From a very long time, people have been becoming victims of Umrah Visa frauds in their home countries. They complained that agents charge money from them and don’t issue visas or sometimes they stamp fake visas on their passports for which they realize very late. It has also happened sometimes that agents arrange valid visas for pilgrims but don’t arrange for their hotel and transportation. Because of it, pilgrims have to face difficulties in Saudi Arabia. Recently, it has been complained by many pilgrims that their agents have overcharged them for additional Umrah Visa fee of SR 2,000. To counter all these issues, the Ministry of Hajj has opened an online portal to check umrah visa status online before making payment to agents.
First, open the below link on your computer screen https://eservices.haj.gov.sa/eservices3/pages/VisaInquiry/SearchVisa.xhtml. You need to enter your passport number, select your nationality and enter the image code in the required fields. Once you have entered all this information, just click on the “Submit” button.
A new screen will open, where you can see the status of Umrah Visa. If your application has not been submitted to the Saudi Embassy yet, this screen will appear with the message “No Umrah Visa Request Available”. At this point of time, you can also check if you need to make payment of additional fee of SR 2,000 as Umrah Visa Fee. As you can see in the attached image, it is written that “Not required to make payment for Umrah Visa”.
If your Umrah Visa application has been submitted to the Saudi Embassy but it has not been stamped yet, attached screen will open with the message “The Umrah Visa Request sent to Embassy”
If Umrah visa has been stamped on your passport by the Saudi Embassy, attached screen will appear with the same message as above but along with package details. Availability of package details on means that the visa has been stamped.
If somebody has already traveled back to his home country, attached screen will appear with a message “Exit from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”. If you have already performed an Umrah in the current Hijri year, you must pay additional SR 2,000 as Umrah Visa fee. In this case, attached screen will appear on your computer with a message “Required to make a payment of additional SAR 2000 for Umrah Visa”
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