Jun 18, 2019
Umrah Visa applications closed till the completion of Hajj 1440 (2019)
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah stopped receiving Umrah visa applications till the completion of Hajj this year 1440 (2019).
The ministry will resume receiving Umrah visa applications after the completion of Hajj from 15th Dhul Hijjah, which is 16th August 2019. Umrah visas will be issued in 5 days and will be for a period not exceeding a month.
- This year Saudi Arabia has issued more than 7.6 million Umrah visas out of which 7.39 million pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom. About 6.5 million pilgrims arrived by air, while 707 thousand pilgrims entered by land and 135 thousand arrived by sea.
- Pakistan pilgrims are the largest numbers about 1.65 million in this Umrah season, followed by Indonesians with 967 thousand pilgrims, Indian pilgrims in the third spot with 650 thousand, Egypt with 539 thousand pilgrims, Yemen (338,618), Turkey (321,494), Malaysia (278,674), Iraq with 277,571 and Jordan with 216,165 pilgrims.
- Developing Hajj and Umrah organisations and services is Saudi Arabia's government top priority, The Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan aims to bring 30 million Umrah pilgrims and provide them with excellent services and outstanding experience.