamp Umrah Visa.
The Rule regarding Umrah Visa Fee of SAR 2000
You are not required to pay additional Umrah Visa Fee of SAR 2000 for performing an Umrah if you have not performed an Umrah in the preceding 3 years.
Let’s say you have performed Umrah in the month of Rabi ul Awwal 1439 and you are planning to come back for another Umrah in the month of Ramadan 1440, you must pay additional SAR 2000 for the Umrah in Ramadan.
However, if you have decided to come back for Umrah in the month of Ramadan 1442, there is no need to pay the fee.
It is always better to make an umrah visa fees inquiry to check if you need to pay the Umrah Visa fee of SAR 2000 through umrah e-services portal. It should be a compulsory umrah visa check before proceeding to stamp the Umrah visa.
Umrah Visa fees inquiry through umrah e-services portal
Saudi Government has launched an online portal with the name umrah e-services portal through which you can easily check if you are required to pay SAR 2000 Umrah Visa fee at any point in time.
We will guide you step by step how you can check online if you need to pay additional SAR 2000 as Umrah Visa fee or penalty. First, open the website umrah e-services portal on your computer screen.
You need to enter your passport number, select your nationality and enter the image code in the required fields. Once you have entered all this information, just click on the “Submit” button.
A new screen will open on the umrah e-services portal, where you can see if you need to make payment of additional fee of SAR 2000 as Umrah Visa Fee. As you can see in the attached image, it is written that “Not required to make payment for Umrah Visa”.
If you have already performed an Umrah in the current Hijri year or in the preceding 3 years, the umrah e-services portal will show the following screen which means that you must pay additional SAR 2000 as Umrah Visa fee or penalty.
In this case, the attached screen will appear on your computer with a message “Required to make a payment of additional SAR 2000 for Umrah Visa”. Many people call it “umrah penalty check”; however, I believe it is wrong to call it this way.
I would encourage all of you to make an umrah visa fees inquiry before making any payment to the agent. In fact, it should be a compulsory umrah visa check before handing over your passports to an Umrah agent. Recommended: How to check Umrah Visa Status?
UPDATE: King Salman has issued a royal decree on the 8th of September 2019 to cancel this fee. It is no more applicable.