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Important dates for Pilgrims

Dates of receipt of applications for Hajj visas

 

The last date for receiving applications for Hajj visas from the embassies and representations Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques outside the Kingdom is the 25th of Dhu al-Qi'dah of each year according to Hijri calendar*.

 

Validity of Hajj visas

 

The Hajj Visas for pilgrims coming by air will expire by the end of Dhu al-Hijjah, and no later than the 15th of Muharram of the year which followed (10th December, 2011). And the date of coming back must be according to the dates of travel tickets.

  • The last date of pilgrims coming by sea is the end of Muharram.
  • The last date of pilgrims coming by bus is 5th of Muharram.

 

 

Dates of arrival for Pilgrims coming by Land

 

Last date for arrival of pilgrims to the Kingdom by land is the end of the Zil Qadh of each year according to the Hijri calendar*.

 

Dates of arrival for Pilgrims coming by Air

 

Last date for arrival of pilgrims in the Kingdom by air, at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, or at the Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Madinah is the 4th of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year ,(31st October, 2011).

 

Dates of arrival for Pilgrims coming by Sea

 

Last date for arrival of pilgrims to Jeddah Islamic Port is the 4th of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year.

 

Dates of travel to Medina after arrival

 

  • Last date for pilgrims to travel from Jeddah to Madinah by Bus is the 25th of Dhu al-Qi'dah of each year,(23rd October, 2011).
  • Last date for pilgrims to travel from Jeddah to Madinah by Air is the second day of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year,(29th October, 2011).
  • Last date for pilgrims to travel from Medina to Makkah by Bus (before Hajj) is the 5th of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year,(1st November, 2011)
  • Last date for pilgrims to travel from Medina to Jeddah by Air (before Hajj) is the 6th of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year,(2nd November, 2011).


* Hijjri calendar is based on Umm Al-Qura calendar.

 
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