Updated October 2023
If you’re planning on undertaking the spiritual journey of Umrah, it’s important to make sure you have all the necessary documents in order before you depart. One of the most important documents you’ll need is a valid Umrah visa, which allows you to enter and stay in Saudi Arabia for the duration of your pilgrimage.
In this article, we’ll go over the process of checking the status of your Umrah visa issuance before departing for Saudi Arabia. Keep on reading to find out more about how to check your Umrah visa online!
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Umrah visa latest news
As per the latest reports, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has started issuing electronic visas for Umrah as part of its efforts to enable more Muslims to come to the Kingdom to perform the Umrah pilgrimage and facilitate its procedures for them. The move comes along with raising the quality of Umrah services to achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030. According to the Ministry, people who seek electronic visas can submit applications at the Nusuk platform.
Moreover, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah previously announced, in cooperation with the concerned authorities, that holders of tourist visas from the Gulf Cooperation Council of Arab states and holders of Schengen visas can book Umrah appointments via the Nusk application.
Pilgrims from certain countries can also obtain visas on arrival for Umrah. The countries that are eligible for the visa on arrival include the United States, the United Kingdom, various European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, Brunei, and China
Facilities provided by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to the Umrah performers are a part of new legislation that has recently been adopted and include reducing the insurance fees for Umrah performers by 63 percent while maintaining the sustainability of health services for them, issuing the Umrah visa in less than 24 hours, and extending the Umrah visa from 30 days to 90 days, with no health requirements.
Please refer to our dedicated article below to learn more about the Umrah visa and how to apply for it.
Umrah visa check online
If you’re looking to check the status and validity of your Umrah visa, you can do so conveniently online. Please follow the steps outlined below.
- visit the MOFA portal
- select the barcode option
- select ‘Passport Number’ and ‘First Name’ as your first and second value
- provide your passport and visa numbers
- select your nationality and enter the given captcha code in the required field
- click on the ‘Inquire’ button
- a new window will open stating your Umrah visa status and validity
- you can also opt to print your visa application or save it as a PDF file
The portal will show different results as per the application status. If your application is not yet submitted to the Saudi Embassy, the message “No Umrah Visa Request Available” will be displayed.
If your application has been submitted to the Saudi Embassy but is yet to be stamped, then the following message will be displayed, “The Umrah Visa Request sent to Embassy.”