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2019 pilgrims to get new e-visa, says NAHCON

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
04 July 2019   |   3:50 am
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has disclosed that Saudi authorities through the e-visa system have simplified document processing for the 2019 pilgrimage. A statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Fatima Usara, said the new system does not require intending pilgrims to undergo any physical screening in Saudi embassies. She said that under…

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has disclosed that Saudi authorities through the e-visa system have simplified document processing for the 2019 pilgrimage.

A statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Fatima Usara, said the new system does not require intending pilgrims to undergo any physical screening in Saudi embassies.

She said that under the new arrangement, intending pilgrim’s visa would spontaneously be administered upon completion of hajj fare payment on the e-portal, adding that the next move is for the visa applicant to proceed to a café to print out the visa document and wait for his/her scheduled flight for the pilgrimage.

According to the statement, “this procedure has been stress-free thus far with a considerable number of visas already processed.