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Hajj 2025: Registration for Pilgrims Housing in Madinah Commences on Sunday

As part of the early preparations for the next year’s Hajj, the Pilgrim Housing Committee in Madinah started today to accept applications for pilgrim housing permits to perform Hajj 1446 AH, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Consequently, the Committee has invited landlords and investors, who are interested in obtaining permits, to submit their applications before the end of Rajab.

In order to obtain the permits within the exact timeframe, the applicants should check the requirements and ensure they meet all criteria to obtain permits.

Umrah Pilgrims

Concurrently, Saudi Arabia is ramping up preparations to welcome Umrah pilgrims after the conclusion of Hajj 2024.

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah began issuing Umrah visas from June 21.

Furthermore, the General Directorate of Passports (GDP) announced their readiness to welcome Umrah pilgrims at the Kingdom’s border crossings for the year 1446 AH.

GDP stated that all the Kingdom’s land, sea and air crossings are fully equipped with qualified professionals and modern technologies to facilitate the arrival and departure procedures.

Moreover, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) unveiled that it is currently facilitating all entry procedures for Umrah pilgrims.

SDAIA is collaborating with the Ministry of Interior and relevant government agencies through all air, sea and land ports in the Kingdom to efficiently facilitate the entry procedures for pilgrims from various countries around the world.

SDAIA will provide numerous services in various ports including Mecca, Madinah, Eastern Province, Tabuk, Al-Jawf, Northern Borders, Najran, and Jeddah Islamic Port.

Furthermore, the authority is providing technical support 24/7, implementing preventive maintenance for data rooms, network devices, and workstations, and activating the traveler system which increases the speed of transferring data for pilgrims to accelerate their entry procedures.

SDAIA has also installed multiple stations for capturing and recording biometric features at the Kingdom’s ports.

Moreover, it equipped mobile bags with biometric recording devices and backup systems to maximize the smooth procedures for all pilgrims.

Related Topics:

Saudi Passports Directorate Ready to Welcome Umrah Pilgrims

SDAIA Ramps up Preparations for Umrah Pilgrims after Hajj 2024

Saudi Hajj Ministry Issues Umrah Visas Starting June 21


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