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You can object, dispute, or request the authorities to cancel a fine for Umrah without a permit through Absher. Here is the process;
Check Umrah Permit Violation Fine
In order to check the fine for performing Umrah without a permit;
- Open the Efaa website: https://efaa.sa/
- Enter Iqama or Border Number.
- Enter the Date of Birth or Violation Number.
- The system will show you the Umrah Permit Fine registered on your Iqama/Border Number.
Should you pay the fine?
If you want to pay the fine for performing Umrah without a permit, click on the “Pay Now” button. However, in my opinion, you should not pay the fine as of now for several reasons;
- Try to object to it following the process explained below. If it is successful, the fine will remove.
- This fine is not yet integrated with the issuance of exit reentry or a final exit visa. Therefore, the immigration counter will not stop you.
- Saudi Government may remove the fine for performing Umrah without a permit in the future.
Proof to cancel Umrah permit fine
If you want the Saudi authorities to honor your request to remove the Umrah permit violation, you must have proof of that. The proof could be the Umrah permit obtained from either Eatmarna or Tawakkalna.
Request to cancel the fine
In order to cancel or object the fine for Umrah without permit in Saudi Arabia, you need to;
- Login to Absher account through https://www.absher.sa/
- Click on the “Services” button under the “My Services” tab.
- Select the “General Services” tab.
- Click on the option “Messages and Documents“.
Now you need to fill out the newly opened form very carefully to dispute the Umrah without permit violation in Saudi Arabia. Select the following two options;
- To: لجنة تظلم من قرارات مخالفة الإجراءات الاحترازية من فيروس کورونا
- Service Name: طلب تظلم من قرارات إيقاع العقوبات
- Subject: Remove Fine for Umrah without permit.
- Message: I had the permit for performing Umrah from 4 am to 6 am on the same date while the police officer caught me at 2 am.
- Attachment: Attach the proof.
- Send: Click on the send button after filling in all the details.
Special characters not allowed: Remove all the (. ! ?, ‘ “ etc) special characters and you should be good to go.