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. Visa Transfer

    My Wife arrived here on a Visit Visa which is going to expire early next month. Two months ago, she was selected to work here with the Company agreeing to provide her with a Visa thereby transferring the Sponsorship from myself to the Employer.

  2. Medical

    I went for medical test before 3days for RP .On that day I checked my result in Medical.commission page and it says fit.Today,I checked in immigration it says to re-examination.I have to go again for medical tests???

  3. Family Residency... Again

    Does anyone when applying for Family Residency if the 6 months' bank statements are 6 months from when I received my own RP, or 6 months from when I opened my bank account? My company opened my account when I got here but I have only now just received my RP.

  4. NOC Formality


    Can anyone advise the NOC formality. I am trying to bring a house maid who left Qatar one year back. Her previous sponsor is ready to provide the NOC. My question is,

    Do i need a release letter also from the previous sponsor?