RIYADH — The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) revealed the penalty for fingerprinting for Hajj without obtaining a permit.
The Jawazat confirmed that the penalty for anyone caught fingerprinting for Hajj without obtaining a permit will be deportation for ten years.
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On the other side, the Jawazat said that the family visit visa cannot be converted into a residency permit (iqama). He stressed that the instructions do not allow this.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had confirmed earlier that some people could only perform Hajj rites this year.
Either those who hold a visa designated for Hajj; or those who already reside with a legal residence permit inside the Kingdom.
To perform Hajj this year, residents and citizens are required to have the three complete doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. An immunized person in Saudi Arabia is those who have completed the three doses of the vaccine.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Umrah and Hajj has announced that it has authorized one million pilgrims. Pilgrims, both domestic and foreign, perform Hajj this year — 1443H/2022.
The procedures for applying for this Hajj season in 1443 AH from inside Saudi Arabia; will be announced through the official website soon.