Qatar Visa

Qatar Visa

Traveling to Qatar

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Qatar every year to work, study, and experience the tourist attractions. If you are planning on traveling to Qatar, you may need to apply for a visa.

Generally, most visitors to Qatar except GCC nationals will need a visa in order to enter the country. However, there are a few exceptions. In the case of some visa types pertaining to citizens of some nations, some visitors are eligible for a visa on arrival. Other nationals of nations whose visas cannot be obtained immediately, should apply for a visa in advance.

Also, Qatar visas are in variants of single or multiple visas, valid for either 30 days or 90 days, or even up to 6 months.

Qatar visa types

There are different types of visas that can be applied for depending on the purpose and duration of your stay. These types include:

  • Qatar Tourist visa
  • Qatar Business visa
  • Qatar Investor visa
  • Transit visa
  • GCC Resident Visit visa
  • Family Visit visa
  • Family Residence visa
  • Official visa
  • Newborn visa
  • Education Residence visa
  • Real Estate visa
  • Return visa

Qatar visa requirements

To apply for a Qatar visa, you will have to submit several documents depending on the purpose of the trip. However, there are a few important documents that are required for all types of visas. These include:

Passport

Must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure from Qatar and include at least two blank pages for the visa stamp.

Personal photos

A passport-sized photograph

Application form

A completed and signed visa application form

Accommodation

For example, the hotel location is shown on your reservation; or the home address of a friend or relative you want to stay with.

Ticket

A round trip or onward ticket

Other documents may be required depending on the type of visa you are applying for.

Qatar visa application

To apply for a Qatar Visa, applicants will need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose your visa type

    Determine the type of visa you need based on the purpose of the visit and the intended duration of stay.

  2. Fill out your application

    Fill out the application form and prepare the required documents.

  3. Submit your application

    • Submit your application form and documents
    • If you are eligible to apply for an e-visa you can submit your application online otherwise you should contact the nearest  Qatar embassy or consulate to submit your application.

  4. Pay Visa Fees

    Pay the required fees for your visa type. The fees may differ depending on the type of visa and nationality.

Where to apply for Qatar visa

There are three main ways to apply for a Qatar visa. Which one you need to use will depend on your nationality, the type of visa you need, and the purpose of your stay.

Apply online through the Ministry of Interior website.

If you are eligible for an eVisa or ETA, you can apply for it through the Ministry of Interior website.

Apply through a Qatar embassy or consulate.

If you need to apply for a sticker visa, you will need to submit your application through a Qatar embassy or consulate.

Qatar visa processing time

The processing time for a Qatar visa varies depending on the type of visa.

  • For regular visas, the processing time can take up to two weeks.
  • For eVisas and ETAs, the processing time is usually shorter.

Qatar visa FAQ

Do I need visa to go to Qatar?

Unless you are from one of the countries exempt from a visa, you need to apply for an e-visa or sticker visa according to your nationality.

How long does Qatar visa take?

The processing time for a Qatar visa varies depending on the type of visa. 
The processing time for regular visas can take up to two weeks. For e-Visas and ETAs, the processing time is usually shorter.

How can I get Qatar entry permit?

The easiest way to get a Qatar entry permit is to apply for an e-Visa or ETA through the Ministry of Interior website. If you are not eligible for an e-Visa or ETA, you will need to apply for a sticker visa through a Qatar embassy or consulate. Applicants from some countries are eligible to apply for visa on arrival at the airport.

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