How Hayya Card Holders Can Visit Qatar (2024 Updates)

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 15 February 2024.

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 Sir,
        My friend has Haya card and it is valid till February 10th 2024 but validity of his passport will be expired at the end of February 2024. So by changing the passport , the passport number will be changed. Is there any option in the site for registering new passport number?

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Ali, If you change the passport detail on the Hayya portal it will go to manual review and may take long time to get approved (for some nationalities like India, Pakistan, it won’t be approved again). So before you do that please contact Hayya Support at [email protected] or (+974) 4441 2022.

  1. My friend nationality requires discover hotel booking. I have created account on hayya website and added my property and hosted my friend with passport details and my friend has received email that I’m hosting in Qatar. Is it enough to travel or I need to apply for some visa/A1 or some other requirement like hayya card

    1. Hi Sasha, If your friend’s nationality requires DQ booking for visa on arrival, then he/she cannot get visa on arrival with “Host family & friends” option. “Host family & friends” option only works for pre-approved visa. In this case your friend should apply for Tourist Visa (A1) or any other eligible visa on Hayya and select “Host family & friends” option for accommodation. Here are the steps: https://www.dohaguides.com/how-to-apply-qatar-tourist-visa-online/

  2. Hello,
    I am a Pakistani planning to travel to Qatar in November. I have an approved Hayya visa, so is there any other documentation that I should be keeping with me apart from the things mentioned in this article, keeping in mind my nationality?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Jasim, You need entry permit, insurance and accommodation details. Sometimes airlines are asking polio vaccination certificate for Pakistanis.

  3. Hello, I am hosting my sister who has the Hayya card. Is there any link where i have to upload my tenancy contract prior to her coming or just carrying my tenancy contract and other documents mentioned above while she flies to Qatar is enough?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Rashmi, The accommodation should be confirmed before the approval of Hayya application. Since your sister’s Hayya is already approved, it seems you have already done the hosting procedures. In that case you don’t have to do anything more. Just carry the tenancy contract and your QID to show at airport (if asked).

  4. HI,
    I have just applied for Qatar Entrance Visa via Hayya With Me (C). I am going to fly to Brazil, and would like to use this visa as a transit visa (14 hours in Doha) to visit my relatives. Do I need Health Insurance even If I stay in Doha only for 8/9 hours? Thanks!

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Ranjan, If you have approved Hayya Entry Permit you can visit Qatar. Health Insurance is not needed for short visits.

  5. Salam,

    We are planning to visit Qatar next month September 2023 with my family, first time to Qatar with Saudi Iqama.
    Can you advise please if we can apply on arrival visa or what do you recommend to facilitate the entry.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards,
    Floro

  6. Hey, how can I travel from Qatar to Saudia for Umrah, I have a valid Hayya card and I’m planning to go in Oct2023.

  7. hi…can i exit from Qatar and come back again through Hayya With me Visa and is it extending upto August 2024?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Sagar, Hayya With Me is multiple-entry. So you can come back again with same entry permit. Last date of entry is 10 January 2024 and last date of stay is 24 January 2024. We are not aware of any extension beyond that.

  8. Hi
    I am from India. I got a Hayya Entry Permit last 2 months before but now I am planning to come Qatar next week is it possible

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Arshad, If your Hayya With Me entry permit is already approved you can come. Restriction is only for new applications.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mohamed, Other available options are 30 days Tourist Visa through Hayya portal, Visa On Arrival, or Family Visit Visa.

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Jay, Your question is not clear as you haven’t mentioned if you are the father or mother.

  9. Is haaya with me available for Indian passport holders I tried to apply today with voucher code but it was not approved kindly give me an idea what to do

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Bavithran, Hayya With Me is not available for Indian citizens (since this week). Other available options are 30 days Tourist Visa through Hayya portal, Visa On Arrival, or Family Visit Visa.

  10. Can i apply for a family visit to my wife already having a hayya visa and she is in qatar now so is it got approved when we apply for family visit visa.?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Shahu, You can try applying, but chances of approval are less since she is already inside Qatar.

  11. Hi i am Filipino Nationality holder UAE Resident Visa i want to Visit Qatar should i apply for a Tourist Visa?