OGPA opens Travel Agencies’ application for 2019 Hajj

Monday, November 19, 2018

Office of The Gambia Pilgrim Affairs (OGPA) says it is inviting all interested travel agencies that would like to take part in 2019 Hajj operation to send their applications to the Office at Fatou Golden Plaza along Bertil Harding Highway, opposite Election House.

The OGPA said dead line for all applications is Friday 30th November 2018 and late submissions will not be entertained.

In a media dispatch signed by the Amir ul Hajj, Alhagie Ousman Jah, the OGPA stated that all applicants must provide business registration certificate, GCCI license, a bank guarantee of 4.5 million dalasis that shall cover three months from August, September and October 2019 as requirements that shall be fulfilled and attached to applications.

It stated that applications must also provide their IATA certificate and previous experience in Hajj operation will be an additional advantage. “The Operator shall have an office with current payroll of not less than four staff and should provide receipts for 2018 taxes paid and a non-refundable application fee of D500.
Applications must indicate number of VISAs the applicant intends to obtain.”