The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has launched a new service to check Umrah Visa Status and Applicable fees.

There is no fee for the Umrah pilgrimage for the first time. Umrah Visa Fee is only applicable to those who are performing Umrah for the second time or more in the same year or next Hijri year.

SR 2,000 will be the applicable fee for the Umrah pilgrimage for the second time or more in the same year or the next Hijri year.

However you can avoid the Umrah visa fee by skipping 2 years. That means there will not be any fees for Umrah for once every 3 years.

Check Umrah Visa Status and Umrah Visa Fees

To check your Umrah visa status and Umrah visa fees, visit the Maqam portal through the link below.

Choose your NATIONALITY from the drop-down list.

Enter your PASSPORT number and IMAGE CODE then press SEARCH

Next window, in Request Status you will get either “No Umrah visa request available” or “The Umrah Visa Request Sent to Embassy”

Here portal also tells you that if you have to pay Umrah Visa fee of SAR 2000 or not. If the portal says that no need to pay Umrah Visa fee than even if your agent asks you don’t give him anything.

If application is Submitted Successfully than it will gives a message that “The Umrah Visa Request sent to Embassy” but it is still not stamped yet.

If The application is successful stamped than new message will appear but this time Portal tells you information about your package such as place of staying and transportation service.

What is Status if you performing Umrah for Second Time:

For those how were performing Umrah for second time all of above things will remain same except Umrah Visa Fee. A person who is going to perform Umrah for second time in current Hijri Year than if he put the details in Portal May get this Message:

“Required to make a payment of additional SAR 2000 for Umrah Visa”

Which means if agent ask you to give SAR 2000 visa fee than you have to pay the visa fee but first must check the umrah fee is applicable or Not.

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