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Travel Document Type

ETA

Government Fee

USD 15.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 20.00

Processing Time

4 business days

All About Qatar eVisas

Dreaming of sunny skies, sandy beaches and futuristic skyscrapers? Sounds like you might be planning to visit Qatar. When making your travel preparations, it’s important to take care of the essentials, like applying for your Qatar tourist visa.

Byevisa makes getting a Qatar visa online fast and easy. Fill out our simple form and we will do the rest. You won’t have to travel to an embassy or consulate, make an appointment or stand in long lines. All you have to do is apply online and your eVisa will sail directly into your email inbox.

With your travel authorisation, you can visit the peninsular country for up to 30 days. That’s more than enough time to snorkel through tropical fish, stroll along the Doha Corniche or head to the desert for a dune bashing adventure.

But first, you need to understand what your requirements are before you travel. We’ll walk you through all the details of who needs a visa, how and when to apply, and important things to keep in mind.

What Is the Difference Between a Qatar Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) vs a Visa on Arrival (VoA)?

VoA

Nationals of over 80 countries are able to travel to Qatar without getting prior authorisation (see a full list of these countries below). Instead of a Qatar Visa on Arrival, they are issued a Visa Exemption on Arrival when they pass through border security, provided that they present a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity and a confirmed return or onward ticket.

ETA

Citizens of countries who are not eligible for visa exemption but do hold a valid residence permit or visit visa to Australia, Canada, GCC, New Zealand, Schengen countries, UK or USA can apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) online with Byevisa. This document will allow you to travel.

You can find more information about each type below.

Visa Eligibility and Requirements

Eligibility

The type of authorisation you need depends on your nationality. The simplest way to check your eligibility is to use our visa checker tool here:

We also provide an explanation of the conditions for each nationality below.

Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a Visa Waiver On Arrival:

Andorra**
Antigua and Barbuda*
Argentina*
Armenia*
Australia**
Austria*
Azerbaijan**
Bahamas*
Belarus**
Belgium*
Bolivia**
Bosnia and Herzegovina**
Brazil**
Brunei**
Bulgaria*
Canada**
Chile**
China**
Colombia**
Costa Rica**
Croatia*
Cuba**
Cyprus*
Czech Republic*
Denmark*
Dominican Republic*
Ecuador**
Estonia*
Finland*

France*
Georgia**
Germany*
Greece*
Guyana**
Hong Kong**
Hungary*
Iceland*
India**
Indonesia**
Ireland**
Italy*
Japan**
Kazakhstan**
Latvia*
Lebanon**
Liechtenstein*
Lithuania*
Luxembourg*
Macedonia**
Malaysia*
Maldives**
Malta*
Mexico**
Moldova**
Monaco**
Netherlands*
New Zealand**
Norway*

Pakistan***
Panama**
Paraguay**
Peru**
Poland*
Portugal*
Romania*
Russia**
Rwanda**
San Marino**
Serbia*
Seychelles*
Singapore**
Slovakia*
Slovenia*
South Africa**
South Korea**
Spain*
Suriname**
Sweden*
Switzerland*
Thailand**
Turkey*
Ukraine*
United Kingdom**
United States**
Uruguay**
Vatican City**
Venezuela**

For countries marked with *, you are issued a travel pass on arrival that is valid for 180 days, starting from the date of arrival. You are authorised to spend up to 90 days in the country, on single or multiple trips, provided that you meet the requirements below.

For countries marked with **, you are issued a travel pass on arrival that is valid for 30 days, starting from the date of arrival, and you are authorised to spend up to 30 days in the country, on single or multiple trips, provided that you meet the requirements below. This authorisation can be extended for an additional 30 days.

Citizens of Pakistan, marked with ***,  must present hotel confirmation, valid credit card, polo vaccination certification when arriving directly from Pakistan.

GCC nationals (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia) are exempt from visa requirements.

If your country is not eligible for a visa waiver, you can apply for an ETA online with Byevisa if you have the appropriate residence permit or visitor visa, as described below.

Requirements for Travel to Qatar

1. Those who are are eligible for visa exemption, as listed above, require the following documents, which you must present on arrival:

  • Passport from an eligible country with minimum 6 months’ validity after arrival date.
  • Confirmed return or onward ticket.

2. Please note that anyone travelling to Qatar from a country at risk of yellow fever transmission must travel with a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. You can find a list of countries on the World Health Organisation’s website.

3. Those applying for an ETA require digital scans (clear and in colour) of the following:

  • Bio and picture page of passport valid for at least 6 months after intended arrival date.
  • Passport-size photo.
  • Airline reservation.
  • Accommodation confirmation.
  • Proof of residency.
  • Proof of valid residence permit or visitor visa for Australia, Canada, GCC, New Zealand, Schengen countries, UK or USA.

Please be aware that nationals of some countries are also required to possess 1500 USD or a major credit card upon arrival in the country.

ETA Qatar Visa Application Process

Byevisa makes it easy to apply for your Electronic Travel Authorisation.

Here’s a breakdown of the simple steps to take.

1. Gather the necessary documents, including your passport, photo and travel reservations, and scan them. This way, you’ll have a digital copy of each one. (You can find the full list of documents in the ‘Requirements’ section above.)

2. Fill out Byevisa’s online form.

3. Choose from 3 processing speeds. If you’re in a rush, you can choose to get your travel pass in as little as 4 business days.

4. Complete your payment information using a valid credit card, debit card or PayPal account.

5. Submit your application.

6. Check your email to see the confirmation message from Byevisa. This lets you know that your application has been received.

7. Wait for your visa to be processed. Byevisa does all of the heavy lifting, so you can enjoy your free time without stressing over technical procedures.

8. Check your email to find a message from Byevisa with your official travel document. You’ll know when to expect its arrival based on the processing speed you selected.

9. Print out the authorisation and take it with you when you travel. You’ll need to present it, along with your passport, when you reach your destination.

10. Gain entry to Qatar.

Please find more details about filling out the application form below.

Qatar eVisa Form and Documents

You fill out and submit the form completely online. You are asked to provide information including:

Your personal details (exactly as they appear on your passport):

  • Surname.
  • Given name.
  • Gender.
  • Date of birth.
  • Place of birth.

Your passport details:

  • Nationality.
  • Passport number.
  • Issue date.
  • Expiration date.

Your travel details:

  • Flight information.
  • Accommodation details.
    • Address of hotel.
    • Home address of friend or relative with whom you will be staying.

You are also asked for digital copies of supporting documents, including:

  • Bio and picture page of passport valid for at least 6 months after intended arrival date.
  • Passport-size photo.
  • Flight reservation.
  • Accommodation confirmation.
  • Hotel reservation with your name.
  • Letter of invitation to stay with a friend or relative.
    • If your friend/relative is a Qatari national: include scan of Qatari national ID.
    • If they are a Qatari resident: include scan of resident visa, Qatari ID, Passport bio page.
  • Proof of residency.
    • Resident card or visa, utility/phone/credit card bill, tenancy contract, official printed address page on passport.
  • Valid residence permit/visitor visa for Australia, Canada, GCC, New Zealand, Schengen countries, UK or USA.
    • Must be valid for at least 30 days.

All digital documents must be in colour and clearly legible.

To strengthen your application, you can provide additional documents, such as:

  • Documents which show investments, bank statements or annual gross income of 8,000 USD or more.
  • Proof of travel to Qatar, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Schengen countries, USA or UK in the past 5 years.

Qatar Visa Status Check

Please keep in mind that your authorisation will be prepared according to the processing speed you selected at the time of application.

You receive an email from Byevisa with your authorisation when it is ready. As long as you are checking your regular email inbox periodically, you will not miss any important updates on your travel pass. So there’s no need to check visa status or have to bother with tracking visa progress.

This means you can sit back and relax until your travel document appears in your inbox.

However, if you have not received your authorisation within the processing time you selected, please let us know by selecting the Status option from the top menu and sending us your Qatar visa enquiry. Our customer service will get back to you as quickly as possible.

How Much is a Visa for Qatar?

The cost of the ETA itself is 15 USD. Your total Qatar visit visa fees depend on how quickly you’d like to receive your authorisation. You must select one of 3 processing speeds at the time of application:

  • Standard service: Get your travel document in 10 business days for 20 USD.
  • Rapid service: Get it in 7 business days for 50 USD.
  • Highly Rapid service: Get it in 4 business days for 70 USD.

The total amount you pay is the cost of the authorisation plus processing. For example, if you apply for an ETA with Rapid service, your total cost is 65 USD.

Payments can be made with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account.

More Qatar eVisa Questions and Information

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Have a look at our FAQ section to clear up any Qatar visa enquiries you may have as you plan your trip.

That is up to you. When you apply, you can choose from 3 processing speeds:Standard service: Get your ETA in 10 business days. Rapid service: Get it in 7 business days. Highly rapid service: Get it in 4 business days.You can submit your application no more than 90 days before travelling.
Among other things, the official government page provides information on different types of travel authorisations, including the ones you need for business travel. It also has information about embassies and consulates.
With the ETA, you are permitted to stay in the country for up to 30 days counting from the day you arrive. You may not leave and re-enter the country. ETA holders can apply for a 30-day extension to be used during the same trip.
No, this service has a cost. The most economical option with Byevisa is to select the Standard service processing speed, which will allow you to get your travel pass in 10 business days.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the day you enter the country. If your passport is set to expire beforehand, you will need to get a new passport. Be sure to apply for your authorisation with the passport you will be travelling with.
Choose the passport you would like to apply with, and remember to travel using the passport linked to your authorisation.
The ETA is Single Entry, valid for 1 entry only. This means that once you leave the country, you cannot enter again using the same travel pass.
Yes, you do. You must take a paper copy of the ETA with you when you travel. If you misplace the paper, you can print out another one, either directly from your email, or download your Qatar visa first and then print.
No, applications must be submitted days before you travel. Choose Byevisa’s Highly Rapid service to get your travel pass in 4 business days.
In the rare case that your application is rejected, we will send you an email with instructions on how to proceed. You may be asked to provide additional documents.
Here’s an example of the ETA travel pass you will receive via email:Qatar ETA visa example