How To Bring Family To Qatar Using Hayya Card (2022)

Qatar has announced that regular visit visas, including family visit visas, will be suspended during the World Cup. Many Qatar residents wonder how they can bring family members and friends during this period. This article will explain the step-by-step procedure on how residents can bring family to Qatar using Hayya Card.

Many residents hoping to bring their families using the Hayya With Me (1+3) service were disappointed after it was clarified that residents could not use this feature. However, they can still bring their families if they buy World Cup match tickets.

How To Bring Family To Qatar Using Hayya Card

Below are the steps you need to follow to bring the family to Qatar during the World Cup. Here we are assuming that your family members will be staying at your residence in Qatar.

Step 1: Buy international match tickets

The most crucial part of this process is getting a match ticket. There may be a few tickets available for sale on the FIFA website. But getting a cheap ticket would be difficult at this stage.

You have a better chance of getting a cheaper ticket on the FIFA Resale Platform, which opened a few days back. This is an online platform where people can sell their own match tickets, and others can buy them.

Here is our detailed guide on buying match tickets on the FIFA Resale Platform.

Note that if you plan to bring children, you must also get match tickets for them (including infants). A match ticket is required for all, irrespective of age.

Step 2: Register your accommodation on Hayya

If your family stays with you, you should register your accommodation on the Hayya portal. You should upload a valid tenancy contract/property deed to prove that the property is under your name.

Add your family members’ details as guests under this property. You can host up to 10 family members on one property. Your property details will be reviewed and approved in a few days.

Here is our detailed guide on hosting family members and friends during the World Cup.

Note that hosts registering their property don’t need a match ticket or Hayya Card. They would only require their Qatar ID and tenancy contract/property deed.

Hayya Portal Host Property Details

Step 3: Apply Hayya Card for family members

Hayya Card is a mandatory Fan ID for those planning to watch the World Cup matches. As per official announcements, only Hayya Card holders will be allowed to visit Qatar after 1 November 2022. Each family member must apply for a separate Hayya Card.

Here is our detailed guide on Hayya Card requirements and how to apply.

Children under 18 can be included as dependents under an adult’s Hayya account. A separate Hayya Card will be issued for children also. As mentioned earlier, a match ticket is required for children to apply for Hayya Card.

Step 4: Wait for the Hayya Card to be approved

The Hayya Card application will be approved if the documents uploaded are clear and the correct details are entered. Once your hosting application (Step 2 above) is approved, your guest’s details will be matched, and their accommodation will be approved.

Here is our guide on how to validate Hayya Cards Pending Accommodation

Once the Hayya Card applications are approved for guests, they will receive their entry permits by email or can access on the Hayya app.

Step 5: Book the flight tickets

After receiving entry permits, you can book flight tickets to Qatar. Hayya Cardholders can enter any time between 1 November 2022 and 23 December 2022.

Bring Family To Qatar Using Hayya Card

If you haven’t yet booked your flight tickets to the FIFA World Cup, we highly recommend booking with Qatar Airways, the Official Airline of the tournament, which has been named the World’s Best Airline a record seven times.

26 OCT 2022 UPDATE: As per the latest travel policy announced by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), pre-travel and post-travel COVID testing and Ehteraz pre-registration are not required from 1 November. The Ehteraz mobile app is only required for entering public and private healthcare facilities.

Here is our article on the World Cup 2022 entry requirements.

That’s all you need to bring family to Qatar using Hayya Card. Enjoy your time during the World Cup!


Frequently Asked Questions


Can international fans bring three others using Hayya With Me (1+3) option?

Yes, it is possible. However, in that case, the accommodation needs to be booked using the Qatar Accommodation Agency website or a third-party website. Also, there is a fee of QR 500 per person above 12 years.

Is there any age limit for visitors coming on Hayya Card?

No, there is no age limit for getting a FIFA Match Ticket. Hence there is no age limit to apply for Hayya Card.

Do my family members need visas to enter Qatar during World Cup?

A visitor with an approved Hayya Card doesn’t need another visa during this period.

Can I transfer a resident match ticket to an international fan?

Category 4 tickets (QR 40) can only be used by Qatar residents. You can transfer other category guest tickets.


Related Articles:

  1. How To Get Hayya Entry Permit & FAQ
  2. How To Change Visit Visa To Hayya Card Visa
  3. How Hayya Card Holders Can Bring Non-Ticket Holders (1+3)
  4. How Hayya Cardholders Can Apply For UAE Tourist Visa
  5. Hayya Card Requirements and Application Process
  6. How To Validate Hayya Cards Pending Accommodation
  7. How To Host Family and Friends During World Cup
  8. How To Sell and Buy Tickets on the Resale Platform
  9. Hayya Service Centre Location, Timings, and Card Printing

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  1. Hi I got match ticket, my International hayya under “Pending (Accommodation Confirmation)”, I’m planning to stay for one month or more, my question does I need to book complete day of accommodation, or I can book for 2,3 days and I can stay outside/friend/family?

    Is there is any fine applicable in this scenario?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Riyaz, It is still not clear if they will be issuing visas only for the days you have booked accommodation. If that is the case, you need to leave within that date or there would be a penalty. Please call +974-4441-2022 for more info.

  2. I have two fifa tickets and I used my application ID and created a hayya card for my partner who is outside Qatar, and today i received the entry permit for my partner. Will there any further requirement while entering Qatar for her? Or just the Digital Hayya card and the entry permit will do?

  3. Hello. How do I add my Under-18 child to the FIFA Ticket app when they don’t even have a separate Hayya app (they are added under my Hayya as Dependant)? My child doesn’t have an email account, and I cannot create a Hayya account for them with my email as my email is already being used for my Hayya account. The child’s Hayya account is directly linked to my Hayya and I can’t figure out how to get their match ticket linked to them. Thank you, Brian

  4. Hi, my wife and I are residents but our children live outside Qatar for school. I’ve added them as dependents to my Hayya, but since my wife will be travelling with them to Qatar and moving around with them during the day while I am working, is there anyway to also add the children to her Hayya, or should I remove them from mine and add them directly to my Wife’s Hayya account? Is there no way to have them added to my wife’s and my Hayya? It is very difficult to move around with children if only one of the parent’s have the associated Dependents Hayya ID. Thank you, Brian

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Brian, Removing them and adding them to your wife seems the logical solution. However, please contact 800 2022 to confirm this, as this is a technical issue.

  5. Thank You, Doha Guides
    Finally they received their entry permit in Haya Apps.Now I can book air ticket.I think no more procedure are required to travel in Qatar except rapid antigen test.

  6. Hi,Doha Guides,I am here Qatar residence.My family Haya Card is approved.When I can get the entry permit for them to book air ticket.
    Is travel insurance is mandatory now to enter in Qatar.
    Please advise…

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Sazzad, As per the organisers everyone will get an entry permit before 1 November. Travel insurance is not mandatory (but recommended).

  7. Hi,
    I have got 40 Qr tickets for my parents outside Qatar. I hot hayya card approvals for them and they have recieved the approved hayya card physically also. And i have transferred 40 Qr tickets to their names also. now can they come to Qatar without any issue ? or do i need to buy other category tickets. or cant i host them as non-ticketed hayya card holders ?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi NM, As per FIFA rules, QR 40 tickets are only for Qatar Residents. Also, international fans should have entry permits for travel. These entry permits will come as a PDF file to all by email this month. Those who took tickets as Qatar residents will not receive these. So we cannot confirm if your parents would be allowed to travel. It is better to confirm with the Hayya support team.
      If they say it is not possible, you should buy another category ticket and register your accommodation as a host.

  8. Please be informed that i am teying to bring my friend here to qatar , I Main applicant had an extra ticket can i chnage the ticket holder to be under his name and proceed for hayya card

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Hazem, You can change the name of the guest. There is no option to change the main applicant now. Also, the ticket should not be a Category 4 (QR 40) ticket. Also you need to register your property as a host.

  9. Hi
    I’m in qatar with my 2 kids (4 years ,7 months )in family visit visa.our visa will expire on November 26th.if I buy one international match ticket for me will I able to add my kids under my hayya card ?
    How long will we able to stay in qatar?
    Do my kids need separate match tickets to get hayya card?
    Please clarify me as soon because of low availability of tickets

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Fathima, If you stay with your husband, your kids will also need match tickets. The option to add non-ticket holders as guests will only work for those staying in official accommodation agency or booked through third-party providers. So far, the information is that Hayya Card holders can stay until 23 January 2023. However, we suggest that you reconfirm all these with the Hayya helpline (800 2022) as the rules keep changing.

  10. Hi
    I have family here in qatar In family visit it will expire on 10/12/2022 can I continue my family to stay in hayya card

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mohammed Ishaq, As per the recent information from Hayya Support Team, Hayya Card holders on visit visas can continue by changing their visa status to Hayya visa. You must do this by visiting any MOI service centre after 1 November.

  11. Hello,

    I am trying to Validate/Add my address in Hayya so my family can visit me, but it doesn’t work on Hayya.

    Any idea?

  12. Helloo.. i’ve taken international fan ticket and have got my hayya card approved but not able to add my kids under dependant. How can i add them?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Elanor, As per the organisers, they will only start sending entry permits this month. You can expect to receive it before 1 November.

  13. Hi if I visit to Qatar through Hayya card after 23 January 2023 can I transfer to family visa since my husband is a resident permit holder in Qatar. Do I have to leave Qatar and come back or can I transfer from my Hayya card to family visa without travelling up and down?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi H D R, Usually, they allow you to change your visit visa to a residence visa by paying QR 500. We can’t confirm if the rules will be the same for Hayya, but there is a good chance. Or else you can cross the border to any GCC country and come back.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Salil, Yes, but the person must change the visa status in the system. As per Hayya Team, it is possible to update the status by visiting an immigration office after 1 November.

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