Airport security opens office at HIA to issue entry pass
To ease the temporary pass issuance to Hamad International Airport, Airport Security Department has opened an office at the Departure Terminal of the Airport.
The new office will issue temporary permits for companies, institutions, authorities and ministries to enter the airport. Lt. Hamad Murad Abdullah, Permits Officer at Airport Security Department explained that the office is located within the departures lounge of HIA in front of the baggage weighing counters. He added that the office will issue only temporary pass for one day while passes valid for one week, month or year can be obtained from the main office of the Airport Security Department.
He added that any party wishing to enter HIA for any purpose, must bring a copy of the passport or ID card for citizens, a copy of residence or visit visa (for residents), personal photo, and fill in the provisional security permit application along with the letter from the authority for whom he works, explaining the purpose of visit and the specific areas he wishes to enter. After security clearance, the permit will be issued.
He urged the permit holder to display the permit in a clearly visible way during his presence within the airport, and to produce it to the security men and the concerned authorities upon request. The permit holders shouldn’t enter areas other than those specified in the security clearance, he added. He asked the holders to ensure that permits do not fall in the hands of those not entitled to carry or use it , and not try to change the data recorded on the permit.
The permit office can be contacted on 2351412/2351325.