Visas and Permits

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Tourists from over 33 countries - including the USA, Canada, Germany, and Iceland - can obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport.

Other nationalities needs to arrange this before hand, either through a travel agent, a hotel or even Qatar Airways.

For work permits and business visas, the local company usually arranges this.

Changes to visa regulations regularly occur on short notice, so look through recent posts in this section.

Make sure to also check with your airline and/or embassy for further information.

  1. Working visa duration of application

    Ok, so I took the job with Qatar Airways. They have told me over two months ago that the visa has been requested. For now I cant find anything back on the moi website. No sign of under process or anything. I contacted them and they say theyll send it.

  2. multiple entry visit visa

    Hello All. my spouse has visit visa validity for another four months and inbetween need to visit home country for some work and be back. is it possible to convert single entry visit visa to multiple entry visit visa.

  3. How to get NOC

    My contract will finish on August 2015 and my employer is expecting I would renew with them, but I wanted to transfer to a more stable company. My present company doesn't issue NOC, but I believe there is another way to obtain one. Asking them to issue me an NOC is impossible.

  4. Visit Visa to Working Visa *MEDICAL TEST*

    Good day, I've already done the medical test while I'm on my VISIT VISA (to extend it now 3months), Do I need to take another MEDICAL TEST when my Sponsorship is transferred and became a WORKING VISA? Kindly inform me about this please, thank you.

  5. Airport Layovers in Doha

    hello guys...I wanted to know if its possible to get out of the airport while on a stopover in Doha...

    I have a friend who is travelling to Germany via Doha...that's why i would like to know if it is possible to meet him and show him around the city...

  6. About Driving License Renewal

    My driving license will be expired on July 2015. Kindly let me know when can I renew my driving license. I am planing to take a leave from may till Aug. Is that possible to renew in April .

    Your advice is highly appreciated .

    Thanks in Advance.

  7. family visit visa

    i have taken visit visa for my brother in law and his family, with two kids. brother in law is planning to visit 10 days later. is other 3 members are allowed to enter in to qatar. is it mandatory to enter in to qatar altogether same time?.

  8. Working in Qatar

    I arrived in Qatar with work visa last August 2014. Recently our HR informed me that I will be assigned in Dubai. If I will decline my transfer to Dubai, Will can I work with other company or I still need NOC from my company.