Qatar Visa Guide

  • About requirements
    • Visa Requirements: Visa required.

      Visa Issuance:

      Nationals of India with a normal passport can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days. They must travel as tourists and have:

      1. a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date; and
      2. a return ticket; and
      3. a credit card or a debit card with at least USD 1,400 per family;
      4. a hotel reservation confirmation.
    • Passport Requirement: Passport required

      Document Validity: Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months from the arrival date.

      Additional Information:

      1. Passports must be machine readable to enter.
      2. Visitors must hold return/onward tickets. 

      Information 1: This does not apply to passengers with a visa type Family-Senior State.

  • Everything to know while applying for a Qatar visa

    Craving a decadent change of scenery? Then perhaps the majestic mosques, modern architectural gems and historically influential sites around Qatar may help you reignite your love for travel.

    Qatar is one of the Arab countries located on the coast of the Persian Gulf. With Doha as the capital and financial hub, many travellers are drawn towards the city. Mainly because Doha has been named one of the Seven New Wonder Cities in the World.

    Doha is emerging as a popular tourist destination in the world. It is no surprise then, that the demand for a Qatar visa to enter this Arab country has sky-rocketed over the recent years. There are tons of places to visit and things to do in Doha and even within the country itself.

    Without a doubt, the Middle East offers a bundle of surprises for each traveller.

    And to explore the peninsular Arab country of Qatar you need a visa. So, if you are wondering what is the right visa for you, we’ve listed down the different types of Qatar visa for you to choose from.

  • How to apply for Qatar visa?

    To apply for Qatar visa, you need to visit the official website or any of the authorised agency.

    • You must visit the official website to apply for visa
    • Download and print the form, make sure the application form is printed on one side
    • You need to fill the form and sign the visa application
    • Attach the required documents and submit at the nearest visa help desk
    • Once submitted, you can track your visa process online
    • The passport you submit can be collected only after 7-10 working days
    • You can also request for delivery of passport at your doorstep
  • How to track visa application?

    You can check your visa application from MOI website. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) Qatar website makes it easy to check your application status, pending documents, visas, etc. You can use your visa number or your passport number to check the status of your visa application.

  • Types of Qatar Visa

    Here are the different types of Qatar visa -

    1. Tourist Visa
    2. Business Visa
    3. Work Visa
    4. Visit Visa
    5. Family Visa
    6. GCC Visa
    7. Transit Visa
    • Tourist visa

      Those who wish to visit Qatar can apply for a tourist visa which allows you to explore the cities and the many attractions. The Qatar tourist visa are of two types, short Qatar tourist visa is for 2 weeks, while the long Qatar tourist visa is for 3 months.

       Eligibility for tourist visa

      • You must have Indian passport
      • Your confirmed return ticket
      • Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the day of departure
      • You must have proof of the accommodation
      • Completed payment processes

      Documents for tourist visa

      • Original Passport, at least 6 months validity
      • First and last page of your Passport (scanned colour copy)
      • Passport size photograph with white background
      • Return tickets from Qatar
      • Proof of hotel reservation
      • Bank statement

      Tourist visa validity

      The validity of a Qatar tourist visa is for upto 3 months.

      Stay duration of tourist visa

      Once you arrive in Qatar, visitors holding a tourist visa are allowed to stay for a period of 30 days.

    • Business visa

      If you are working in any company based in Qatar, you are eligible for a Qatar business visa. It is the responsibility of the Qatar company to look into your business visa. The visa can either be for 30 days or 90 days.

      Eligibility for business visa

      • You must have Indian passport
      • A complete return ticket
      • Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the day of departure
      • You must have proof of the accommodation
      • Completed payment processes
      • You must have an invitation letter from the company/reason of business visa

      Documents for business visa

      • Original Passport, at least 6 months validity
      • First and last page of your Passport (scanned colour copy)
      • Passport size photograph with white background
      • Return tickets from Qatar
      • Bank statement
      • Letter from the company stating your business 

      Business visa validity

      The validity of Qatar business visa is for 3 months.

      Stay duration of business visa

      The duration of stay on a business visa depends on the type of visa duration you have applied for. I.e., 30 days and 90 days.

    • Work Visa

      If you have worked in a company for at least 2 years, your work visa will be sponsored by your company.

    • Visit Visa

      A visit visa is basically for those who are entering Qatar to visit a relative or a friend. In this type of visa, your family/friend will be sponsoring you. This visa is valid for 6 months.

    • Family Visa

      Despite having the same purpose, Family Visa is different from Visit Visa. This visa does not have an expiration date. Even an expat working in Qatar can sponsor their family to live in Qatar.

    • GCC Resident Visa

      A resident of a (Gulf Cooperation Council) GCC-country like Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the State of Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, and the State of Kuwait are eligible for GCC Resident Visa on arrival. But it also depends on the type of occupation.

    • Transit Visa

      Layovers are a fun way to explore a city before catching your flight to your final destination. But in order to exit the airport, you will need to apply for a transit visa before your departure. Qatar transit visa is valid for 24 hours which allows you to explore and stay in Qatar.

      Note: You need to arrange the Transit Visas through your local Qatari embassy before the date of your travel.

  • Things to keep in mind while applying for Qatar visa
    • If you apply for a Qatar visa prior to departure, the processing time takes around 7 to 10 days after the submission of fees. Except for the visas you get on arrival.
    • If you are flying via Qatar Airways, the flight reservation information is not required to be submitted by passengers.
  • What are some reasons why a Qatar visa may get rejected?
    • If you do not mention correct information in your visa form
    • Due to insufficient fund to travel
    • Not qualifying for the applied category
  • FAQs

    Do Indians need a visa to visit Qatar?

    Yes, an Indian national require a visa to enter Qatar.

    What is the validity of the Qatar Visa?

    The tourist and business visa are valid for 3 months. The duration of stay on tourist visa is 30 days and business visa are for 30 days and 90 days.

    What documents do I need to provide on arrival at Qatar?

    On arrival, the documents you may need to present at vaccination certificate, hotel booking, confirmed return tickets, and sufficient fund to support your stay.

    Will I get entry to Qatar once I arrive in the country?

    The decision is strictly based at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Even though you will arrive at the country, the immigration officers at the airport will make the final decision after looking at your documents.

    Why did my Qatar visa get rejected?

    One of the reasons why Qatar visa gets rejected is because of insufficient financial records. Your bank statement must show enough funds to help sustain your stay. You must possess documents that support your travel and avoid mistakes while filling the forms during immigration.

    What happens if I want to extend my stay in Qatar?

    Visitors entering on 30 days on-arrival visa can extend their stay in Qatar online for additional 30 days from the government website.

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