eVisa Qatar
Qatar eVisa
Qatar eVisa


Qatar eVisa


Qatar eVisa – Basic information

Qatar eVisa is an electronic visa that can be obtained by certain travelers coming from eligible countries. The system of eVisa was introduced by the Qatari Government in 2017 with the aim of speeding up and easing the entire procedure of getting a visa for Qatar.

There are various types of online visas for Qatar, and the type that one should obtain is determined by the individual’s nationality as well as the traveling motive.

The online application for a Qatar visa takes only a couple of minutes and involves a few simple steps, such as filling out a short online form with essential information, providing supporting documents, and covering the processing fee. The approved Qatar online visa is then delivered straight to the applicant’s email inbox.

Please remember to start your application process for a Qatar tourist visa at least 5 business days in advance of the planned trip!

Who needs an eVisa to Qatar

Citizens of all the countries in the world who cannot travel to Qatar without a visa should obtain a proper visa in advance of the planned trip. Qatar introduced the eVisa system, which significantly facilitates the process of getting the necessary visa. Check your eligibility below and get your eVisa in a few simple clicks.

List of eligible countries

eVisa for Qatar is available to the citizens of following countries:

  • Afghanistan Afghanistan
  • Albania Albania
  • Algeria Algeria
  • American Samoa American Samoa
  • Angola Angola
  • Anguilla Anguilla
  • Aruba Aruba
  • Azores Azores
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • Barbados Barbados
  • Belize Belize
  • Benin Benin
  • Bermuda Bermuda
  • Bhutan Bhutan
  • Botswana Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  • Burundi Burundi
  • Cape Verde Islands Cape Verde Islands
  • Cambodia Cambodia
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • Chad Chad
  • Channel Islands Channel Islands
  • Cocos Islands Cocos Islands
  • Congo, Republic of Congo, Republic of
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
  • Curaçao Curaçao
  • Djibouti Djibouti
  • East Timor East Timor
  • Egypt Egypt
  • El Salvador El Salvador
  • Eritrea Eritrea
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
  • Fiji Fiji
  • French Guiana French Guiana
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
  • Gabon Gabon
  • Gambia Gambia
  • Ghana Ghana
  • Gibraltar Gibraltar
  • Groenlandia Groenlandia
  • Grenada Grenada
  • Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
  • Guam Guam
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Guinea Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti Haiti
  • Honduras Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong SAR
  • Iran Iran
  • Iraq Iraq
  • Israel Israel
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Jordan Jordan
  • Kenya Kenya
  • Kiribati Kiribati
  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos Laos
  • Lesotho Lesotho
  • Liberia Liberia
  • Libya Libya
  • Macau Macau
  • Madagascar Madagascar
  • Madeira Madeira
  • Malawi Malawi
  • Mali Mali
  • Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
  • Martinique Martinique
  • Mauritania Mauritania
  • Mauritius Mauritius
  • Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Montserrat Montserrat
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Mozambique Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia Namibia
  • Nauru Nauru
  • Nevis Nevis
  • New Caledonia New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua Nicaragua
  • Niger Niger
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • North Korea North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau Palau
  • Palestine Palestine
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa Samoa
  • São Tomé E Principe São Tomé E Principe
  • Senegal Senegal
  • Serbia Serbia
  • Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
  • Solomons Solomons
  • Somali Republic Somali Republic
  • South Sudan South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  • Saint Helena Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Sudan Sudan
  • Syria Syria
  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • Tajikistan Tajikistan
  • Tanzania Tanzania
  • Aland Islands Aland Islands
  • Central African Republic Central African Republic
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
  • Comoros Comoros
  • Cook Islands Cook Islands
  • French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Christmas Island Christmas Island
  • Togolese Republic Togolese Republic
  • Tonga Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
  • Turks And Caicos Islands Turks And Caicos Islands
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Uganda Uganda
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
  • US Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Vietnam Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna Is. Wallis and Futuna Is.
  • Western Sahara Western Sahara
  • Yemen Yemen
  • Zambia Zambia
  • Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Qatar eVisa types

There are four types of Qatar eVisas that can be obtained online, including:

  • ETA: The Electronic Travel Authorization dedicated to travelers not being eligible for visa-free entry to Qatar but holding a valid residence permit or a visit visa to certain countries (one of the Schengen Area country, Canada, USA, Australia, or New Zealand); ETA is a one-entry permit allowing staying in Qatar for up to 30 days.
  • Online Tourist Visa: a visa dedicated to nationals of these countries who are neither ETA-eligible nor can travel to Qatar visa-free; the Qatar eVisa is issued for a 30-day stay in the country, and its validity is 30 days as well.
  • GCC Resident Visa: a single-entry visa for a 30-day stay in Qatar (with the option of extension by another 3 months); dedicated to all residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC countries nationals can travel to Qatar visa-free).
  • Transit Visa: a visa available for nationals of all countries around the world who wish to transit through Qatar on their way to their final destination; to apply for a transit visa, the transit stop in Qatar must last at least 5 hours; the visa is issued for 4 days (96 hours).

Important! Should you not possess a valid residence permit or a valid visa to the countries listed above, you may still apply for an eVisa to Qatar as long as your country is listed as eVisa eligible.


Qatar eVisa application form

After familiarizing yourself with the visa requirements for the selected visa type and gathering all the necessary documents, you can start your visa application which consists of the following steps:

  1. Fill out the online form: put all the required details and upload supporting documents; double-check all the data entered and move on to the second step.
  2. Cover the visa fee: choose one of the available methods of online payment and cover the processing fee.
  3. Check your email: shortly after covering the fee, the confirmation number will be sent to your email; make sure to check whether you have received it.

The approved Qatar eVisa will also arrive in your email inbox once approved. It may take up to a few business days to process your application.

eVisa Qatar validity

The Qatar Online Tourist Visa, the ETA, and the GCC Resident Visa remain valid for 30 days from the date of planned arrival in Qatar. In turn, the transit visa is valid for 96 hours (4 days) from the date of crossing the Qatari borders.

Please note that you can extend the ETA for another 30 days, while the GCC visa extension can be done for another 90 days (3 months). Also, remember that your passport must remain valid throughout the entire duration of your trip.


Qatar eVisa requirements

The necessary documents differ depending on the visa type:


  • accommodation proof in Qatar or the host’s address
  • onward/return ticket’s copy
  • bio-data passport page’s copy
  • valid residence permit copy or a copy of a visit visa to Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand, or any of the Schengen Area countries

Online Tourist Visa

  • bio-data passport page’s copy
  • applicant’s face photo
  • return ticket copy

GCC Residents Visa

  • a document stating the resident’s occupation

Transit information

Everyone planning to transit through Qatar and stay within the transit zone for at least 5 hours must obtain a transit visa. The transit visa is issued for 4 days (96 hours) from the date of planned arrival in Qatar.

The transit visa for Qatar is available for citizens of every country in the world free of charge. Do remember to carry is printed copy and have it ready to show upon your arrival in Qatar.

Visa Summary

  • eVisa destination



  • eVisa price


    The price will be shown after filling out the application form

  • eVisa Processing time


    a few days

  • Visa validity


    30 days (eVisa/ETA/GCC Resident Visa) or 96 hours (transit visa)

  • Visa requirements documents


    • a bio-data passport page
    • face photo
    • a few supporting documents

Other Travel Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get a Qatar eVisa?

If you meet all the Qatar eVisa requirements, you can start your visa application by filling out the online form, uploading the necessary documents, and covering the processing fee. Your eVisa in a PDF file will be sent to you via email. Download it and print it out before setting off for your trip.

When will I receive an eVisa to Qatar?

As soon as it is approved by the Qatari Government, your eVisa will be sent to your email address. It may take up to a few business days. Make sure to provide correct and up-to-date information to ensure immediate visa approval.

Do I need to print Qatar eVisa?

Yes. The Qatar eVisa must be printed out. Do remember to take its physical copy for your trip and be ready to show it during the border control.

What if my Qatar eVisa is not approved?

If you received the Qatar eVisa rejection, feel free to contact our support team immediately. Our consultants will do their best to find the reason for the rejection and the solution how to link you with your visa as soon as possible.

How long can I stay in Qatar with eVisa?

Qatar eVisa enables staying in Qatar for up to 30 days.

What is the validity of the Qatar eVisa?

Qatar eVisa remains valid for 30 days from the date of your planned arrival in Qatar. Serving as a single-entry visa, its holder can enter Qatar only once. Additionally, Qatar ETA and the GCC Resident Visa can be extended for 30 days and 90 days, respectively.

Do children need a Qatar eVisa?

Yes. All underage travelers entering Qatar must possess a valid visa corresponding to their individual passports. The children included on a legal guardian/parent's passport must apply for an eVisa as well. The visa application for a child should be submitted by a parent or legal guardian.

What is the cost of a Qatar eVisa?

The cost of a Qatar eVisa depends on your nationality and visa type. Fill out the online form with all the required details, and the visa fee will be shown afterward.

What must I have to apply for a Qatar eVisa?

Consult the section eVisa requirements and gather all the required documents. Moroever, make sure to prepare a working electronic device, valid means of online payment, and an active email address.

What is the processing time for an eVisa to Qatar?

The processing time for an eVisa for Qatar may take around 5 business days. Nevertheless, the real waiting time is determined by various factors such as your nationality, the date of the submitted application, or the correctness of the information provided in your online application form.

What documents are required to get a Qatar eVisa?

To apply for a Qatar visa online, one needs to have a bio-data page of a valid passport, a face photo as well as a copy of a return ticket.

What data do I need to provide in the application form for an eVisa to Qatar?

Online Qatar visa application requires providing basic personal and passport data, travel-related details as well as contact information.