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Visa & Health

Required Documents For Hajj & Umrah Visa

1. Passport

A valid passport for at least 6 months from the date of travel.

2. Photograph

TWO passport size photographs (4cm x 6cm) taken against a plain white back ground.

3. Visa Application

A completed and signed visa application (typed out or written in BLOCK LETTERS with a BLACK ball point pen).

Please ensure that the spelling of your name and passport number is as it appears on your passport. Albaseerah Travel will not take responsibility for any incorrect spellings. Should there be an error, please inform Albaseerah Travel immediately.

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4. Immunisation Certificate

A stamped Immunisation Certificate showing vaccination against Meningitis (one dose of ACYW135 vaccine) for adults. You may obtain this from your GP or any participating Pharmacy at least 10 days before travelling. Please ensure that you travel with your certificate. All pilgrims should ideally consult their GP 4-8 weeks before travel.

Other Guidelines

Ladies & Children

Ladies and children need proof of relationship (marriage certificate for married couples, original birth certificates for children indicating names of both parents). Visa will not be issued for any females wishing to travel on their own. Please note these requirements have been stipulated by the Saudi Embassy for issuing visas.



All original documents must be accompanied with their photocopies.


Non-UK Applicants

European applicants are required to provide evidence of their stay in the UK e.g. a utility bill or a bank statement. 
Non-European applicants must have 'indefinite stay' in the UK.


Please travel with all supporting documents to permit entry back into the UK. Albaseerah Travel will not take responsibility for those who have failed to travel with supporting documentation.

General Advice

For Those Travelling To Perform

Hajj & Umrah

Useful Tips For Your Trip

  • When eating out, ensure that you eat from a reputable place with good hygiene standards to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

  • Hajj & Umrah entails a lot of walking therefore it is recommended that you go for walks, visit the gym and build your stamina prior to travel. The better the fitness level, the easier the Hajj/Umrah will be for yourself.

  • Blisters are common so it is recommended that you have a comfortable pair of sandals or footwear. If you have made a recent purchase of footwear, try wearing them before travel so that they mould around your foot size. 

  • You are in a very hot country therefore it is recommended that you remain hydrated throughout the journey by frequently drinking and carrying water with you at all times.

  • With visitors from every corner of the earth, the likelihood of picking up bugs and infections is higher. Try to maintain hygiene standards at all times and carry anti-bacterial gels if necessary.


DISCLAIMER: Albaseerah Travel are not health professionals, therefore we advise that you consult your GP for accurate medical advice.

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