How to Apply for Qatar Visa as a GCC resident?

GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders can apply for a Qatar visa online through the Hayya platform as explained below. This facility is available to all GCC residents with all Iqama professions.

Being a GCC Iqama holder, you can also get an on-arrival visa at the Qatar border if your profession is one of the professions listed here.


You need the following to apply for a Qatar visa online as a GCC resident;

  • Passport with a validity of 6 months.
  • Digital Iqama with 3 months validity.
  • Hotel Booking / Address to Stay in Qatar.
  • Personal Photo.

Step 1: Register your Account

In order to apply for a visa as a GCC resident, download Hayya to Qatar application from the;

Once the application is installed on your mobile and;

  • Click on the “Hayya” option at the bottom-right corner.
  • Select the “Sign up now” button.
  • Enter the email address.
  • Click on the “send verification code” button.
  • Enter the code received on your mobile and complete the registration.

Qatar Visa as GCC resident

Step 2: Apply for Visa

After the registration, you need to apply for a Hayya card to get a Qatar visa;

  • Click on “Request your Hayya“.
  • Select the “Request your Hayya” button.
  • Visa Category: GCC Resident Visa (A2).
  • Upload your personal photo.

Qatar Visa as GCC resident

At this stage, you need to enter your personal details to apply for Qatar visa as a GCC resident;

  • Enter your personal information.
  • Add your residence information.
  • Job Title: Iqama profession.
  • Upload a digital copy of your Iqama.
  • Enter the name of the hotel/address where you would be staying.
  • Click on the “Review & Submit” button.

That’s it, you have successfully submitted the application for a Qatar visa as a GCC resident.

Qatar Visa as GCC resident

Step 3: Add Dependents

In case you are traveling with your children, you can add them to the application at this point in time.

  • Click on the “Hayya” option at the bottom-right corner.
  • Select “Visit My Hayya“.
  • Now scroll down and click on “Add your dependents“.


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