Visa Requirement

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Visa Requirement2018-10-14T21:16:52+05:30

Umrah Visa Requirement

The following Umrah visa requirements below are divided into two categories; The general Umrah visa requirements, and the additional requirements for specific cases. If you decide to go with Alhamdullilah tours and Travels, We highly recommend getting all the visa requirements ready as early as possible so that we can check your documents and confirm your documents status.

General Umrah Visa Requirements:

This year’s updated Umrah Visa Application, electronically filled (Or neatly handwritten), signed and dated.

A valid passport for at least 6 months from the traveling date of your Umrah Package is required. Your passport be machine readable. Passports showing water damage, or any kind of damage, or not well maintained, or dirty will NOT be accepted by the Embassy of Saudi Arabia as the Embassy uses very advanced scanner to read the passports, these scanners will not be able to read the passports if they show any of the above mentioned signs. You MUST provide a copy of your current passport even if it is expired or will require to be changed, at the time of signing up for one of the Umrah packages.

If you are a permanent resident of India and not yet Indian, you provide a colored clear copy of your VALID OIC Or POI Card (Both Sides). The Embassy of Saudi Arabia will use the information on the card to validate the legitimate owner of the card, in case if the card is not legitimate or it belongs to another person, you risk being black listed for life with the Saudi Authorities, and your application will be dined and reported to the Indian Authorities for states fraud.

The Embassy of Saudi Arabia requires two Indian passport size photos (50 mm “2 inch” wide X 70 mm “2-3/4 inch” high). The photos must be colored with white background. For Ladies, the photos are preferred to be with Hijab but not mandatory. The photos must be stamped, dated by the studio, and you are asked to print your full name and sign on the back of each photo. If you have enough computer knowledge to scan your photos and send it to us as soon as you take them, that is highly recommended but it is NOT mandatory. Any small sized photos, or photos NOT showing the face looking straight at the camera will be denied.

You are required to provide a proof of being vaccinated against Meningitis ACYW135 or Menactra.  You can get vaccinated at any travel clinic or by your family doctor. Although the Meningitis may be required once in a lifetime, also some doctors give Meningitis dosage that is valid for 5 years and 10 years the Embassy of Saudi Arabia requires the vaccination date NOT be older than 3 years of the travel date of your Umrah Package. The vaccination card or must show the date you were vaccinated, the vaccination name or code, the doctor name, the doctor signature and/or the clinic stamp in which you were vaccinated.

You are required to provide your confirmed airline ticket reservation. Your ticket should show the ticket #, the departure date from India, the arrival date, the arrival port “for example to Jeddah or Medina airport”, your departure date from Saudi Arabia. Some guidelines to keep in mind:

You can NOT enter through Riyadh or even transit in Riyadh. Your ticket MUST have the first stop in Saudi Arabia at Jeddah Airport or Medina Airport.

The number of days you stay in Saudi Arabia MUST match the validity of your Umrah visa.

The departure port MUST be from any India airport, and should not be departing from anywhere else in the world.

If you are acting as a Muhrem for ladies or children, all your family MUST be entering and exiting Saudi Arabia on the same days and flight.

If you are booking your package with Alhamdullilah Tours and Travels, we will arrange your airline ticket and we will ensure it meets all requirements.

If you have a non-Muslim name, or you are a new revert to Islam, you MUST provide a proof of being a Muslim. i.e Birth Certificate showing a Muslim named Father and Mother, or a Certificate of Conversion to Islam. A letter from any Islamic Institutions is NOT accepted by the Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

If your name that is appearing currently in your passport is different than your name appearing in any of the required documents i.e Birth Certificate, or Marriage Certificate; you MUST provide a copy of a legal Name Change Certificate showing the old name and the current name.

Additional Umrah Visa Requirements:

In Addition to the Mandatory Requirements for Everyone, you will need to provide a copy of a legal, governmental document proofing your relation with the Muhrem. i.e (a copy of a Marriage Certificate, or the long Birth Certificate showing both the names of the parents,Passport…etc).

In Addition to the Mandatory Requirements for Everyone, you will need to provide one of the following documents:

Traveling Alone Declaration (ATT2) IF; you are living on your own and do NOT have a Male Muhrem i.e (Father, Husband, Brother, Son that is 18 years or older…etc) to give you permission to go for Umrah. (The Form Must Be Filled, and Notarized by a Notary Public or a Lawyer)

Related Documents to be provided with ATT2: If you are DIVORCED or WIDOWED only, you will need to provide a legal proof of your marital status i.e Divorce Certificate or Court Order, Death Certificate, etc.

Muhrem Letter (ATT3) IF; you have a Male Muhrem i.e (Father, Husband, Brother, Son that is 18 years or older…etc) to give you permission to go for Umrah. (The Form Must Be Filled, and Notarized by a Notary Public or a Lawyer)

Related Documents to be provided with ATT3: You also need to provide a copy of any legal photo ID of the Muhrem who is giving you permission to go for Umrah i.e (AAdhar card, Valid Passport…etc). You will also need to provide a notarized copy of any legal proof of your relation with the Muhrem i.e (Marriage Certificate, or the Long Birth Certificate showing the names of parents…etc). The proof MUST be in English or Arabic  any other languages will need to be accompanied with a notarized translation.

If the children are traveling with BOTH parents:

The long birth certificate showing the name of the child as it is in the passport along with both names of parents.

If the children are traveling with the FATHER:

The long birth certificate showing the name of the child as it is in the passport along with both names of parents.

Consent letter for children traveling abroad filled and notarized by the Mother, along with a clear colored copy of a Photo ID of the mother i.e (AAdhar card, or Valid Passport, etc.)

If the children are traveling with another Blood Muhrem other than the Father i.e (Brother, Uncle…etc):

The long birth certificate showing the name of the child as it is in the passport along with both names of parents.

Consent letter for children traveling abroad filled and notarized by both Parents giving the child permission to travel abroad, along with a clear colored copy of a Photo ID from each parent i.e (AAdhar card, or Valid Passport, etc.)

Muhrem Letter (ATT1): Filled, Signed, and notarized by the Male Muhrem who is NOT going giving permission to the child to go for Umrah with blood Male Muhrem and indicating the relationship of the Muhrem who IS going to the child.

Related Documents to be provided with ATT1: A copy of a legal proof of the relationship between the Muhrem who is going and the child i.e. (If the child is going with his older brother, then a copy of the long birth certificate for the Muhrem and the child showing the same parents, etc.)

Additional Document required For Children 15 Years or Younger: A proof of being vaccinated against POLIO.