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. Fingere print

    I have done my finger print test as a part of RP on 14th January. I am getting result as "A review of forensic evidence - fingerprints section".

    Can anyone please tell me what needs to be done.

  2. Work visa rejected

    I recently got a job in Qatar but came to know that my visa is rejected because there were two applications against my passport number. Now the company has reapplied 'manually' to secure a work visa.

  3. Change of Sponsorship for Family Visa

    I have a family visa. Am working in Qatar for the last 6 years....if I get an NOC from my sponsor, and shift to another sponsor how does it work out for my family? Is there a waiting period for them ? Do they have to go out of the country and then come back again?

  4. Renewal of Family Residence

    My Daughter is now 16 and her residence is expiring. When i tried to renew visa online its mention Medical or finger print number not available. Please check expatraiates Affairs Department. Pls advice what i need to carry for Medical or finger print for her when i go their.

  5. New born health card

    Good morning,

    I have a child born in Doha-Qatar, and she should have her vaccinations. where should I go and what shall I bring with me in order to take an appointment, and how I could get a health card for her.