If you are an expatriate who wants to perform Hajj this year, you can apply for Hajj through the Ministry of Hajj website and get a Hajj Tasreeh which will entitle you to enter Makkah without any trouble.
Who is entitled to get the e-permit to enter Makkah?
If you are not performing Hajj this year, you need to apply for an e-permit to enter Makkah during Hajj season. Only those who work in the holy city, those living in Holy city and those who work there during Hajj season are exempted from this ban. The ban will be uplifted after Hajj.
Domestic workers who work in Makkah but have no supporting documents to prove their residency will not be allowed to enter Makkah. Saudis and expatriate who are employing such workers can print their e-permits through Absher Portal.
How to get an e-permit to enter Makkah during Hajj season?
In order to get an e-permit to enter Makkah during Hajj season, the government relations officer of your company will have to open the Muqeem portal at https://portal.elm.sa and submit the application form. The GRO will have to attach some necessary documents to support the case.
The fee for e-permit to enter Makkah
After the application, the system will generate a SADAD number which you will have to pay through your bank account. The fee for the e-permit to enter Makkah during Hajj season is SR 52.50 per person.
Once the e-permit to enter Makkah during Hajj season is granted by the Jawazat, it can be downloaded and printed. There is no need to head towards a traffic police officer or any other authority to stamp the permit.