How To Host Family and Friends For Hayya Card Qatar

Doha Guides Team regularly reviews this article to ensure the content is up-to-date and accurate. The last editorial review and update were on 21 April 2023.

After the success of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar has relaunched the Hayya platform with new features and options for applying tourist and business visas. Most visitors have the option of staying with their friends and relatives, but their hosts have to register the accommodation on the Hayya portal.

This article will explain how citizens and residents of Qatar can register host family and friends for Hayya Card approval.

17 APRIL 2023 UPDATE: Now you can register only one property and accommodate up to five guests per property. Earlier it was 5 properties and 10 guests per property.

Another change is that the host should add the guest before the guest applies for Hayya Card.

16 APRIL 2023 UPDATE: The Hayya Portal has been updated with new branding and features. Now more types of visas such as GCC Resident Visa and Tourist Visa are available. Hosts can use the same procedure for adding guests under these categories.

Accommodation Requirement For Hayya Card

As part of the Hayya Card approval process for international visitors, you must confirm where you will stay in Qatar. Below are the options available now:

a) Discover Qatar Hotel booking

Visitors can book hotels through Discover Qatar website. A wide range of hotels suitable for every budget is available through this. For some categories of visas, Discover Qatar hotel booking is compulsory.

b) Book Regular Hotel

Accommodation can be booked through hotel/holiday websites or other portals like Tripadvisor. If the visitor is selecting this option, they have to upload their booking details on the Hayya portal using “Upload Other Platforms Booking”.

Upload Other Platforms Booking on Hayya
Upload Other Platforms Booking on Hayya

c) Stay with Family or Friends

Staying with family or friends is the cheapest and most convenient option as you could enjoy a few days in Doha without spending much. However, if you opt for this option, your host must register their property on the official Hayya portal and add your details. Read below to learn how a host can register his/her property.

Requirements To Host Family And Friends

The following are the requirements to host family and friends for Hayya:

  • The host should be 18 years old and over.
  • The host should be a Qatari citizen or resident with a valid QID.
  • The host should own or rent the property.

Please note that a Hayya card is NOT required for the host unless he/she is attending a match.

How To Host Family and Friends For Hayya

Residents who host families and friends must register their properties and verify the visitors’ information as below:

Step 1: Go to the Hayya Qatar website

The website link is

Step 2: Sign in using the “My Hayya” account

Click on “My Hayya” at the top right. Sign in using your email ID and password.

My Hayya button on the Hayya portal
“My Hayya” button on the Hayya portal

If you don’t have a Hayya account, you can create an account by clicking on “My Hayya”.

Step 3: Click on “Accommodation” and select “Host Family & Friends”

This is a drop-down menu on the top-right of the page.

Step 4: Enter your QID number and date of birth

  • Agree to the Legal Liability Disclaimer.
  • Enter your Qatar ID number and date of birth. Click on “Validate my QID”.
  • You will receive an OTP as an SMS on your registered phone number. Enter the OTP and click on “Verify OTP”.
Hayya Portal Host Details.

Step 5: Enter your property details

  • You must provide the property name, zone number, street number, building number, and unit number. The property name can be anything you can identify, especially if you have more than one property. The unit number can be “1” if you live in a villa.
  • Choose if you own this property or rent this property.
  • Upload the property deed, lease agreement or utility bill. National Address Certificate is also being approved.
  • Click on “Validate & Add”.
  • The property will be added to your list.
  • You can add only one property under your name (April 2023 update).
Hayya Portal Host Property Details

Step 6: Enter the guest details

  • Select the property and click on the “Manage Guests” button.
  • Enter your guest’s name, passport number, nationality, and email ID.
  • Click on the “Add” button.
  • Once the application is submitted, the guest’s Hayya Card application will be validated automatically. The guest will receive an email that he/she has been invited to stay with you.
  • You can add a maximum of 5 guests per property (April 2023 update).

Here is a video explaining the procedure to add family and friends to Hayya account:

What The Guest Needs To Do

The guest only needs to apply for a Hayya Card.

The guest details will be matched using the name, passport number and nationality. The guest’s accommodation arrangements will be validated upon confirmation of the details.

Hayya Contact Center

For support, international guests can call (+974) 4441 2022 and Qatar residents can call 800 2022. You can also email [email protected]

READ NEXT: Hayya With Me (1+3) Voucher Option To Bring Guests

Frequently Asked Questions

How many family members or friends can I host?

You can register only one property and accommodate up to five guests per property.

Can I register a property if I don’t have a tenancy contract under my name?

You can use your National Address Certificate or utility bill in place of tenancy contract.

Can I change property details after registration?

A property can only be deleted if no guests are assigned to it. Once a property is added and has guests assigned to it, it cannot be deleted or changed.

Related Articles:

  1. How Hayya Card Holders Can Visit Qatar in 2023
  2. How To Get Hayya Entry Permit & FAQ
  3. How To Buy Mandatory Health Insurance For Visitors
  4. Hayya With Me (1+3) Voucher Option To Bring Guests

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    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Pankaj, If they are coming by “Hayya With Me” option, they can stay until 24 January 2024. They don’t have to exit in between.

  1. Mohammed Toufeeq

    Dear sir/Madam

    As I am hosting for my family, in the accomodation process its showing that host Qid is already used am not getting any sms on my mobile what to do in this matter could you please guide me…

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mohammed, Host QID already used message is shown when your QID number has been already used to register as a host. If you are not getting any SMS, either your number is not linked with Metrash or there is a system error. Please contact Hayya Support at [email protected] or or 800 2022.

  2. I created accommodation under the hayya of the guest account and invited herself as a guest, is there any way to delete the property or the guest so I can add it to right account, because when I add a property it says the QID is already in use

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi EM, Many others have done the same mistake. So far it is accepted by airlines as long as the guest details on the invitation email are correct.

      1. HI DG Teams,
        Good afternoon,
        Unfortunately, I have created accommodation and host QID details under the hayya of the guest (wife) account, and she inverted herself as a guest. she got inviation email, please advise.

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Shameer, So far we have seen that this mistake is being accepted. Many others who did the same were allowed to travel. Just make sure guest details are correct.

  3. Smijesh Raveendran

    Hi DG teams,
    Good Day!
    Its mandatory to take health insurance till January 24 or only the period of stay. My family is coming by next month and will stay here 3 months. Please advise.


    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Smijesh, As per the policy on Hayya website, you need insurance until January. However so far most airlines are allowing those with insurance up to their return date (as per ticket). If your airline insists that you should take policy for full duration, you have to take new policy online (you can do this on your mobile phone while at the airport also).

  4. Hi,

    Am unable to fill in the complete name of the guest (as given in the Passport) in manage guests because of the length of the name. please advise


  5. Hello @DohaGuides
    Please advise still vouchers are required for Qatar residents to bring five family members through there own local hayya card.. Thank you.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Raghavan, There is no connection with voucher and hosting.
      (1) Vouchers are only required to apply for Hayya With Me (visa type which is valid till January 2024). For Tourist Visa and GCC Resident Visa, voucher is not needed, but their visa validity is only 30 days.
      (2) Qatar residents can host up to 5 visitors coming on any of these categories, but the visitor should apply for visa and he will need voucher if applying for Hayya With Me.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Anisur, It depends on your visa type. For “Hayya With Me” it is unlimited till 23 January 2024. For other types, visa validity is 30 days.

  6. Hi Doha guide
    My family already arrived in Doha hayya with me option
    Required physical hayya card and how will get.?

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