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. Car export


    I am planning to move from Good from Doha to Dubai, and I am thinking to drive my car through Saudi boarders.

    My question is, is there any transit visa form Saudi for one way drive (which is different from the normal transit visa).

  2. Police Clearance Report

    Where can I get Police Clearance Report of Qatar ? I have been living in qatar for 20 months and am leaving Qatar and planning to apply for Permanent resident in Cananda or Australia and they require Police Clearance Report if you have lived somewhere more than 6 months .

  3. Visa Expiry


    On behalf of a question from a friend.

    His visa is expiring next month, but he did not enter the Qatar yet. say if he enters Qatar 1 month before visa expiry date. will he be allowed to stay another 3 months or receiving his QID whichever come first?


  4. work ban

    Please let me know whether the 2 yrs ban in Qatar is still there. If our employer is not providing NOC to change to a new firm, is there any alternative option for the employee? Or is ban reduced to 6 months.