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Visas & Residence Permits

Apply for Business Visa

  • Fees- QR200 applies.
  • Last Updated 18 Apr, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Interior
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner

Service Description

This service enables companies and commercial establishments to submit a request online, on the website of the Ministry of Interior (MOI), to issue visa for businessmen, for trading and investment purposes. The visa is valid for only one month and cannot be extended.

Online Instructions

To issue business visa for the embassy employees only, please follow these steps on Hukoomi portal:

  • Fill out the online form, entering all the required information.
  • Attach the following documents:
    • Clear copy of passport
    • Copy of valid establishment ID and original
    • Copy of document that proves the profession
  • Pay appropriate fees if the application is approved.
To issue business visa via MOI e-services portal, please follow these steps:
  • Log in to the portal with your smartcard.
  • Select “Visa Services”, then “Issue Visa” and choose “Business Visa”.
  • Fill out the required information, such as name, birth date and place, passport details, phone number and address.
  • Enter your email address, if you want to receive a soft copy of the visa application receipt.
  • Click on "Confirm” and pay appropriate fees to issue the visa.

Offline Instructions

  • Download and fill out the paper form, then submit it at the Unified Services Centers.
  • Attach the above-mentioned required documents.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

Service Center

  • MOI Unified Services Centers
  • General Directorate of Nationality, Borders and Expatriate Affairs - Headquarters (Check Google Maps)

Additional Information

  • The user shall own a smart card to use the service and have “e-government service” added to the card.
  • The applying company or institution shall have prior approval by the competent entity.
  • Proof that the visitor is a businessman shall be submitted when requesting the service.
  • The service is requested online or offline by a company representative or its owner.
  • The visitor shall have a departure and return ticket.
  • After the transaction is completed, an approval number appears for follow-up reasons.
  • This service can be obtained any time, and the approval or visa numbers can be issued immediately, given that their final approval takes three days.
  • This service is also available via Metrash2, as well as MOI self-service kiosks and service centers.
  • You may check the service details page on MOI website.


A fee of QR200 applies.

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