Your step-by-step guide to the online application process

The online application process for the 2022 Haj began on Monday with Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announcing significant reforms and improved facilities for the pilgrimage. While announcing Haj 2022 at Haj House in South Mumbai, Naqvi said that the entire Haj process will be 100% digital/online.

As the registration process kicks off, News18 provides a guide to applying for Hajj online. It should be noted that State Hajj Committees will not accept hard copies of handwritten or typed requests. Pilgrims will now have to submit their applications online only at www.hajcommittee.gov.in or on their mobile application called “HAJ COMMITTEE OF INDIA”, available on Google Playstore.

Before the start of the submission of the application process, the following documents are required to apply for Hajj-2022.

Passport: The passport of the applicant with a specified date is the essential document required to apply for Hajj. To avoid a last-minute rush, all prospective pilgrims must possess a valid, machine-readable Indian International Passport issued before the application dates.

Bank account: Cover Head’s bank account is required to apply for Haj. However, all pilgrims are advised to open/update their bank account so that the refund can be credited directly to their bank account if required.

Map Aadhar: The Hajj Committee Of India has advised every pilgrim to get the Aadhaar card and mention the required details in the specified column of the Hajj application form. However, Aadhaar card is not compulsory for making Hajj requests.

Cell number: All pilgrims must mention their mobile phone number in the Hajj app and keep it functional to allow authorities to contact them whenever necessary.

A step by step guide for Hajj application form 2022:

Step 1: New registration for Haj app

2nd step: Complete Haj Request Form

Step 3: Upload photos and documents

Step 4: Make payment of fees

The steps in detail:

Step 1 : Go to the official website of hajcommittee.gov.in and click on “HAJ FORM” and select “Apply”.

A screen will appear; click on “REGISTER A NEW USER”.

After clicking on “REGISTER A NEW USER”, carefully fill in the registration form. Applicants should fill in their mobile number, email id, first name and last name. Choose the strong password and confirm the password.

Enter the security code. If the information is correct, check the box and click “Submit Details”.

2nd step: Account Verification. Upon successful OTP submission, a confirmation message will appear on the screen. Your account has been activated; You can now connect.

Step 3: Account activated.

Registered user login and filling in the application form

Enter the registered mobile number and password to complete the online Hajj application form for the year 2022.

Step 4: Login. After login, the following screen will appear. Click on the appropriate application category. Select the number of adults from the drop-down list Click the “NEXT” button:

Step 5: Application category.

Fill in the candidate details:

Fill in Applicant Details (as per Indian International Passport), Covid-19 Vaccination Details, Personal Details, Current Residential Address, Applicant Details, Bank Account Details etc. After entering all the details, click on the declaration and submit the ‘SAVE & NEXT’ button.

Step 6: Request details.

Upload photo and document

-Select the pilgrims from the drop-down list.

-Click “Browse” to upload a photo and document.

– All documents must be in JPG/JPEG format only.

-The photograph (passport size) must be between 10 kb and 100 kb and have a width between 100 pixels and 148 pixels.

-The size of the documents must be between 100 KB and 500 KB and the width between 570 pixels and 795 pixels.

Step 7: Documents: Download

After uploading the photos and documents of all the pilgrims, click on the “Upload” button. The above steps should be repeated for each co-pilgrim.

Step 8: Make payment of fees

– After uploading the images, applicants will automatically access the link for fee payment.

– Applicants can pay the fees by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking.

Select “Online payment” and click on “Click here to pay online”.

-After clicking Pay Online, you will be redirected to the payment gateway and complete the payment.

Once the transaction is successfully completed, a transaction receipt will be generated. After successful payment, please login to Online HAF again for final submission. Click “FINAL SUBMISSION”, you will receive the alert message. Click OK.

Step 9: Final submission

Print Hajj Request Form

A system-generated unique group ID will be displayed, indicating that the online submission was successful. To view/print the online Hajj application form, click “Download PDF”.

The Hajj Committee of Indian Officials has stated that if the documents are uploaded, there is no need to submit your printed HAF and documents to your respective State Hajj Committee at this stage. If the documents are not uploaded, please submit a printed copy of the Hajj application along with the documents to your relevant State Haj Committee by 31-01-2022 to complete the Hajj application process.

Attachments to download with the Hajj app

Future pilgrims should upload the following documents as an attachment.

1) Payment of non-refundable processing fee of Rs.300/- each (online only).

2) Complete and submit the online Hajj request form.

3) Upload the first and last page of the valid machine readable Indian international passport.

4) Upload the latest passport size photo.

5) Upload a copy of the CANCELED Cover Head Verification

6) Upload a copy of proof of address: If the current address is the same as the one recorded in the passport, a copy of the passport will be sufficient and no other documents will be required. In other cases, a self-attested copy of one of the following must be attached to the completed uploaded copy of the Hajj Application Form

-Aadhaar card

-Passbook

– Identity card with photo of the electoral commission; Where

– Consumption bill for the last three months of:

-Electricity bill

– Telephone bill (landline).

What is a coverage number?

The Cover Number is a unique computer generated number obtained from IHPMS software by the India Hajj Committee after verification of data entry and relevant documents of the pilgrims by the State/UT Hajj Committees. The State/UT Hajj Committees communicate the cover number to the Cover Chief. Applicants should use this coverage number as a reference in all future correspondence. Pilgrims must obtain a cover number from the State/UT Hajj Committees as no Hajj application will be considered for Qurrah (lottery) without a cover number.

Cover refers to applicants who apply together as a group, and only family members or close relatives should be kept in one cover. The head of cover must be an adult male only and is responsible for the payments of all claimants included in the cover.

The accommodation category of all applicants applied in a coverage must be the same. All cover pilgrims must travel together. Under no circumstances will any coverage be divided, except for matters relating to the provision of accommodation in Saudi Arabia due to unavailability of the unit or space required.

What is the Qurrah (lottery)?

Qurrah refers to computerized lottery. In States/Union Territories where Haj applications received exceed their quota, pilgrims will be selected provisionally by Qurrah performed on the blankets. The Qurrah is to be completed by the respective State/UT Hajj Committees on the IHPMS software, which is maintained on the server of the Hajj Committee of India. Immediately after Qurrah, the State/UT Hajj Committees will notify the provisionally selected pilgrims of their selection status. All selected selected pilgrims will also be notified by SMS on their registered mobile number. Pilgrims can also check their status on the Haj Committee website.

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