Special Officer Telangana State Hajj Committee Prof. S A Shukoor has announced that the Hajj Season 2016 will begin from January 2016. Hajj Committee will start receiving online applications for Hajj 2016 from aspiring candidates from January 14, 2016 onwards. Last date of application is February 08, 2016. Drawing of lots will be held anywhere between March 15 to 23.
Prof. Shukoor told that stay in Arafat i.e. Hajj will be on September 10 this year. Departure of Hajj pilgrims will be from August 4, 2016 to September 5, 2016. Hajj pilgrims will start returning from September 15.
Prof. Shukoor has advised Hajj aspirants to get ready their international passports. Handwritten passports are not acceptable. The applicant must have a machine readable valid Indian International Passport issued on or before February 08, 2016. The passport should be valid at least up to March 10, 2017. He further informed that the distribution of state-wise quota this year will be based on 2011 census.