The Peninsula Online
Six thousand people have applied online in two days to perform the 2017 Haj (1438 Hijri) in Qatar this year.
Qatar has 1200 slots for pilgrims this year and out of which 900 are for Qatari citizens and 300 for expatriates.
The registration process started from Wednesday, March 1 and the forms are available till March 30.
Those wishing to perform Haj pilgrimage (1438 Hijri) this year have to register their details online.
The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs said that those wishing to register can fill out the form with their details on the website (www.hajj.gov.qa) of Haj and Umrah Department. The website is available in both English and Arabic.
Director of Haj and Umrah Department Ali Sultan Al Misifry underlined that the registration process through the website will be easy for nationals and residents who wish to apply for Hajj this year.
For Qatari pilgrims, the applicant should be at least 18 years old and an accompanied person, 16 years old. Meanwhile, residents should be at least 18 years old, having a minimum of three years residence and not having performed Haj during the last five years. Female residents without “Mahram” should be at least 45 years old, and not less than 18 years, in case of an accompanied person, in addition to the availability of a “Mahram”. All passport must be read electronically (E-Passport).
Al Misifry noted that screening process will be done electronically as soon as the end of the registration period on each of the applicable conditions contained in the statement.
He underlined that supporting committees have completed all preparations, noting that they will begin inspection tours of the campaigns’ homes in the holy lands after the holy month of Ramadan.
He highlighted the ongoing cooperation with the State’s ministries and institutions which support the work of Qatar’s Haj Mission in the fields of health and food care, security and safety, and communications for Qatar’s pilgrims.
The Haj and Umrah Affairs Department allocated hotline at 132 allows the public to communicate with the Department during working time to inquire about everything related to Haj season this year.