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19 June 2023
How to get a free Hajj and Umrah visa service

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started relying on electronic and digital platforms to facilitate services and procedures for the guests of Al-Rahman, from the moment they arrive at Makkah al-Mukarramah and during their visit and stay for Umrah rituals. This plan is due to the Kingdom's Vision 2030, which aspires to attract a large number of tourists in the coming period.

It is evident that obtaining an entry visa is one of the basics of planning the Hajj and Umrah trip, as it is one of the most important documents required. Therefore, on one hand, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has developed applications and platforms to serve all pilgrims, whilst on the other hand, making this entire procedure a lot easier for them.

How to swiftly obtain the Hajj and Umrah Visa

Noting that the visa is one of the most important official and primary documents for the Hajj and Umrah trip, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has developed the “Maqam” platform, which is currently considered the first platform that provides residents outside the Kingdom with a great number of facilities, starting with the application procedures for obtaining the Hajj and Umrah visa; as It gives its holders the opportunity to travel within Saudi Arabia and book the date of the Hajj and Umrah.
The advanced central reservation system has been linked to various electronic travel agencies and various service providers within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia so that they can offer all the services that pilgrims can benefit from during their journey.

It is noteworthy that the Hajj and Umrah visa through the “Maqam” platform is issued for a period of 90 days and allows visitors to enter Medina and Makkah Al-Mukarramah in addition to the various cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The service provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not limited to securing an electronic visa for those wishing to perform the rituals of Hajj and Umrah only but also extends to facilitating the navigation between Medina and Makkah Al-Mukarramah and between all regions within the Kingdom during their stay.

Accommodation Reservation while visiting Saudi Arabia

Many different services that the pilgrim needs during his/her trip can be booked through the “Maqam” platform. First, starting with booking the flight ticket to Saudi Arabia, in addition to booking itineraries and transportation routes between regions, whilst specifying the agent through a list that includes a number of options for Hajj and Umrah service providers, both individuals and companies. Obviously, every pilgrim is given a unique opportunity to choose their place of accommodation in Makarem hotels, which offer a unique experience. This entire procedure can done in less than 24 hours through this exclusive electronic service. Moreover, it is crucial to emphasis that Makarem hotels offer visitors and pilgrims an exceptional opportunity for a wonderful and unique experience. Most importantly, they provide a high level of comfort, in addition to being suitable for different age groups; and providing free transportation service to and from the Grand Mosque in modern, air-conditioned busses around the clock.

However, if you are wondering about fees payment methods, they are clear as day and very easy, as you can pay with credit cards in order to complete the visa procedures and obtain them from the unified national visa website within 24 hours.

Conditions for obtaining an Entry Visa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The conditions and requirements that must be met in order to apply for a Hajj and Umrah visa are as follows:

  • Proof of accommodation during the trip
  • Return plane ticket
  • A bank statement related to the pilgrim
  • Detailed the itinerary
  • Work statement
  • Various complete personal details: name, home address, country... and more.

As for obtaining a Hajj and Umrah visa through the “Maqam” platform, you must:

  • Determine the approved electronic platforms
  • Determine the type of service, i.e. individuals or companies service providers
  • Choose an agent from the related list
  • Reserve many services with the chosen agent, including transportation tickets, hotel reservations, and other significant services
  • Obtain a reservation reference number
  • Submit a Hajj and Umrah visa application

Subsequently, the visa will be obtained within a few minutes if all data is correct and all the required documents are ready.

If the Hajj and Umrah visa is rejected, it should be recalled that all visas are within the competence of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kingdom's representations abroad. For more inquiries, please call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the unified number: (00966) 920033334

What about the “Nusuk” application?

As for the "Nusuk" application, it is based on providing guests will all the information and procedures related to performing Hajj and Umrah, also allowing them to plan reservations with ease to reach Medina and Makkah Al-Mukarramah, and obtain the various services they need or want during their trip, after booking the Hajj and Umrah date.

While indicating that this new electronic service is formerly known as the application “Eatmarna”, yet it was transformed into a new look providing a set of facilities that allow pilgrims to book and plan their visit to Medina and Makkah Al-Mukarramah, in addition to offering a set of options for religious and cultural programs in various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“Nusuk” application offers the following services:

  • Services for obtaining an Entry Visa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Services for visiting the Prophet’s Mosque and facilitating obtaining a permit to pray in the Noble Garden for women and men.
  • Services of Masjid Al-Haram, thus facilitating booking for the date of Hajj and Umrah, in addition to providing bookings for services for individuals with determination.
  • Issuance or cancelation of a permit for the Hajj and Umrah booking jointly with all information about the instructions for entering Masjid Al-Haram.
  • A private space for private services aimed at inquiring about reservations or requesting a refund for a pilgrim’s payments.
  • A range of many services such as choosing packages from service providers for the pilgrims.

Makarem Hotels hopes that this valuable information will help visitors and facilitate their journey. It also looks forward to receiving and hosting them in its hotels within an ambiance of comfort, and character of authenticity, generosity, and spirituality. Also, you can get offers for Makarem hotels in Makkah Al-Mukarramah.


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