Family visa process

By idreeskhan

Dated: 31/05/2015

process for convert family visit visa family residence visa in Doha Qatar

Current Process in Family Visa required documents:

  1.  Salary Letter from Employer -salary overall to be minimum 10000 QAR
  2. Company NOC dated with in last 3 month
  3. Copy of Your passport and Work VISA Page
  4. Copy of your Education Certificate (ATTESTED by MOFA of your country, and Qatar embassy in your country) some time they demand for Arabic translation (ATTESTED by MOFA of your country, and Qatar embassy in your country) If not in English then translation Must (ATTESTED by MOFA of your country, and Qatar embassy in your country)
  5. Wife's and Kids Passport Copy 
  6. Marriage Certificate (ATTESTED by MOFA of your country, and Qatar embassy in your country) If not in English then translation (ATTESTED by MOFA of your country, and Qatar embassy in your country)
  7. Child(s) Birth Certificate(s) (ATTESTED by MOFA of your country, and Qatar embassy in your country) If not in English then translation (ATTESTED by MOFA of your country, and Qatar embassy in your country)
  8. Rent agreement duly attested by municipality (municipality shall require another set of documents like copy of title, copy of owner QID, lay out, etc. for stamping)
  9. 6 Months bank statement Mandatory for private firm (stamped by Bank official CBQ charge 60 QAR for that Stamp)
  10. Job Contract letter signed by both parties and stamped by Ministry of Labor this will be done by your company no need to worry about that.

 

 

These below steps I have copied from some other post.

Here's the complete process:

1. Go to Medical commission with the entry visa and get the medical done. The receipt will say "Visa Extension". You will be charged QAR 100 (If your family is on visit visa and want RP) Normaly for kids they dont do medical they will just charg 100 QAR per kids and add in report as fit.

2. After 2 days check on medical commission URL. The result should say fit: http://www.sch.gov.qa/mcr/En/mcresults.jsp?CSRT=16143102073400656878 .

3. Go to immigration office with the application form and all the required documents, garrafa office gate number 3. Submit all the documents. Better go between 6 am to 9 am. After 4 days, check on MOI website for the status. When they will accept you application the status will appear as Application is Under review if application is accepted the status will be Under Process without expiry date. Then status will be changed Under Process with expiry date and then Ready to Print. Sometime this whole process takes 2 to 3 working days and sometime 10 to 15 days in my case it was 13 days.

If it says ready to print, then go to Immigration office garrafa again at gate 1 with the document submission receipt.

http://www.moi.gov.qa/VsaWeb/Actions?action=getVisaapprovalInput&language=English

5. You will be charged QAR 200 for converting visit visa to residence visa and QAR 500 for getting visa without exiting Qatar. Take the paper visa. If you don’t want that your family should not exit Qatar then ask them specifically that I don’t want my family exit.

6. Again go to Medical commission and show the paper visa and tell them you need to do medical to convert to residence visa. No need to take your family with you as no medical checkup will be done again. You will be charged QAR 100 again and the receipt will say purpose as 'Residence / Work visa'. Go to counter 64 where the officer will update his system so that the medical data will be sent to finger print office. If last medical happened before 6 month then they will do complete medical again otherwise no medical just data entry.

7. Go to finger print office at Mesaimer with all your receipts and get the finger prints done. Ensure to collect the finger print receipt

8. After 4 days again go to Immigration office at Garrafa at gate number 2 with all the documents and passport size photograph. If you forgot to get the finger print receipt then you will be directed to fill an application form. There is a counter available in gate 2 where the person was very helpful in filling out the form in arabic and giving all instructions. Also, make sure to have a blood group report with you of your wife from any medical clinic/hospital in Qatar. You will be charged QAR 500 for one year RP. Again Eyes scan will be required hence make sure to take your wife along with you. Be at the office between 6 am to 9 am or 3 pm to 4 pm.

You can also download and use matrash application for process and status updates via SMS.

I had a lot of issues in getting all the above details. I hope this helps to others who are planning to convert their visit visa to residence permit.

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By supreet• 4 years 7 months ago.
supreet

Hi guys can you pls advice me....i have got my wife on visit visa and already done with family residency visa application at gharafa ,checked the site went to visa office and asked to convert my visit visa to residency visa,the visa officer didnt took any money gave my family visit visa and told to do medical and then come back.i went with my wife for medical and on the receipt it says joining adult awaiting results...am i on right track or missing something out please let me know thanks

By supreet• 4 years 7 months ago.
supreet

Hi guys can you pls advice me....i have got my wife on visit visa and already done with family residency visa application at gharafa ,checked the site went to visa office and asked to convert my visit visa to residency visa,the visa officer didnt took any money gave my family visit visa and told to do medical and then come back.i went with my wife for medical and on the receipt it says joining adult awaiting results...am i on right track or missing something out please let me know thanks

By idreeskhan• 4 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
idreeskhan

Tahoo@ Sorry sir no idea about Immigration office at Garrafa office timings. However mesaimeer office remain open on Saturday..

By thahoo• 4 years 11 months ago.
thahoo

Do you aware about the ramadan timings of the immigration?

By thahoo• 4 years 11 months ago.
thahoo

Its so helpful... May god bless you for these useful information.

By syedjunaid2u• 4 years 11 months ago.
syedjunaid2u

Do we need to undergo medical test for second time when converting Visit visa to RP ?

Once the visa status is READY to PRINT and a payment of 200 QR is done, what are the remaining steps ?

Please help me with above queries.

Thanks

By selvanhb• 4 years 11 months ago.
selvanhb

Can You Tell me about the Eye Scanning Details,

Where we have to take?

I need to do it for my family, can you tell me how?

By majeed_xyz• 4 years 11 months ago.
majeed_xyz

Thanks for the detailed information.... very helpful!

By majeed_xyz• 4 years 11 months ago.
majeed_xyz

Thanks for the detailed information.... very helpful!

By US2Qatar• 5 years 1 week ago.
US2Qatar

Is medical requirement a new requirement for family residence visa? I haven't seen medical requirement in the past in the checklists posted by many people which included everyone but getting the medical.

Second question: Is it the same process if converting visa on arrival to Family Residence Visa / RP?

By rajaraheel• 5 years 1 week ago.
rajaraheel

Very informative and helpful article.

By idreeskhan• 5 years 1 week ago.
idreeskhan

Yeh proactive approach

By britexpat• 5 years 1 week ago.
britexpat

Does this mean that QLers will now do a search before posting questions regarding visa issues ?

By wisedude3• 5 years 1 week ago.
Rating: 2/5
wisedude3

Its really Helpful. Thanks for sharing

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