By applying online you do not have to find a local sponsor in Qatar, and will receive a response in just a few days.
You can also submit all the required documents, information and pay for visa fees from home.
If your visa application is approved, we will forward the visa copy through email on your registered email ID.
You can apply for a visa a maximum of 90 days and a minimum of 4 working days before you travel.
Qatar Airways / Qatar Tourism Authority / VFS Global recommend you to apply for your visa well in advance of travel.
No: you can apply for a visa any time up to 4 working days before you travel. You can access the online visa application system any time through the Manage Booking section www.qatarairways.com or directly through www.qatarvisaservice.com
No: you can use this or any other visa service, or ask a relative in Qatar to apply for a visa on your behalf.
The decision to grant entry visas for Qatar is entirely at the discretion of the country’s immigration authorities – Qatar Airways / Qatar Tourism Authority / VFS Global cannot guarantee that your visa application will be accepted.
The granting of a visa does not guarantee entry in Qatar, the final decision is made by immigration officers at the point of entry.
If the visa holder arrives on a different airline, from the one provided at the time of visa application, the immigration authorities may refuse the visa holder entry into Qatar.
To apply for a Qatar visa online you must have a valid and confirmed ticketed booking for Qatar. You can start the application process
a) On www.qatarairways.com by logging into “My Trips” and retrieving your booking, alternatively you could also visit https://www.qatarairways.com/en-in/qatar-tourist-visa.html
b) Passengers flying other airlines can directly visit www.qatarvisaservice.com to directly register themselves
You can then select the portion of the journey for which a visa is required, and the names of the passenger(s) applying for a visa, before providing the details and documents required to process the application, along with payment.
After your application is complete, we will contact you within 4 working days with the results of your visa application.
Provided all required documents are submitted correctly, visas are normally issued within 4 working days of your application.
The visa types and related fees are published on the homepage. All charges are payable in US Dollars. Your visa type will be automatically selected by the system based on your length of stay in Qatar as per your itinerary, nationality, country of residence and purpose of visit.
All our visas are valid for 90days from the date of issue and valid for a stay period up to 30 days in Qatar.
Every passenger requiring a visa will need to submit scan coloured copies of their:
The main applicant (from each family travelling together) will also need to submit:
In some cases, other supporting documents, such as marriage certificates, etc., may also be required: we will contact you directly if this is the case.
If you qualify for an ETA, you will need to provide any one or more of the following:
In addition, the following supporting documents, if available, will help in obtaining a visa, and can be submitted during the application process, under the ‘Additional Documents’
If you have already submitted applications for passengers, you will not be able to select them again – these passengers will be greyed out.
Qatar requires all visitors to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival. If your passport is valid for less than 6 months, you will need to renew it before you can apply for a visa.
Yes. All passengers, including children and infants must have a visa to enter Qatar. This also includes infants travelling on parents’ laps. We are unable to process visas for children endorsed on parent’s passports.
All visas are sent by email, to the email address given at the time of the application process, alternatively, you may also download your visa copy from https://portal.moi.gov.qa/wps/portal/MOIInternet/services/inquiries/visaservices/enquiryandprinting
No: you will receive an electronic visa, which does not require anything to be stamped on your passport ahead of travel. All visa copies are sent by email.
You should print a copy of your e-visa and carry it with you when you travel to Qatar.
Yes: you need a new visa each time you enter Qatar.
Based on your itinerary, you can apply for more than one e-visa through this system, provided the duration between first exit and second entry is minimum 5 working days. Each visa application is a separate process – once you have completed your first visa application, please restart the process again for your next Qatar visa. The second visa can be processed only when the visa holder exits Qatar on the first visa held.
When you complete your visa application, you will receive a confirmation email with a link – this will allow you to track your visa application process at any time. You can also track your application by going to www.qatarvisaservice.com, and clicking on “track your application”.
We will send you an email once your visa application has been approved or rejected, or if additional information is required.
Unfortunately, the Qatar Immigration authorities do not give reasons for rejecting visa applications, so we cannot provide specific reasons why your application was unsuccessful.
All visa fees, service fees and incidentals charged (if any) are non-refundable for all applications, including unsuccessful applications.
Yes, you can reapply if your visa application is rejected but with a different booking reference number only.
You have already initiated an online application. You should have received an email containing your web reference number which will allow you to complete your application.
Alternatively you can Regenerate Email by clicking on Forgot your Reference Number?.
If you have any questions, please contact us through our online query page. Please note that all communications & correspondences would be in English Language only.
Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and VFS Global welcome your feedback. Please use our FeedBack form to send us your comments.
Yes, Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome 43, Firefox 38, Opera 29, Safari 9.
All days except weekends and public holidays in Qatar are considered as working days. Friday and Saturday is considered as weekends in Qatar. For list of public holidays click here
Passports with single name will not be accepted, applicant needs to have minimum two names in passport to apply for a Qatar visa.
No, holders of travel documents cannot apply using this facility as currently we process visa with Normal passport only.