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. Pet relocation

    Hello. Just wondering if anyone could please help me, I am currently living in Qatar and I am looking to bring my 2 dogs over at the end of December from the UK. I am just wondering if anyone would happen to know how I go about obtaining an import permit in Qatar?

  2. Sponshorship Change

    نرجو من سيادتكم التكرم بموافقة على فك القيد للسيد محمد ويحمل بطاقة شخصية رقم 285050 و ذلك لحاجتنا الماسة الي خدماته علما بأننا قدمنا بطلب نقل كفالة ولكن تم رفض هذا المعاملة بسبب القيد من قبلكم لذا نرجو التكرم بموافقة لإتمام إجراءات نقل الكفالة.

    Can you tell me what do they mean by this

  3. Visa transfer : from work to family

    Dear Qlers

    Can anyone please let me know, based on the experience, whether is it possible for a lady to convert the work visa back to family visa, in case if company doesn't provide NOC on leaving the job?

    Thanks in advance for your time and response!


    Hi .. Good Day,

    I Just want to ask to somebody who know the procedure if VISIT VISA is TRANSFERING to WORKING VISA ..i have one question for this : when transfering the visit visa is the visitor need to go exit first before trnafer to working visa?

    Thanks in advance