The custodian of two holy mosques King Salman cancelled the 2000 riyal extra fees for repeater umrah pilgrim as part of mission 2030.

The Saudi minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammad Salih Bentin, thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for issuing a royal decree restructuring visit, Hajj and transit visas. The decree includes the cancellation of repeat Umrah fees.

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Bentin said: “The royal decree is part of the leadership’s keenness to facilitate the arrival of Muslims from all over the world to perform Hajj and Umrah.”

He added that the decree reflects the Kingdom’s readiness to receive the increasing number of pilgrims due to huge infrastructure projects and the development of services in Makkah, Madinah and the holy places.

Bentin said the decree supports efforts to achieve one of the most important objectives of the Vision 2030 reform plan, which is to receive 30 million Umrah pilgrims by that year, and to provide them with great services so they can perform their rituals in comfort and tranquility.

What was the Old rule

As per the rules, you were not required to pay additional Umrah Visa Fee of SAR 2000 for performing an Umrah if you have not performed an Umrah in the preceding 3 years.

Let’s say you had performed Umrah in the month of Rabi ul Awwal 1439 and you were planning to come back for another Umrah in the month of Ramadan 1440, you must pay additional SAR 2000 for the Umrah in Ramadan. However, if you had decided to come back for Umrah in the month of Ramadan 1442, there was no need to pay the fee. 

Alhumdulillah , now with the royal decree issued by King Salman, this fee has been waived off.

Source:Arab News

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