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 and Family status


    I am working in Qatar since 5 years now .I have a Engineer VISA status ,with Family status .

    I got my visa based on my Education of "Diploma in Computer Science" from AICTE approved collage in India .

  2. Inquiry For Family Permanent Visa

    Hi Everyone...

    I am applying for my family Permanent Visa in Qatar. My family is already in Qatar on Visit. My family will go back India by the 1st week of next month. Kindly let me know, if I get the permanent Visa for my family, then their will no problem for exit next month...

  3. Government changes causing holdups?

    We've been waiting for eight months for my wife's work visa (we're Canadian, it's an executive job with government). We've been told by the employer that this is due to changes in immigration policy, and they have no idea how long the process will be.

  4. offer revision

    Please advice . When i got a offer letter it was feb 2014, the employer recently communicate about approval for visa from min of labour. I have asked them to reconsider the offer since alot Of Time HaS passed . is this a good move ? 

  5. min approval and visa

    I was offered a job in a bank in feb 2014. Ever since HR is telling me that my case is in approval from min of labour . Now Hr communicated that they have receieved the approval and if i am willing to join they will apply visa under my name .


  6. Transferring VISA

    Hello My Friends.. I hope my all of you are good.. My name is Murad, electrical engineer.. I arrived Qatar on 11.08.2014 (4 weeks ago) to work with a contracting company.. I have not made the medical test and fingerprint yet so I don't have the Qatar ID..