Hajj is one of the most scared and top five pillars of Islam. It is obligated upon every Muslim to perform Hajj at least once in a life time if he has the resources to do so. If you happen to reside in KSA then it is one of the best opportunities that you can perform Hajj and Umrah easily, without having to switch continents and countries. The travelling isn’t much and you are pretty much accustomed by the living in Saudi Arab that you are familiar with the procedure and language.
Hajj nowadays is not easy for anyone. If you reside in KSA or out of it, the procedure is long and hectic. It takes permission and documents to get the Hajj permit and if we even happen to get past that, the costs and pricing of performing this religious obligation is hiking the prices. The expenses for travelling can be summed up as somewhere between SAR 7000/- to SAR 20,000/-
Check for Eligibility:
You need to check if you are eligible for the process. Hajj cannot be performed every year, so if you have done this before make sure there is a 5 years gap in between. But if you want to perform Hajj with your family now and had performed it alone in the past then it is permissible.
Opening the Hajj Portal:
http://localhaj.haj.gov.sa/LHB/pages/home.xhtml?dswid=8132 Open the given link. This is the Hajj portal where you can view the different packages and apply for registration to the one that suits best.
*The General Hajj program is the phrase used for Hajj package with complete services
Filling the Details:
After you have selected the hajj program, you will see all the companies involved in the chosen category. It is possible for you to search through based on city or name of the companies or the price or quality of the service or as well as based on category or quickness or without quickness. After you have selected what you want of category and company, you will see the illustrative form specific to the chosen category that must be filled (ID number, Origin of ID, Date of issue, Expiry date and blood type)
The one who has performed Hajj before will find list of exceptions in the cases of exception, which applies to it (such as Hajj on behalf of the deceased or….)
Confirm your Booking:
You will then be asked to confirm your booking. Make the due payment in paid to avoid cancellation. After completing this and his request is accepted, a text message will be sent to him to deposit the amount (hajj fee) in the bank account of the Hajj ministry.
After completion of all the above, a Text message will be sent to his mobile number containing his contract number and date
Then enter into the portal of the Ministry of Hajj and from the information in the text message sent, you will be able to access and print the contract.
The contract will be offered to the company with documents that proves the ownership of the contract (copy of ID + passport photograph + vaccination + blood type)
And this is in order to sign the contract and to collect the specific hajj permit
Announcements for those willing to perform Hajj in this year 1436
The Ministry of Hajj has announced the date of registration on their internet portal for those resident pilgrims willing to perform Hajj in this year 1436, which will be on Sunday 1/11/1436 (16/08/2015) by 08:00AM through its website; http://localhaj.haj.gov.sa
Also, the ministry has warned against dealing with any company, no matter it is, and made it clear that the internet portal is the only place for Hajj registration and payment of Hajj fee, to ensure that there is no price manipulation or its increment
The Ministry explained that they distinguished between the hajj categories based on their proximity to the ‘mashaa’ir’ and train, and the categories differ from each other with other features and they are:
- Low-cost Hajj, fixed price (SR 3000)
- Reduced Hajj, price start from (SR 3000) to (SR 5250)
- General Hajj, price start from (SR 5893) to (SR 11890)