Selected Writings
on Pilgrimage
What is
Visiting the
Twin Holy Shrines
Visiting Bahá’í Holy
Places in Akká
Mount Carmel
You Apply
Applying for
You Apply
Other Visits to
the Holy Land

There are a number of reasons that Bahá’ís other than pilgrims may wish to come to the Holy Land, such as a brief visit to the Holy Shrines, to spend time with Israeli relatives, a business trip, or consultation at an Israeli university.  Whatever the purpose of their travel to Israel, Bahá’ís must have the permission of the Universal House of Justice for their visit.  In each case, the period for which the House of Justice grants permission for the person to come to Israel is determined in accordance with the nature of the visit.

If you wish to visit the Holy Land, you may send your request for permission to the World Centre by completing the form below.  It is suggested that your request be sent between one and three months before your intended visit.

Given name(s) (first and middle)*As on passport
Middle name(s) (if any)
Last (or family) name*As on passport
Maiden name (if applicable)
If your country or territory is not listed, please contact your Bahá’í community.
Passport country*
Please contact our Department if you carry travel documents or a laissez passer, as it may not be possible to obtain a visa for entry into Israel.
Passport number*
Passport date of expiry*
Postal address*
Address line 1
Address line 2
Zip / Postal Code
Telephone number Country code, area code,
local number
Country code Area code Local number
Fax number Country code, area code,
local number
Country code Area code Local number
Email address *
Date of birth*
Are you a registered Bahá’í? *
  Yes No
Bahá’í ID or registration number
If applicable
Country of  issue of Bahá’í ID: