The Hajj Policy for 2023 in Pakistan has been announced, and it is important to understand the various highlights of this policy. The application process for Hajj 2023 has started on March 16, 2023, and it will continue till March 31, 2023. It is essential to submit the application within this time frame, as no applications will be received after the deadline.
Hajj Application Process 2023:
To apply for Hajj 2023, applicants must fill out the Hajj application form, which is available online and at all Pakistani banks. The fee for the Hajj application varies depending on the place of departure and whether or not the applicant will perform Qurbani. For overseas Pakistanis under the Sponsorship Scheme, the fee is US $4285, and for those departing from Karachi, Sukkur, or Quetta, the fee is Rs. 1,165,000. For those departing from Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, R.Y Khan, or Sialkot, the fee is Rs. 1,175,000.
Hajj 2023 Price Pakistan:
|Place of Departurez||Charges|
|Without Qurbani||Overseas Pakistanis under Sponsorship Scheme|
|Karachi /Sukkur/Quetta||Rs. 1,165,000||US $ 4285|
|Peshawar/ Islamabad/ Lahore/ Multan/ Faisalabad/ R.Y Khan/ Sialkot||Rs. 1,175,000||US $ 4325|
Q: What is the Hajj Application fee for infants?
Hajj charges for infants born on or after September 15, 2017 are:
|Region South||Region North|
|10 % of Hajj Fare||PKR. 24,000||PKR. 25,000|
|Insurance Charges||PKR. 2,476||PKR. 2,476|
|Vaccination + Medicine Charges||PKR. 12,000||PKR. 12,000|
|Zamzam Charges||PKR. 1,114||PKR. 1,114|
|Visa Fee||PKR. 22,275||PKR. 22,275|
|Total||PKR. 61,865||PKR. 62,865|
The application process for Hajj 2023 follows a strict set of rules and regulations. The applications will be received for 16 days, and in case of oversubscription, a ballot will be held to decide the successful Hajj applications. The process for the application to be finalized for Hajj will be after balloting, which will be held amongst all Group leaders. If a Group leader gets successful, all of its members will automatically qualify for Hajj 2023, and vice versa. Small family-based groups will be encouraged to optimize their chances of qualifying for Hajj 2023.
It is essential to note that certain restrictions apply to those who can apply for Hajj. All those who have performed Hajj during the last 5 years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022) in the Government Scheme or want to do Hajj-e-Badal/ Nafal Hajj are eligible to apply subject to provide undertaking for Hajj 2023. However, this condition will not apply to a Mehram of a Lady and those who want to avail of the private Hajj Scheme.
Applicants must provide specific documents, including three colored photos with a light blue background, a valid CNIC, Form B for children under 18 years, and a machine-readable passport (validity till December 26, 2023). Mehram should accompany women of every age, and a Shia lady aged 45 years and above does not need a Mehram. The medical fitness certificate must be attested by a Medical Officer of any Federal/ Provincial/ Semi-Government/ Armed Forces/ Autonomous Bodies/ Corporations Hospitals.
Hajj groups can be formed of two or more people, up to 14, and in case of more than 14 people, two or more groups can be formed. Every Haji will need a minimum of 2,000 Saudi Riyals (to be arranged by Hajis themselves through Foreign Exchange Co. in Pakistan) in addition to the Hajj Application Fee.
To make the process easier for applicants, all Pakistani banks offer Hajj services, including the provision of Hajj application forms, Hajj packages, and foreign exchange services. It is recommended to choose a reliable bank for Hajj services, such as National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, or MCB Bank Limited.
Last Date Of Hajj Applications 2023:
The last date for submitting Hajj applications in Pakistan for the year 2023 is March 31, 2023. It is essential for all interested applicants to submit their applications within the stipulated time frame. The Hajj application process started on March 16, 2023, and will continue for 16 days until the last date of submission. It is important to note that no applications will be received after the deadline, and applicants should make sure to submit their applications before the last date. The Hajj application process is highly competitive, and in case of oversubscription, a ballot will be held to decide the successful Hajj applications. Therefore, applicants should ensure that their applications are complete and meet all the necessary requirements. To make the process easier, Pakistani banks offer Hajj services, including the provision of Hajj application forms, Hajj packages, and foreign exchange services.
In conclusion, the Hajj Policy for 2023 in Pakistan has been announced, and those interested in applying for Hajj must follow the rules and regulations outlined by the Hajj Policy. It is essential to have all the necessary documents and fees to qualify, and choosing a reliable Pakistani bank can make the process easier.