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Reviewed February 2024 

The Hayya Platform, which facilitated the entry of over a million visitors during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, has been relaunched in a new format. Tourists and business travelers will be able to apply for visas to Qatar using the updated Hayya Platform through their smartphones. Here, Wego dives into the latest developments and features of the Hayya post World Cup proceedings. 

Disclaimer: The printed Hayya Card is no longer available. The Hayya entry visa is the official document for entry to Qatar. The printed Hayya Card cannot be used to enter the State of Oatar.

Hayya latest news

The Hayya Card system, as confirmed by CEO Saeed Ali al-Kuwari, acts as the entry pass for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023, scheduled between 12 January and 10 February, 2024. Additionally, the CEO of the Hayya platform highlighted that this card provides access to all events hosted in Qatar, including the prestigious World Aquatics Championships in Doha 2024. To visit Qatar, applicants can use the platform to apply for suitable visas, including those tailored for these events. The Hayya visa will be valid until 24 February 2024, while the last entry for visa holders is set for 10 February 2024.

Hayya Visa Validity Extended to 24 February 2024

 

What is Hayya?

Hayya is a portal for visitors to Qatar. The enhanced Hayya Platform presents a streamlined visa application process, catering to travelers who require a visa to enter Qatar. Once the visa is granted, tourists are primed to immerse themselves in the dynamic city of Doha, having been bestowed with the prestigious title of Arab Tourism Capital for the year 2023.

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Benefits of Hayya

Hayya users can make use of the following amenities:

  • visitors can use Hayya or its dedicated smartphone application (available on  iOS and Android) for more flexibility and convenience.
  • Hayya is integrated with the e-gate entry system at Hamad International Airport for seamless travel and enhanced connectivity.
  • pre-registration via the Hayya is available for individuals entering Qatar via land through the Abu Samra border, ensuring expedited vehicle entry.
  • Hayya allows GCC nationals to apply for an entry permit for their companions.
  • the platform also offers additional amenities, including maps, transportation options, enticing offers, and updates on current events, for an enriched visitor experience.

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Types of Hayya

Applicants can apply for any of the newly available Hayya visa types:

  • Tourist Entry Visa (A1)
  • Entry Visa with ETA (A2)
  • GCC Resident Entry Visa (A3)
  • Entry Visa for Companion of GCC National (A4)

If you already possess an approved Hayya from the FIFA World Cup 2022, you can return to Qatar with your extended entry permit without any additional action required on the Hayya platform. However, please check the minimum entry requirements for Qatar and ensure that you update your passport details on Hayya if necessary.

Hayya requirements

The minimum requirements to enter Qatar using Hayya are as follows:

  • minimum 3 months of passport validity from the time of arrival to Qatar
  • accommodation (Address in Qatar, booking, hosted by family and friends or Discover Qatar)
  • return flight ticket
  • Hayya Entry Visa

Hayya application process

 

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Hayya with me

Hayya with Me is available for International fans whose Hayya was approved during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Each approved applicant is able to generate 3 Invitation codes to share. Invitation codes are free of charge to generate and distribute to any new visitor wishing to visit Qatar. To apply:

  • use Hayya app or go to hayya.qa
  • select the entry visa type “Hayya with Me (C)”Enter a valid invitation code” (To get invitation codes, ask your friends or family members who have used Hayya during the World Cup Qatar2022)
  • complete your details like passport and photo
  • provide accommodation details when requested
  • receive your entry visa by email or retrieve through Hayya To Qatar app

Tourist Entry Visa

General tourists from any part of the world can now visit Qatar with Hayya’s new Tourist Entry Visa with simpler approvals and less paperwork. To apply:

  • use Hayya app or go to hayya.qa
  • select the entry visa type “Tourist Entry visa (A1)”
  • complete your details like passport and photo
  • validate the information
  • proof of your accommodation confirmation
  • complete your payment of QAR 100
  • receive your entry visa by email or retrieve through Hayya app

Entry Visa with ETA

Using Entry Visa with ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation), visa or residency holders of the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and/or Schengen can now apply and visit Qatar any time. To apply:

  • use Hayya app or go to hayya.qa
  • select the entry visa type “Entry Visa with ETA (A3)”
  • upload a copy of your valid visa/residence for any of the following: US, Canada, UK, Schengen, Australia & New Zealand
  • complete your details like passport and photo
  • validate the information
  • complete payment of QAR 100
  • receive your entry visa by email or retrieve through Hayya app

Hayya for GCC residents

GCC residents can opt for two types of entry visas with Hayya:

GCC Resident Entry Visa

If you are a GCC Resident, you can now visit Qatar any time with a GCC Resident Entry Visa from Hayya regardless of your profession. To apply:

  • use Hayya app or go to hayya.qa
  • select the entry visa type “GCC Resident Entry Visa(A2)”
  • complete your details like passport and photo
  • validate the information
  • upload your GCC Residency copy & choose profession
  • complete payment of QAR 100
  • receive your entry visa by email or retrieve through Hayya app

Entry Visa for Companion of GCC National

When visiting Qatar, GCC Nationals can bring along companions based on their needs. To apply:

  • use Hayya app or go to hayya.qa
  • select the entry visa type “Companion of GCC Citizen (A4)
  • complete your details like passport and photo
  • validate the information and upload the applicant’s GCC residence copy
  • complete payment of QAR 100
  • receive your entry visa by email or retrieve through Hayya app

Hayya fee

While Hayya does not charge for applications, fees for visas may be charged. The Entry Visa fees start from QAR 100. They are paid after your visa is approved. The fees are non-refundable regardless of your travel status or arrangements.

Hayya app

The Hayya app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices.

Hayya contact information

Hayya contact center can be reached by calling 2022 from within Qatar, and +974 4441 2022 from outside of Qatar. You can also contact them by sending an email to [email protected].

 

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