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.


    Hi everybody in QL three months ago i delivered a baby girl,since my husband and i were on different sponsorship we were directed to CID Office for the childs birth cert,my country does not have embassy here soo we have to send all the documents to a close embassy which is Saudi and the process t

  2. Visa need help

    Hi admin, jst ask if its possible to come back doha? I come doha 2009 and its maids visa but I don't continue, I wrk compny till I go her our country last june 2013, I use my id frm maids evn I wrk compny. Now im asking if I apply her skills visa to go bck doha can I come? Wat I will do?

  3. transfer of sponsorship

    hi! can anyone help me please.

    Is it possible for an expat hired abroad to transfer to another sponsor even if he only worked for his original employer for 6 months and it's his first job in qatar also.


    Dear All, I got a job offer from one of the government organization in Qatar and submitted all documents along with copy of my passport & Qatar ID & original NOC for sponsorship transfer.

    Now it is almost going 2 months, hence there was no update.