DUBAI: People attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be able to enter the UAE multiple times through the ‘Hayya’ visa program, the country announced on Tuesday.
For just $27, individuals can apply for the ‘Hayya’ card starting from 1 Nov.
As part of the Emirates’ mission to support Qatar as it hosts the FIFA World Cup, the Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa option will allow fans to enter the UAE over a period of 90 days.
“The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, explained that the programme includes granting a multiple-entry visa to the UAE for a total period of up to (90) days from the date of issuance of this visa,” WAM reported.
The visa can also be extended for an additional 90 days, in accordance with the conditions, procedures and normal fees listed under the current visa system, according to WAM.
Citizens from visa-exempt countries do not have to apply for the ‘Hayya’ card since they can enter and stay in the UAE multiple times according to the current procedures, WAM noted.
‘Hayya’ card holders can apply for the Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa through the website (www.icp.gov.ae), by choosing ‘Smart Channels’ and then selecting ‘Public Services’.
They must then choose the ‘Hayya Card Holders’ Visa and fill in their details and documents and pay the applicable fees.