I am so excited to announce that the Umrah visa fee is removed!
I guess the hotel’s limited bookings and pressure from all the stakeholders (cough- tour operators) have done the trick.
I just feel super sorry for those who actually paid the fee in November. However, I was always optimistic that this will not stick around.
Here is the thing, though. The Umrah visa fee rule is abolished only for ONE Umrah per year, if you go a second time you will have to pay 2000SAR.
So now the question is, when will you go for Umrah? I think I will save my Umrah option for Ramadan insha’Allah.
I find it’s only fair that you go once a year without paying the extra fee but if you can afford a second Umrah (check my DIY Umrah course) then it is only ok to pay extra.
Either way, I am super happy it has worked this way and it is beneficial for all of us including agents, hotels and pilgrims.
Umrah visas currently cost £100 and if you get them from Prince Visa you receive 15% discount so £85 per person. All you have to do is mention you are a MuslimTravelGirl reader and you will receive it. That easy.
p.s. I don’t receive a commission from Prince Visa but I do like their service and reliability.