Saudi says application for 1444 H umrah visa opens from July 14

Sacred journey: Muslim pilgrims gathering around the Kaaba during the annual haj pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca. — AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Haj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia has announced that the 1444 H umrah visa application for foreign pilgrims will open from Thursday (July 14).

Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the ministry's statement on Wednesday as saying that umrah pilgrims from inside and outside Saudi Arabia will perform umrah and pilgrimage to the Prophet's Mosque from July 30.

Check for umrah visa application criteria via the ministry’s portal by clicking the following link:

Umrah agencies from outside of Saudi Arabia who wish to apply for an umrah service licence can get more information from

According to the statement, visa applicants are also required to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccination recognised by the Saudi government, in addition to having a complete vaccination certificate certified by their respective countries.- Bernama

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