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. Transfer of Work Visa

    I am in Qatar for last 7 years, i changed 2 sponsor during this period. Currently with present sponsor completed 1 year. I am profession by Secretary. I got one good offer, the company says you cannot transfer the visa now, you have to complete 2 years with present sponsor. Is it true.
  2. New Labor Law Proposed Changes

    "Many people are waiting for the expected new labor law. So here's everything you need to know about the most important points in the proposed law draft and the current status."
  3. NOC Issue & Ban to Qatar

    I used to work ins sales for a very huge Real Estate Company in Qatar, and left in August 2014. Although I loved what I did, the department I worked in had a lot of major issues, which included not being paid commission - which was confirmed to me prior to acceptance of the employment.

  4. Work Visa Exit Query

    Hi everyone, Would really request your advice on my situation. I am on a work visa with a company here. My medical and fingerprint were completed recently. However, my contract was not done by the company till now and hence there is no RP. My passport is with me right now.