How to get Qatar visa as Saudi Iqama holder?

A Saudi Iqama holder or GCC resident can get an on-arrival visa at the Qatar border if they travel by road or from Saudi Arabia. However, this facility is available to a specific Iqama profession only.

If your profession is not in the list below, you cannot get a Qatar on-arrival visa as a Saudi Iqama holder. In that case, you should apply for a Qatar visa online (explained below).

Qatar On-Arrival Visa

Visa Requirements

Saudi and GCC residents can get an on-arrival visa at the Qatar border if all the following requirements are fulfilled;

  1. Iqama or GCC residence permit is valid for at least 3 months.
  2. The passport is valid for at least 6 months.
  3. Suitable Profession (List given below).
  4. Dependents can get a visa if accompanied by a sponsor.
  5. Fee: QAR 100 for each applicant.
  6. Valid Exit Reentry Visa.
  7. Driving license if traveling by road.
  8. Car Istimara if traveling by road.
  9. Hotel Reservation from Discover Qatar.

How to get Qatar visa as Saudi Iqama holder/GCC resident

Who can get the visa?

A Saudi Iqama holder who meets all the requirements mentioned above can get a Qatar on-arrival visa for the following;

  • Himself.
  • All accompanying dependents.
  • All accompanying legal domestic workers.
  • No visa for visit visa holders under his sponsorship.

A Saudi family visit visa holder is not eligible to get a Qatar on arrival visa unless you are one of the 90 countries that can get a visa on arrival.

It is essential to mention here that you cannot get an arrival visa if you are dependent in Saudi Arabia and are going there without your sponsor.

Entering Qatar

Once a Saudi resident reaches the Saudi-Qatar Al Salwa Border by road;

  • Saudi border control will issue a vehicle exit paper.
  • The immigration officer will process your exit from KSA.
  • Drive for 2 kilometers.
  • On the Qatar side, Qatar police will check your documents.
  • At the immigration counter, pay QAR 100/passport.
  • Present all your documents to the officer, who will issue an on-arrival visa.
  • Pass the security and customs clearance check.
  • After this, you have to pay QAR 165 for the car insurance. 

Qatar Visa Validity

If you take a Qatar on-arrival visa as a Saudi Iqama holder or a GCC resident, you get a validity of 30 days

Coming back to Saudi Arabia

On the way back to Saudi Arabia from Qatar, a GCC resident will get;

  • Exit stamp on the passport by Qatar Immigration.
  • Car Entry Stamp at the Saudi border.
  • Fingerprints verification.
  • Entry stamps on passports by Saudi immigration.

List of eligible Professions

A Saudi Iqama holder or a GCC resident with any of the following Iqama professions can get a Qatar on-arrival visa either by road or by air;

  1. Author/Writer.
  2. University Professor.
  3. Media Person.
  4. Embassy Staff in GCC Countries (Except service jobs).
  5. Archeological Researcher.
  6. Professor.
  7. Geologist (General).
  8. Referee (Sports).
  9. Economic / Financial Expert.
  10. Legal Expert.
  11. Information Systems Expert.
  12. Diplomatic (Members of Diplomatic Mission).
  13. CEO/ Executive Director.
  14. University Rector / Chancellor.
  15. Chief Justice.
  16. Chief Prosecutor.
  17. Club Director / Chairman.
  18. Captain of a Ship/Cruise/Ferry/Tanker.
  19. Physician (All Specializations).
  20. Surgeon (All Specializations).
  21. Veterinary Doctor.
  22. Pilot.
  23. Scientist.
  24. College Dean.
  25. Astronomer.
  26. Physicist.
  27. Judge.
  28. Chemist (All Specializations).
  29. Lawyer/Advocate.
  30. Director.
  31. Aviation Trainer.
  32. Broadcasting Director.
  33. Media Director.
  34. Regional Director.
  35. Bank Manager.
  36. Television Director.
  37. Cinema Director.
  38. Hotel Manager.
  39. Museum Director.
  40. School Manager.
  41. Theater Director.
  42. Hospital Manager.
  43. Advisor (All Kinds).
  44. Engineer.
  45. Prosecutor.
  46. Ministry Undersecretary.
  47. Co-Pilot.
  48. Consultant (All Specializations).
  49. Auditor (Financial – Accounts).
  50. Analyst (Financial).
  51. Air Safety Controller.
  52. Programmer.
  53. Accountant.
  54. Marine Fire Inspector.

Getting a Qatar Visa Online

GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders whose profession is not listed above can apply for a Qatar visa online through the Hayya platform as explained below. This facility is available to all GCC residents with all Iqama professions.


You need the following to apply for a Qatar visa online as a GCC resident;

  • Passport with a validity of 6 months.
  • Digital Iqama with 3 months validity.
  • Hotel Booking / Address to Stay in Qatar.
  • Personal Photo.

Step 1: Register your Account

In order to apply for a visa as a GCC resident, download Hayya to Qatar application from the;

Once the application is installed on your mobile and;

  • Click on the “Hayya” option at the bottom-right corner.
  • Select the “Sign up now” button.
  • Enter the email address.
  • Click on the “send verification code” button.
  • Enter the code received on your mobile and complete the registration.

Qatar Visa as GCC resident

Step 2: Apply for Visa

After the registration, you need to apply for a Hayya card to get a Qatar visa;

  • Click on “Request your Hayya“.
  • Select the “Request your Hayya” button.
  • Visa Category: GCC Resident Visa (A2).
  • Upload your personal photo.

Qatar Visa as GCC resident

At this stage, you need to enter your personal details to apply for a Qatar visa as a GCC resident;

  • Enter your personal information.
  • Add your residence information.
  • Job Title: Iqama profession.
  • Upload a digital copy of your Iqama.
  • Enter the name of the hotel/address where you would be staying.
  • Click on the “Review & Submit” button.

That’s it, you have successfully submitted the application for a Qatar visa as a GCC resident.

Qatar Visa as GCC resident

Step 3: Add Dependents

In case you are traveling with your children, you can add them to the application at this point in time.

  • Click on the “Hayya” option at the bottom-right corner.
  • Select “Visit My Hayya“.
  • Now scroll down and click on “Add your dependents“.


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