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Qatar Visa Types

There are different types of visas you can apply for if you hold a valid visa or resident permit from any of the approved countries. These applications are available on VisaHQ, so you can apply for any of them and submit them for approval in 20 minutes or less. Below, you will find ample information about each of them.

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A visa is required for this destination.

Embassy of Qatar issues Mission, Work and Diplomatic visas only. Processing of all other visa services remains suspended until further notice.

Embassy of Qatar issues Mission, Work and Diplomatic visas only. Processing of all other visa services remains suspended until further notice.

Fill out Qatar Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. A copy of immigration status in Qatar such as a resident card, work, or study permit.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Qatar, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines: Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant). State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Qatar. Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa). Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel. In the event the applicant is self-employed, please mention the nature of business conducted in Qatar in the application under "Other" in paragraph 1.15. Specify the place of accommodation in {Country}.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Employment letter. Applicants working under contract for a US government project must submit a letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of Qatar, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel, duration of stay, and dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number. This letter is in addition to the business letter from the applicant's company.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Personal Letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Qatar, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. The letter must be written and signed personally by the visa applicant or their legal guardian. A tour company cannot provide the letter on the visa applicant's behalf.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Personal Letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Qatar, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation. The letter must be written and signed personally by the visa applicant or their legal guardian. A tour company cannot provide the letter on the visa applicant's behalf.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Qatar, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines: Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant). State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Qatar. Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa). Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel. In the event the applicant is self-employed, please mention the nature of business conducted in Qatar in the application under "Other" in paragraph 1.15. Specify the place of accommodation in {Country}.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • US Agency Letter. Applicants working under contract for a US government project must submit a letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of {country}, Washington D.C.", explaining purpose of travel, duration of stay, and dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number. This letter is in addition to the business letter from the applicant's company.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of Qatar, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Qatar, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines: Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant). State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Qatar. Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa). Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel. In the event the applicant is self-employed, please mention the nature of business conducted in Qatar in the application under "Other" in paragraph 1.15. Specify the place of accommodation in {Country}.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Military service. If you have served in the armed forces of any country please provide certified copies of military service record or discharge papers.

  • Company Access Request Form. Please complete this form with all details requested being entered. For the QID number and expiration date, a military ID number and expiration date can be entered.

  • A Letter from Department of Defense or US Airforce.. The letter should include the reason of the travel, contracting company, if the travel Is not urgent we cannot accept the application, so the travel must be urgent and the mission cannot be postponed. The letter should include the airport the individuals are leaving from , and the airport they will arrive to, the type of airplane used, travel dates, and their DOD no. we prefer to have all applicants on one letter in a table form.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • The visitor should have confirmed accommodation. This can be such accommodations: hotel booking or rented apartment. We provide services only for these types of accommodations.
  • The visitor should have confirmed accommodation. This can be such accommodations: hotel booking or rented apartment. We provide services only for these types of accommodations.

Qatar Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
30 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4 business days
Embassy fee:$28.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$87.00
$87.00
30 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4 business days
Embassy fee:$0.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$89.00
$89.00
Single entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$27.00
Service fee:$99.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$126.00
$126.00
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:$0.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$209.00
$209.00
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$99.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$259.00
$259.00
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$299.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$459.00
$459.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
60 business days
Embassy fee:$330.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$539.00
$539.00
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Qatar Visa Policy

Any visitor traveling to Qatar will need a visa unless they are from a visa-exempt country. Visa-exempt visitors are persons from GCC countries and other visa-on-arrival or visa-waiver countries. There are also three ways to obtain visas which can be done online, through the website of an airline company or the embassy. Furthermore, persons traveling to Qatar must have passports with a minimum of six months' validity from the date of arrival.

Qatar Visa Exempt Countries

The Kingdom of Qatar has a visa exemption list containing countries it shares multilateral and bilateral relationships with. Under the visa waiver program citizens of visa waiver countries can visit Qatar without visas as long as they plan to stay for only a short while lasting no more than 90 days in some cases. 

Visa exempt visitors can come for tourism, business or transit but cannot live permanently or work in the country.

Gulf Cooperation Council

Qatar is one of the official members of the Gulf Cooperation Council which is an economic and cultural association of Gulf countries. Under the GCC agreement, GCC citizens enjoy freedom of entry and exit in and out of member countries where they can live indefinitely. Citizens are also allowed to make such trips with their valid ID cards if they don't have passports.  The countries that make up the Council are Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Apart from GCC citizens, Qatar also extends visa free access to other nationalities for 90 and 30 days respectively.  The duration of time they can stay in the country is dependent on their nationality. Furthermore, the duration is constrained to a 180 days time cycle. For instance, an eligible visitor may be allowed to stay for 90 or 30 days but only within 180 days. So if they exhaust the maximum number of days, they must wait for the cycle to end before attempting another trip to the country.

Some nationals from these countries may apply to extend their stay by an extra 30 days, while citizens of Iran coming for business may obtain visas on arrival if they can show a confirmed hotel reservation in one of the designated VOA hotels or an invitation letter from a company certified by the government of Qatar.

Qatari Visa On Arrival

Nationals from some countries qualify for visas on arrival so they can board flights heading to the Gulf kingdom without visas. On arrival at the airport, they will be issued a visa for a varying number of days.  This option is only open to visitors from a few countries and they can only stay for 90 or 30 days depending on their passport.

Qatar Electronic Travel Authorization

The electronic travel authorization of the Qatari government is open to citizens of foreign countries who hold valid visas or resident permits from New Zealand, Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Schengen countries, or GCC countries. Such persons must obtain an Online ETA if they are not from any visa-free countries so they can enter Qatar and stay for up to 30 days per visit. 

However, ETA can be extended for a further 30 days if the need arises.

As for international travelers, the policy doesn't mandate them to hold a transit visa regardless of their nationality if they transit through Hamad International Airport and will depart within 24 hours. The free transit visa is only for trackers using Qatar Airways.

The online ETA is the fastest way to get an entry document into Qatar since you don't have to submit any physical application to the embassy or consulate abroad. While conventional applications take a longer time to process, ETA applications only take three days or less.  All the applicant needs to do is complete the online application form, attach the necessary documents, pay the processing fee and submit. Once approved the ETA will he forwarded to their email.

Key Points About The Qatar Electronic Travel Authorization

If you are traveling to Qatar and plan to apply for ETA, here is the important information to remember.

Only For Approved Travel Documents: Never forget that this document is for non-visa-exempt visitors with valid visas or resident permits issued by selected countries. If you don't have any of these, you should apply for a consular visa instead. The approved countries are Schengen countries, GCC countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Also, ensure that your visa or residence permit is still valid.

Use The Same Passport: The approved Qatari ETA is linked to your passport, so traveling with a different passport is a big fail. You must travel with the same passport; otherwise, you will not be allowed into the country on account of not having a passport.

Print The ETA: It is always best to print out the ETA once you get it and carry it with you wherever you go throughout your stay in the Gulf country in case law enforcement officers engage you in public.

Respect The Local Laws. Qatar may be one of the most liberal countries in the Gulf region, but it is still a nation founded on Islamic principles, which must be respected by all. Always abide by the local laws and customs throughout your stay in the country, and be modest at all times, especially in public.

It Is Not A Visa: Bear in mind that ETA is not a visa but an entry permit for short-term visits. 

You are only allowed to stay for 30 days and an additional 30 days as an extension and not a day more. This is not a work, study, or residential visa. If you have any planned activity that will take more than the stipulated days of grace, you should apply for a visa instead.

Leave Before Your Visa Expires: Last but not least is to make sure you are out of the country before your visa expires. Overstaying with an expired visa is a crime that may attract sanctions, jail time, or a ban from entering the country again.

Qatar Visa Online – Get your Qatar e-Visa with VisaHQ

Are you planning a short visit to Qatar in the coming weeks or months? If you are, you should consider applying for an online visa if you are eligible for it. Online visas are easy to apply for and are issued within three days of submitting your application form.

How To Apply For A Visa On VisaHQ?

It is easy to apply for an online visa or ETA with VisaHQ in just a few steps, as we will explain below. 

Complete The Application Form: The first step is to navigate to the application page, select the ETA or e-visa you want, and fill it out. This should only take a few minutes, but ensure you fill out every section accurately.

Upload your documents: Upload the bio-data page of your passport and many other necessary documents about the ETA you've picked. Remember, only valid documents will be accepted. Then pay the application fee with your debit or credit card and submit it for approval.

Get the ETA: The ETA will be processed by the authorities and delivered to your email. Print it out and travel with the copy.

Why Use VisaHQ

There are so many reasons to use VisaHQ, and one of them is the ease of application without needing the help of a travel agent. Our standard DIY process can be completed by you even without prior experience. If you use VisaHQ, you can

  • Apply for multiple online visas
  • Track your application status with your device
  • Have your information and documents protected with advanced security software
  • Get technical help from our experts when necessary

And so much more. Kindly visit our application page now to apply.

Qatar COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Qatar is open for travel from GCC countries, and for vaccinated arrivals from other countries, with different entry requirements based on country of origin. Transiting through Qatar is possible.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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