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. Advise required regarding QID/RP Expire

    Hi friends,

    My QID/RP is expiring on 6th of August. Now I planned to travel to my home country and I am coming back here on 4th of august morning(2 days before my expiry date). Is they allow me to board from my home country? and will they allow me here(In Qatar) to enter? Please advise.

  2. Profession Change

    I have Engineer visa ( Qatar ID) but my Education Qualification is Diploma. When I applied for my family resident permit, Emigration is asking to change my profession as Assist. Engineer / Junior Engineer. Anybody can guide me about the procedure to changing the profession?

  3. Visa process for lebanese

    i worked in doha from 2006 till 2012 and now  i got an offer to come back , the new company applied for my visa almost 20 days ago and it still shows that under process . 

    How long usually it takes ? and if i used to work in qatar before is that makes the process easier 

    Thanks