Umrah e-visa
Umrah e-Visa

Saudi Arabia has introduced an e-Visa system for Umrah pilgrims. With the approved eVisa, Umrah pilgrims can stay in Saudi Arabia for up to 90 days. Visitors can use the same visa to carry out the pilgrimage and visit other parts of Saudi Arabia for tourism.

This is an excellent opportunity for Bangladeshi Muslims to visit the holy Makkah and Al Madinah Al Munawwarah.

According to Umrah visa requirements from Bangladesh, a single male applicant must be at least 40 years old to apply. But there is no age restriction for couples/families if they apply jointly. This rule applies to all types of passports (Ordinary / Official), Frequent travelers, or new travelers.

The requirements for an Umrah e-Visa are as follows:

  • A valid passport (minimum 6 months).
  • A recent passport-size photo.


**Pilgrims from Bangladesh must provide their biometric data, including “fingerprints,” to the Saudi authorities to get Umrah e-visas.

Please see the detailed guideline for the biometric process in this video. The app link is below the video.

Introduction to ‘Umrah Pilgrimage‘ from Bangladesh

Umrah is a holy pilgrimage that Muslims undertake to the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. People from Bangladesh also participate in this pilgrimage every year. The Bangladesh government has set up various regulations and procedures to ensure the safety and comfort of its citizens traveling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs in Bangladesh is responsible for regulating the Umrah pilgrimage and has set up several guidelines for prospective pilgrims. These guidelines include obtaining the necessary travel documents and registering with the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Bangladeshi pilgrims typically travel to Saudi Arabia through various travel agencies that specialize in organizing Umrah tours. These agencies provide various services such as visa processing, transportation, accommodation, and guidance throughout the pilgrimage.

Overall, the Bangladeshi government and various private organizations work together to ensure a safe and comfortable pilgrimage for Bangladeshi Muslims traveling to Mecca for Umrah.

Key Facts about Umrah

  1. Umrah is a pilgrimage performed by Muslims to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It is a voluntary pilgrimage and can be undertaken at any time of the year, unlike Hajj, which is a mandatory pilgrimage with specific dates.

  2. Umrah consists of a set of religious rituals, including the performance of Tawaf (circumambulation) around the Kaaba, Sa’i (running or walking between Safa and Marwa), and the cutting or shaving of hair.

  3. Unlike Hajj, which is only performed during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, Umrah can be performed at any time of the year, making it more flexible and accessible for pilgrims.

  4. Umrah is often considered a spiritually rewarding experience, providing Muslims with an opportunity for reflection, renewal, and seeking blessings from Allah.

  5. Saudi Arabia has implemented various regulations and infrastructure to facilitate the Umrah pilgrimage, including the construction of modern facilities, transportation services, and health and safety measures.

  6. Umrah attracts millions of Muslims from around the world each year, with Saudi Arabia issuing millions of Umrah visas to pilgrims from different countries.

  7. The performance of Umrah is not obligatory in Islam, but it is highly recommended and holds significant spiritual significance for Muslims.

  8. Umrah is often considered a precursor or a way to prepare for the Hajj pilgrimage, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is obligatory for able-bodied Muslims who can afford it.

  9. There are different types of Umrah, including Umrah al-Mufradah (individual Umrah) and Umrah al-Tamattu (combined Umrah with Hajj). Each type has its specific rituals and requirements.

  10. Umrah is an important aspect of the religious and cultural practices of Muslims worldwide, and it is considered a deeply meaningful and cherished experience for those who undertake it.