How to Get Hajj Permit for Family Visit Visa Holders in the Kingdom?

Residents with certain professions are allowed to bring their family with them to Saudi Arabia on family visit visa. It is issued 1 to 3 months and it can be extended up to 180 days. People are bringing their families to Saudi Arabia before Ramadan and go to Makkah and Madina to worship. Some have intentions to keep them until Hajj time.

The Saudi government stop issuing the family visit visa a month before the Ramadan. As the Ramadan starts, they also stop the extension of family visit visa. This is to prevent this family visit visa holder to perform Hajj. Family visit visa holders are not allowed to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi government. In other words, you can’t get Hajj permit for family visit visa in Saudi Arabia.

If you have a plan to perform Hajj without a permit, better forget it. There are strong penalties and deportation with permanent ban to the sponsor and the visa holder if they are caught by authorities. If your family want to perform Hajj, let them apply for Hajj in their country hajj agents. This is the only legal way for them to come and perform Hajj.

If an agent asked you to pay money in exchange for Hajj permit of family visit visa holder, don’t go for it. There is no permit for the visit visa holder and he will hand you a fake permit. Don’t risk your job and your career for the sake of some money.