I am living in Vienna , Austria and I want to perform Umrah while I am going back to Pakistan for holidays.
I am informed that Saudi Embassy does not issue Umrah visa and I have to buy the whole package (including hotel, transfer, visa )from authorized agent. Here we have only one agent which has some bad reputation for mis commitments. So my question is
1) Is there any possibility to get only Umrah visa , without buying the whole package, and what are the starting dates of umrah visa issuance in this year?
2) Is there any possibility to get Umrah visa from an authorized agent based on other country rather than country of stay?
3) One possibility is that I can get Transit Visa from Saudi Embassy, Is this possible to perform Umrah while one has transit visa?
4) Some friends told me that one can easily go to makkah while having transit visa for Jeddah airport , but I donot want to break any rules and regulations, Can I easily travel from jeddah to makkah and then madina while i am on transit visa?