All fans will be required to have an approved Fan ID application number to enter the State of Qatar and the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ stadiums. All fans will be required to collect their physical Fan ID smart card from the Fan ID Service Centre. The Fan ID is a smart-technology identification card designed to provide fans with the ultimate experience in Qatar and will be mandatory for all ticket holders that attend the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ matches, taking place in Qatar from 30 November to 18 December. It will serve as a means of identification and provide access to tournament stadiums. The Fan ID will also provide ticket holders with access to a number of services and benefits relating to transportation, tourism and others in order to enhance their experience while in Qatar. Fans planning to attend the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ should apply for their Fan ID once they have paid for their match tickets and have received their ticket application number by email. Applications for the Fan ID can be submitted online via the host country entry portal website, where more information can be found. The Fan ID is operated by the government of the State of Qatar. FIFA is not responsible for its application process, issuance and/or use.