Qatar e-Visa Application
Qatar e-Visa: Basic information
Qatar e-Visa is an online visa that is easily obtainable in an electronic form for all eligible travelers after completing a quick and intuitive online application process. The electronic visa system was introduced in Qatar in 2017 to ease the visa handling process for foreign visitors.
The electronic Qatar visa is available to hundreds of countries worldwide. Moreover, the online visa application process can be completed within a few minutes from home, ending with the approved e-Visa arriving at the applicant's email address in PDF form.
Citizens from the countries listed as eligible can now apply online and receive their electronic visas within 5 business days.
The online Qatar tourist visa serves as a single-entry permit that allows its holders to stay in Qatar for up to 30 days assuring a 30-day validity period. The only exception is the online transit visa, which stays effective for 4 days (96 hours).
Future Middle East visitors may apply for four e-Visa for Qatar types, depending on their nationality or purpose of visit.
To make one's entry to Qatar successful, all visitors should have a valid passport and a printed copy of the approved online visa.
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 electronic visa to Qatar types; applicant's nationality decides which one the traveler can apply for. There's:
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 permit that allows its holders to stay in Qatar for 30 days. 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 permit that allows 30 days of stay in Qatar. The validity period of 30 days starts on the date of arrival.
Transit Visa: Designed for travelers from every country worldwide who transit through Qatar. Each traveler has to stay at least 5 hours on arrival to be eligible for this entry permit. The validity period is 96 hours (4 days).
GCC Residents Visa: It is a single-entry permit thatallows 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):
- American Samoa*
- Antigua and Barbuda*
- Bosnia and Herzegovina*
- British Dependent Ter. Cit
- British National
- British Overseas
- Burkina Faso*
- Cape Verde*
- Central African
- Congo (Democratic Republic)*
- Costa Rica*
- Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)*
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic*
- East Timor*
- El Salvador*
- Equatorial Guinea *
- Eswatini (Swaziland)*
- Hong Kong (SAR)*
- Korea, North (DPR)*
- Korea, South*
- Macau (SAR)*
- Macedonia (North)
- Marshall Islands*
- Myanmar (Burma)*
- New Caledonia*
- New Zealand
- Northern Mariana
- Papua New Guinea*
- Saint Kitts and Nevis*
- Saint Lucia*
- Saint Vincent and the
- San Marino*
- Sao Tome and Principe*
- Saudi Arabia*
- Sierra Leone*
- Solomon Islands*
- South Africa*
- South Sudan*
- Sri Lanka*
- Trinidad and Tobago*
- United Arab Emirates*
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Vatican City (Holy See)*
- Western Sahara*
- *To apply for the Qatar e-Visa, all the countries marked with '*' must provide one of the following documents:
- - a valid tourist or business visa issued by the US, UK, or one of the Schengen member countries (used at least once to access the country that issued the visa);
- - a permanent residence visa issued by the US, UK, or the EU member countries;
- - a valid GCC residence visa (for a min. of 3 months).
Upon meeting the online Qatar visa requirements (see the Required Documents section), each applicant who has prepared the necessary documents can start the application process.
To ensure that your entry into Qatar will be free from any issues, make sure you put all the data correctly and that your documents are valid.
Now follow these simple steps to complete the process:
- Fill the online visa application form with the correct data and attach the required documents. The application form takes just a few minutes to complete.
- Choose the payment method from the several available on our website and cover the e-Visa fees.
- Check your inbox. Immediately after your payment registers, you will receive a confirmation number. The electronic Qatar visa will be delivered to your email box within a maximum of 5 business days in 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 online 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 stays valid for 96 hours (4 days) from crossing the border.
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 the whole duration of your trip.
Everyone who wants to travel to Qatar to transit to another country and stay in the transit area for at least 5 hours must apply for an appropriate entry permit. The trasnit visa stays valid for 96 hours (4 days) from the date of arrival.
Designated for every country worldwide and free of charge. Have the printed transit visa with you upon arrival.
Travel to Qatar with these documents on hand upon arrival to ensure entrance without any issues. Each traveler should have:
- a printed e-Visa to Qatar
- 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 photo of the applicant s passports bio-data page
- the applicant s face photograph (that can easily taken using a phone or a PC camera)
- a photo of the return ticket
- proof of booked accommodation in Qatar (or host's address)
- a photo of the return/onward ticket
- a photo of your valid passports bio-data page
- a photo of the applicant s valid residence permit or visit visa to any of the earlier-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 traveler 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)
- The electronic Qatar visa has to be printed out and taken to the airport (no matter the type)
- The online Qatar visa can be used for tourism purposes only
- A travel e-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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 e-Visa
- Apply online
- Fill out the remaining required information and make an online payment
- Check your email