Ministry of Interior of Qatar has started issuing on arrival visa for the expatriates who have GCC residence permit. This is applicable to all the expatriates working in GCC countries.
It should be kept in mind that nationals of GCC countries are already allowed to move freely in any of the GCC countries without a visa. Issuing on arrival visa for the expatriates of GCC countries will open new horizons for the business and expatriates of these countries.
Conditions to get On Arrival Visa for Qatar
1-On Arrival Visa for Qatar will only be issued to the residents of the GCC countries.
2-The validity of the Residence Permit should be at least six months at the time of issuing on arrival visa for Qatar.
3-The validity of the Passport should also be at least six months at the time of issuing on arrival visa for Qatar.
4-If visitor is traveling by plane, he must bring return ticket with him
5-Initial cost of the visa will be QR 100
6-Initial visa duration will be one month
7-On Arrival visa for Qatar can be extended 3 times for one month each by paying QR 100 each time.
8-The profession of the resident seeking on arrival visa for Qatar must be among the list of professions listed below.
Experience of a Pakistani Passport Holder: Dears, I have a Pakistani Passport last month I traveled to Qatar via road. Before planning my trip, I went to Qatar embassy in Riyadh to confirm if I can get an on-arrival visa on the border.
Embassy guys asked my nationality and profession and then told me to apply for tourist visa. Even my profession (system analyst) is on the list. But I guess they want Pakistani citizens to get a visa first (even it's not mentioned anywhere on their MOI website).
They gave me Alawwal bank account number, where I submitted 315 SAR (105 SAR per person). I filled application forms, submitted them along with photocopies of Iqama, passports with bank deposit slip.
Please try to find someone who can have a conversation with you in English. BTW it took me 1 month to get Visa. Initially, they applied but after many follow-ups mentioned to me that it's rejected.
Then a serious guy checked my submitted documents, he applied again and got the response from Qatar within 3 days. He forwarded me the emails he received containing links to download visa.
Keep your Iqama IDs, Car Istimara and driver’s license with you along with passports. After crossing immigration control, on Qatar side park your car and go to visa office. Give the officer your passports and printed copies of your Qatar visa.
And he will put entry stickers on passports. After this, you have to pay for insurance. I guess that was some 90 SAR.
List of Professions Entitled for On Arrival Visa for Qatar
5.Medical analysis specialist
7.Breeding specialist (animals/birds/bees)
8.Medical X-ray specialist
13.Sports medicine specialist
18.Medical therapy specialist
22.Secretary or director of library
23.Staffs at embassies in GCC (except support services jobs)
34.Information Systems expert
35.Diplomat (Members of diplomatic corps)
37.President or director of a university
39.Head of Prosecution
- President or director of a club
- Weather expert
- Earthquakes expert
- Captain of Ship/Cruise/Carrier/Steamship
- Religious person
- Architectural draftsman
- Business lady
- Executive secretary
- Army officer
- Police officer
- University student
- Physician (All specialization)
- Surgeon (All specialization)
- Veterinary doctor
- College dean
- Artist (Actor, Musician, Composer, Poet, Painter, Singer…..etc)
- Telecom technician
64.Professional security and safety technician
- Medical equipment technician
- Control equipment technician
- X-ray technician
- Dental technician (fixing)
- Radio or TV transmission technician
- Optical technician
- Horse breeding technician
- Mining technician
- Microscopic technician
- Geology technician
- Well drilling technician
- Pharmaceutical technician
- Foodstuff technician
- Ship maintenance technician
- Aircraft maintenance technician
- Train Maintenance Technician
- Lab Technician
- Aviation Technician
- Chemist (All Specializations)
- Player (All sports items in a sports club)
- Computer Programmer
- Accountant / Auditor
- Lawyer / Advocate
101.General Professional Trainer (Industrial/Agricultural/Commercial)
102.Teacher / Instructor
106.Research & Studies Director
108.Banking business Manager
110.Manager or Director of any government departments or companies
119.Executive Manager / Director
120.Cooperative Society Manager
123.Company or Factory Manager
125.Printing and Publishing Manager
138.Marine Transport Manager
139.Land Transport Manager
140.Air Transport Manager
141.Tourism Agency Manager
142.TV or Radio Programs Presenter
145.Aircraft Takeoff Controller
149.Marine Traffic Controller
152.Aircraft Landing Controller
153.Cruise Ship Guide
159.Assistant Engineer (All specializations)
173.Male or Female Nurse
174.Cinema or Television Producer
181.Engineer (All specializations)
183.Assistant General Manager
186.Travel or Tourism Agent
Source: Gulf News