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Visas & Residence Permits

Tourist Visa (Upon and Before Arrival)

  • Last Updated 28 Dec, 2020
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Interior
  • Service Classification : G2C
  • Topic : Tourism, Sports, and Recreation, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Tourist


Visitors and tourists who wish to visit Qatar can issue tourist visas through some easy steps. Such visas can be obtained through employer, hotels or Qatar Airways, upon one's nationality and the requirements of each.

Nationals of more than 80 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into the State of Qatar upon their arrival, with varying allowable lengths of stay. This visa can also be issued online prior to travel.

Online Instructions

  • Sign up or Sign in using your email and password.
  • Enter the request details and attach all the required documents including:
  • Passport information (bio/picture page)
  • A passport-sized photo
  • Airline Ticket (Qatar Airways passengers are not required to submit their ticket copy)
  • Hotel confirmation voucher / relevant documents for place of stay in Qatar
  • Follow all the necessary steps, pay fees and submit your request.


To know the fee amount and more details on the service, please visit Qatar Visa Service website.

Additional Information

Applications can be made a maximum of 90 days or minimum of four (4) working days prior to travel.

The passport should be valid for at least six (6) months from the date of entry in Qatar.

It is not possible to use this service while applying for children who are endorsed on their parents' passport.

You can upload the following additional documents to strengthen your application:

  • Documents showing investments of USD $8,000 at least.
  • Income tax papers showing an annual gross income of USD $8,000 at least.
  • Evidence of travel in the last five (5) years to any of the following countries: Qatar, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Schengen countries, USA or UK.

Fee payment can be made with Visa/MasterCard (Debit) or (Credit) only.

Once the application is submitted, applicants will be contacted via email within 48 hours with a response to their visa application.

For more information on the countries of which citizens can apply for this visa, and on the terms and conditions, kindly check the Visas for Visitors page on the National Tourism Council website.

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