Hajj 2022: Quota, Cost, and Application Deadline

The Pakistani government has announced the opening of Hajj applications for the year 2022. Applications will be accepted from May 1 to May 13.

A total of 81,132 pilgrims will be able to perform Hajj from Pakistan, with 40% coming from government schemes and 60% coming from private sources.

Applicants must deposit PKR 50,000 in token money with their applications at designated banks.

Hajj 2022: Application Deadline

The Saudi Hajj ministry has set a May 16 deadline for completing all Hajj 2022 formalities.

To ensure that everything runs smoothly, the government has set a deadline of May 13 for applicants to submit token money and applications.

Private and Government Hajj Quota

In contrast to previous years, the Saudi government has allowed 1 million pilgrims from various countries to perform Hajj this year.

A total of 81,132 pilgrims will be able to perform Hajj from Pakistan, with 40% coming from government schemes and 60% coming from private sources.

According to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, applications submitted would be subjected to group balloting.

Individuals from successful groups will be able to perform Hajj.

Hajj 2022 Package

According to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the cost of Hajj this year is expected to be between PKR 0.7 million and PKR 1 million.

Religious Affairs Minister Mufti Abdul Shakoor stated in a press conference that Hajj expenses will most likely be higher this year due to increases in taxes and service costs.

Applicants will now deposit PKR 50,000 token money with their applications to scheduled banks, as opposed to previous years when the entire amount was to be submitted.

Hajj Age Limit

The age limit for Hajj 2022 has been set to 65 years. The applicant’s date of birth must be after August 15, 1957.

Covid Restrictions

Given the 2019 pandemic and previous restrictions on Hajj, the government of Pakistan has made the COVID-19 booster jab, as well as PCR tests 72 hours before departure, mandatory for aspiring pilgrims. Unvaccinated applicants are not allowed to go for hajj.

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