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World cup visa ‘cannot’ be converted to work visa, permit – Nigerian Embassy Doha

The official ball for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Doha’s Corniche with the city’s skyline in the background, Qatar. Photo: Al Jazeera

Ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup holding in Qatar, Nigerians have been cautioned that the special world cup visa called Hayya card and Entry Permit cannot and will not be changed or transferred to work visa or permit.

The Nigerian embassy in Doha sent the warning in a statement by its spokesperson, Kimiebi Imomotimi Ebienfa.

The statement cautioned citizens not to fall victim to “unscrupulous elements spreading fake news” with regard to ripping off innocent Nigerians.

Mr Ebienfa also advised Nigerian fans travelling for the soccer fiesta to endeavour to “obey and respect the laws of the host country” and ensure that they “comply with all relevant guidelines and requirements for visiting fans” before embarking on any trip.

Writing by Hamza Alkali; Editing by Muzha Kucha and Tony Okerafor