Saudi Arabia gives Umrah pilgrims who exceed visa opportunity to apply for ‘exemption’

Saudi Arabia gives Umrah pilgrims who exceed visa opportunity to apply for ‘exemption’
Pilgrims who exceeded their Umrah visa can submit an exemption request to the ministry’s website. (Reuters)
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Updated 24 March 2020

Saudi Arabia gives Umrah pilgrims who exceed visa opportunity to apply for ‘exemption’

Saudi Arabia gives Umrah pilgrims who exceed visa opportunity to apply for ‘exemption’
  • Pilgrims who exceeded their Umrah visa can submit an exemption request to the ministry’s website

RIYADH: The General Directorate of Passports in Saudi Arabia has said Umrah pilgrims who have exceeded their visa period can apply for an ‘exemption’ to avoid penalties. 

A statement released by the directorate in coordination with the Ministry of Hajj said, pilgrims who exceeded their Umrah visa can submit an exemption request to the ministry’s website.

The request includes an exemption from the legal implications and financial penalties involved in delaying their departure. The form should be submitted no later than Saturday, March 28. 

The statement added that the relevant authorities will arrange return flights for the pilgrims.

The authorities will inform the pilgrims of the details and timings of their flights via text to their registered phone numbers.


Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron

Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron
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Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron

Saudi crown prince receives phone call from France’s President Macron

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.

The crown prince and president reviewed relations between the Kingdom and France and opportunities for joint cooperation during the call.

Regional and international developments, as well as a number of issues of common interest, were also discussed.