Saudi Arabia issues more than 650,000 Umrah permits for third phase

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Oct, 2020. 01:57 pm

Saudi Arabia has issued more than 650,000 electronic Umrah permits so far as the third phase of Umrah is approaching.

According to the details, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has so far issued more than 650,000 electronic Umrah permits.

In the third phase, 20,000 pilgrims a day can perform their Umrah amid strict social distancing measures aiming at stopping the spread of coronavirus cases, which have seen a sharp rise in recoveries.

The Undersecretary at the Ministry for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Amr Al-Maddah, said the application had seen more than 2.5 million installations and 1.2 million registrations.

Al-Maddah said that the number of times a pilgrim could apply for a new permit to perform Umrah depended mainly on the availability of numbers allowed to enter the Grand Mosque.

“As per the gradual Umrah resumption plan, the main objective of the application is to organize the number of pilgrims available at the Grand Mosque. So, a pilgrim cannot register or book for another Umrah until he is done with the previous one, and that is because of high demand on Umrah permits these days,” he said.

On October 4, Saudi Arabia set into motion a phased plan resuming the Umrah after suspension of about seven months prompted by the spread of the new coronavirus.

General Requirements Of Online VISA:

1. You should have your original passport with you
2. A Scanned copy of your ID card
3. 2 Passport size photos with the blue background
4. Last but not least the biometric receipt

Online Umrah Visa In Pakistan Procedure

First of all, you have to fill your online Umrah form with all the personal details required. Then wait for a call from the Saudi Embassy for your visa approval.

1.You have to attach two passport size digital copy of your photo with a blue background with your online form, for women pilgrims, it is necessary to get their picture taken in the scarf.

2.You have to attach a scanned copy of Your Pakistani national CNIC.

3.Before the submission of your online application, you should check that your passport should have validity for over 8 months.

4.Those Pakistani who have international nationality should provide a copy of their original NICOP. If a female is going for the journey it is men datary that she will travel with her husband, brother, or father (Mahram).

5.A lady who is above 45 years age does not have this obligation of Mahram. She can travel alone.

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