FAQs - 2021


Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Submission of Online Haj Application Form (HAF)


The submission of HAF passes through the following stages:

  • Open the URL hajcommittee.gov.in
  • Complete New User Registration process (which creates ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’)
  • You will receive OTP on Your given Mobile Number. After verification of OTP your accounts has been activated
  • Re-login to the system using your ‘User Name i.e. Mobile No’ and ‘Password’
  • Fill online ‘Haj Application Form’
  • Uploading scanned copies of the relevant documents.
  • Read the declaration and check the ‘Declaration’ box
  • Preview your data and confirm details
  • Make payment of Fee through the Credit/Debit card/Net Banking
  • (For more details. Read the instructions given in GUIDELINES before filling the HAF).

Please go through the “Instructions to "How to apply online”. The same are available on website of Haj Committee of India. hajcommittee.gov.in.

No, the application form of Haj- 2021 can only be filled in the ONLINE MODE. Those who are unable for online submission/uploading documents they can take help of State /UT Haj Committee /e-Haj Seva Centre & NGO.

Mobile number is mandatory as the Payment confirmation or any other information is Only through the registered Mobile number. Mobile number may also belong to your co-pilgrims.

There are two categories for Haj Application Form for Haj-2021:

  1. GENERAL
  2. LADIES WITHOUT MEHRAM (LWM).

The size of the Cover/ Groups shall be minimum 1 (one) and maximum 3 (three) adults. (If the number of family members exceed three, applications should be made in more than one Cover.)

Cover head (Group Head) is a MALE person except Ladies without Mehram, whose application shall be given the first serial number in a particular cover. He/She shall bear the full responsibility of the other applicants registered in his/her cover.

No. Only a male can be the head of the Cover. Except in cover for Ladies without Mehram.

Yes. There is a separate Category for female applicant namely Ladies without Mehram. The tentative age limit of above 45 years and upto 65 years are allowed to travel in group of three (3).

The restrictions for Haj 2021 due to health protocols and age limit, for Haj pilgrims decided by the KSA will be finally applicable and Hajis will be selected accordingly. At present, it is tentatively expected that the Ministry of Haj & Umrah, KSA may impose restriction of age limits 18 - 65 years for the Haj pilgrims for Haj 2021. Therefore, it has been decided that the applicants below 18 years and above 65 years of age should not apply for HAJ 1442 (H) - 2021 (C.E.) at this stage.

All intending pilgrims should possess machine readable valid Indian International Passport issued on or before 10th December, 2020 (or stipulated last date of application) and valid at least upto 10th January, 2022.

Embarkation will be decided automatically by the system (IHPMS) on the basis of pilgrims given Address. There is no provision for change of Embarkation Point. No request of change of embarkation Point on any ground will be entertained. Table showing pilgrims from the States/Districts tentatively proposed to be attached to the proposed Embarkation Points are given GUIDELINE Para12.2.

In view of the prevailing Covid-19 Pandemic, the proposed Embarkation Points for Haj 2021 are proposed to be reduced to Ten (10) from the present Twenty One (21).

Applicants upload the following documents while filling the application form for Haj-2021. The specifications for each document are mentioned below:

Sr. No. Documents Dimension File Size File type Scan Documents
1 Photograph
(colour passport size with white background)
Width 100-148 pixel 5 to 20 KBs JPG / JPEG

100 to 148 pixel

2 Passport Scanned copy (First Page)



Width 590-750 pixel




80 to 250 KBs




JPG / JPEG

570 to 795 pixel

3 Passport Scanned copy (Last Page)

570 to 795 pixel

4 Cancelled Cheque of Cover Head




Width 590-750 pixel





80 to 250 KBs





JPG / JPEG

570 to 795 pixel

5 Address Proof (If required)

570 to 795 pixel

No. After completing all the steps up to PDF application form generation in the online application process, you can only download the application form and cannot modify the data. Therefore, it is important to feed-in the correct information while filling the application form.

Successful/completion HAF is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Final Submission Button a unique system generated GROUP ID will be displayed which indicates successful completion of online submission also you will receive SMS on your registered Mobile number.

Applicant will submit HAF filled through online system along-with uploaded documents. Printed HAF and documents will not be submitted to State/UT Haj Committees at this stage.

If applicant only submits online HAF and could not upload the documents then applicants should take printout of filled HAF and submit to respective State /UT Haj Committee with documents.

The fee to be paid with the application is Rupees Three hundred (Rs.300/-) for each applicant.

Only Ladies without Mehram (LWM) category, are exempted from payment of Processing Fee of Rs.300/-.

For Haj-2021 No Infant/Child below 18 years is eligible.

After filling online application, fee can be paid online through E-Payment Debit / Credit Card or Net banking.

Pilgrims making payments offline should pay in SBI/UBI in the multiples of Rs.300/- and must upload payment receipt along-with HAF through online system.

Kindly proceed as follows:-

Step 1 - Ensure that you’re Web Browser (Mozilla Firefox) is of latest version, Java Script is enabled, Pop-up blocker is disabled. If problem still persists, go to step 2. Step 2 - If the problem is still not resolved, kindly communicate the problem being faced by you through e-mail at compcell.hci@gmail.com in your query and please furnish your problem details, so that HCOI may contact you to resolve your problem or Haj Information Centre at 022-22107070.

Cover Number consists of the following parts:-

  1. State Code (for example): DL for Delhi
  2. ‘F’ for general / ‘R’ for reserved category
  3. Serial Order of Registration (for example): 1079
  4. No. of applicants in the Cover (for example): 3
  5. No. of Infants (for example): 0

The sum of the above would appear as under:-

COVER NO. DLF-1079-3-0.

Cover number is a unique computer generated number obtained from the IHPMS software, after verification of data entry and relevant documents of pilgrims by State/UT Haj Committees. The Cover number is intimated to the Cover Head through SMS. This Cover number must be used by the Applicants as reference in all further correspondence. Pilgrims must obtain Cover Number from State/UT Haj Committees as no HAF will be considered for qurrah without Cover Number.

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. Preferably the person should be relative of the Haji.

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

No. in view of the restrictions and mandatory quarantine conditions, for Haj-2021.

Adahi (qurbani) through Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will be arranged by HCoI for the Whole Covers.

The Shia pilgrims who opt for JOHFA as Meeqat should mark the same in the HAF, for which they will be required to pay an additional amount of Saudi Riyals 100/-.

If you have forgotten your password, click on the link Forgot Password and follow further procedures

Last Date for filling up the online application form is 10th December, 2020. Check Haj Committee website for updates.

Yes, you may call helpline services (Haji Information Centre) on 022-22107070 (From 8 am to 8.00 pm Monday to Saturday) or email at compcell.hci@gmail.com on all working days.

The results of Qurrah Provisional selection will be declared tentatively in January, 2021, however the applicant advised to check the website regularly for any updates/changes. All the selected pilgrims will be informed through SMS on their registered Mobile No.