Qatar Visa and Passport Requirements
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Visas for Qatar are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except transit passengers continuing to a third country who do not leave the airport.
Nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA can obtain entry visas upon arrival at the airport in Doha. Visitors may conduct business on an entry visa providing the authorities are given prior notice.
Nationals of the same countries can apply for a joint tourist visa for Qatar and Oman on arrival at Doha airport, allowing for travel between the two countries. See the Qatar e-Goverment website (www.gov.qa) for more details.
Those applying for visas in advance must include recent bank statements OR a formal letter from your employer confirming that you are visiting Qatar on business (if you are applying for a business visa).
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Qatar.
Prices may vary depending on exchange rate and nationality of the applicant.
Visa on arrival: approximately £16 (payable by credit card); single-entry tourist visa: £20; single-entry business visa: £40.
British nationals: six-month multiple-entry visa: £95; two-year multiple-entry visa: £330; five-year multiple-entry visa: £600.
Durations and costs of multiple-entry visas for other nationals vary; check with your local embassy.
Single-entry tourist and business visas: 30 days within three months of issue; multiple-entry visas: two or five years with a maximum of 30 days per stay.
No visa is required if you don't leave the transit area. If you do plan to leave the airport, a transit visa is available for 24 hours.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy) or on arrival in some cases (see above). You can also apply for a tourist visa online via the Qatar e-Government website (www.gov.qa).
Nationals of countries where Qatar has no diplomatic representation may apply for visas through an alternative embassy or their hotel in Qatar, which will arrange for the visa to be collected on arrival at the airport.
Those wishing to visit friends or relatives in Qatar may ask them to apply to the immigration authorities in Qatar on their behalf for a visa.
Temporary residence visas can only be applied for if there is a firm job offer or contact from an employer in Qatar, and usually take six weeks to process. Work permits can only be obtained by a local sponsor.
If applying for a visa in advance, you must show a recent bank statement with a balance of at least £850.
If you wish to extend your visa, you must apply through the Ministry of Interior's Passport and Expatriate Affairs Department (www.moi.gov.qa).