All of us at U.S. Embassy Doha are excited to join you in cheering on our team at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar! Our top priority this fall is to ensure that U.S. citizens in Qatar have a safe and enjoyable visit. Check back to this page regularly for updates including the latest tips and guidance for Americans visiting Doha, Qatar.
A limited number of American Citizen Services appointments for routine services are available from November 13, 2022 to January 2, 2023 due to the FIFA World Cup. This includes passport and notary services. Appointments in January are available on our website. If you have a time sensitive need for routine services, email ACSDoha@state.gov to request an appointment.
Adults renewing their passports at U.S. Embassy Doha will no longer require an appointment and can use our new quick drop service. Use our Passport Appointment Wizard to see if you are eligible. Eligible applicants may submit payment via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or PayPal.
For further inquiries, please contact: +974 4496 6000 or ACSDoha@state.gov.
For all other alerts for U.S. citizens, click here.
Check out our pocket-guide to all you need to know about attending the World Cup Qatar 2022.
We recommend that you download a copy for future reference here [PDF File].
Travelers during the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup that takes place from November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022 must apply for a Hayya Card. A Hayya Card is a form of Fan ID and serves as your entry permit (visa). It is required to enter the country as of November 1, 2022 and attend matches during the tournament period. It will also provide free public transport access on match days. The card will be required regardless of whether you intend to attend a match. See the Hayya portal website for the latest information.
Check the FIFA website for ticket information. Only purchase match tickets from official providers. Match tickets bought through unofficial means may not be valid.
Please note: World Cup related entry restrictions will remain in place until January 23, 2023.
Not all items are permitted at the World Cup stadiums. See full list here [PDF File].
While in Qatar, several transportation options are available, please visit: https://www.qatar2022.qa/en/getting-around
Learn more about accessibility for persons with disabilities in Qatar through the Accessibility Guide found here.
If you are staying in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait or other countries in the region while attending the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup, please read the Travel Advisory for each country you will visit and save the emergency contact information for your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
The U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens living in or visiting Iran.
Entering Qatar by land, by sea, or by air? See the government of Qatar’s guide to entering the country through ports of entry.
PREPARE YOUR PHONE: Smartphones can be a tool for travel safety and preparedness.
Follow U.S. Embassy Doha’s official social media accounts for Qatar travel tips, COVID-19 updates, match day celebrations, and more.
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Remember that important aspects of daily life in Qatar are different than what we are used to in the United States, due to both law and culture. Qatar is a diverse, fascinating country with a rich history and culture, and a variety of entertainment options. Many Americans live, work, or travel in Qatar every day, and enjoy all it has to offer. To make the most of your visit during the World Cup, we encourage all Americans to learn about Qatar before traveling. For example:
This is a limited list of some legal, security, and cultural differences U.S. citizens may encounter in Qatar. Please follow US Embassy Doha social media, sign up for STEP, read the Travel Advisory, and prepare thoroughly before you travel to enjoy a safe, fun World Cup experience.