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FIFA World Cup 2022: Travel to Qatar

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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the men’s national teams of the members of FIFA, the sport’s global governing body. The tournament is played every four years, and 2026 will see the first ever joint hosting of the World Cup by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA.

It is scheduled to take place in Qatar in 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. The tournament has been controversially awarded to Qatar, and is the subject of on-going criticism and investigation.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Travel to Qatar

Qatar Visa Process

The Qatar visa process is fairly simple and straightforward. However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind in order to make sure that the process goes smoothly.

The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you have all of the required documents. The most important document that you will need is a valid passport. You will also need to provide proof of onward travel, as well as a few other documents.

Once you have all of the required documents, the next step is to fill out an online application form. This form will ask for basic information about you and your travel plans. Once you have submitted the form, you will need to wait for a decision from the Qatar embassy.

If your application is approved, you will be issued a visa. You will then need to pay a visa fee and submit your passport for stamping. Once your passport has been stamped, you will be able to travel to Qatar.

Countries that do not require a visa to enter Qatar

Citizens of the following countries are not required to get a visa to enter Qatar for up to 90 days in a 180-day period:

  • Dominican Republic
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malaysia
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • EU Member States (except Ireland)
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Bahamas
  • Brazil

Visas are not required for citizens of the following countries to enter Qatar for stays of up to 30 days (extendable for another 30 days):

  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Suriname
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lebanon

In both circumstances, you can input Qatar several times within the time limit.

Qatar Visa Exemption on Condition

Indian citizens can enter Qatar without a visa for 30 days if they produce the following documents:

  • Passport valid for at least another 6 months
  • A certain return ticket.
  • A hotel reservation has been verified.

Pakistani citizens can enter Qatar without a visa for up to 30 days (no extensions) if they show:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 more months
  • A confirmed return ticket.
  • A confirmed hotel reservation.
  • Valid debit or credit card.
  • If you are traveling from Pakistan, proof of vaccination against Polio

Qatar Visa for Arrivals: Who can get it?

Citizens from the listed countries can apply for a Qatar visa upon arrival. This will permit them to enter Oman and Qatar for up to 30 consecutive days.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City

Qatar Visa Requirements

You must submit electronic copies (scanned with color) of the following documents when applying for a Qatar visa.

  • The biographic information page of your passport (name, picture)
  • Take a recent passport-size photo of yourself
  • Your confirmed airline ticket.
  • You can prove your accommodation in Qatar by securing a reservation at a hotel.
  • If you are staying with a friend or relative in Qatar:
    • They will need a letter of authority
    • Their Qatar ID and Residence Visa
    • Copy their bio page from their passport
    • A copy of the rental agreement document
  • If you are staying with a friend/relative that is a Qatari citizen, copy their Qatar ID
  • Residents of GCC countries must meet these requirements:
    • GCC country resident visa
    • GCC ID card
  • Additional documents that are relevant to your travel purpose such as:
    • Visas previously issued by Qatar, Schengen Countries, UK, USA and Australia.
    • Document proving that you have at least $8,000 invested in Qatar
    • Certificate of birth
    • Certificate of marriage

The Ministry of Interior in Qatar processes your Qatar visa. If you are required to submit additional documents by the immigration officers handling your application, they will inform you.

All electronic copies of documents must be scanned in color, clear and legible.

FAQ: FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

How Long Does It Take to Get a Qatar Visa?

Most visa applications for Qatar can be processed in 4 working days if all documents are in order and there aren’t any problems.

What Is the Duration of a Qatar Visa?

Qatar visas are valid for 30 days. One entry is allowed. You can extend the visa from Qatar by contacting the Ministry of Interior.

How Much Is the Qatar Visa Fee?

The Qatar Tourist Visa costs QAR 100 (USD27) for the main applicant, QAR50 (USD 13.50 for each accompanying person), and QAR 200, (USD 55), as an overstaying penalty per day. Tourist Visa holders may stay in Qatar up to 30 days per trip.

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