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Qatar Announces Date for Online Hajj Registration

The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Hajj and Umrah Department) announced that those wishing to perform Haj pilgrimage (1438 Hijri) this year can start registering their details online from 1 March 2017 , registrations will close on 31 March 2017. 

Registrations can be submitted online via the website of the Haj and Umrah Department, which is available in both English and Arabic.

For Qatari pilgrims, the applicant should be at least 18 years old and the accompanied person 16. . Meanwhile, residents should be at least 18 years old, having a minimum of three years residence and not having performed Haj during the last five years.

  • The principal male applicant and the accompanied male should be eighteen years of age or older.
  • The principal female applicant should be forty-five years of age or older.
  • The accompanied female should be eighteen years of age or older.
  • The principal female applicant who is younger than forty-five years of age should have a male non-marriageable relative.

Director of Hajj and Umrah Department Ali Sultan Al Misifry underlined that the registration process through the website will be easy for nationals and residents who wish to apply for Hajj this year.

Al Misifry noted that screening process will be done electronically as soon as the end of the registration period on each of the applicable conditions contained in the statement.

He underlined that supporting committees have completed all preparations, noting that they will begin inspection tours of the campaigns’ homes in the holy lands after the holy month of Ramadan.

He highlighted the ongoing cooperation with the State’s ministries and institutions which support the work of Qatar’s Haj Mission in the fields of health and food care, security and safety, and communications for Qatar’s pilgrims.

The Haj and Umrah Affairs Department allocated hotline at 132 allows the public to communicate with the Department during working time to inquire about everything related to Haj season this year.

Source: QNA

 

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