There were some rumours that there will be a fine of SR 600 for residents of Saudi Arabia exept Makkah region.
Good News is that there is no Fee at all for people living in Saudi Arabia. Be it an Expat or Saudi National.
Minitry of Hajj and Umrah has confirmed that there isn’t any fees for residents and the news which was viral on Social media was fake.
The reports said that only the foreigners living in Makkah, the Sacred Capital as it is known in Saudi Arabia, would be exempted from paying the Umrah fees.
In August 2017, Saudi Arabia imposed a SR 2,000 fee for foreigners going to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah or Haj.
However, the fee is not imposed for those performing them for the first time.
Foreigners make up slightly more than one third of Saudi Arabia’s total population of 32.5 million people.