December 4, 2022

Visiting Qatar for FIFA World Cup Tournament 2022-Visa Requirements

FIFA World Cup is the most awaited season for football fans across the world. Millions of fans and spectators visit the stadium to watch this Adrenaline-pumped sport. This season the destination is middle Eastern Jewel QATAR. A total of 64 games will be played in the cities of Qatar to claim the FIFA World Cup Tournament title. qatar has developed 08 international standard stadiums for the matches. The venues are located in cities like Lusail, Al Khor, Al Wakrah, Al Rayyan, and Capital City-Doha.

Before you Buy a Ticket to FIFA

To visit Qatar, one must have a Visa. Having a ticket will not guarantee you entry into Qatar. Keeping in the view of FIFA World Cup Tournament and control the inflow of large numbers of fans/visitors the Government of Qatar has suspended Visitor Visa, Business Visa and Visa on arrival from November 01 to 23 December 2022. Only Qatari Citizens,  Resident holders (Qatar Resident ID) and HAYYA CARD holders can enter Qatar.

Who are allowed?

From November 01 to 23 December 2022, you can visit Qatar only if you are Qatari citizen,  Resident holder (Qatar Resident ID), or HAYYA CARD holder. A Hayya Cardholder can invite up to three non-ticketed supporters to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The “Hayya With Me” feature was first introduced by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy department. The applicant must be at least 18 years old.

What is a Hayya Card?

Hayya Card is a multiple entry visa for FIFA ticket holders /fans/Visitors issued by Qatar.  it was introduced during the Arab Cup. The Hayya Card will be used as a means of identification for all ticket-holders of the Tournament and provide its holders with a number of services aimed at enhancing their experience while in Qatar.

A valid match ticket and a valid Hayya Card are required to enter a stadium to watch a match. Without a valid Match Ticket Application Number or Match Ticket Number, you cannot apply for a Hayya Card.

How to apply for Hayya Card.

You must either create a Hayya account in order to apply for a Hayya Card or log in to Hayya using your FIFA.com user account. One can also apply for Matchday Hayya for one day visit. One-day visit on Hayya card is valid for 24 hours of entry into Qatar. Hayya card is free of cost for ticket holders and for non-match visitors it will Cost QAR 100 (around $27=₹2300)

Qatar Visa of Indians

Please note although Qatar allows visas on arrival for certain categories of Indian passport holders and Resident cardholders of GCC, however, this facility would be suspended for the period November 01- December 23. Entry can only be made if you hold a Qatar resident card or Hayya Card or a registered invitee of Hayya Card holder.