MoI unveils vehicle registration platform for GCC football fans

Doha: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has launched a vehicle preregistration platform on its website to issue entry permit for GCC citizens and residents travelling to Qatar in their cars by road for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The authorities concerned have initiated to allow GCC nationals and residents to enter the country without need to obtain Hayya Card for non-match ticket holders in accordance with normal entry procedures. 

The GCC nationals and residents who are coming via road in their own vehicles will be able to enter the country from December 8, 2022.

Col Jassim Al BuHashem Al Sayed, Executive Director of the Office of the Commander of Security Operations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 introduced the entry procedures in Qatar for citizens and residents of GCC through the state’s air, land and sea ports.

He revealed the detail while speaking at a press conference yesterday organised by the security authorities, represented by the Ministry of Interior and the Safety and Security Operation Committee of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Officers Club of the General Directorate of Civil Defence.

“The travellers by road are required to provide the basic information such as country of arrival, types of vehicles, model, number plate and other related information on the platform,” said Al Sayed.

He said that they are also needed to enter the number of passengers on the system. “The option is available to make any changes in the provided information if they need to do so.”

He said that the applicants also required completing the procedures of vehicles’ insurance by following some very easy steps, such as filling insurance policy form and paying insurance fees.

“They will be required to apply for the permit via the Ministry of Interior website at least 12 hours before the date of travel, without requiring payment of pre-entry fees for vehicles,” said Al Sayed.

About entry into Qatar by road using buses, he said that bus transport service will be available to all travellers as is normal, and parking will be allocated to visitors without fees.

Regarding the entry through airports, he said that GCC nationals and residents coming to Qatar by air are able to enter without requiring registration via the Haya platform from December 6, 2022.

Al Sayed said that these measures come in the context of the state’s efforts to allow visitors from citizens and residents of the GCC countries to enjoy the associated activities and entertainment events of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.