The Haj Committee of India has extended the deadline for remittance of the advance Hajj amount to 12 February, 2018. The amount of Rs81,000 must be paid by provisionally-selected pilgrims for Hajj 2018.
The unique bank reference number provided to each group travelling together (cover) must be mentioned on the remittance receipt. The pilgrims must also submit a copy of the pay-in slip, medical certificate in the prescribed format, their original passport, and a photograph to their State Haj Committee by the deadline.
The quota for India is 123,400 pilgrims based on a Muslim population of 172 million. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar have the most Muslims, numbering 38 million, 24 million and 17 million respectively.