How to apply for a Qatar visa online via the Hayya portal?

Applying for a Qatar visa online has never been easier with the user-friendly Hayya portal. The service previously used to issue Hayya cards (the analog of Fun ID for the Qatar World Cup) is back with expanded functionality. The Hayya Portal now allows you to apply for an electronic visa to Qatar. You can complete your visa application process hassle-free and conveniently from the comfort of your home in just a few simple steps detailed in our guidelines!

How to apply for a Qatar visa online via the Hayya portal?

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Qatar visa policy

Qatar has a relatively open visa policy, offering visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival to citizens of many countries for various purposes, such as tourism, business, and transit, while also providing online visa application options for those who require a visa in advance.

Who can apply for a Qatar visa online?

If you are not eligible for a visa on arrival in Qatar, you can apply for the visa online in a few easy steps through the Hayya Portal – or the ‘Hayya’ app. Eligible countries are:

Qatar e-visa categories

These are the visas you can apply for through the Hayya Portal:

Besides, travelers entering Qatar through the Abu Samra land border with a vehicle can conveniently pre-register at Hayya to facilitate a smoother entry process.

Qatar e-visa application process

Here are the steps to take to get the e-visa on the Hayya portal:

  1. Visit the Hayya portal or download a Hayya to Qatar app. Create an account providing your passport name, and proceed to “Apply for Hayya”;
  2. Choose the type of visa you need and fill out the relevant application form;
  3. Upload your documents and input your profession;
  4. Enter accommodation details;
  5. Submit and pay the Qatari visa fee of QAR100;
  6. Receive your visa by mail or in the Hayya application.

If you are traveling as a guest, the inviting person must fill out the visa application on your behalf.

Documents required to apply for a Qatar visa via Hayya portal

The general documents for all categories of Qatari eVisas are as follows:

For A2 and F4 visas, you will also need to provide a scan of your GCC residency.

To obtain a visa to Qatar under the ‘Hayya with Me’ program, you must provide an invitation code from a Hayya card holder.

Hayya photo requirements

Here is an example of a Qatar visa photo:

Qatar visa photo for Hayya Portal

Get a Qatar e-visa photo for the Hayya platform online!

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Just take a picture of yourself under good lighting, with proper posing and outfit for an ID, then upload it to our tool below.

Visafoto will instantly adjust the background, size and format to satisfy the Qatar e-visa through Hayya specifications. You will get a digital photo you can instantly use for your electronic application!

Take an image with a smartphone or camera against any background, upload it here and instantly get a professional photo for your visa, passport or ID.
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Result example: a correct visa or passport photo that you will receive

First, take a photo of yours like this one:

Visa photo original source

You will have two photos. A digital one is for electronic applications and another one is for printing.

Example of a Qatar visa photo
Qatar visa photos for printing

Qatar e-visa fees

All visa applications on the Hayya portal cost QAR100.

Qatar e-visa validity

Qatar e-visas applied through Hayya are valid for a stay of up to 30 days from the date of issue.

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