Saudi Arabia announces the prohibition of practicing this work for all residents and expatriate workers and warns that you will be subjected to harsh penalties
The General Directorate of Passports participates in the Hajj season for the current year 1444 AH within the security sectors of the Ministry of Interior, as it aims to facilitate the service of the guests of Rahman by carrying out all the work and tasks entrusted to it. The Directorate works very seriously and professionally to ensure the safety and security of pilgrims during that important period.
Seasonal management committees at the four entry centers
Among the tasks entrusted to the General Directorate of Passports is the formation of seasonal administrative committees in the four entry centers of the Holy Capital. These centers include Al Shumaisi Centre, Al Koor Centre, Al Taneem Centre, and Al Bahita Centre. The seasonal committees receive cases referred to them from the field control authorities, which are related to violators who transport people without a Hajj permit from citizens and residents. The committees study these cases and take the necessary measures against the violators, including issuing administrative decisions and penalties against them.
Violation of transporting people without a Hajj permit
The General Directorate of Passports affirms that transporting people without a Hajj permit is considered a violation of the Hajj regulations and instructions. Among the penalties imposed on violators of this rule is imprisonment for a period of up to 6 months, in addition to a fine of up to 50,000 riyals for each violator. The fine is doubled according to the number of violators referred to the seasonal committees.
Legal penalties for transporting people without a Hajj permit
The General Directorate of Passports stresses that the penalty for the carrier will include the confiscation of the land means of transport based on a judicial decision, if that means is owned by the carrier, partner or shareholder. In addition, the violating carrier will be deported in the case of an expatriate after serving the penalty. He will be prevented from entering the Kingdom according to the periods specified by law.
In short, the General Directorate of Passports implements the regulations and instructions for Hajj, and ensures the safety and security of the guests of Rahman. Violators who transport people without a Hajj permit are strictly punished, in order to ensure the safety and organization of the activities of the Hajj season.