Selected Writings
on Pilgrimage
What is
Pilgrimage?
Visiting the
Twin Holy Shrines
Visiting Bahá’í Holy
Places in Akká
Visiting
Mount Carmel
Before
You Apply
Applying for
Pilgrimage
After
You Apply
Pilgrimage
Brochures
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.

Bahá’ís who wish to come to Israel purely to visit the Holy Shrines are generally permitted to come for a brief visit to the Bahá’í World Centre. They may spend only three nights in the ‘Akká/Haifa area. If they arrive in the ‘Akká/Haifa area after 8:30 p.m., this night’s stay will not count as one of the three nights they are permitted to stay.

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.


Title*     
 
First (given) name*As on passport
 
Middle name(s) (if any)
 
Last (or family) name*As on passport
 
Maiden name (if applicable)
 
Country*
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.
 
Postal address*
 
Address line 1
Address line 2
City
State
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: