New online portal simplifies pilgrimage requests
A new online portal is now active and accessible through the website pilgrimage.bahai.org. This portal will allow Bahá’ís to submit, track, and update pilgrimage and visit requests directly.
Upon submitting the request, the requestor will receive an automated email containing his or her request number and a link to set up a password. After logging into the website, individuals will be able to view relevant guidelines for completing and submitting the requested information. Once the request has been processed, the Department of Pilgrimage will contact the requestor via email, providing him or her with instructions on how to view available pilgrimage dates and make a selection.
Any changes to a pilgrimage or visit request can be made through the website at any time. Individuals needing assistance with submitting a request may contact their National Spiritual Assembly, which is able to submit a request on their behalf. Believers are also welcome to make their request for pilgrimage or a visit by email or post.
The Department of Pilgrimage will contact by 14 August 2019 all individuals who have an existing pilgrimage request, including those who have already received an invitation, to supply them with a new username and password that will allow them to access and update their request through the site. Anyone who has applied to come on pilgrimage and has not been contacted by this date may write to the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who have requested a brief visit will also be contacted by the Department of Pilgrimage in due course.
Also read Communities feel spiritual impulse of pilgrimage from Bahá'í World News Service.
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