The Umrah visa for 2019 – 2020 will open after the Hajj season.
Usually for Umrah in 2019 -2020 period Saudi Arabia will open on the 1st of Muharram (around the first week of September).
The Umrah visa rules are not yet confirmed for 2019 but we know for sure that they will be keeping the repeat visa fee.
Read below about all the infomation we have.
This post will be updated as soon as the new Umrah season starts and we have full details from the agents.
Umrah Visa Fee 2000SAR after first Umrah
Now I receive A LOT of emails asking about the rules regarding the Umrah visas for those who have been already once and whether they have to pay the 2000SAR extra fee.
Update: It has been confirmed that the OLD system with a slight change will be back in place with immediate effect for the Umrah visas.
This means that those who have been in the past 3 years will only pay the fee.
The previous rule was that you will need to leave a gap of one Hijri year in order not to be charged.
Now you will need a gap of TWO Hijri Years in order not the pay the 2000sar fee!
For example: If you went for Umrah in Hijri year 1438 then you will need to go in 1441 to avoid the 2000Sar fee.
If want to check your Hijri year calendar to see if you have left the required gap check here.
Apparently, the Saudi government did a mistake and they have reversed it (and added an extra year).
It is not clear if they will refund the money of those who have paid the fee already.
If you want to check whether you are eligible to pay go to the Saudi Ministry page here and enter your details.
If you would like help planning a DIY Umrah then check out our consulting services for maximising your savings without compromising quality here.
Umrah Visa Price 2019-2020
For the past several years Saudi government hasn’t changed the price they charge for Umrah visas.
From May 2019 the Umrah visa prices for 2019/2020 have increased from £100 to £150 or the equivalent in other currencies.
If you are based in the UK you can receive a discount on this price using Prince Visa as MuslimTravelGirl’s readers when quoting the site receive a 20% discount.
For those asking for USA agents who can provide them with Umrah visa, you can use these guys here. I am not affiliated but many friends and readers have used them. There is no discount for using them.
We don’t receive a cut from this but with thousands of people reading the site on advice for Umrah, it is a great sadaqa.
We always appreciate duas though. 🙂
New Umrah E-Visa is now available! You don’t have to send your passport but only a scanned copy to your Umrah agent. Issuance within 24hours. You can read more about it here.
Umrah Visa For Children
I had a very interesting question asked by a student and reader of the MuslimTravelGirl.com site.
It was about whether his 2-year-old daughter would pay the 2000SAR fee. As a small infant, I didn’t expect this to be the case but asked my travel agent to confirm.
Even though the kid is two years old they will still have to pay the extra 2000SAR fee as her parents want to go this year as well.
So do keep this in mind for those with children who are considering going for Umrah. The Umrah visa fee plus the extra fee will have to be paid on each child regardless of their age.
Cheaper Options for Umrah
MuslimTravelGirl.com is the go-to website for people looking to plan and experience their own DIY ( Do-it-Yourself) Umrah thus removing the middleman and planning solo.
You can read about DIY Umrah planning on the main DIY page where we share the best DIY Umrah packages from Europe and the US every month saving you up to 40%.
It sounds scary especially when this is not a simple holiday, but trust me, there is a ton of info here and it’s much easier ( and cheaper) than you think.
Especially now with the new Umrah visa fees becoming more permanent it is even more expensive and cheap options are required.
If you are looking to plan your own Umrah for cheaper from anywhere in the world then you might not to check the Umrah section.
Make sure you read first the Ultimate Guide on How to Do a DIY Umrah here.
- Umrah visa and how to go about issuing your own check the guide here.
- The best time to book your Umrah for maximum money saving here
- For transportation from Makkah to Medina you can find our guide here.
- For cheap hotels, you can find some of our best options here.
- For the best hotels in Makkah or Medina check out the list here.
- For DIY Umrah packages with flights check out the ones we have made ready for you.
We also have a new project coming up on DIY Umrah and how to save thousands every time you go for Umrah. This is for those who want more in-depth information and travel tips that can help them save extra.
So if you want to find out more about this, make sure you sign up to receive the Umrah Transport Guide as I will email the info there.