How to get the Free(!) Hayya Card (visa/Fan ID) for Qatar 2022

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Free Hay’ya Card (i.e. Fan ID / Visa) for Ticket Holders!

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? We’ve got your answers.

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:

Great But What About Match Tickets & Accommodations

We got you covered:

Hayya Mobile App

Also, there’s a great Hayya mobile app you’ll want to download:

We created a quick video here on some benefits of using it later in the tournament:

Can I Get a Visa Through Regular Processes During World Cup?

NO! You Must Have Hayya Card

But Here’s Old, No Longer Applicable Info for World Cup visitors

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.

Sources:

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

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. We are NOT one of them nor do we have relationships with any. Good luck!

Below is an image – you’ll need to visit the Hamad International Airport website for details and links.

Please Note

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