The Ministry of Haj and Umrah plans to start issuing certain categories of people electronic individual Umrah visas.
Oh yeah, things are about to get a lot easier obtaining a visa as a pilgrim.
According to Saudi Gazette, an undersecretary of the ministry for Umrah affairs mentioned that people will soon ‘be able to apply for Umrah visas directly without approaching Saudi diplomatic missions.’
— وزارة الحج والعمرة (@HajMinistry) November 28, 2018
The new initiative aligns with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030
The news was announced during a workshop in Jeddah on Wednesday and is said to be aligned with the Vision 2030, allowing the issuance of e-visas for individuals just for Haj and Umrah purposes.
We wonder when this new system will be fully launched?