Saudi Haj ministry introduces e-service for Umrah
- Saudi Arabia: Tuesday, January 08 - 2013 at 05:13
The Saudi Haj ministry has said it has started implementing electronic service for Umrah pilgrims in 2013, Arab News has reported. "We have received applications for 700 Umrah visas through the new system, including 280 from Indonesia, 227 from South Africa, 43 from Pakistan, 30 from US, 29 from Kenya, 25 from Turkey and 50 other countries," the ministry said. "We have invested a lot of money to develop our e-service platform and improve our electronic links with foreign agents," it added. Last year, more than 5.5 million foreign pilgrims performed Umrah.
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