Makkah (Shadesofgalaxt latest newspaper. December 5, 2022) Saudi Arabia has issued orders for Umrah pilgrims from five countries. According to Arab media, the fingerprints of travelers from five countries are required to obtain a visa for Umrah. Pilgrims will have to use the Saudi BioVisa application to register their biometrics with the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. He announced that Umrah pilgrims have registered their biometrics. Five countries: United Kingdom, Tunisia, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Malaysia have to submit their biometric data including “fingerprints” to get Umrah e-Visa. In addition, citizens wishing to perform Umrah should use the Saudi Biological Visa Application for biometric registration to obtain a visa. Fingerprint and ID allow entry.
The new app fulfills the Saudi government’s promise late last year to allow biometric registration via mobile phone, saving travelers to Mecca the hassle of in-person visit visas. The agency will be the first country in the world to accept biometric data from mobile phones for visa issuance. Also, in February 2022, Saudi Arabia launched an electronic device with a chip. Passports are also issued to collect the user’s biometrics for authentication.