Updated January 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!
Umrah visa latest news
According to the latest update from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia, Saudi citizens can now invite their friends to the Kingdom to perform Umrah with a Saudi Personal Visit Visa.
— Ministry of Hajj and Umrah (@MoHU_En) December 8, 2022
The benefits of the personal visa are the following:
- Apply for several guests at the same time
- Enter Saudi Arabia once or multiple times
- Can be issued for one or multiple trips
- Perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s mosque
- Visit religious sites and historical monuments
- Touristic trips to all Saudi regions and cities
The Saudi Arabia personal visa single entry is valid for 90 days, and the visitors can stay for 90 days, while the Saudi multiple entry visa is valid for 365 days with a 90-day stay.
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.”