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Visas & Residence Permits

Apply for Seamen Transit Visa

  • Fees- QR200
  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 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


Seamen working with maritime or offshore oil field companies may obtain this visa upon arriving at an entry port immediately. This visa is valid for 48 hours and it cannot be extended.

Online Instructions

  • Log in with your smartcard to MOI e-services portal.
  • Select “Visa Services”, then “Issue Visa” and choose “Seamen Transit 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

  • Submit official letter from maritime agency.
  • Submit copy of establishment ID of the company applying for the visa.
  • Provide original maritime passport.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

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  • Applicable fees are as follows:
  • Visa issuance: QR200
  • Fine per day for overstay

Additional Information

The user shall own a smart card to use the service online.

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