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.
In 2023, the validity of Hayya Cards were extended. Currently Hayya Entry Permits allow entry up to 10 January 2024.
This article will discuss everything about Hayya Entry Permit to Qatar, including answers to frequently asked questions.
- What is Hayya Entry Permit?
- Is Hayya Entry Permit the same as Hayya Card?
- Will Qatar residents receive Hayya Entry Permits?
- Do I need to apply for the Hayya Entry Permit?
- Is Hayya Entry Permit digital or printed?
- How will I receive my Hayya Entry Permit?
- How can I get Hayya Entry Permit on my mobile?
- What does the Hayya Entry Permit look like?
- When will I receive my Hayya Entry Permit?
- What should I do if I didn’t receive my Entry Permit?
- Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Step 4: You can see “Hayya Entry Permit” below “My Hayya”
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 in 2023:
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.
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42 thoughts on “Hayya Entry Permit To Qatar 2023: How To Get Permit & FAQ”
I applied for the Hayya permit on March 22, 2023, and the application processing status till now is pending.How much time it usually takes to receive the permit? Im planning to travel on the 7th of April.
I also received the e-mail invitation for accomodation. Do I need to do any further action on the platform after that, or the invitation is enough to bring along with the Hayya permit? Thank you.
Hi Saddem, Nowadays approval takes 1-3 weeks. Regarding the documents for travel, please check: https://youtu.be/fI_paQF841w
I need to correct one letter in my daughter’s name in haaya entry permit… How to do tht? How many days will take to correct it… Pls advice us
Hi Fathima, You can try edit application option from “Action” menu (if that is available). If not you need to contact Hayya Helpline. Note that it may take 2-3 wweks in some cases.
I have applied hayya for my wife and my children on 28th February.
approved for my children.
But, my wife’s application is pending.
Hi Mohamed, It is normal to have one application approved earlier than the other. The other one will be approved soon.
Hi, Do Iranian Hayya Entry permit holders need to get their accomidation only from “Discover Qatar” like with the visa on arrival? Or is a normal Hotel enough?
Hi Arshavir, Discover Qatar booking is required to get visa on arrival for Iranians (as well as citizens of India, Pakistan, Ukraine and Thailand). Normal booking will not work. You can see the requirement mentioned on DQ website: https://www.discoverqatar.qa/mandatory-hotels-for-visa-on-arrival
Note: DQ booking is not required if coming on Hayya visa.
I have valid hayya card how can I bring my friend from india
Hi Khalid, First step is that you need Hayya Voucher Code, which is available only to internationals fans who visited Qatar in 2022 (not available for Qatar residents). Please read this guide for more details: https://www.dohaguides.com/hayya-card-holders-can-bring-non-ticket-holders/
My Hayya application is in pending status since 5 days.
How long does it take for approval.
I was a primary applicant and a match ticket holder.
Hi Saad, Nowadays there is a delay. Average processing time is now one week.
Thanks for the update. Does it delay beyond 7 days? Today is the seventh day showing pending. Initially it was showing data error then after i complained it changed to pending status since last sunday. Why does it take so long and is it the same for all cases?
Hi Sadd, Yes, it may take longer than 7 days in some cases. There is a delay nowadays due to high demand.
Is it mandatory to have “Hayya mobile application” on your phone and do I need it to show it to the airport team OR a Printed Hayya Permit + Insurance + Return ticket + Approved accommodation + Host invitation and QID is enough to be shown?
Hi Yani, Mobile application is not mandatory now as the Hayya Entry Permit has QR code for verification.
Hi .I’m jega.
I m trying to bring my wife to visit Qatar by using haya card voucher.i gave a mail.ID and name and the rest details.then I have received the invitation from my friend to stay in their accomantation.then I try to open a haya card for my wife by using the same ID.but it’s not accept because I have opened already a haya card by this mail.ID.
Then I have created a new mail ID and open a haya card and summited all details for my wife.but the approval still landing
My question is for invitation I gave a different mail ID.but for haya card I created a new mail id.is there any problems that I will have when my wife enter in Qatar immigration . because of different mail ID.pls advice me.
Hi Jega, If your receive an invitation email with all details of the host and guest that is OK. Email id can be different.
Thank you.i was worried about about this.yes the host all details are right.passport number and the name and nationality all details are correct but only the email address different.
So possibly I can get the haya entry permit for my wife yes?
Hi Jega, Yes, it will be fine.
If Hayya approved visitors booked return ticket within one month or three month, than is it possible to extend until Jan 2024 by staying inside qatar without going any exit?
or during immigration, based on return ticket period the approval will be given.
Hi Karthik, Yes, you can change the ticket date and stay until 24 January 2024. Visa validity is not based on return ticket.
I received a hayya entry permission for my family, but just the first name is listed, the surname is not.
Please let me know if this will be a problem, i need to change or do something to correct it.
Hi Karthi, It is normal that Hayya Entry Permit shows only first name. You can double check by scanning the QR code and you can see more details.
Is ehtraz and corona vaccination certificate or any booster shot is required to enter in qatar with hayya card entry permit?
Hi Saira, Ehteraz app, Vaccination or PCR test is not required now. Negative PCR test is required ONLY for travellers from China and Hong Kong.
On e of my friend visited Qatar only for match and after he left Qatar without staying
He is trying for vouchers but he is not getting that option
What to do
Hi Abhijit, This is because he is on “Match Day Visit” category. A Qatar resident needs to add your friend as guest on accommodation (Host family and friends option). After he gets the invitation email, his Hayya category will change and he can see vouchers. This has worked for some applicants recently. Hope that works for your friend.
Dose primary Hayya card holder has to be with guest while visiting Qat
Hi Abhijit, Not required.
I have booked flight for day trip to the final only. From UK
Had my Hayya card approved just last week and permit sent but I hadn’t entered my visit match day details because was unsure of exact flight times of entry/exit ?
I now have those flight details but can’t upload my details due to now already being approved ?
Please help ?
Hi David, Please try this to change the details on your Hayya application: https://www.dohaguides.com/change-hayya-card-application-details/
I went to a match last week and then had to go home. Is there anything I need to do to return to Qatar for another match
Hi Matt, No, You can use the same permit multiple times. The last entry should be before 23 December.
This is no common sense and this Hayya card to invite your family here and friends here in Qatar, I bought a ticket me and my sister and she approve in Hayya card digital and in the end she need to book a hotel and I’m in Qatar I have my own accommodation…Why like this Qatar ,suppose to be if your resident in Qatar youre family at least can stay to your accommodation – _-no need to book hotel by there own this is family …I feel upset for this roles
I have a matchday visit Hayya card but no I want to stay the night and found accommodation. Can I change the match day visa Or add my accommodation to it?
I BOOKED THREE DAYS ACCOMMADATION IN QATAR FOR NON TICKET HOLDER HOW MANY DAYS I CAN STAY IN QATAR
Hi Athul, Please send an email to [email protected] or call international support at +974-4441-2022.
Are there lockers available at the airport or stadium to store backpacks?
Hi Matt, No, lockers are not available in the airport or stadium. Please note that you cannot carry large bags or backpacks to the stadium. More details: https://www.dohaguides.com/prohibited-items-during-qatar-world-cup/
I work for an airline and fly standby. Is it possible to buy tickets for a match and fly in for the match and fly out afterwards with a standby ticket?
Hi Matt, If you will fly out the same day, there is an option to apply Hayya card for a match-day visit (24 hours). You do not need a hotel booking for that. Here are the details: https://www.dohaguides.com/qatar-world-cup-match-day-visit/