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. work visa restrictions for Lebanese

    Hello, I am a Lebanese national and I got an offer to work in Qatar a few months ago. My work visa was submitted at the beginning of November 2014 and it's been two months that it's "under process". Any idea if my visa will ever be issued since I'm a Lebanese?

  2. visa expired but 'valid to use' issue

    I worked for an employer in qatar for 3 months on Work Visit Visa. But as my employer was out of quota for work visa hence was not interested in giving Resident permits to any new employees. Hence my visa was not stamped and I was not asked to go for any medical or finger printing.