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. By road to KSA

    Hi All,

    There was a ban on travelling to KSA by road since last month for locals and expats both, anybody knows whether it has been relaxed yet. If not, any time frame when it will be relaxed?

    Thanks in advance

  2. How to obtain a house maid visa

    I would like to know

    1) documents required for applying maid visa

    2) do i need to contact any agency

    3) somebody recommend me an agency which u have good experience

    4) how long it will take to bring her here

    5) whats d procedure once she is here

  3. pleaseee helppppppp, NOC visa transfer

    Good day, i have a real problem with my sponsorship in qatar. I'm locally hired, i'm an engineer working for a engineering private company since 6 years, i haven't get any salary increase since i started. Now i got a job offer which is double what i'm getting now. My sponsor refused to give NOC.

  4. RP in KSA and RP in Qatar

    I have rp of KSA till Jan16, I went out from KSA las Feb And I don't want to return, I told my sponsor and he said he will cancel my rp but I think he is doing nothing. I have an job offer in Qatar for next Aug. Now I have new passport (no KSA stamps). Do you think I will have any problem?

  5. Visa - NOC..Help!

    Dear QLers, I have a friend just coming in Doha under business visa. He was here before but gone exit. He got NOC the reason he able to get back after 4 months away of Qatar.