Mind-Blowing Penalties for Pilgrims Working on Umrah Visa

People coming for Hajj or Umrah are not allowed to work either voluntarily or with pay. Saudi government treats each individual very seriously.

Around ten years ago, people used to come on visit visa and work without any problem but things are different nowadays. The Saudi government authorized agencies in every country and they will be accountable if an Umrah visitor does not go back from Saudi Arabia in a given time.

Hence, Umrah and Hajj visitors who will be caught by the government working somewhere or overstayed pilgrims will be penalized in the following way:

Penalty on Umrah Pilgrims

If an expatriate who entered Saudi Arabia on Umrah Visa and started working or overstayed the expiration date of his Umrah visa, will be detained immediately plus:

1.He will be fined with SR 10 000 or one-month imprisonment or both

2.His documents will be copied and sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to notify the Saudi Embassy in his country to suspend granting him a visa for Umrah or before a year minimally of his deportation

3.He will be deported at his own expense.


Penalty on Employer

The employer shall be fined according to the statutory measures. If the employer is an expatriate resident, he will be reported to the authorities after implementing the statutory penalties toward him to consider his deportation, as well.