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Information 2021

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1. Corona virus live update

July 08, 2021 Qatar Ministry of Interior announced that issuing Visit Visas to be restarted from July 12, 2021

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Coronavirus live update

Key updates after corona

  • Until the 31st of July Qatari Nationals (and their travel companions) who hold permanent residency cards or individuals who hold visas that have been exceptionally approved can enter Qatar. All non-Qatari nationals are denied entry into Qatar until further notice.
  • Starting from August 1st, pre-arranged QID resident permit holders from low-risk countries will be allowed to travel to Qatar. However, it is suggested not to book a hotel quarantine package unless and until the government has approved their return.
  • Inbound travel from France, Germany, Sudan, and Spain has been suspended from March 15th until further notice.
  • For companies under QFC Authority, new Work visas, family visas, or business visas won’t be issued starting from March 15th until further notice.
  • Due to airport closures, travelers holding Visit Visas (including on-arrival visas that were issued before) are permitted to stay in Qatar without any visa extensions or being fined.
  • These travelers will be given a grace period within which they have to exit the country after the conditions have returned to normal and flights resume operations.
Key updates after corona

2. Eligibility

The Qatar Visit Visa process varies depending on your nationality. Find out which category you belong to and learn more about the rules that govern the entry for your nationality. For your ease in navigation, we have divided them into categories so that you can find the exact information for your country. Below are the categories

Free on arrival nationals

Nationals originating from over 80 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into Qatar and can stay for different periods of time depending on their category. These travelers don’t need any pre-arranged visas and are eligible for a visa waiver when they arrive in Qatar if they show a valid passport having a minimum validity of 6 months and a pre-booked return ticket.

Free on arrival nationals
Free On arrival nationals – 90 days visa
Free On arrival nationals – 90 days visa

Nationals traveling from the countries listed below are given a waiver that is valid for 180 days from
the date of issue with a permitted stay duration of 90 days in Qatar. This duration can be used in multiple stays or a single stay.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Lithuania
  • Romania
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Lithuania
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
Free On arrival nationals – 30 days visa
Free On arrival nationals – 30 days visaa

Nationals originating from the countries listed below are eligible for a waiver that is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. This waiver can be extended for an extra 30 days. This visa permits its holder for a 30-day stay in Qatar which can be utilized in a single stay or multiple stays.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Lithuania
  • Romania
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Lithuania
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland

Armenia nationals Armenia nationals

Armenia nationals are eligible for a free on arrival visa and get a free 90 day stay. However, they need to meet certain terms. Their passports should have a minimum validity of 6 months and should possess a confirmed return ticket while entering Qatar. This duration can be used up in a single stay or multiple stays and is not extendable.

Pakistan Nationals Pakistan Nationals

Pakistan Nationals also receive a 30 day free on arrival visa for free as long as these conditions have been met:

  • Minimum passport validity of 6 months
  • Confirmed return ticket
  • Proof of confirmed hotel booking for entire duration of stay
  • Possession of valid credit card
  • Individuals travelling directly from Pakistan must show polio vaccination certificate
  • Visa extension can only be confirmed after return ticket has been confirmed.

Bosnia and Herzegovina NationalsBosnia and Herzegovina Nationals

Bosnia and Herzegovina nationals get a free 30-day stay when entering Qatar. However, these terms have to be met:

  • Confirmed return ticket
  • Must carry permanent passport with minimum validity of 6 months

Countries eligible for Qatar-Oman Joint Visit Visa

The below-listed countries are eligible for this joint visa that permits a 30 day stay in the
state of Qatar and Sultanate of Oman. It permits multiple entries to both countries and
can be extended for an additional 30 days.

Countries eligible for Qatar-Oman Joint Visit Visa
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Lithuania
  • Romania
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Lithuania
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Czech Republic
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • switzerland

Prepaid / pre-arranged visas

Travelers who are not eligible for an on-arrival visa or an ETA can apply for a Qatar Visit Visa. Holders of this visa type are allowed to stay for 30 days in Qatar.

Visa Exemptions nationals

Nationals of GCC countries(UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain) don’t need a visa to enter Qatar.

Visa Exemptions nationals
Free ETA

Free ETA

Individuals not eligible for visa-free entry but are holders of valid residence permits or visit visas to either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Schengen countries, the Uk or the USA can obtain an ETA(Electronic Travel Authorization) for free after completing an online form before travel.

The form can be filled in easily and you need to provide the following details:

  • Accommodation proof in Qatar( host address, hotel booking, etc)
  • Passport copy with minimum 6 months validity
  • Copy of residence permit or visa to any of the countries listed above(should have minimum 30 days validity)
  • Details of your return (or onward) travel

After your request is approved you will receive your ETA so that you can get an on-arrival Qatar visa which permits you to stay for 30 days in a single visit. The visa can be extended for an extra 30 days which can be used in the same visit. if you wish to return after exiting Qatar you will need to apply for a new ETA before entering Qatar.

3. Process of applying prepaid

Qatar Hotels and Tourism firm made the process very simple

Collecting the documents

Collecting the documents

Payment

Payment

Receiving Visa

Receiving Visa

Travel to Qatar

Travel to Qatar

Collecting the documents

If applying for a Qatar Visit with us, we need you to submit the following documents:

  • Scanned color copy of first and last page of your Passport. The validity of your passport should be at least 6 months from the date of travel and have a minimum of 3 blank pages.
  • Scanned color copy of your passport size photograph with blue background.
  • Flight tickets if already booked.
  • Hotel reservations if any

Payment

You can make a bank deposit or an online transfer

Receiving Visa

Your Qatar Visit Visa will be sent to you via email or WhatsApp.

Travel to Qatar

Since visa processing can take anywhere from 3 to 6 working days, we advise you to apply for a Qatar visa 30 days ahead.

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4. Types of Qatar visas

5. Qatar Transit visa

Qatar Airways passengers who have a layover in Qatar for at least 5 hours are eligible to apply for a Qatar Transit Visa. The visa is valid for 96 hours (4 days), is open for travelers of all nationalities, and is issued free of charge.
Qatar Airways has certain terms and conditions for transit visas:

  • Nationals from over 80 countries can now avail visa-free entry into Qatar due to the new Visa waiver upon arrival. If the traveler is applying from any of those countries, a pre-approved transit visa is not necessary. For more information, click here.
  • For any layovers between 5 to 96 hours, a prearranged transit visa needs to be processed via a Qatar Airways office or the Airliner’s website. For a duration of over 96 hours, this scheme is not approved.
  • All individuals including infants must have individual passports that have a minimum validity of 6 months at the time of entry to Qatar. A clear passport copy should be handed over via the Qatar Airways website or at a Qatar Airways office.
  • Visa processing duration is a minimum of 7 days without considering public holidays.
  • Visa is valid for a period of 30 days from the date of visa issue and permits only one entry. Extension for validity is not given and a new visa application must be handed in.
  • Travelers are requested to be aware that the Qatar visa is only valid for 30 days from the date of issue and they have to enter Qatar with their valid visa within this duration. Consider this fact before planning your trip and visa application.
  • When traveling to Qatar the round ticket (arrival and departure) needs to be with Qatar Airways.
  • Entry into Qatar will be at the disposition of the Qatar Immigration Authorities. Qatar Airways will not be held responsible for the decision taken by the immigration authorities. Qatar Airways will not be responsible for any expenses in case of delay in visa issuing or rejection from the State of Qatar’s Ministry of Interior.
  • If your visa is rejected after arriving in Qatar, you may travel to your final destination if you have a valid visa or make arrangements for onward travel at your own expense. The unused part of the original ticket can be refunded without any charges. You can also choose to rebook your ticket free of charge for travel in the same cabin.
  • Any other expenses, including but not limited to accommodation in Qatar must be paid for by the passenger.
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6. Extending your Visit Visa

Travelers visiting Qatar with tourist, business or any other visa type can get a visa extension online via the Ministry of Interior’s online portal or through any authorized person.

Required documents for extending your Visit Visa

  • Valid passport copy of visitor
  • Photocopy of employee ID card for personal sponsorship OR photocopy of Company registration card for employer sponsorship.
  • Photocopy of wife’s residence permit if applying for family visa
  • Copy of marriage certificate(wife’s visa) and proof of relations for other members
  • Copy of the labor contract certified from the resident sponsor (Visit Visas)

Keep in mind

For an extension, the visa holder should contact the department before their visa expiry or exit the country.

The applicant is solely responsible for any incorrect information that was submitted.

7. Qatar Overstaying fine

Overstaying your visit visa in Qatar is fined at 200 QR per day of overstaying. This fine has to be settled at the immigration counter, online or via the travel agency that provided your visit visa before exiting the country. No legal action is taken for overstaying in Qatar

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E-gates

8. E Gates

Qatari nationals and residents can experience a hassle-free immigration process by buying an e-gate card before travelling. This facility can be availed by Qatari ID card holders over 18 years of age. By inserting the e-gate card you will be asked to give your fingerprint on a biometric scanner. These cards are available for purchase from the airport immigration office situated in front of the airport. It is not necessary to pre-register before using the e-gate, it’s free and can be used during departure or arrival. However, always carry your ID card with you.