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
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.
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.
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.
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 also receive a 30 day free on arrival visa for free as long as these conditions have been met:
Bosnia and Herzegovina nationals get a free 30-day stay when entering Qatar. However, these terms have to be met:
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.
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.
Nationals of GCC countries(UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain) don’t need a visa to enter Qatar.
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:
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.
Collecting the documents
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If applying for a Qatar Visit with us, we need you to submit the following documents:
You can make a bank deposit or an online transfer
Your Qatar Visit Visa will be sent to you via email or WhatsApp.
Since visa processing can take anywhere from 3 to 6 working days, we advise you to apply for a Qatar visa 30 days ahead.
The Qatar tourist visa is offered upon arrival to citizens of certain countries. The visa has to be collected from the Qatar port after arrival. There are 2 types of Qatar visas; the Qatar short tourist visa valid for 2 weeks and the Qatar long tourist visa which is valid for 3 months.
To be eligible for a Qatar business visa you need to be working for a Qatari company. It will be your company’s responsibility to apply for your visa.
If you have secured employment with your current employer for a minimum of 2 years, then your work visa will be sponsored by your employer. A global health check-up will be conducted before arriving in Qatar.
This visa has a 6 months validity. You will be eligible to apply for this type of visa if you have a relative in Qatar who is willing to sponsor you.
An expat securing employment in Qatar can sponsor his or her family to live in Qatar. This visa type doesn't have an expiry date, unlike the visit visa.
If you are a GCC resident, you could be eligible for an on-arrival GCC resident visa. In some instances, it is highly dependent on your profession.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.