Two Hayya Card centres are expected to open before the FIFA World Cup tournament to ease access for fans applying for the mandatory ID cards, organisers have revealed.
Speaking to AlKass TV, Saeed Ali Al Kuwari, the Executive Director of the Hayya platform at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), said that new centres will be located in Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena (ABHA Arena) and Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), West Bay.
The official advised that fans should head to either of the two centres, once opened to the public, to receive a printed Hayya card. In the event of losing the card, spectators can get an alternative one without paying any extra charges.
Only those who have purchased a match ticket may apply for the Hayya card online.
The card is mandatory for all fans, including locals and residents, to enter the stadiums during match days. It also serves as an entry permit for international visitors to enter Qatar during the tournament from November 1 to December 23, 2022.
“Fans (who have completed the required procedures such as match tickets and Hayya card) will start receiving visas in their emails starting from October 1,” said Al Kuwari.