Types of Visas General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs issues two types of visas:

1) Instant Visas

2) In advance visas ( Should be taken before arrival to the country).

Instant Visas

S.No. Type of Visa Visa Validity Fee Fine for violation Requirements for granting this visa.

1

Entry visa for companions of GCC Nationals .

This visa is given for drivers or maids or who are in this status when they arrive at any border of Qatar directly from GCC countries.

1 Month ( Can be extended to another five months).

1)QR 105 for first issuance.

2)Extension Fee : QR 100 per month.

QR : 200 per day.

1) The Companion should be a resident of any GCC country.

2) Should enter the country accompanying the sponsor or one of the family members (Wife + sons).

2 GCC Residents visit visa.
This visa is given for residents of the Gulf Corporation Council states who arrive at any of Qatar’s borders.
14 Days and can be extended for another 14 days. 1) QR 105 for first issuance and QR 20 for every dependant on same passport

2) Extension Fee : QR 100 and QR 20 for every dependant.
QR : 200 per day. 1) Should have a residence permit in any one of the GCC countries.

2) The applicant should be coming to visit any of the residing relatives ( First category ) in Qatar.

3) The applicant should be in the following professions :
Trader, Businessman, Commercial broker, Auditor, Accountant, Manager( All kinds), Investor, Partner, Quality supervisor, Marketing executive, PRO and sales man, Banker, Finance services officer, Pilot, Airhostess and flight crew, Flight beacon, Ship crew, Flight technician, Legal advisor, Juridical, Lawyer, Doctor, Psychologist, General specialist, Consultant (any), Pharmacist, Artist, Actor, Announcer, Journalist, Diplomat, University Professor, Special needs teacher, Computer programmer, Program designer, IT Analyst, Engineers (Any), Physicist, Chemist, Geologist and Agricultural specialist.
3 Visa for companions of GCC residents
This visa is provided for maids who accompany the residents in any of GCC countries.
14 Days and can be extended for another 14 days. 1) QR 105 for first issuance

2) Extension Fee : QR 100.
QR : 200 per day. 1) The Companion should be a resident of any GCC country.

2) Should enter the country accompanying the sponsor or one of the family members (Wife + sons).
4 Joint Tourist Visa

This visa is issued upon arrival at the border for citizens of 33 countries (The United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece , Finland, Spain, Monaco, the Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea)., and the beneficiary is permitted to travel freely between Qatar and Oman during the validity period of visa.
1 month and can be extended for one another month. 1) QR 55 for first issuance and . and QR 20 for each dependant in the same passport.


2) Extension Fee : QR 50 and QR 20 for each dependant in the same passport.
QR : 200 per day.
5 Camel race Visa
This visa is provided for participants in the camel reace who have residence permit in any of the GCC countries.
The visa period depends on the letter from the camel race organizing committee in Qatar. QR 105 QR 200 per day. A letter from the camel race organizing committee.
6 Seamen's Visa
This visa is issued in exceptional cases only for who work in maritime transportation in the time of seamen's arrival.
48 hours and cannot be extended. QR 100. QR 200 per day. 1) Official letter from maritime agency.
2) Copy of the Company ID applying for Visa.
3) To produce original copy of the maritime passport.
7 Visa for new born babies

This visa is provided to new born babies who are less than 3 months upon their arrival at the border and there is nor any fees for this visa.
No fee QR 200 per day. 1) The baby should be less than 3 months.

2) The baby should have a passport or his / her name should be added in the passport of any one of the parent.

3) To produce original birth certificate of the baby.

4) The parents should have a valid residence visa in Qatar.

5) The mother of the baby should be on the sponsorship of husband (Father of baby).

In advance visas

S.No. Type of Visa Visa Validity Fee Fine for violation Requirements for granting this visa.
1

Return Visa (For who's sponsor is a Qatari).
This service allows getting return permits for those who have exceeded their stay outside the country for more than 6 months. This is for either those sponsored by a Qatari or resident.
Note: This service is described for maids and who are in this status.

14 Days from the issuing date. QR 120 1) The beneficiary has exceeded his stay outside the country for more than 6 months or his residency expired while outside the country.

2) To submit an application from the sponsor with his ID card copy + passport copy of sponsored person.
Return Visa (For who's sponsor is resident ). 14 Days from the date of issue. QR 500 1) The beneficiary has exceeded his stay outside the country for more than 6 months or his residency expired while outside the country.

2) To submit an application from the sponsor attached with a copy of passport for each sponsored person (who have stayed out side the country more than 6 months) and father and mother of the sponsored person.
• The beneficiary has exceeded 6 months outside the country and his residency is still valid.
• Present the application from the sponsor and attach a copy of the passport of the person who has exceeded the period, and a copy of the parents passports.
Companies and establishment sponsorships:
• The beneficiary of this visa has exceeded 6 months outside the country and his residency is still valid.
• Present the request from the sponsor attaching a copy of the sponsored passport of the person who has exceeded the period a copy of company registration form.