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Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa for Citizens of Australia: Requirements and Process

Last updated: May 2024

Embarking on a spiritual journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Australia? The Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa is your passport to a soul-stirring experience in the land of Mecca and Medina.

At iVisa, we've revolutionized the Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa process to make it as smooth as your faith journey. Our user-friendly platform and mobile app have been designed with devout pilgrims like you in mind.

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We provide both the Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa and the Tourist eVisa to Australian citizens. With both visas, Australian Muslims can perform Umrah. However, both visas differ in several ways, click the links to find out or keep reading below.

Introduction of new Umrah Visa rule in 2024

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia has made significant updates to the Umrah Visa rules. Umrah Visas now remain valid for 90 days from the issue date. Previously, the validity of the visa began once you arrived in Saudi Arabia.

In addition, Umrah Visas for pilgrims coming from outside the country will now expire on 15 Dhu al-Qa’dah, which corresponds to May 23, 2024, for the current season. The previous expiry date was 29 Dhu al-Qa’dah. This change allows Saudi authorities more time to prepare for the Hajj season, aiming to improve the experience for both Umrah and Hajj pilgrims.

All international pilgrims must leave the country by the new expiry date. There are penalties for overstaying an Umrah Visa, which will be levied on both the pilgrims and the companies that arranged their visas.

Requirements to perform Umrah

At iVisa, we've streamlined this complex process to help you focus on your spiritual journey.

  1. Passport & identification: Your passport should be valid for at least six months from the travel date.

  2. Two recent passport-sized photographs are generally required.

  3. Travel itinerary: Confirmed flight and accommodation bookings.

  4. Vaccination certificates: Certain vaccinations, like meningitis, are mandatory for visa approval.

  5. Financial solvency: Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay, mostly shown through bank statements or a letter from your employer.

  6. Travel and accommodation: Confirmed return flight tickets and hotel reservations are usually required. Some authorities may require travel to be booked through licensed Umrah travel agencies.

  7. Additional documentation: In some cases, proof of relationship (marriage/birth certificates) for those traveling with family.

  8. Your Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa.

Some nationals may require a letter of recommendation or authorization from their local Islamic center.

Required documents for the Saudi Arabia Umrah Visa application form

Applicants from Australia and other countries must provide the following items to fill out the Saudi Arabia Umrah visa application form:

  • Valid passport: It must remain valid for at least six months after arrival.

  • Recent color passport photo: It must have a white background and be passport-size.

  • Email address: You'll receive the visa via email.

  • Payment method: Credit or debit card to pay the visa fees.

  • Medical insurance

Application process: Apply for the Umrah Visa online with us

Follow our simplified application process to make your Umrah pilgrimage from Australia smooth and hassle-free.

  • Step 1: Begin by filling out our streamlined online application form. Make sure to double-check your details; this step lays the foundation for your sacred journey.

  • Step 2: Complete your application by settling the Umrah Visa fees. Opt for a convenient payment method like a credit/debit card or PayPal for secure transactions.

  • Step 3: Gather and upload the necessary documentation through our intuitive interface. Click "Submit," and you're almost there! We'll take over and notify you if further information is needed.

  • Step 4: Register on the Umrah apps. Upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, download two essential apps:

Tawakkalna: Manages your vaccination records, which are required to enter hotels, restaurants, and mosques. Etmarna: Helps you secure prayer permits linked directly to your Tawakkalna app.

Types of Saudi Arabia Visas available for Australian citizens

Fantastic news for Australians yearning for a venture into Saudi Arabia's marvels! We have you covered, making your Tourist and Umrah Visa process absolutely hassle-free.

  • Tourist Visa: Dive into the captivating world of Saudi Arabia by applying for a Tourist Visa through us.

  • Umrah Visa: Embellish your spiritual journey with our unwavering support in securing your Umrah Visa.

  • Special Cases: Citizens of Australia holding permanent residency in the US, UK, or EU can take advantage of visa-on-arrival or special Umrah package visas.

At iVisa, we've demystified the complexities of obtaining visas, allowing you to focus on what truly matters: your spiritual and exploratory quests. Your dream odyssey is now literally just a click away.

For those not holding Australian citizenship, you can use our Visa Checker Tool to check your eligibility for Saudi Arabia's Tourist or Umrah Visas.

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How long is the Umrah Visa valid to enter Saudi Arabia?

This visa is valid for 90 days after issued and allows Single Entry.

Do you have questions about traveling to Saudi Arabia?

Count on our customer support team if you have any questions about the Saudi Arabia Umrah eVisa or any other travel document. They're available 24/7 to assist you! If you prefer, chat with us via WhatsApp.

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