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. Business visa expiring soon

    Hi Friends,

    My business visa is expiring soon. My company has applied for my work visa and am expecting it to arrive soon. The 3 months of visa extension is going to end soon. Can we extend the business visa further or do I have to exit and come back ?

  2. Visit visa

    Hi friends

    What is the maximum time to enter in qatar once visit visa is issued . I want to bring my family by mid of April , shall I apply now? Visa validity is 2 months or 3 months? Please share your expertise

  3. How to check visa status on line ?

    My employer has applied for my work visa / RP last week.

    Is there any way where I can directly check the status of the visa application instead of asking the employer over phone.

    I do not have application no. I can only provide my passport no and nationality etc.

  4. What VISA for a company founder??

    Hi everybody , I'm looking forward to start a business as a foreign in Qatar , what VISA will be granted to me and how long it will last?? My understanding of the 2009 law is that the company itself can act as a sponsor for it's own founder granting him a 3 year work visa...is that true??