What are New Changes in Umrah Visa Policy for 2023 – 2024?
Is it Still Possible to Obtain Umrah Visa only on Non-British Passports? Yes we are still able to get umrah visa on non-British passports. After the implementation of new umrah system by Saudi Govt, where agents needs to make a complete booking of umrah package in Al-Makkam booking portal (Its a new booking portal where all hotels and transport companies linked). Umrah visa only get approved when agent enter valid BRN Codes (Booking Reference Numbers) of hotels and transport bookings made in Al-Makaam booking portal.
Benefits of new umrah visa issuance system.
So by introducing this system Saudi Govt has revolutionariesed the entire umrah booking system, It gives Saudi govt a better command and control of the entire echo system, to increase the effectiveness and transparency of the whole umrah market. So its in way a very good thing for industry and it is totally inline with Saudi Govt’s Vision 2030 (Where they are aiming to revolutionised the Umrah and Saudi tourism industry to attract tourist and pilgrims in largest possible numbers to strengthen the country’s economy specially the travel sector.
Development of new umrah and tourism echo system
This new booking echo system is still new and being developed as per new demands of the market. Due to covid-19 pandemic this system has seen a slow development due to stoppages caused by pandemic in travel industry, but now as its almost certain that we need to live with virus and find way to transition into post covid era. Governments, health organisations and all big stack holder are trying to find ways to revive travel industry.
Growing Demand for Umrah Visa only for non-british passports
There is huge demand for Umrah Visa only specially for non-british passport holders living in UK. Specially the large number of pilgrimage that was accustomed to make ‘DIY Umrah Packages’. We at ‘Perfect Umrah’ are always looking to find ways to provide required services to pilgrims by staying inline-ed with Saudi Govt’s Umrah policy. Due to big demand for umrah visa only for non-british passports. We have started a service where we can give you help you obtain umrah visa only as well as helping you make a ‘DIY umrah package’ by staying complaint with Saudi Govt’s policy.
If you need Umrah Visa only speak to our team on 0208 150 6556 or whatsapp on 0207 183 5330. We can surely help you obtain an umrah visa only on both British and non-british passports.
Which Vaccines are Required for Umrah Visa?
Covid 19 Vaccines these are approved Covid 19 Vaccines in Saudi Arabia (Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca), You are supposed to be fully vaccinated with one of these.
(Meningitis ACWY Vaccination)
Mehram Requirement For Umrah Visa For Ladies?
Females who are less then 45 years of age will need mehram Male who must be elder then 17 years.
The mahram should travel in and out of Saudi Arabia with his Family on the same flight.
Umrah Visa Rules for Children?
Children who are younger than 18 years of age could not be issued an Umrah visa unless they are accompanied by elder members of the family.
Children who are one or one plus years old must have their photograph affixed to the passport and endorsed by the authorities concerned. Their photo must also be affixed to the application form. Parents are however advised to make separate passports for all their children.
Which Cities of Saudi Arabia, I can visit on Saudi Arabia?
People with Umrah visas can enter and leave Saudi Arabia only through Madinah and Jeddah airports.
If a person holds a valid visit or business visa to Saudi Arabia, he cannot apply for Umrah visa.
People who are in the UK with visit visa are not eligible to apply for Umrah visa.
How long is Umrah Visa Valid to Stay In Saudi Arabia?
The Umrah visa is valid for 30 days, Once Visa is Issued you will have 30 days to Enter Saudi Arabia and 30 days to stay in Saudi Arabia. This Validity Sometimes reduces to 15 days by Saudi Hajj Ministry in the months of Shaban and Ramadan. Please consult our agents before booking your flight Specially if you wish to travel in the months of, Shaban and Ramadan.
Umrah Visa Rules for New Muslims?
People who have a Non-Muslim name would be needed to submit a certificate from a religious centre or mosque along their application to certify that they are Muslims
Restrictions Umrah Visitors?
Umrah visitors are advised not to take any material like pictures, posters or writings of a political nature or for propaganda purposes with them and respect the rules and regulations of Saudi Arabia.
When Umrah Visa Opens?
Umrah Visa Opens is each Islamic month of Moharam and closes at the end of Ramadan.
How Much Is Repeat Umrah Entry Fee?
There is no fee on repeat umrah travel. Repeat Umrah Fee is waved by Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Is Umrah Visa Free?
No Umrah Visa is not free, From Umrah Season (1441 Hijjri) Saudi Government Government has implemented a 300 Saudi Riyal Fee for Umrah Visa, Other then that there are some compulsory charges (Compulsory transport and meet and assist at airport) that Saudi government charges for visa approvals. Umrah Visa processing agent will add some processing or admin charges of the above mention fees.
Can I Get Umrah Visa With Out Agent?
No you will have to go through an agent to get umrah Visa. Umrah Visa can not be obtained by individuals, it can be only applied through a Licensed umrah agent.
Is Umrah Visa Multiple Entry?
No Umrah Visa is single entry. You get multiple entry only on Saudi Tourist Visa.
Can Umrah Visa Be Extended?
No Umrah Visa can not be extended. But you can always can another visa to go on umrah for as many times as you want to travel for umrah.
How Long It Takes To Get Umrah Visa Done?
We ask for around 7-10 working days to complete Umrah Visa processing.
Do I Need To Get Umrah Vaccination Done Before Applying For Umrah Visa?
Yes Covid-19 Vaccination is mandatory for umrah visa.
Can I Travel To Riyadh On Umrah Visa?
You can travel to other cities of Saudi Arabia only on Tourist Visa, only visa is limited to Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah only.