Preparing a new passport to avoid Saudi visa fees

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Q: My parents performed Ramzan Umrah in Hijri Year 1438. They wish to perform Ramzan Umrah in the next Hijri Year 1439 but the Saudi Government has levied SAR 2000 as additional visa fees.

Our travel agent has advised to prepare a new passport to avoid the visa fees. Is it permissible by the law of shariah?


A: Why subject yourself to problems.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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