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Agents for Umrah Visas only

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Agents for Umrah Visas only

Salams,

Can anyone recommend an agent who we can get our Umrah visas through.

We have our flights booked and know which hotels we would like to stay at.

Any advise would be most welcome.

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251. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

Ali R - I think you also have the option to pay for your flights in advance on Booking.com or other similar hotel websites

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252. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

SpotBoy

Booking dot com is for hotels not for flights. even for hotels they never charge you in full even if booking is non refundable but they charge non refundable booking if you cancel it however this booking also not meet the requirement of paid booking for hotels.

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253. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

Hello everyone,

The thing is that recently the Hajj ministry gave these guidelines that 48 hours prior to arrival of the pilgrims, the complete information regarding the hotel stay should be given to the Ministry, It's officials may check it with the hotels. Any discrepancies found will be entitled to a penalty of upto SAR 25 000.

The flights are usually confirmed for the pilgrims but the hotel bookings are often cancelled and other hotels are booked once the pilgrims reach Makkah or Madinah. This creates a confusion if there is a need to locate the pilgrim due to some emergency.

This is the reason that strict regulations are being made and being adhered to.

There are agents available who get the confirmed and valid bookings for the visa purpose.

My advise would be to better avoid booking.com for your umrah bookings.

Hope this helped to clarify the matter.

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254. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

Hi serenerussian

When booking for your Hajj or Umrah trip, make sure it is with an authorised agent. They must be registered with Atol and the Ministry of Hajj & Umrah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

https:/…

Even the UK government website advises the use of authorised agents

https:/…pilgrimage

If you don’t use an approved travel agent, or get a valid visa and permit, you may risk immediate deportation, detention, a fine or a ban on future travel to Saudi Arabia.

You should confirm the full itinerary for your pilgrimage before departure. The British Embassy receives a large number of requests for help in relation to disputes and dissatisfaction with tour operators.

Edited: 22 April 2018, 17:37
Leeds, United...
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255. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

Hi serenerussian

Just a note you may have googled and found http://www.shaut.co.uk/ but they are not on the authorised list

The travel agent Sultania Haj & Umra Tours Ltd must be linked with an authorised one and using their credentials and therefore Sultania Haj & Umra Tours Ltd is a sub-agent and therefore you are not covered if something goes wrong.

Leeds, United...
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256. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

Hi azlindatanm

Your recommendation of Noori Travel in Peterborough is an approved travel agent !

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Leeds, United...
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257. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

Hi shaheen58

Please note Makkah Express is not on the authorised list

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258. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

Hi All,

My advice to anyone looking, use a authorised agent, see the list provided by the Saudi's …mofa.gov.sa/sites/uk/EN/DiplomaticMissionSe…

I am currently in the process myself of a DIY Umrah, booked stays at via hotel chains direct, just need jabs and marriage certs and then inshallah work out which agent is best for me

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259. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

i want to ask how we will pay them fees of umrah visa?

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260. Re: Agents for Umrah Visas only

Jasee K

you will pay to the agent who will arrange your visa.

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