As highlighted in 2012 Budgets, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members who are Muslims and have at least RM1,300 savings in their EPF Account 1 will be able to register for the hajj with Tabung Haji (TH). The facility offered starting from 3rd January 2012.
The other eligibility criteria are, EPF members must be a Malaysian citizen or permanent resident, below 55 years old & have a savings account with TH.
This is a great facility but remember that the facility does not expedite an early date for the Hajj.
Under the facility ‘Pendaftaran Haji Ahli KWSP’ (EPF Members’ Hajj Registration), EPF members are no longer required to have the minimum RM1,300 in savings with Tabung Haji in order to register for the Hajj.
Registration can be made at all TH counters, Bank Rakyat and Bank Islam branches nationwide. To proceed with the registration, EPF members are required to bring along their MyKad and their latest EPF Statement.
The statement can be obtained from the nearest EPF branch, EPF kiosk, or online via members’ respective i-Akaun. No withdrawal from their EPF savings is needed for this purpose.
The current cost to perform the haj for Malaysian pilgrims is RM9,980.