In only six months’ time, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be underway. Fans from across the globe will fly to Doha for the tournament, which will be held from 21 November to 18 December.

Thousands of fans are planning to stay with family and friends in Qatar during the event, which will take place at eight stadiums, set to be the most compact edition of the tournament in modern history.

Every fan travelling to Qatar for the tournament will need to apply for the Hayya digital card. The card will act as an entry permit to Qatar and offer a host of benefits, including free public transport on match days.

Who needs to apply for a Hayya Card?

Qatar residents planning to attend the matches will also need to apply for Hayya. Local residents who wish to host ticketed family and friends – but not attend matches – do not need to apply for Hayya. Qatari citizens and residents who wish to enter Qatar during the tournament are also not required to apply for Hayya.

As part of the Hayya approval process, fans will need to confirm where they are staying during the tournament. If fans are planning to stay with family and friends, their host will need to register their property on the Hayya portal via the Alternative Accommodation tab.

Qatar residents planning to host ticketed family and friends should follow the steps below to provide a seamless experience for their guests:

  • Add Qatar ID details
  • Add the property name, zone, street, building and unit
  • Select whether you own or rent the property

After a property has been added, the below information also need to be added:

  • Name of guest
  • Guest’s passport number
  • Guest’s nationality


Guests simply need to travel to Qatar using the passport details added in the Alternative Accommodation section. For support, you may contact [email protected] or call 800 2022 (for Qatar residents) and +974 4441 2022 (for international residents).

Every FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ ticket holder – including Qatari citizens and residents – will need to apply for Hayya. Click here for more details.

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