Visa Requirements Made Easy

Visa Requirements Made Easy

With all of the helpful measures that the government has implemented on visa facilitation, Qatar is considered the most open country in the region.

Visa exemptions

If you are a national of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, you do not need a visa to enter the State. These countries include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.

Filling out online application forms are simple and easy, while a lot of visitors from more than 80 countries can visit Qatar visa-free. A visa waiver can be obtained upon presenting a valid passport upon arrival. The passport must have a validity of at least six months; there should also be a confirmed return ticket. This waiver will be valid for 180 days, valid for the ff. countries, among others:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

What is an Electronic Travel Authorisation?

If you hold a valid residence permit or you have a visit visa to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, or USA, you are eligible for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) free of charge. Simply fill out an online application form before you travel. You will need proof of your accommodation in Qatar such as your hotel booking or the address of your host. You should also provide the details of your onward ticket or your return ticket.

Along with the online form, be ready to submit a copy of your passport with a validity of at least six months, as well as a copy of your residence permit or visa to the aforementioned eligible countries. This should be valid for at least 30 days.

The Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) lets you acquire a visa-on-arrival to the country. You can stay in Qatar for up to 30 days on a single visit, and your visa can be extended for an additional month if used on the same visit.

Applying for an Online Tourist Visa

You can easily apply for a Tourist Visa online for a fee. This will let you stay in the country for up to 30 days during a single trip. Simply fill out an online form and submit passport scans including your airline booking reservation.

For Qatar Airways passengers who are simply transiting in Qatar for at least 5 hours, the Qatar Transit Visa lets you stay for up to 96 hours free of charge.

There are plenty of ways to obtain different kinds of visas in Qatar, allowing for easy entry and hassle-free procedures when visiting the beautiful country. To make sure that all of your paperwork and documents are in order, and to guarantee your travel documents are secure and accurately submitted, having a business consultancy partner to help facilitate processes is the key to a stress-free trip to the country for whatever reason.

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