Posted by : Aahil Shaik Thursday, September 22, 2022

Saudi Arabia sets the online Umrah visa procedures for Foreign pilgrims

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia has made it easier for foreign pilgrims to select Umrah packages through the online portal Maqam and complete the issuance of visa procedures within a short period of time. Pilgrims can quickly apply and get issued an Umrah visa from all around the world.

1. Those who wish to issue Umrah visa, shall visit the Maqam platform.

2. Select their desired travel agency. Recommend : For your safety, wear a face mask, while you are in Two Holy Mosques

3. Sign up on the website of travel agency of their choice and enter trip details like departure date and airport, number of nights in Makkah and Madina.

4. Select one stop from the two options, Makkah or Madina.

5. For booking a hotel and flight, one can select the hotel of his choice in Makkah and Madina, the transport package and the flight ticket and enter personal details.

6. The pilgrim needs a passport size photograph and a passport with 6 months validity.

7. The pilgrim has to add a payment method by choosing to pay for an Umrah visa, flight ticket and hotel with a credit or debit card.

9. Once you finished with the application, now go to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website to complete the data and get the Umrah visa.

- The Maqam platform services include knowing the local agents in the home country of the pilgrims to issue the Umrah visa, which has a validity of 90 days since its issuance and allows pilgrims the freedom to move between Saudi cities to learn the cultural diversity of the Kingdom.

- The services of agent icon on the Maqam portal also include the ability to choose the travel path between Makkah, Jeddah and Madina, book airline tickets, book internal transportation services in Saudi Arabia, with the possibility of booking accommodation and send a visa application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

- Upon completing the reservation of services through the authorized agent, the pilgrim receives a reference number to complete the payment process online and through credit card to issue the unified national visa platform within 24 hours. See Also : All types of Saudi visa holders can perform Umrah, after issuing permit through Eatmarna

- The Umrah pilgrims can able to plan their own itineraries online through approved Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and platforms. The validity of the visa is 90 days and the pilgrims are free to travel all over the Kingdom.

- A pilgrim from abroad can book Umrah services through Maqam platform by following the above procedure from all over the world within less than 24 hours.

- The Maqam platform serves as a Global Distribution System (GDS), linking services, rates and bookings as well as offering goods and services across various industries such as hotels, airlines and car rentals. In the process travel agents and OTAs rely on the Maqam portal to offer and promote their services to Umrah seekers worldwide. Most Viewed : Allowing non-immune people to pray inside the Two Holy Mosques 

- The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has provided easy mechanism to make sure the preservation of their rights and the provision of high-quality services, as part of its efforts to facilitate the procedures for the arrival of pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia.

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