The Kingdom’s screening process to sort out this year’s Hajj applicants started on Friday; the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Dr. Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat; the deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah; explained that the sorting operation was also divided into several categories.
The first category of people who met the conditions for performing Hajj also received text messages on Friday to access the ministry’s electronic portal and also complete the registration process.
These messages took also a final approval only after meeting the requirements according to the available places; he said.
The ministry has facilitated registration steps for issuing Hajj permits. These also include logging into the electronic portal; verifying the applicant’s data; and further the ability in order to add a companion provided that they also have already registered on the portal for Hajj this year.
They also include reviewing and booking the available packages; accepting the terms and further conditions; paying the reservation invoice electronically and; finally; obtaining a Hajj permit.