The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has announced that the new rate for the visa application is SR300 (three hundred Saudi Riyals) for all types of visas whether Single Entry, with three months’ validity, Multiple Entry with one-year validity and Hajj Visa with a validity period within Hajj season.
The Commission noted that the said SR300 stands as a visa application fee only. “There are other essential requirements/charges depending on individual package choices that must be paid before visa is obtained”.
NAHCON however has released refunds to compensate the pilgrims of 2019 Hajj who did not receive their Zamzam water.
It would be recalled that some pilgrims did not receive their Zamzam water as aftereffect of one of the selected airline’s inability to discharge its Hajj airlift contractual agreements and all efforts by the commission to transport the consignments proved abortive.
The states and number of pilgrims affected are 65 pilgrims from Kano, 74 from Ebonyi, 115 pilgrims from Oyo state, 356 from Ogun state and 846 pilgrims from Plateau state they are therefore advised to contact their state welfare boards for the compensation.
It would be recalled that a circular dated 10th January, 2020, the Saudi Arabian authority revealed that it has reviewed application fees for all categories of visas through a Royal Decree No. M/2.