Doha, February 25 (QNA) - The Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs announced that registration for the Hajj season of 1438 AH - 2017 will start next Wednesday, from March 1 to 30.
The Ministry said that nationals and residents can apply through the website of Hajj and Umrah Affairs Department at the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs available in Arabic and English (www.hajj.gov.qa).
Director of Hajj 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 Hajj 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 dome 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 Hajj 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 Hajj season this year. (QNA)