FingerPrint is mandate for All Expatriates coming to Saudi Arabia. All Saudi VISAs including Hajj & Umrah also needs BioMetric FingerPrint.
All Saudi embassies in countries starting 1439 Hijri will ensure that Fingerprints will be taken for all the Pilgrims visiting for Hajj & Umrah coming to Saudi Arabia in their Home country itself.
Saudi Embassies in all countries have already informed all the tours & travels and pilgrim servies to start collecting Biometric fingerprints coming to Saudi Arabia while applyinh for Hajj & Umrah.
Earlier it was done in few countries but now it is made compulsary for all the countries and their Pilgrims about this.
The pilgrims would also be charged a fee for the process, the amount of which has not been decided so far.