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Haj is one of the five tenets of Islam. It's every muslim's desire to perform Haj at least once in his life time. Performing Haj is obligatory to every sane, financially able and adult muslim.

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HOW TO APPLY ?

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How can we obtain the Haj Application Form?

Haj Application Forms can be obtained either from the office of the State/UT Haj Committee or can be downloaded from the website of Haj Committee of India [www,hajcommittee.com].

What needs to be done after obtaining the Haj Application Forms?

Thoroughly read the Guidelines and Instructions part printed on the Haj Application Form, fill the Haj Application accordingly, visit the nearest branch of State Bank of India and deposit (non-refundable) payment @ Rs.300/- per applicant towards Registration Fee, submit the Haj Application in the office of the respective State Haj Committee and obtain Cover No. (Registration No.).

Is it true that each Pilgrim should fill in Haj Application Form in Duplicate?

Yes. It is absolutely True.

How can we submit our Haj Application without any difficulty?

The Cover Head shall make a cover of all the applications duly completed in all respects in terms of Guidelines for Haj and submit it to the State / Union Territory Haj Committees.

Who is Cover head (Group Head)?

Cover head (Group Head) is a MALE person, whose application shall be given the first serial number in a particular cover.  He shall bear the full responsibility of the other applicants registered in his cover. 

Can a lady be the Cover head?

No.  Only a male can be the head of the Cover.

Can two or more covers be re-grouped?

No.

Who is eligible to apply for Reserved “A” Category?

Applicant who completes 70 years of age or above as on 31st January, 2013 is eligible to apply for Haj 2013 under Reserved “A” Category.

Can a 70+ Person can apply for Haj alone.

No.  He / She cannot apply for Haj without a Companion.

Who is a companion?

A companion is the nearest relative of the Pilgrim. For 70+ category companion shall be husband/wife, brother/sister, son/daughter, son-in–law/daughter- in- law, Grand son/ Grand Daughter, Nephew/Niece only.

Can a companion avail separate flight date?

No.

Who is a Nominee?

For Haj Pilgrimage, a Nominee is a person nominated by the Haji appropriately in the Haj Application Form, who can be contacted in India in case of any emergency.

Who is a Mehram?

The male companion of a Lady Pilgrim(s) during the entire course of Haj journey (as described in SHARIAT), is called a Mehram.

What should I do with the Solemn Declaration and Undertaking printed on the back of each copy of Haj Application provided to me?

Every Haj Applicant is compulsorily required to sign or impress thumb on the Solemn Declaration and Undertaking after carefully reading the same. 

What is the meaning of Last Date?

The last date fixed for the receiving of Haj Application Forms in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committees is called the Last Date.

What is the last date for submission of Haj Application Form for Haj 1434 (H) – 2013.

The last date for submission of Haj Application Form for Haj 1433 (H) – 2013 has been fixed as 20th March, 2013.

What is the last date for submission of Passport by the Pilgrims under Group One?

The last date for submission of Valid International Passports by the Pilgrims under Group One has been fixed as
20th March, 2013.

What is the last date for submission of Passport by the Pilgrims under Group Two

The last date for submission of Valid International Passports by the Pilgrims under Group Two has been fixed as
20th May, 2013.

What facilities are available for NRIs / Frequent Flyers / Businessman &Umrah Pilgrims?

The NRIs / frequent flyers / businessman / Umrah Pilgrims / official / medical / family visits etc. can be exempted from submitting original passport at the time of Haj Application.  They need to submit self-attested copy of Passport alongwith an application giving cogent reason for late submission of Passport. 

We have applied for Haj 2013.  One person in our Cover is an NRI. Can we submit our International Passport late as is allowed to the NRI of our Cover?

No.  All Pilgrims barring NRI must submit their Paassports within the prescribed time limit, failing which their Haj Application shall liable to be cancelled.

What if I do not submit within the stipulated time?

It would lead to cancellation of your Haj journey.

What is Qurrah?

Qurrah means draw of lots.

HowQurrah is conducted?

Cover numbers are randomly selected by the computer using specific software.

Where Qurrahis applicable?

Qurrah is held in certain States / U.Ts., where the number of Haj Applications received in excessof their allotted Haj Quota.

   
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