On January 17, 2024, the Presidential Hajj Task Force issued a revised public notice outlining new fees for the 2024 pilgrimage to Mecca. The announcement underscores that the cost for the spiritual journey is fixed at $7,000 USD or its equivalent in Leones. Prospective pilgrims, both domestic and international, are encouraged to visit the Presidential Hajj Task Force Secretariat at the Old Gym House, Bank of Sierra Leone Complex, Kingtom, to obtain application forms. These forms should be completed and returned along with a passport valid for at least one year before the scheduled travel.
To facilitate a seamless application process, all applicants must undergo screening at the Secretariat and acquire a payment slip. Payments are to be made at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank into the specified accounts:
a. National Pilgrimage Account – Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (USD)
- Account Number: 003001039708412187
- SWIFT Code: SLCBSLFR
b. National Pilgrimage Account – Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (Leones)
- Account Number: 003001039708112166
Applicants are required to return the pay-in slip to the Hajj Secretariat and will receive further instructions upon doing so. It is imperative for all intending pilgrims to complete their payments on or before Monday, April 1, 2024. Pilgrims residing abroad are advised to include bank charges in their payments.
For inquiries or assistance, individuals can contact the provided numbers: 073292929 or 033292929. The notice concludes by emphasizing that this press release supersedes the previous one issued on December 12, 2023.
With these updated guidelines, the Presidential Task Force aims to streamline the pilgrimage process, ensuring a well-organized and accessible journey for all individuals undertaking this sacred pilgrimage to Mecca in 2024.