Hayya Entry Permit To Qatar 2024: How To Get Permit & FAQ

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What is Hayya Entry Permit?

Hayya Entry Permit is a document that allows an international Hayya Card holder to enter the State of Qatar. During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, this permit allowed multiple entries to Qatar from 1 November 2022 to 23 December 2022.

This article will discuss everything about Hayya Entry Permit to Qatar, including answers to frequently asked questions.

10 FEBRUARY 2024 Update: The deadline for entry under the Hayya With Me (C) scheme came to a close on February 10, 2024. The last date of stay in Qatar will be February 24, 2024.

Is Hayya Entry Permit the same as Hayya Card?

No, The Hayya Entry Permit is a document required only for entering Qatar. It will be mainly used during your travel to Qatar.

The Hayya Card, on the other hand, was used for many more things such as access to stadiums, public transport, fan zones etc. International fans who have received approved Hayya Card will also need a Hayya Entry Permit to enter Qatar.

Will Qatar residents receive Hayya Entry Permits?

Residents who have applied for Hayya Card using a QID number will not receive entry permits. They will only receive Hayya Cards. They can continue to travel using their Qatari passport or Qatar ID card.

Do I need to apply for the Hayya Entry Permit?

International fans who have applied for a Hayya Card and have been approved will automatically receive their Hayya Entry Permit. They do not have to apply for entry permits.

Is Hayya Entry Permit digital or printed?

You will receive your Hayya Entry Permit in digital format. It would be sent to your registered email ID as a PDF file. The digital Hayya Permit can also be accessed on your mobile phone’s Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.

If needed you can print it on A4 size paper using a normal printer. A printout on paper will make it easier to scan the QR code.

At your point of departure make sure you present your entry permit (digital copy or printed copy) to the relevant immigration counter(s) upon request. You can keep either a printed copy or a digital copy for the duration of your journey.

How will I receive my Hayya Entry Permit?

If you have an approved Hayya Card, you will receive an email with a PDF copy of your entry permit to Qatar. Even if you haven’t received your mail due to some reason, you can check your Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.

How can I get Hayya Entry Permit on my mobile?

You can see the entry permit on the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app by following the below steps:

Step 1: Open your Hayya to Qatar 2022 app

Here are the App Store Link and Android Play Store Link.

Step 2: Login using your Hayya account email id and password

This will be the same email and password that you used during your Hayya application.

Step 3: Click on the “Hayya” icon

The icon is on the bottom right of your screen.

Hayya icon on Hayya app

Step 4: You can see “Hayya Entry Permit” below “My Hayya”

Hayya Entry Permit on Hayya App
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If your app doesn’t show the permit link, it means your entry permit is not yet ready.

Step 5: Click on “Hayya Entry Permit”

Now you can see your entry permit. You can either use this for travel or take a printout.

What does the Hayya Entry Permit look like?

The entry permit features your photo with a QR code. It also has your name, Hayya Card number, validity and date of last entry.

If you want, you can scan this QR code using another mobile phone to make sure all your details are shown correctly. This will show more details.

Under Personal Information, you can see name, nationality, date of birth and gender. Under Passport Details, you can see your passport number, passport type and passport expiry date.

When will I receive my Hayya Entry Permit?

International fans whose Hayya Card application has been approved have started receiving entry permits during the last week of October. Most applicants are expected to receive them before 1 November 2022.

What should I do if I didn’t receive my Entry Permit?

If your Hayya Card has been approved earlier, but you have not received your entry permit, send an email to [email protected] or call international support at (+974) 4441 2022.

Here is a video about Hayya Entry Permit:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an approved Hayya Card enough to enter Qatar?

In addition to an approved Hayya Card, you will also need a Hayya Entry Permit.

Will the Hayya Entry Permit be accepted as a visa to enter Qatar?

Qatar will accept digital or printed entry permits from international fans as long as it remains valid. With an entry permit, you do not need any other visa during this period.

Is health insurance mandatory for travel to Qatar?

Since February 2023, if you’re travelling to Qatar as a visitor, health insurance through MOPH-approved provider is mandatory.

Should I upload my insurance and flight ticket to Hayya portal before travel?

No, insurance and flight ticket are only needed to be shown during your travel (check-in and immigration). Once you receive your Hayya Entry Permit, and your accommodation is confirmed, you can travel.

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  1. If I click hayya app in my mobile it’s shows my full name but in my hayya entry permit it’s appear only my 1st name is that any problem for travel

  2. My Son hayya with me visa is approved although there was a mistake in his fourth name. Only one additional letter was add. How could i fix this?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Andrea, There is an option to edit the application on the Hayya portal itself (on My Hayya page). However please note that it will again go back to pending status and needs to be manually approved. This may take many days or even weeks. So we suggest you don’t do this if you are travelling soon.
      Note: If your nationality is Indian, Pakistan etc. it may not be approved again. Many people are facing this issue. So be careful before updating an approved application.

  3. hi, I had applied hayya with me visa with voucher codes for my sister her dependent 2 kids and my mother in the month of march. we got the visa and booked tickets in mid october. However, my mother and sister renewed their passports so we updated the changed passport number in the hayya with me visa multiple entry which is not available now. Since 10 days its “pending”, i have called hayya helpline several times emailed them. No use. they only say to wait.
    My mom and sister already had the visa until we updated their new passport number which we shouldn’t have. their travelling date is nearing and my sister’s 2 kids are her dependents. They are neither approving nor rejecting. What are my options here please.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Hafsa, Unfortunately many people are facing this issue. Only Hayya helpline can do something about this. You can also check with them if you can change that to Hayya Tourist Visa (A1) because restriction is only for Hayya With Me (C).

      1. Hi, Thank you for your reply.
        Since they are Indians. they can come on visa on arrival. Is it ok to totally ignore the pending (C) visa and come on arrival?
        They are already hosted by me in this (C) visa.
        So is the discover Qatar booking still needed?
        I am thinking to opt for this if the approval doesnt come before their travel.

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Hafsa, Unfortunately the rule is that Discover Qatar hotel booking is required for Indians to get VOA. They will not consider the accommodation you used for Hayya With Me (C) because these are twoo different types of visas. The pending application will not be an issue.

    2. Dear Doha Guides,
      Thanks again for your reply. I have 3 questions.
      1) My sister and mother already have a digital copy of C visa. i updated their passport number in visa and its under approval since 2 weeks. they are travelling on thursday. My question is, can they travel with that digital copy from India? will it be an issue in India? Because, i have heard cases of hayya team helping the passport number update cases at Qatar airport. i am not sure though.
      2) Also they are visiting for only 10 days, is Health insurance required for VOA?
      3) Lastly, my sisters 2 kids are dependents. Their C visa is approved and her visa is not. So will there be a problem if she comes on VOA and her kids on C?

      1. Doha Guides Team

        Hi Hafsa, (1) You can try scanning the QR code of the Entry Permit which they received earlier. Most probably it would show pending status, which means that Entry Permit is not valid anymore. During check-in the airline staff will scan and check this Entry Permit. If Hayya is pending, Visa On Arrival is the only option (requires Discover Qatar booking).
        (2) Health insurance is required only if staying for more than 30 days. However some airlines are still asking for that because the rule is not clearly explained.
        (3) There is no problem if children are on Hayya and sister is on VOA.

  4. hi. i applied for a gcc resident visa on hayya because i wanted to apply for a study visa in an embassy in qatar. i got the hayya visa and now i am in the country but my student visa didn’t come yet so how do i extend my visa because my student visa might take some time