Pilgrims looking for the hajj pilgrimage need to hurry up as the process of online application for Hajj 2020 has started on Thursday. Applicants may apply online by November 10.
According to Rajasthan Haj Committee officials, Haj Committee applications will be accepted only online, directly or through the State Haj Committee. The application forms are 100% online this year. The Haj Committee has decided not to accept offline applications this year. Nearly 3,000 applications have already been received from Rajasthan.
As per a Rajasthan Haj Committee official, “The entire process will be conducted online. We will accept applications for the next year’s pilgrimage online only. The process of accepting offline applications has been discontinued in which applicants could fill up forms and physically deliver it. The last date for applying for the Hajj pilgrimage 2010 is November 10.”
The Haj Committee has issued the guidelines in this regard. The Haj Committee has also made it clear that before filling the application, the applicant of hajj 2020 should read the guidelines carefully.
- Applicants can apply online on the Haj Committee website and through Haj Committee Mobile App HCOI.
- Applicants will be able to fill their applications online as per their convenience from Cyber Cafe, Haji Suvidha Kendra, and the State Haj Committee.
- The applicant must have a valid machine-readable Indian International Passport issued on or before the last date for accepting the Haj application form.
- The applicant must choose the accommodation category, according to the convenient embarkation point, airfare. The committee will not allow the options once chosen to be changed later.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a decline in the number of Haj applicants. The committee had received nearly 16,500 applications in 2017. While in 2019, the number of applications came down to 10,000 and nearly 6000 people from Rajasthan went on the Hajj pilgrimage. The rising cost and the complex application process are being blamed for the decline in applications.