The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the termination of the “Umrah host visa,” stating that any further developments would be communicated via the ministry’s official channels.
It emphasized that issuing an “Umrah Host Visa” via the designated electronic means for communicating with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in this regard is impossible.
According to the laws, the “Umrah Welcome” program allows voters and residents to host pilgrims from outside the Kingdom.
The initiative’s goal is to train citizens and residents to evangelize and host three to five pilgrims, and visas are provided on the subject’s written civil account, as well as a residence for the resident, during the project.
The host must be a government or private sector political agent, the citizen must be at least twenty-five years old, and the citizen must have a billboard record, among other requirements.
He must also be registered with the social benefit or wage system, have a monetary gain of at least SAR 5000 and be liable for the hosts. From the moment they come until they depart.
Residents may bring first-degree relatives if they have lived in an Asian country for at least a year.
Only two kinds of non-Saudis are permitted to perform Hajj this year, according to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.