Qatar e-Visa Application
e-Visa for Qatar: Basic Information
Qatar visa is easily obtainable in an electronic form;e-Visa arrives at the applicant's e-mail address in a PDF version. Qatar e-Visa is available to hundreds of countries worldwide. The visa application process can be completed within a few minutes from home!
Citizens from the countries listed aseligible can now apply online and receive their visa permits within 5 business days. Qatar tourist visa serves as a single-entry visa and allows its' holders to stay for 30 days in Qatar.
Future Middle East visitors may apply for four visa for Qatar types. To make your entry to Qatar successful, all visitors should have a valid passport and a printed e-Visa copy.
No matter what type you are eligible for, the Qatar e-Visa has to be printed out and taken with you to the airport. There are four different e-Visa to Qatar types; applicants' nationality decides which visa type the traveller can apply for.
ETA: Electronic Travel Authorization permit is designed for people who are not eligible to enter Qatar visa-free but who have a valid residence permit or a visit visa to one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand, or any of the Schengen Area country.
It serves as a single-entry visa that allows its' holders to stay for 30 days in Qatar. Only service fees need to be paid.
Please note! Suppose you do not have a valid residence permit or a valid visit visa to the listed countries. In that case, you can still apply for an Online Tourist Visa (e-Visa to Qatar), provided your country is listed as eligible for the e-Visa to Qatar. (See the 'List of Eligible Countries' section.)
Online Tourist Visa: The online tourist visa is designed for citizens of countries who are not eligible for ETA and neither for the visa-free entrance. Qatar e-Visa is a single-entry visa that allows 30 days of stay in Qatar. The validity period of 30 days starts on the date of arrival in Qatar.
Transit Visa: Designed for travellers from every country worldwide who transit through Qatar. Each traveller has to stay at least 5 hours on arrival to be eligible for a Qatar transit visa. The validity period is 96 hours (4 days).
GCC Residents Visa: A single-entry visa that allows its' holders to stay in Qatar for 30 days (or renew the visa for the next 3 months). Designed for all GCC (the Gulf Cooperation Council) residents.
Nationals of the GCC countries can enter Qatar visa-free.
Citizens of countries listed below can apply for an e-Visa to Qatar (the Online Tourist Visa):Afghanistan
Bermuda (Great Britain)
British Indian Ocean Territory (UK)
Caribbean Netherlands (NL)
Channel Islands (UK)
Cocos Islands (AUS)
Commonwealth of Dominica
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Democratic Republic of Congo
Falkland Islands (Malwinen) (UK)
Faroe Islands (DK)
French Guiana (FR)
French Polynesia (FR)
Isle of Man (UK)
Isle of Wight (Great Britain)
Montserrat (Great Britain)
Netherlands Antilles (NL)
Norfolk Island (AUS)
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Paracel Islands (CN)
Pitcairn Islands (UK)
Puerto Rico (US)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia and Montenegro
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (UK)
St. Helena (UK)
St. Martin (FR/NL)
St. Pierre and Miquelon (FR)
St. Kitts and Nevis
The Aland Islands (FI)
The Cayman Islands (UK)
The Central African Republic
The Cook Islands (UK)
The French Southern and Antarctic Lands
The Territory of Christmas Island (AUS)
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands, US.
Wake Island (US)
Wallis and Futuna
Upon meeting the Qatar visa requirements (See 'Visa Requirements' section), each applicant who has prepared the necessary documents can start the application process.
To ensure entry into Qatar free from any issues, make sure you put all the data correctly and that your documents are valid.
Application guide to follow:
- Fill the visa application form with your correct data and attach the required documents. Qatar visa application takes just a few minutes to complete.
- Choose the payment method from the several available on our website and pay the visa fees.
- Check your inbox. Immediately after your payment registers, you will receive a confirmation number. Qatar visa will be delivered to your e-mail address within a maximum of 5 business days in a PDF version.
Please remember that your passport has to be valid for at least six months forth from the planned entry to Qatar date.
Our visa services team thoroughly checks each application to ensure it's error-free before submitting it further.
The Online Tourist Visa, the GCC Resident Visa, and ETA are valid for 30 days from the day of arrival in Qatar. However, the transit visa is valid for 96 hours (4 days) from entering Qatar.
ETA can be extended for another 30 days, and the GCC visa can be extended for another 3 months for its' holders. Please remember that your passport must stay valid throughout your whole trip.
Everyone who wants to travel to Qatar to transit to another country and stay in the transit area for at least 5 hours can apply for a transit visa. This visa type is valid for 96 hours (4 days) from the date of arrival in Qatar.
Designated for every country worldwide and free of charge. Have the printed visa with you upon arrival.
Travel to Qatar with these documents on hand upon arrival to ensure entrance without issues. Each traveller should have:
- a printed e-Visa to Qatar permit
- valid passport for at least 6 months from the date of arrival
The electronic visa system has been introduced to facilitate travelers’ lives. It serves the exact same purpose as the regular visa obtained from an Embassy. Please find the Qatar e-Visa sample below and see how will the entry permit look like once received.
Online Tourist Visa
- a legible scan or a photo of applicants' passports' bio-data page
- applicants' recent photograph
- copy of the return ticket
- proof of booked accommodation in Qatar (or host's address)
- copy of the return/onward ticket
- a legible scan or a photo of the valid passports' bio-data page
- a copy of applicants' valid residence permit or visit visa to any of the listed countries
GCC Residents Visa
- Residents of the GCC countries may be asked to provide documents stating their occupation.
- Applicants passports have to be valid for at least 6 months forth from the arrival date
- With an e-Visa, each traveller can spend 30 days in Qatar
- Two of the travel visas (ETA and GCC Residents Visa) holders can prolong their stay. ETA holders for another 30 days, GCC Residents for another 90 days (three months)
- Qatar visa has to be printed out and taken to the airport (no matter the type)
- Qatar visa can be used for tourism purposes only
- A travel visa is not a working permit, nor an immigration permit
- Applicants can use any international airport to visit Qatar
Benefits of Evisa Express
- Easy application process
- Qualified team of experts
- Guarantee of service
FAQ about Qatar e-Visa
- What is a Qatar e-Visa?
Qatar visa in an electronic form is a permit that is obtainable entirely online. Upon completing the visa application process, e-Visa arrives at the applicant's e-mail address within a maximum of 5 business days (120 hours). Qatar e-Visa allows its' holder to stay in the country for 30 days and serves as a single-entry permit.
- What documents do I need to apply for a Qatar e-Visa?
When applying for a Qatar e-Visa (the Online Tourist Visa), each applicant needs to prepare a scan of their valid passport (bio-data page), a copy of the return ticket, and the applicant's recent photograph. Please note that passports have to be valid for six months from the arrival in Qatar date.
- Is it easy to get a Qatar visa?
Qatar visa application can be completed within minutes from home. Our travel visa service takes care of your permit. All you have to do is fill a visa application form. Applying is quick and intuitive. Qatar visa will arrive at your e-mail address.
- How to apply for a Qatar visa?
If you have a valid passport and meet all of the visa requirements, start the application process by filling a form with your data. Make the payment by choosing one of the many payment methods available on our visa service website. Lastly, check your inbox; e-Visa arrives in a PDF version, which you have to print out and take with you on the travel.
- How will I receive the Qatar e-Visa?
Once approved, Qatar e-Visa is sent to applicants' e-mail address states in the application form. Make sure to provide an e-mail address that you have access to.
- How long is an e-Visa for Qatar good for?
Qatar e-Visa is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival in Qatar. This travel visa serves as a single-entry permit. Please note that the ETA visa type and the GCC Resident Visa can be prolonged for one month and three months, respectively.
- How long does it take to get a Qatar e-Visa?
Qatar visa processing time may take up to 120 hours (5 business days) from applying. Valid passports and other necessary documents have to be attached to the form to ensure a successful approval. Our team of qualified experts double-checks each application to make sure it will be positively approved.
- What is a Qatar transit visa?
Our travel visa service offers a Qatar transit visa designated for all travellers who wish to transit through Qatar o another country. If you should stay for more than 5 hours in the airports' transit area, you have to obtain a visa for transit. This visa type is valid for 96 hours (4 business days).
- How early should I apply for a Qatar visa?
All passports holders that wish to travel to Qatar should make their visa application at least 5 business days in advance. This is the maximum processing time to obtain a visa to Qatar. Ensure all the information you put in the application form is correct to avoid delays or issues with approval.
- Which countries can visit Qatar using a Qatar visa?
There are hundreds of countries that can visit Qatar with a Qatar visa. See if your country is listed as eligible on the 'List of Eligible Countries' section and apply using our visa service.
- How to check Qatar visa validity?
All passports holders that apply online for a Qatar visa receive a confirmation number on the e-mail box immediately after making the payment. You can check how well your visa is processing using this number. Our support team is available 24/7 via phone and e-mail.
- Can I get Qatar visa on arrival?
Visa for Qatar can be obtained upon arrival. However, it's better to be prepared and handle your visa in advance to avoid any issues when entering Qatar. If you want to omit waiting in long queues at the airport, issues, or stressful situations, apply 5 business days in advance for an electronic visa permit!
Three easy steps to get your eVisa
- Apply online
- Fill out remaining required information and make an online payment
- Check your email