How to get a Free(!) Visa / Fan ID for Qatar 2022

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UPDATE – Free Hay’ya Card / Fan ID / Visa for Ticket Holders! (March 29th, 2022)

Reading into the Qatar 2022 site, it does in fact appear that the Fan ID for Qatar (aka “Hay’ya Card”) will be the free access and visa substitute into Qatar that fans want.

How do you get that card? You need a ticket at the moment to apply. Read about how tickets are available already and you can apply for the card if you have a successful ticket application. Exciting!

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Summary For Those Without Tickets or Hay’ya Card:

According the the Qatar 2022 FAQ site, everyone will need a card to enter Qatar during the tournament (see the image below from their site). The exact details have yet to be communicated – check out that official site for more details as we will be focused solely on ticket holders:

For Transparency – Here’s The Old, No Longer Applicable Info

Please first review the frequently asked questions on the official Qatar 2022 site.

According to the Emmydaz Travel Blog and verified on Visit Qatar, there are upwards of 85 countries that do not have to pay for a visa to visit Qatar as of August 2017. There are some slight differences as half the countries are allowed for 90 days and the other half is 30 days. Fortunately, the tournament is only 30 days so for someone wanting to stay the entire time and not need visa paperwork, you have a good likelihood.

Countries With 90 Day Visas

This list is directly from the Visit Qatar site:

  • 1. Antigua and Barbuda
  • 2. Argentina
  • 3. Austria
  • 4. Bahamas
  • 5. Belgium
  • 6. Bulgaria
  • 7. Croatia
  • 8. Cyprus
  • 9. Czech Republic
  • 10. Denmark 
  • 11. Dominican Republic
  • 12. Estonia
  • 13. Finland
  • 14. France
  • 15. Germany
  • 16. Greece
  • 17. Hungary
  • 18. Iceland
  • 19. Italy
  • 20. Latvia
  • 21. Liechtenstein
  • 22. Lithuania
  • 23. Luxembourg
  • 24. Malaysia
  • 25. Malta
  • 26. Netherlands
  • 27. Norway
  • 28. Poland
  • 29. Portugal
  • 30. Romania
  • 31. Serbia
  • 32. Seychelles
  • 33. Slovakia
  • 34. Slovenia
  • 35. Spain
  • 36. Sweden
  • 37. Switzerland
  • 38. Turkey
  • 39. Ukraine

Countries With 30 Day Visas

  • 1. Andorra
  • 2. Australia
  • 3. Azerbaijan
  • 4. Belarus
  • 5. Bolivia
  • 6. Brazil
  • 7. Brunei
  • 8. Canada
  • 9. Chile
  • 10. China
  • 11. Colombia
  • 12. Costa Rica
  • 13. Cuba
  • 14. Ecuador
  • 15. Georgia
  • 16. Guyana
  • 17. Hong Kong, China
  • 18. India
  • 19. Indonesia
  • 20. Ireland
  • 21. Japan
  • 22. Kazakhstan
  • 23. Lebanon
  • 24. Macedonia
  • 25. Maldives
  • 26. Mexico
  • 27. Moldova
  • 28. Monaco
  • 29. New Zealand
  • 30. Pakistan
  • 31. Panama
  • 32. Paraguay
  • 33. Peru
  • 34. Russia
  • 35. Rwanda
  • 36. San Marino
  • 37. Singapore
  • 38. South Africa
  • 39. South Korea
  • 40. Suriname
  • 41. Thailand
  • 42. United Kingdom
  • 43. United States
  • 44. Uruguay
  • 45. Vatican City
  • 46. Venezuela

How Do I Enact On My Free Visa?

Well, at this moment, there’s minimal stipulations. Any individual from the above countries can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival to Qatar as long as he/she:

  • Possesses a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months
  • Possess a confirmed onward or return ticket

Hooray for Qatar being the most open country in the Middle East!

What if your country isn’t listed above?

Doing more research, the Hamad International Airport has great insight into securing visas and links out to Visit Qatar as well. Check out their site and an excerpt below of what we mean as this section even discusses how Qatar Airways may even be able to facilitate a visa! Outside of this, there are many companies out there that will charge a nominal fee to make it easier on you to obtain the requisite visa. Good luck!

(Please note the below is an image – you’ll need to visit the Hamad International Airport website for details and links!)

Please Note

Reminder: This site is solely to aggregate helpful information that we have found online. We are in no way affiliated with governments, FIFA or Qatar.

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