Saudi Launches E-Service For Umrah Pilgrims To Get Visas In 24 Hours
Written by on June 3, 2022
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has launched an electronic service for Umrah pilgrims to get their visas issued within 24 hours.
Muslims from countries outside Saudi Arabia planning to attend Umrah can now individually apply for the visa through a designated web service.
Umrah is the non-mandatory lesser pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca, which may be performed at any time of the year.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Saudi’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, said the validity of Umrah visa has also been extended from one month to three months.
He said pilgrims who visit the kingdom to perform Umrah can also visit other Saudi cities without any restraints.