Saudi Arabia, September 2, 2016
The official delegations of 54 States arrived to the Kingdom and finalized the relevant formalities of pilgrims
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has announced the ongoing arrivals of pilgrims to the Kingdom to carry out the Haj duty in a spiritual atmosphere together with access to services with much ease and convenience.
The Ministry stated that the pilgrims' delegations who arrived to the KSA's airports , ports and border crossing points have come from all Arab and Islamic nations and Muslim Minority States after that the Ministry of Haj and Umrah has successfully signed the agreement minutes with more than 75 States from the Arab and Islamic World and the Muslim Minority States .The official delegations of over 54 States arrived to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and finalized the pilgrims agreements for Haj Season 1437 AH, whereas the other States concluded their agreements through Haj Affairs Offices .
Coordination with overseas pilgrims is intended to strengthen awareness-raising programs, develop tafweej schemes through joint workshops organized in conjunction with various haj offices and delegations.
The Ministry indicated that the number of nationalities registered for the Haj season this year reached up to 160 nationalities from all over the world.
The Ministry emphasized at the same time that the Iranian pilgrims are welcome to perform the haj duty for this year who will arrive in large numbers from the European States, America, Australia and other States.
The Ministry said that this year the pilgrim e-track system has been successfully implemented and helped streamlining, speeding up the mechanism to obtain haj visas online , protecting haj pilgrim's rights and reducing the overall time frame of the necessary process to finalize the arrivals of pilgrims .
The e-bracelet system was launched and implemented for the first time among pilgrims as of the Haj season this year 1437 AH aiming at helping pilgrims, offering the required support through easy identification of pilgrims, reading their data as well as enabling the ministry to provide the requisite assistance.
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah stressed that the leadership, people and government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcome all pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors from all over the world, irrespective of their nationalities and beseeched Allah the almighty to keep pilgrims safe and that pilgrims return spiritually refreshed, forgiven of their sins, and ready to start life anew, with a clean slate.
Source: Ministry of Haj and Umra