The Pakistani pilgrims would be able to get the Umrah visa until the 10th of Shawwal after Ramazan, as per the recent reports.
According to the sources, this decision has been taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They said that after getting a visa the pilgrims would then have to leave for the Kingdom by 14th Shawwal.
The Umrah pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia would be able to stay there for a total of 28 days maximum.
Previously, Umrah visas were closed during the season of Hajj.
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As per sources, after this decision Umrah pilgrims could get cheap tickets.
On the 25th of April, the e-visa issuance of Umrah pilgrims had begun from Karachi. Saudi Arabia government also made an announcement in this regard.
The pilgrims would have to provide their passports with the travel agents under the agreement with the Zaireen Saudi Arabia Umrah firm.
The Saudi Arabian embassy has halted the system of the sticker on the passports for Umrah.
Biometric verification of the Umrah pilgrims would also be done from now onwards.
On the 3rd of March, Saudi Arabia had given more than 4.33million Umrah visas this year with the biggest number of pilgrims visiting the holy land from Pakistan.
The total number of approved visas had been 4,338,959 out of which 3,892,554 pilgrims had reached to the Kingdom, as per the data given by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.