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 and RP


    I would like to know the process that if somebody wants to convert his Business Visa or Work visa into RP after 2 months. Is there any new rule for that process or he will leave Qatar for some period and come again on direct on RP.

  2. Advice And Help needed

    I would like to inform you that my present profession in Visa is labor category. I would like to change the profession as per My position ( Electrical Engineer) in Contract . All the supporting documents which may require for doing the necessary activity is ready with me .

  3. family visa and staying out of doha.

    My wife and son are with me in a family visa. I need to know how long they can stay out of doha? For example they need to go back to my country for a long vacation may be more than 6 months. I need to k now is this okay or there would be any restrictions.

  4. residence visa approval time

    hello friends recently i have visited to Qatar for Hunting Job and i got the job i have sign the contract letter and that company told me they will send me residence work visa but nearly 25 days over but till now i didnt got my visa i mail to company they told me that my visa is in process so i

  5. visa

    today i received instant visa valid for 2 months for my new born baby upon arrival at doha airport can any body tell me what next i have to do to obtain resident permit and visa stamping

  6. Medical Reschedule (RP)

    Hi! I'm new to qatar..

    I didn't attended on my Medical Schedule (RP) TODAY because of some colds and extreme headaches.

    How long does it take to reschedule it? or I can just we can just go to the Medical Commission and take the Medical test TOMORROW because I fell better now..