Condition Of Registering Fingerprint To Issue Umrah Visa Begins For 5 Countries

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that Umrah pilgrims from five countries – UK, Tunisia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Malaysia must mandatorily provide their biometric data, including fingerprints, in order to get an electronic Umrah visa.
The ministry stressed that this condition aims to facilitate the arrival procedures of those who are coming to perform Umrah upon their arrival through Saudi Arabia’s ports, as well as to enrich the digital experience for the pilgrims.

In February 2022, the kingdom also released an electronic passport with a chip that stores the user’s biometrics for authentication purposes. Saudi Arabia is the first country to use the registration of features of visa applicants via smartphones.
And the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, announced on the tenth of last October the cancellation of all health conditions and restrictions for Egyptian pilgrims. The Minister of Hajj and Umrah touched on the development of electronic services provided by the “Nsk” platform to facilitate obtaining Umrah and visit visas around the clock, and booking all services such as transportation, housing and other services through smart devices to facilitate access to the Two Holy Mosques, including the completion of all travel procedures. and reservations for services.
The Umrah pilgrimage can be performed at any time of year. In 2023, Hajj begins on June 26 and ends of July 1.