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Visa issuance for ‘Hayya Card Holders’ starts in early November: ICP

ICP announces readiness to receive applications for multiple-entry tourist visas to the UAE

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) has announced its readiness to start receiving applications for multiple-entry tourist visas to the UAE, which are intended for “Hayya Card” holders, starting from Tuesday, 1st November, 2022.

In a statement, the Authority welcomed international fans holding the “Hayya Card” issued by the organisers of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to visit the UAE throughout the period of the event in Qatar, as part of the UAE government’s support to the brotherly country of Qatar to host the events and competitions of the Football World Cup during the period from 20th November to 18th December, 2022.

The Authority clarified that international visitors can apply for the “Hayya card holders” tourist visa through the website www.icp.gov.ae, where it indicated that the visa is issued in accordance with the regulations of the updated visa system and has the possibility of multiple entry to the UAE within a period of 90 days from the date of the entry with a fixed issuance fee of AED100 only, with the possibility of renewal for a similar period upon request, and without the requirement of a guarantor or proof of prior entry into the State of Qatar.

The Authority highlighted the flexibility of the procedures related to the issuance of the “Hayya card holders visa” available through the Authority’s smart services platform, which is obtained by accessing the list of public services and selecting the “Visa for Hayya card holders” service, then filling in the application data and paying the specified fees.

The Authority renewed its welcome to visitors to the event coming across the UAE from various countries of the world to attend the events and activities of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, in order to enhance the prospects of cooperation and in line with the common ties with the brothers in Qatar and all GCC countries.