Family visit visa - can it be extended longer than 6 months?

By Dido8691

Hello all,

Just a quick question about visas again.  I will be coming to Qatar very soon to visit my husband and will get a family visit visa.  I have read on here and other websites that this lasts for a maximum of 6 months.  

However, there is a chance I may stay slightly longer than that, but only an extra 3 or 4 weeks (so no longer than 7 months altogether).  

Does anyone know if the family visit visa can be extended slightly longer than 6 months or is it very strict that you must exit exactly after 6 months?  In which case, would I need to exit and go to UAE and come back for the last few weeks on a month long visa?

Thank you for any advice!

EDIT: The following links could be useful.

Related post about family visas and permits

How to convert a family visit visa into a permanent residence permit

How to apply for a family visit visa in Qatar

Procedure for Applying Family Visit Visa through Metrash

By iswariya• 5 years 8 months ago.
iswariya

Go to immigration 7the month sure they l extend according to ur valuable reason... then upcoming months is tough

By iswariya• 5 years 9 months ago.
iswariya

In which immigration center v can extend beyond 6 months visit visa...

By habibi888• 5 years 10 months ago.
habibi888

Same problem with mine. Can i say i am transferring my family visit visa to a company because i receive a job offer?

By iswariya• 5 years 10 months ago.
iswariya

any other reasons please bcoz permanent visa we are not applying na

By Sheen Services WLL• 5 years 10 months ago.
Sheen Services WLL

Dear Ma'am,

Usually people tell that the Family Permanent Visa application is under process and they will be transferring from Family Visit Visa to Family Permanent visa very shortly.

Regards,

Sheen Services WLL

www.SheenServices.com

By iswariya• 5 years 10 months ago.
iswariya

sheen service whether captain Wil ask any reason to extend after 6 months. . if anything asking what reason we can tel plz reply I m facing same problem

By Dido8691• 5 years 10 months ago.
Dido8691

Thank you very much for your kind welcome Humbles!

By Dido8691• 5 years 10 months ago.
Dido8691

Thank you Mufti!

By Humbles• 5 years 10 months ago.
Humbles

Mufti, A stone heart person like u won't value sweet encouraging words & honest well wishes.

Dido, Keep us updated. Welcome at QL.

By Dido8691• 5 years 10 months ago.
Dido8691

Thanks for that bit of advice acchabaccha. I will make sure I do that as well! So glad I found this helpful Forum - thanks everyone!

By acchabaccha• 5 years 10 months ago.
acchabaccha

I would suggest you carry your confirmed airline booking when meeting the Captain showing your exit date before the end of the 7th month stay. That would make it easier for you to get the extension. .

By Mufti Shahid• 5 years 10 months ago.
Mufti Shahid

rupee2riyal...what is MM's contribution

By Rupee2Riyal• 5 years 10 months ago.
Rupee2Riyal

MM, I too appreciate ur contributions on many subjects, you are very kind really.

By Molten Metal• 5 years 10 months ago.
Molten Metal

Dido, So nice of you ............ make preparations for your travel .......... !!

By Sheen Services WLL• 5 years 10 months ago.
Sheen Services WLL

Dear Ma'am,

You are always welcome to take our team's assistance.

Regards,

Sheen Services WLL

www.SheenServices.com

By Dido8691• 5 years 10 months ago.
Dido8691

Hi,

Thank you very much for your helpful replies, muad-db, Molten Metal and Sheen Services. That's very good news and very really helpful to know! Thank you.

By Sheen Services WLL• 5 years 10 months ago.
Sheen Services WLL

Dear Ma'am,

You will be coming on one month Family Visit Visa after you pass your medical test then it can be online extended for next five months.

The visa can also be extended beyond six months. just before two weeks of expiry of the sixth month you should manually apply for two month extension at Gharafa Immigration centre building 1, floor 1. Usually the they accept on Monday & Thursday at around 7:30 AM.

Regards,

Sheen Services WLL

www.SheenServices.com

By Molten Metal• 5 years 10 months ago.
Molten Metal

Dido, For you all the roads are clear ............. Keep smiling ................ Wish you much joy for joining your family ................. congrats .................

By muad-db• 5 years 10 months ago.
muad-db

It can be done for another month my pal .. Joys to you

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