Hajj 2024: Nigeria finally begins processing pilgrims Visa

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Nigerian Hajj authorities have finally began processing travel Visas for intending pilgrims to Hajj 2024.

HAJJ REPORTERS gathered that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and the various States Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Agencies started processing the visas on Friday after the commission held a virtual meeting with officials from the states 

The meeting, according to a source, discussed the modalities as well as the new system introduced by Saudi Ministry of Hajj in processing visas and the need for states to “carefully and cautiously implement those procedures when applying for Visa”.

The commencement of the issuance of visa signals the beginning of an important hajj operation component as no intending pilgrim can enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without visa. 

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah officially opened the visa portal for Hajj participating countries on March 1, 2024.

The visa portal is scheduled to be closed on the 29th of April unless the Kingdom decide to extend the initial deadline which is set at 50 days to the Day of Arafat

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