Do You Need Visa to Visit Qatar?

Do You Need Visa to Visit Qatar? Check It Out!

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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Qatar

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Qatar

You can realize your planned trip to Qatar by obtaining a Qatar visa. Foreign nationals can apply to Qatar short-term visas (tourist visa, e-visa) for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes). If you want to stay in Qatar for a longer period for some reason, you can also apply for Qatar residence permits after arriving in Qatar.

Qatar has a visa-free regime for most of the countries and their nationals. If you are not a visa-exempted national, you can apply for Qatar E-visa to realize your trip.

Qatar Visa on Arrival

Qatar Visa on Arrival

Additional to the visa-exempted nationals, citizens from the below countries can get a Qatar Visa on Arrival, which will allow them to enter both Qatar and Oman for the next 30 days:

 

Andorra

Denmark

Iceland

Malaysia

Poland

Switzerland

Australia

Finland

India

Monaco

Portugal

United Kingdom

Austria

France

Ireland

Montenegro

San Marino

United States of America

Belgium

Germany

Italy

Netherlands

Singapore

Vatican City

Brunei

Greece

Japan

New Zealand

South Korea

 

Canada

Hong Kong

Liechtenstein

Norway

Spain

 

Cyprus

Hungary

Luxembourg

Pakistan

Sweden

 

 

India and Pakistan citizens can enter Qatar without a visa if they can present the required documents below at the border control:

  • Passport (valid for at least next 6 months)
  • A confirmed return ticket
  • A confirmed hotel reservation
  • A valid debit or credit card
  • Proof of vaccination against polio disease (for Pakistani nationals, if they travel from Pakistan directly)
Qatar E-Visa

Qatar E-Visa

If you are not a visa-exempted national or not eligible for a visa on arrival, you can apply for Qatar E-visa (excluding Israel, Egypt, Kosovo, and Palestine nationals) to realize your trip.

Qatar E-visa validity duration is 30 days and it is considered for single-entry. You can extend your E-visa’s validity within Qatar for the next 30 days.

 

Required Documents for Qatar E-visa

 

1. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Qatar.
  • Signed by holder
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

2. Photo

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

3. Travel Itinerary

  • Confirmed hotel booking
  • Confirmed ticket (return ticket also)

4. If You will Stay with Your Family/friend:

  • Invitation letter (Letter of authority)
  • Their Qatar ID and residence visas
  • Copy of their passport’s first page
  • Copy of their home rental contract

5. When You Arrive in Qatar, You must Present also:

  • Your printed Qatar E-visa
  • Travel itinerary

*You will upload the above documents to the online E-visa platform.

 

Processing Time for Qatar E-visa

The average processing time for Qatar E-visa is 1-5 working days.

 

Qatar E-visa Application Fee

Qatar E-visa fee is 100 QAR (about 27 USD) for all nationals.

 

Where to Apply for Qatar E-visa Application?

You will apply for Qatar E-visa online through this website. Your E-visa will be sent to your e-mail address once it is ready.

Qatar Visa Extension

Qatar Visa Extension

You can extend your Qatar E-visa for the next 30 days within Qatar. You can realize this visa extension process online through this website. All you must do is entering your passport number, visa number, and security code there, a period of extension, and pay the extension fee of QAR 200 (about 55 USD).

Visa-exempted nationals (for 30 days) can also apply for visa extension for the next 30 days through the same application within Qatar.

Qatar Transit Visa

Qatar Transit Visa

All foreign citizens who need a visa to enter Qatar are able to transit through Qatar without a visa for up to 5 hours, but only if they remain within the airport transfer lounge. To transit over Qatar for longer periods and to be able to leave the airport lounge, it will be necessary to hold an approved transit visa for the country.

Qatar Transit visa is issued for free and it is valid for 96 hours (4 days). Transit visas cannot be extended within Qatar. If you want to stay in Qatar for a longer period than 4 days, you should apply for Qatar E-visa.

You will apply for Qatar E-visa online through this website. Your E-visa will be sent to your e-mail address once it is ready.

You must upload your passport’s bio page and your travel itinerary (onward ticket to the next destination) for application.

EMBASSY INFORMATION AND LOCATION

FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Qatar. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Qatar?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Qatar, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Qatar must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Qatar.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight, to prove that you are prepared to leave Qatar before the allowed period of stay ends.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
 
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Can I get a residence permit for Qatar at the Consulate General?

No, you cannot get a residence permit for Qatar at the Embassy or Consulate of Qatar. You should get a long-term visa, then apply for a residence permit after your arrival in Qatar.

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What happens if my Qatar visa application is rejected?

If your Qatar visa application is rejected, you will be notified by your mission that your application has been unsuccessful. You can also apply for a visa again if your circumstances changed.

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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Can I extend the validity of my Qatar visa?

Yes, most of the Qatar visas are extendable within Qatar. Qatar E-visas can be extended for the next 30 days. You can realize this visa extension process online through this website. All you must do is entering your passport number, visa number and security code there, period of extension and pay the extension fee QAR 200 (about 55 USD).

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Can I get a refusal for my e-visa application?

Despite it rarely happens, it is possible to get a refusal from Qatar e-visa application.

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How to apply for a Qatar Transit visa?

Qatar Transit visa has same procedure with Qatar E-visa (Tourist visa). You will apply for Qatar E-visa online through this website. Your E-visa will be sent to your e-mail address once it is ready.

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