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The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has started granting Umrah visas for the period following the Hajj season, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency. Wego reports that this new phase of visa issuance comes right after the completion of this year’s Hajj rituals on Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

 

Yesterday, 20 June 2024, the ministry emphasized its commitment to following the leadership’s guidance to increase the number of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and provide services that fulfill their expectations and needs.

In the latest announcement, the ministry highlighted that resuming Umrah visa issuance will facilitate the smooth arrival of Umrah pilgrims to the Kingdom. “This annual initiative follows immediately after the Hajj season. It leverages the ministry’s expertise and establishes technical and field programs to serve Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and facilitate their rituals,” the ministry stated.

As reported by Wego in May, the ministry temporarily halted the issuance of Umrah permits via the Nusuk application for a month starting on 23 May. This pause was intended to ensure that Hajj pilgrims from around the globe could perform their rituals comfortably. At that time, it was announced that the Nusuk App would begin issuing Umrah visas again on 21 June.

Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Announces Temporary Suspension of Umrah Permits