Saudi Arabia Imposes Heavy Taxes on People Performing Multiple Hajj

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has informed that those who are intending to perform Hajj for the 3rd time will have to pay an additional fee of Saudi Riyal (SR) 2,000 or PKR 56,200.

The step was taken by the Ministry to allow more pilgrims to perform Hajj for the first time.

Those who have performed Hajj in either 2014, 2015 or 2016 and still wish to perform in this or the following year, will have to pay the additional fees.

Saudi Govt Imposed the Same Rule for Umrah

A similar type of fee was also imposed by the Saudi government last year for pilgrims that performed Umrah multiple times in as many years. The decision was taken by the Saudi government to avoid unnecessary rush and also to let more people experience the pilgrimage.

Since the policy is applicable from this year, those who have already performed Hajj within the past 3 years and are again in Saudi Arabia this year will have to pay the newly applicable fees.

This means that around 636 Pakistani pilgrims that are performing Hajj this year will have to pay the fees. The required fees can be either paid in Saudi Arabia when they collect their passports, or to the Ministry here once they return to Pakistan in October.

It should be mentioned that this is applicable for those who are performing Hajj under government schemes. Those who are performing Hajj through a private tour operator will have to pay the additional fees to their tour operator.

While some may be against this new policy, it is necessary to take such steps in order to ensure that everyone is given a fair chance to perform Hajj.


  • Good Step : Hajj Ek Bar Farz Hai (Sah -E- Astitat) Par : Dubara Karna Nafil Shamil Hoga
    Baki Jo Raqam Usi Hajji K Pass Agar Jama Ho Rahi Hai Us Se Wo Ya to Faimly Member Ko Karwaye Ya Khaadan Main Ya Ghareeeb Ko : Umrah He Karwa De:

  • Good Step, Pakistan should also take steps to get money from those people to encourage more people who doing for 1st time

  • G.G.G

    good step indeed.

  • Shuja Siddiqui

    For all the stupids who r saying that performing hajj more than once should be discouraged, why you people dont ask the well off to curtail their lavish expensive life to help the poors?

    • NaughtyCaller

      Sir I understand your passion
      I am not pleased with the fee which is applicable on multiple Umrah. On Hajj, there are limited resources and space, hence the Saudi Government may have implemented this fee (prime motive would be financial constraints they are facing right now)

      • Shuja Siddiqui

        yes they may have their reasons to implement the taxes.

  • Masumi

    INSTEAD Pakistani Hajji who have already performed Hajj should Financially as well as Morally help other Pakistani brothers and sisters to perform Hajj. :-)

    • Shuja Siddiqui

      there r thousands of millionaires even billionaires who can help / support the ones in need. why to ask only those doing multiple hajjs? i personally know people who save from their income to perform hajj regularly.

  • Carl

    Good step!!!!!!!!

  • Truth

    This fees is totally unjustified. Saudis are looking to increase revenues from hajj and are taking the cover that they want more new people to experience the pilgrimage.
    Makkah Madina is not personal property of anybody & such taxes are against Shariah.

    Doing hajj Multiple times is no where discouraged in Shariah. If Allah gives u chances multiple times, then u must do Hajj. No one here is pure & we all need cleansing from sins, so going on Hajj is one of the best way to cleanse yourself. if someone can pay for multiple Hajj, it doesn’t mean that he should be ripped off more by Saudis.

    • faithful

      Well said