Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullah,

Just a couple of things that I picked up on for accepted students.

In terms of the visa, you can inshaa Allah, go through a travel agent, as an alternative to going to the embassy yourself. This seems to be a third method, apart from the two that I mentioned in the previous post, on the front page.

In terms of the ticket/visa number, you can call the university for the number, on 009664847080, extension 128. There should be someone who can speak English.

Alternatively,  and this seems easier, you can send an SMS message to +966 533 053 702, with your name, passport number, and your reference number from your letter of acceptance (you can find it directly underneath “NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE For the Year 2009/2010 AD”) – it is written in Arabic as ‘Raqm At-Talab’. They will send you back your ticket number inshaa Allah.

Since the tickets seem to be the normal electronic form, you need to find an agent who knows how to use the Saudi Airlines computer system. They’re not technically supposed to do it, as far as I know, they’re supposed to send you to a Saudi Airlines office. However, they probably can if they want to (they do in Madinah in some places). Alternatively, you could call up Saudi Airlines in London, and tell them that you have a ‘Government Ticket’ and want to book a flight. This normally works, although you might have to call more than once. Their number is 0207 989 890 (I think).

Once again feedback is appreciated,

Wassalaamu alaykum warahmatullah,