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. Visit Visa for Qatar

    Hi there,

    I was planning on visiting my wife in Qatar for a short vacation. I am wondering what are the requirements for me to be able to get a visit visa and how long is the duration.

  2. Do I need to register my UK business in Qatar?

    I am a British expat, living in Doha under my husbands sponsorship. I wish to work as a self employed mentor and befriender for children. As this is a very small scale business which does not require office or storage space. I will be working with children in their own homes or in the community.

  3. Travelling By Road to UAE via Saudi


    I am planning to travel by Road to UAE with my family. Are they looking for profession in Resident Permit, My profession is "General Designer". Will I get an entry visa to UAE? Is there any one other than Engineer/Doctor visted UAE by Road? Please Help


  4. Eid holiday of airport immigration

    Hi QL Friends,

    Anybody can guide me about the immigration office Eid holiday START date, if coming Eid falling on 15-Oct-13 (Tuesday).

    I need to apply for return visa for my family (valid for 14 days only) on 13/14th oct13, since I am flying to my home country on 14th night.

  5. Family visa


    I applied for family visa and it was rejected yesterday and then I went to immigration.

    They gave me date for committee meeting, but it is on next month(October)28th.

    Please some one tell me why they are taking so long for meeting?