Saudi Arabia sets deadline for Umrah pilgrims to leave Kingdom

09:47 PM | 18 Apr, 2024

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia has issued a directive stating that foreign pilgrims on Umrah visas must depart the Kingdom within 90 days from their date of entry. This measure aims to facilitate the smooth movement of pilgrims to the sacred cities of Makkah and Madinah for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Quoting the Saudi Gessate, the ministry announced that pilgrims must leave the Kingdom by the deadline of Dhul Qadah 29, 1445. This deadline ensures an organized and efficient process for pilgrims arriving from around the globe.

The clarification came in response to inquiries received through the ministry’s “Beneficiary Care” account on social media platforms.

Previously, Umrah visa holders were required to enter Saudi Arabia by Dhul Qadah 15, 1445. Additionally, the validity of the Umrah visa extends for three months from its date of issuance, rather than from the date of entry into the Kingdom.

It's important to note that there will be no extensions granted for Umrah visas beyond the 90-day duration, and these visas cannot be converted into other types. Applications for Umrah visas can be submitted through approved electronic platforms for Umrah services for individuals, accessible via the following link:

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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