How Hayya Card Holders Can Visit Qatar (2024 Updates)

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On 20 December 2023, Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has announced the extension of the validity of Hayya visa for fans of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The last date of entry for visa holders will be February 10, 2024. The last date of stay in Qatar will be February 24, 2024.

This article will explain in detail the requirements, conditions, documents, and step-by-step guide on how Hayya card holders can visit Qatar.

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.

What is Hayya Card?

Hayya Card is the mandatory fan ID which was launched during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The personalized and secure identification document was instrumental in facilitating the entry of international fans into Qatar during the tournament.

The card, which was available in digital (mobile card) and physical (printed card) formats, was also used for controlling access to stadiums, fan zones and public transport.

How Hayya Card Holders Can Visit Qatar
Sample image of digital Hayya Card

As per the original plan, international fans who entered Qatar using the Hayya Card were allowed to stay until 23 January 2023.

Hayya With Me (1+3) Feature

The “Hayya With Me” feature allows Hayya Card holders to invite up to three family members or friends.

Only international fans with a Hayya Card can use this feature. Qatar residents with a Hayya Card cannot use this to invite family members or friends.

You can find more information on our updated guide about Hayya With Me (1+3).

Guests who are coming under Hayya With Me will need confirmed accommodation. Here is our guide on how to register as host for friends and family.

Requirements To Visit Qatar in 2024 Using Hayya Card

To be eligible for entry Hayya Card holders need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Confirmed accommodation: Hotel reservation OR stay with family and friends (as mentioned on your Hayya Entry Permit).
  2. Passport validity for a minimum of 3 months upon arrival in Qatar.
  3. Health Insurance as per the new MOPH requirements.
  4. Round-trip flight tickets

Please note that Health Insurance for visitors is a new requirement introduced in 2023. You need to buy insurance from any of the registered insurance providers in Qatar. The premium for basic insurance is QR 50 per month. Read more about mandatory health insurance for visitors here.

Cost of Entry Using the Hayya Card

As per the MOI announcement, there will be no fee for Hayya With Me feature. It is mandatory to have health insurance.

Hayya Card holders can also use the e-gate facility at Hamad International Airport, which means your immigration process will be quicker.

Duration of Stay Allowed

The MOI announcement does not mention anything about the maximum duration of stay per visit. When we checked with the Qatar Government’s Hukoomi Helpline, we were told that there is no limit on the duration of stay.

The last day to enter the country will be 10 February 2024, while the last day to leave will be 24 February 2024.

Documents Required For Entry Using Hayya Card

A traveller using this facility should have following documents:

  1. Passport
  2. Hayya Entry Permit
  3. Return Flight Ticket
  4. Health Insurance
  5. If the accommodation type on entry permit is hotel, hotel booking is also required.
  6. If the accommodation type is Family & Friends hosting, keep a copy of the host’s QID, tenancy contract, contact details, and a print out of the home’s blue address plate.

Host and accommodation details are not usually asked in Qatar, but may be asked in your country of departure.

About Hayya Entry Permit

Hayya Entry Permit is a document that allows an international fan to enter the State of Qatar. The Hayya Entry Permit allows multiple entries into Qatar within the validity period.

Hayya Entry Permits issued in 2022 were only valid until 23 December 2022. Following the announcement from MOI, the validity of all Hayya Entry Permits have been extended until 10 February 2024. This means you can enter multiple times before 10 February 2024.

How To Download New Hayya Entry Permit

If you have forgotten how you did it last time, here is how:

Step 1: Open your “Hayya to Qatar” app

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

Step 3: Click on the “Hayya” icon

Hayya icon on Hayya app
Hayya Icon on the mobile app

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

Hayya Entry Permit on Hayya App
Sample illustration by DohaGuides.com

Step 5: Click on “Hayya Entry Permit”

Hayya Entry Permit Validity
Hayya Entry Permit with updated validity

Note that the date of the last entry is now shown as 2024-02-10.

During 2022, Hayya Entry Permits were sent as PDF files via email. If you are travelling in 2024, you can download the Hayya Entry Permit from your mobile app or Hayya portal.

During your travel, you can either use the digital version or print it out.

If you want to receive entry permit as PDF file by email, you can call the Hayya call center on +974 4441 2022 and they would send it to you.


Frequently Asked Questions


I do not have a Hayya Card. Can I apply for one now?

As per the available information, you will need a “Hayya With Me” voucher code (from an international Hayya Card holder) to apply for a Hayya Card.

How many times can I enter using the Hayya Card?

Hayya Entry Permit allows multiple entries until 10 February 2024.

Can Qatar residents invite family members using Hayya With Me feature?

“Hayya With Me” feature is only available to international fans who applied using passport number.

Is physical Hayya Card required for travel?

No, Digital Hayya Card and Hayya Entry Permit is enough for travel.

Do the 1+3 need to arrive together?

They can arrive in Qatar separately.

Related Articles:

  1. How To Get Hayya Entry Permit & FAQ
  2. How To Host Family and Friends For Hayya Card
  3. Hayya With Me (1+3) Voucher To Bring Guests
  4. How To Buy Mandatory Health Insurance For Visitors

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  1. Hi, my boss is from pakistan living in UAE and he wants to apply for hayya card (multiple entry visa) as he is a frequent visitor in qatar (visiting duration: maximum 3 days). I would like to ask if he is eligible to apply for hayya card but he doesnt have “hayya with me voucher” and if he can book to a different hotel as the minimum stay allowed in Discover Qatar is 2 days… but mostly his duration of stay is for 1 day only.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Shyne, If he is on Tourist Visa, Discover Qatar booking is compulsory. If he gets a voucher and takes Hayya With Me, he can stay anywhere.

  2. Should the hotel be booked through discover Qatar or can be booked through any platform when coming with Hayya card

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Lora, Discover Qatar booking is mandatory only for nationals of India, Pakistan, Iran, Thailand and Ukraine. For other nationalities, they can book through any website.

  3. DEAR DG,
    my family in qatar on Hayya with me. is there any guide line to exit country after completion of 3 months & come back again or they can stay up to January 2024.
    please advise.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mehtab, If they are on Hayya With Me (voucher type), they can stay until 23 January 2024. No need to exit after 3 months.

  4. I am UAE resident wanted to travel Qatar by road, also have KSA multiple entry visa. What is the rules for road travel.

  5. Hi i am UAE resident from India wanted to travel Qatar by road also having Multiple entry Saudi Visa, what is the rules and regulation for by road travel.
    Thanks

  6. Hello
    I’m from pakistan and I have appled tourist A1 visa with my family on 26th april, its still showing pending? what to do?
    Secondly, I booked hotels from booking.com and put it on it and from discoverqatar.qa? what should I do? Please Help

  7. Hi. Im a philippine passport holder. Do i still need to apply visa even though i have hayya?

    Can i apply hayya without voucher?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Louis, Hayya With Me is a type of visa. Once it is approved, you can use that to visit.

  8. Hi

    Insurance companies website offer 2 options, vist visa covering daily plan and can be 30, 60, 90 days while hayya option compulsory to buy insurance from now till Jan 2024 …please advise which option can be use and accepted while the plan to travel for 50 days?

  9. Hi
    For hayya with me ( c) holder , after buying health insurance for 40 days , how to reflect that in the system or platform? Or just show document to airline ?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Martai, As per Hayya Portal FAQ, there is no maximum stay per trip. You can stay up to 23 January 2024.

  10. Hi

    Please advise , holder of hayya card planning to travel for around 2 months , what’s are the requirements to be arranged ?

    Many thanks

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Carlos, You need 2 months health insurance, return ticket, and the accommodation should be confirmed.

  11. Hello
    Please advise under Hayya entry permit the issuing date and date of last entry is empty, what does it mean?

    Best regards

  12. Hi

    If the the status of Hayya is approved ?

    Possible to travel or what status should be?

    Kindly advise

    Best regards

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Hani, You can travel once you receive entry permit. Make sure your accommodation is also confirmed.

      1. Hi

        Accommodation is not showing on Hayya platform as I got It 1+3 via voucher code .

        Should book hotel from booking with confirmed status and print it ?

        Kindly advise

        Best regards

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Hani, Either a Qatar resident has to host you (you will receive invitation email) or you can book hotel.

  13. I am trying to creat Hayaa account for my mother
    I her passport her only 1st name is mentioned
    There is no last name in passport.
    What should I put in last name in Hayaa portal while creating an account.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Imran, If she has only first name, give her father’s name as the last name and upload the last page of passport (which has her father’s name) along with front page (merge both images as one JPG). This way Hayya Team can verify her father’s name.

  14. My family is coming to Qatar on 5th May 2023 by Hayya card and they will stay here up to 30th may 2023 only. In this case Insurance is required to take up to January 2024 (or) 1 month duration of their stay.
    Please advise.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Nathan, So far travellers are allowed to enter with short-term insurance (for duration of stay).

  15. Hi ..my wife is coming in job visa from India to Qatar ..My two kids has haaya with me approved entry permit ..can they enter with her to short vacation …

    I am worried that emigration will allow are not ..request to clear my confusion.

  16. Hi , I have a friend who is Hayya Card Holder and she was here last December 18 , 2022 till January 23, 2023 but this month she’ll traveling back here in Qatar with a Working Visa, It is possible that she can still use her Hayya Card Voucher to bring 3 friends here in Qatar even she’s already employing here? Thank You!!!

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Almeera, If the voucher codes are available, she can. Note that most probably her Hayya will be cancelled before her RP is issued. So use the voucher codes before that.

      1. Hello
        Please advise under Hayya entry permit the issuing date and date of last entry is empty, what does it mean?

        Best regards

        1. Dear Sir,

          Please advise for the following

          How to get E-Gate with Hayya upon arrivals or what are the procedures?

          How to extend Visa via Hayya application after 30 days from checking in ?

          Best regards

        2. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Maria, For Hayya visa, e-gate can be used by scanning your passport.
          If you are coming using Hayya With Me, there is no 30 days limit. You can stay until 23 January 2024.
          For other visas, there is no announcement regarding extension after 30 days.
          You can check with Hayya Support at [email protected] or or (+974) 4441 2022.

      1. Hello

        What are the procedures to be able to get EGate … fingerprint requited or just need to scann the passport , kindly explain that

        Also if health insurance / hotel bought for 30 days and after check in need to extend, what are the procedures ?

        Best regards

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Maria, You can use your passport for e-gate.
          If you are extending your stay, you should take new health insurance. It would be automatically updated in the system (using your passport number).

        2. Hello
          So after landing can go directly to E-gate without fingerprint or should do some procedure, kindly advise?

          Thank you