The Saudi Embassy in London typically starts issuing Hajj visas 2-3 weeks after Ramadan and will continue doing so for about 4 weeks. The visa itself usually takes about 2-3 days for early applications but it can take up to 1-2 weeks for latecomers. We are aware of pilgrims who have been unable to obtain a Hajj visa because they booked late. We advise you to register early so you can get your Visa early..
If your paperwork is is in order and you book before Ramadan, we can virtually inshallah guarantee that you will get a Hajj Visa.
If you are 45 years or older and can provide necessary documentation you can go to Hajj and the group will act as your Mahram.
Yes you can. You may have to pay extra for the stopover depending on the Airlines. You may also encounter problems and inconvenience if you arrive in Saudi Arabia alone not accompanying our main group from UK.
Once you have made a reservation and paid a deposit, you will be contacted by one of our sales representatives to assist you in the remaining information we need from you to complete the reservation. After the reservation is complete, you will receive a confirmation, a visa application form, a list of required documents required for the visa and an invoice for your remaining balance.
We will then start on your visa processing, which can take up to 2-3 weeks. Once everything is complete you will receive a package with your day-by-day itinerary, passport with visa, airline tickets, your identification card and luggage tags to place on your luggage.
Most likely yes but we need more information about your situation to give you the best advice.
The best thing for a Muslim is to be buried in Makkah or Madinah next to the Prophet Muhammad (ss) or his Companions, so to accomplish this in case of death we recommend every pilgrim to give us a signed prior written consent for a burial in Saudi Arabia in case of death.
The most agreed upon rule of thumb in regards to packing for Hajj is to pack light. We emphasise this simply because there is not much you need to take for the actual Hajj days (you will be in ihram), and for the remainder of your time, a lot of what you need is available in Saudi Arabia at little cost. However, a general list of necessary things to pack is as follows: comfortable, light, hot weather clothes, small Quran, Hajj book, prayer rug, sandals, medications for diarrhoea, cough/cold, fever/headache (in original packages), notepad and pen, sunglasses, and a jacket or sweater. Clothing requirements for the ihram, including a leather belt with an area to keep money and other things that must be carried. More information can be found in the Hajj reminder list, which will be sent to our customers before our departure to Saudi Arabia. /tg_accordion]
Major credit cards are acceptable in hotels, shopping malls and jewellery shops. So we do recommend taking at least one credit card.
Sadly, theft and pickpockets are a major problem during Hajj, so we recommend you to take travellers cheques as much as possible. Typically we recommend you to take £500 – £1000 depending on the souvenirs and gifts you intend to purchase. We regret we are unable to lend money to pilgrims during the Hajj but Saudi Arabia has easy money transfer facilities where your relatives can send you money if you fall short.
Yes, you can if you provide us with a copy of your “conversion to Islam” certificate or an official letter from your local Islamic centre attesting to your conversion to Islam.
Yes, all you have to do is to ask your local Islamic centre to write an official letter certifying that you are known to them as “a husband and a wife”.
Yes, this year our Hajj group will be accompanied by Sheikh Shaqur Rahman, who is an established English and Arabic speaking religious scholar with many years experience taking groups on Hajj. We will also be joined by a special guest speaker this year, Babar Ahmad, who will be sharing stories throughout the trip about miracles he witnessed in his life, dreams he had that came true and duas that were answered of people in despair. Our group is typically accompanied by guides fluent in several languages including English, Arabic, Bengali, Urdu and others.
Your luggage is stored safely at the apartments in Aziziyyah
Our Aziziyah apartments are strategically located close to the European section of Mina, and a 15 minute taxi ride away from the Masjid-ul-Haram
This can be done through services provided by the hotel, although there are other launderettes around who also offer this service, often at a cheaper rate.