People who intend to perform Umrah can now register online through the digital platform (maqam.gds.haj.gov.sa) in less than 24 hours by going to the main page and clicking on the list of approved electronic platforms.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has identified a series of procedures that pilgrims must carry out to obtain a visa, the most important being: Access the electronic platform “Maqam” to choose one of the authorized agents in each country, then book the required services and obtain a visa application reference number.
The platform’s services include meeting the local agents in the pilgrims’ country, to issue the Umrah visa, which lasts for 90 days from its issuance, and allows pilgrims the freedom to move between Saudi cities.
A pilgrim from abroad can book Umrah services through this platform, obtain a visa and book services electronically from all over the world through the platform in less than 24 hours.
Determine the type of agent required from Umrah Service Providers for Businesses and Individuals and choose the agent from the list that will appear.
The services of the agent icon on the website also include the possibility of choosing the flight route between Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Jeddah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, booking airline tickets, booking internal transport services in the Kingdom, with the possibility of reserving residential accommodation and sending a visa application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Upon completing the reservation of services through the authorized agent, the pilgrim receives a reference number to complete the online payment process and through credit cards (VISA), to issue the visa through the national unified visa platform within of the 24 hours.