Qatar is a small peninsular Arab country that is known for its arid desert, Islamic designs, modern architecture, beaches, and waterfront promenades. It is a developed country with a booming economy, oil resources, strong military, hotels, restaurants, museums, universities, and an attractive culture.

Qatar has well defined and strictly implemented rules and visa policies for en-route travelers, visitors, academics, workers, students, immigrants, and tourists.

The different types of permits include family visa, business visa, transit visa, family visit visa, work visa, multiple entry visas, tourist visa, visa on arrival or visa waiver etc. Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities In the past, Visitors who wanted to enter Qatar required a visa, but not all of them had to apply for a visa before entry. Many countries had friendly relations with Qatar and residents of these nations were eligible for a visa on arrival policy. As of today,

The country has initiated a Visa free entry policy into Qatar with the primary objective of boosting their tourism industry. This exemption has been applied with immediate effect for 80 countries from around the world, including India, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Lebanon, South Africa, and New Zealand. As of today,

The country has initiated a Visa free entry policy into Qatar with the primary objective of boosting their tourism industry. This exemption has been applied with immediate effect for 80 countries from around the world, including India, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Lebanon, South Africa, and New Zealand.

Process For Qatar Visa On Arrival

The following guidelines and tips are very useful in visiting Qatar for business, academic, or recreational purposes -

  • Always keep your original and photocopies of various travel, professional and personal identity documents ready at hand.
  • Documents include passport, social security number, national identity card, email, mobile, return tickets, business/company details, other travel permits or transit visas, etc.,
  • Contact and check with the Qatari embassy using the online or offline modes.
  • The visa waiver rules vary for different nationalities, single trips, multiple trips, single entry, and multiple entry points.
  • Interior ministry authorities of Qatar reserve the right to deny entry into the country for the visitor and/or partners.
  • Visa exemption policy is now in place for 80 countries, and nationals of these countries can arrive in Qatar without any prior visa arrangements.

Qatar Visa On Arrival Countries List:

qatar visa on arrival The following 33 countries are exempt from prior visa arrangements and the nationals can obtain a visa waiver after arriving in Qatar.

The waiver is for 180 days from the issue date and these visitors can spend 90 days using a single trip or they can also visit Qatar on multiple trips. Austria, Bahamas, , Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey . 

During Qatar trip, you should always remember to check your Qatar visa status and validity to avoid any inconvenience. The nationals of following countries are eligible for 30-day waivers and they can stay in Qatar for 30 days in a single trip or multiple trips.

An extension period of 30 days is also available to these citizens at the discretion of authorities -  Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá, Costa Rica, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Cuba, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela. you can see here Qatar Waives Entry Visa Requirements for Citizens of 80 Countries, now including Pakistan.