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Saudi Arabia announces deadline for Umrah visa applications

The Saudi ministry of haj has announced that the deadline for Umrah visa applications from around the world will end on Tuesday, Gulf News has reported. Applications are sent online to the ministry, and once the approval is received, the concerned organiser has 14 days to apply for the visa at the Saudi consulate. It takes seven to 14 days to get a visa. It is estimated the number of Umrah performers this year could hit 5.5 million, recording an increase of 5 to 10% from the previous year. Last year, nearly 5.2 million Umrah visas were issued, according to Saudi officials. Category: Tourism and Hospitality Source: