To apply for a Saudi Hajj & Umrah visa, foreign applicants must be at least 18 years old, of the Muslim faith, and meet a set of Saudi Hajj visa requirements, detailed below. Women, over 45 years old, are allowed to perform Hajj without a male guardian, or Mahram, provided that they are part of a group and have the permission of their husband or father. Children under 18 years of age must apply for a Saudi Hajj visa with a parent or legal guardian.
Please note that COVID-19 measures restricted pilgrims over 65 years old from participating in Hajj 2022. Pilgrims under 65 years of age must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with international standard vaccines, such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna.
The Saudi Hajj visa is granted exclusively for Hajj pilgrimage purposes and is valid only during the Hajj period. All pilgrims should leave Saudi Arabia after Hajj, and stay no longer than the 10th day of Muharram.
Current Saudi Arabia COVID-19 measures may require travelers for Hajj to provide certain vaccination certificates. All foreign travelers to Saudi Arabia must register by filling out an immunization information form, except for airline crew, diplomats, and holders of a Saudi government visit visa. All visitors to Saudi Arabia are expected to carry medical insurance to cover any COVID hospitalization and other health issues that may occur. You are advised to check with your authorized travel agent about Saudi Hajj visa requirements, as rules and regulations are subject to change.
Applying for a Saudi Hajj visa
Foreign nationals wishing to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage must apply for a Saudi Saudi Hajj visa. Saudi Hajj visas cannot be applied for at Saudi embassies or missions abroad and must be applied for through travel agents authorized by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj & Umrah.
Saudi Hajj visas cannot be extended, and travelers should depart from Saudi Arabia before their visa expires. You are advised to check your Saudi Hajj visa information carefully to avoid overstays and penalties.
All Muslim pilgrims are required to apply for a Hajj 2024 permit. Saudi nationals and residents can apply for Hajj permits through the Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Umrah.