Qatar: Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Qatar, passports must have one blank page and be valid for at least six months.
Israeli passport holders are not permitted to enter Qatar.
Visas for Qatar are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except transit passengers whose tickets show they intend to continue their journey from the airport within eight hours.
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 at a cost of QR150 (credit/debit card only). 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 (http://portal.www.gov.qa) for more details.
Those applying for visas in advance must include bank statements from the last three months 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.
Types and cost:
Prices may vary depending on exchange rate and nationality of the applicant.
Visa on arrival: QR150; single-entry tourist visa: US$28; single-entry business visa: US$56.
British nationals: six-month multiple-entry visa: US$115; one- or two-year multiple-entry visa: US$370; five-year multiple-entry visa: US$687.
US nationals: one- to 10-year multiple-entry visa: US$131.
Single-entry tourist and business visas: 30 days; multiple-entry visas: six months to 10 years.
No visa is required if you don't leave the transit area.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy).
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.
Applications generally take five days, although they may take up to two weeks in busy periods.
Extension of stay:
If you wish to extend your visa, you should contact the Ministry of Interior's Passport and Expatriate Affairs department.