New Hajj Requirements Have Been Announced For Expats Living In Qatar
In a press conference, the Hajj and Umrah Department of the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) unveiled new guidelines for citizens planning to do the Hajj in 2023.
Expats living in Qatar need to meet certain vaccination and age requirements to do Hajj
According to the report, applicants for Hajj permits must have finished their two Covid-19 immunisation doses. The first and second vaccination dates must be disclosed by pilgrims, and they must include immunisation documentation with their application.
The conference also announced the requirement that expats in Qatar be at least 40 years old and have lived there for 10 years. The minimum age for GCC citizens and nationals living in Qatar is 18.
On their website, the applicant must also enter a phone number and the number of their ID card, along with the card’s expiration date.
The applicant will then get a message on their phone with a link that will take them to the page where they can complete their application. Along with other necessary information, the application requires the submission of email and passport information.
Applications will be accepted on the website starting at 8 am on February 12, 2023, and will run until March 12, 2023. An announcement of the results is anticipated between one and ten days after the closing date.