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    Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    Pilgrims heading to Makkah for Umrah will have to cough out more money as Saudi Arabia increases charges for visa fees. An additional 2,000SAR charge (approximately £400) on visas has been imposed for those who travelled for Umrah in the last Hijri year (1438). The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah have not made an […]

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    I cant really see an issue with this tbh
    "There will never cease to remain a group from my Ummah fighting upon the command of Allah, subjugating their enemies. They are not harmed by those who oppose them, until the Hour arrives".

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    Oil running low?

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodders Jnr View Post
    Pilgrims heading to Makkah for Umrah will have to cough out more money as Saudi Arabia increases charges for visa fees. An additional 2,000SAR charge (approximately £400) on visas has been imposed for those who travelled for Umrah in the last Hijri year (1438). The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah have not made an […]

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    Not very accurate report this one is as it refers this info to have been released by "embassies" in UK. There is just one Saudi Embassy in UK. And the charge is introduced by the Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umra through the Umra companies operating there.

    Likewise the reference to embassies worldwide about it. Embassies or consulates have nothing to do with the visa charges. Licensed umra agents handle it with payment deducted straight from their accounts with umra companies they contract with.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard View Post
    I cant really see an issue with this tbh
    Yeah because you are a rich British.
    HOW ARE OTHERS SUPPOSED TO AFFORD THIS?
    IT'S THEIR RIGHT TO VISIT THE HOUSE OF ALLAH.
    THESE MONEY LAUNDERING evil beings.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    Quote Originally Posted by Cake o clock View Post
    Yeah because you are a rich British.
    HOW ARE OTHERS SUPPOSED TO AFFORD THIS?
    IT'S THEIR RIGHT TO VISIT THE HOUSE OF ALLAH.
    THESE MONEY LAUNDERING evil beings.
    Exactly. And the umrah prices and rules are different for different countries. From america or europe you can get multiple visa for a tenth of the price of an umrah visa from africa. Why the heck for? It's just racist. Why are they so worried about stopping african muslims from doing more than one umrah a year. But other can go whenver.

    Also, umrah visas used to be free. This new saudi administration is the worst ever.

    From africa, second umrah visa will cost you about as much as the plane ticket and hotel stay.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Exactly. And the umrah prices and rules are different for different countries. From america or europe you can get multiple visa for a tenth of the price of an umrah visa from africa.
    Believe me, I share the sentiments and angst as I'm impacted, I simply dont have kind words about the matter.

    For my understanding purposes, what do you mean by:
    "From america or europe you can get multiple visa for a tenth of the price of an umrah visa from africa."

    For USA, it HAD been that we paid ~$175 for an Umrah visa (w/o package) during non-Ramadan, and about ~$300 maybe during Ramadan (the higher Ramadan fee started during mataf expansion a few years ago and remains in place albeit a bit lower than the $400+ they were charging then)

    Now for USA (and UK it seems as well, and likely for all countries),
    - 1438 rule was 1st Umrah you pay normal amount ($175 for Umrah visa); 2nd Umrah you pay SR 2000 extra on top of $175
    - 1439 rule is if you went in 1438, the 1st Umrah you pay SR 2000 + the normal $175. If you didnt go in 1438, you pay only $175 for the first trip, and SR 2000 for 2nd trip + $175.

    What's different for countries in Africa?

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    I think Ikki's post is far more sentimental than factual. Everything about the visa disparity is in-correct. The one and only advantage enjoyed by the muslims in USA is that they are issued multiple business visa for 5 years.
    We, in UK, have now started getting 2 years multiple entry business visa from last year. Previously, the maximum we got was 6 months only.

    Ikki has mixed up the business visa with umra visas.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    Quote Originally Posted by Cake o clock View Post
    Yeah because you are a rich British.
    HOW ARE OTHERS SUPPOSED TO AFFORD THIS?
    IT'S THEIR RIGHT TO VISIT THE HOUSE OF ALLAH.
    THESE MONEY LAUNDERING evil beings.
    Or you know, how about letting others who haven't done it get a chance?

    You do know you just have to wait one year to not pay this fee, you could pretty much go every 2 years from the looks of it
    "There will never cease to remain a group from my Ummah fighting upon the command of Allah, subjugating their enemies. They are not harmed by those who oppose them, until the Hour arrives".

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    They r turning this into money making business...what a shameful act
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    * typing from my phone, excuse the mess

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    Re: Saudi Arabia increases visa fees for Umrah pilgrims

    Quote Originally Posted by malleat1 View Post
    They r turning this into money making business...what a shameful act
    They already have with the high hajj prices.

 

 

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