Consular Services


Citizen Services

Qatari citizens abroad can apply for new passport in case of Passport loss or expiry.

Beneficiaries of this service:

Citizens on scholarships, travelling for treatment, or living outside Qatar.

Service Procedures:

The expired or damaged passport will be sent by official post of the consular administration, then the mission receives new passport with old passport and hand them over to the citizen.

Terms and requirements:

  1. Fill a form for a new passport and sign it by the concerned person, or their legal guardian if they were underage, the form should be stamped by the mission and signed from an executive consular.
  2. the citizen should attend personally to the consular official even to sign the form and delivering the new passport
  3. Attach the original passport.
  4. Attach (2) personal photos with grey background, photo size should be ( 4.8X 3.5 ).
  5. Attach  copy of identity card
  6. Attach Birth certificate if you don’t have identity card

A passage permit  can be issued to Qatari citizens to return to Qatar if they lost their passports.

            Beneficiaries of this service:

            Qatari citizens abroad.

            Service Procedures:

  • The Qatari mission abroad addresses the department of nationality and passports in the Ministry of Interior, after receiving the reply, a passage permit will be issued with an approval reference.
  • Passage permits are valid for three months from the date of issuance.
  • Passage permits are valid for only one entry to the State of Qatar only.

            Terms and requirements:

  • Register the loss of passport at the nearest police station abroad.
  • Copy of the passport or identity card showing the national number.
  • (2) Personal photos.

A passage permit for newly- born Qatari babies abroad.

Beneficiaries of this service:

            Qatari citizen’s newly-born babies.

Service Procedures:

  • The Qatari mission abroad addresses the department of nationality and passports in the Ministry of Interior, after receiving the reply, a passage permit will be issued with an approval reference.
  • Passage permits are valid for three months from the date of issuance.
  • Passage permits are valid for only one entry and to the State of Qatar only.

Terms and requirements:

  • Copy of the passport or identity card of the parents showing the ID number.
  • (2) Personal photos.
  • Copy of the birth certificate attested by the official authorities and by the Mission.

The mission of the State of Qatar can issue a general or private authorization.

  Beneficiaries of the service:

            Qatari citizens living abroad permanently or temporarily.

            Service Procedures:

  • Requires the citizen to attend personally to the consular official.
  • Print the information of the authorization on mission’s headed-paper.

            Terms and requirements:

  1. An authorization application is to be submitted to the Head of Mission after ensuring the validity of the information and that the applicant is in a normal state of mind.
  2. Elderly people and persons with special needs are exempted from appearing before the mission, instead the mission itself will visit them to complete procedures.
  3. A copy of the passport or identity card showing the their numbers should be attached with the application.

This certificate  can be issued to Qatari citizens upon request.

            Beneficiaries of the service:

Qatari citizens abroad, travelling for study or medical  treatment or other purposes. 

            Service Procedures:

  • The Qatari citizen fills an application requesting the issuance of such certificate , addressed to the Head of Mission stating the reasons for residing outside the country.

            Terms and requirements::

  1. A copy of the passport or identity card should be attached with the application.
  2. Provide a prove for residing outside the country, in case of travelling for medical treatment or study.

Transporting dead bodies of Qatari citizens back to the State of Qatar.

Beneficiaries of this service:

Deceased Qatari citizens outside the State of Qatar.

Service Procedures:

  • Relative of the deceased should notify the mission of the State of Qatar on the death of the citizen.
  • The mission will take necessary actions to transport the body to the State of Qatar.
  • Original passport and validated documents relating to his death should be submitted to the mission.
  • Notify the Department of Consular Affairs about the Date and time of sending the body to make arrangement with the airport.

Terms and requirements::

  • The mission is to send by mail documents related to the deceased consisting of:
  • A copy of the passport.
  • A copy of the death certificate.
  • A copy of the post-mortem report (and any other documents).

Visas

Service Description:

The Service is to provide an official visa for official delegations, except for those  exempted from visas, to meet with officials from the Amiri Diwan, the ministry of foreign affairs, and officials from ministries, governmental authorities and institutions, or to attend conferences held by ministries, authorities or institutions

Terms and requirements:

1.       Submit visa application attaching all required documents.

2.       Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.

3.       Two photos of the applicant.

Remarks:

  • The visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa can be extended for a similar period for multiple times.

 

Visa fees:  Free of charge.


Applicants of business visa shall prepare the documents as follows,

 1) An invitation letter issued by concerning company or authority in Qatar

2) A passport valid for at least 6 months

3) A valid Hong Kong Identification Card

4) 2 colored personal photos (in dark grey or blue background)

5) A complete visa application form

6) A copy of flight ticket and hotel reservation (if any)

Remarks:
  1. The visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  2. The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.
  3. This visa can be extended for a similar period for multiple times.
  4. The visa application might be rejected by concerning authority in Qatar and the application fee is non-refundable

Applicants of tourist visa shall prepare the documents as follows,

 1) Bank statement for 3 months (total amount must be HKD12,500 at least)

2) A passport valid for at least 6 months

3) A valid Hong Kong Identification Card

4) 2 colored personal photos (in dark grey or blue background)

5) A complete visa application form

6) A copy of flight ticket and hotel reservation (if any)

Remarks:
  1. The visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
2. The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.
3. This visa can’t be extended .
4. The visa application might be rejected by concerning authority in Qatar and the application fee is non-refundable

Applicants of transit visa shall prepare the documents as follows,

1) A passport valid for at least 6 months

2) A valid Hong Kong Identification Card

3) 2 colored personal photos (in dark grey or blue background)

4) A complete visa application form

5) A copy of flight ticket and hotel reservation (if any)

Remarks:

1. The visa is valid for one months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
2. The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of two days from the date of entry.
3. This visa can’t be extended .
4. The visa application might be rejected by concerning authority in Qatar and the application fee is non-refundable

*Residents of the following  countries can apply, upon arrival, for a Joint Tourist Visa that allows them to travel freely between Qatar and Oman:

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brunei

Canada

Cyprus

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

San Marino

Singapore

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States

Vatican City

 

This visa can also be obtained through the Consulate:

Applicants of tourist visa shall prepare the documents as follows,

1) Bank statement for 3 months (total amount must be HKD12,500 at least)

2) A passport valid for at least 6 months

3) A valid Hong Kong Identification Card

4) 2 colored personal photos (in dark grey or blue background)

5) A complete visa application form

6) A copy of flight ticket and hotel reservation (if any)

Remarks:
 1- The visa is valid for one month from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.

2- The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of one month from the date of entry.

3- This visa can be extended for a similar period .

The listed nationalities are granted visa-free entry into Qatar upon arrival at Hamad International Airport :

Waiver validity

180 days from the date of issuance(Non-extendable)

Maximum stay

A total of 90 days either during a single trip or during multiple trips

Eligible nationalities

Antigua

Barbuda

Austria

Bahamas

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal Romania

Serbia

Seychelles

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine


Terms and requirements:
*presentation of a valid passport for a minimum of six months
 *passenger must have confirmed onward or return ticket.

The listed nationalities are granted visa-free entry into Qatar upon arrival at Hamad International Airport :
 

Waiver validity

30 days from the date of issuance(Extendable for 30 additional days)

Maximum stay

A total of 30 days either during a single trip or during multiple trips

Eligible

nationalities

Andorra

Argentina

Australia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Bolivia

Brazil

Brunei

Canada

Chile

China
Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Ecuador

Georgia

Guyana

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Ireland

Japan

Kazakhstan
Lebanon
Macau

Maldives

Mexico

Moldova

Monaco

North Macedonia

New Zealand

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Russia
San Marino
Singapore

South Africa

South Korea

Suriname
Taiwan

Thailand

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Vatican City

Venezuela

Terms and requirements:
*presentation of a valid passport for a minimum of six months
 *passenger must have confirmed onward or return ticket.

   Citizens of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan can be granted a visa waiver for a period of 30 days on their arrival in the State of Qatar, given the following conditions:
 
  • The passenger’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months
  • The passenger must have a confirmed return ticket.
  • The passenger must have a valid debit or credit card. (For a family travelling together, the card must be in the name of the passenger or one per family)
  • Passengers should provide a confirmed hotel reservation.
  • Passengers arriving directly from Pakistan should have a certificate of vaccination against polio.

Remarks:

  • The visa will be granted for 30 days free of charge and is not extendable.

 

Citizens of India can be granted a visa waiver for a period of 30 days on their arrival in the State of Qatar, given the following conditions:

  • The passenger’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
  • The passenger must have a confirmed return ticket.
  • The passenger must have a valid debit or credit card (For a family travelling together, the card must be in the name of the passenger or one per family)
  • Passengers should provide a confirmed hotel reservation.

The holders of Hong Kong Document of Identity and British National Overseas passport are required to apply for a visa before travelling to Qatar

Service Description:

This service enables all nationalities (except GCC citizens) to enter the State of Qatar.

Terms and requirements:

  • Submit visa application attaching all required documents.
  • Submit –along with the application- applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
  • Two photos of the applicant.

Remarks:

  • The visa is issued for all nationalities (except GCC citizens).
  • The visa is valid for (3) three months from the date of issuance, the visa holder should enter the country before the end of the validity period.
  • The visa holder can stay in the country for a period of (1) one month from the date of entry.
  • This visa can be extended for a similar period (six months maximum).

Visa fees: 200 QR per month.

This service enables individuals who previously obtained an electronic visa through the General Directorate of Borders, Passports and Expatriates Affairs to  visit Qatari Embassies or consulates abroad to stamp the visa on their passports  .

Terms and requirements:

*Submit visa application attaching all required documents.

* applicant passport valid for not less than six months.
*Submit 2 colored personal photos (in dark grey or blue background)
*Fill in visa application form

 

Apply for a Tourist Visa Online:

www.Qatarvisaservice.com

Attestation

  1. The documents have to be attested by notary public in Hong Kong
  2. The documents have to be authenticated by one of the authorized business associations in Hong Kong OR Hong Kong High Court
  1. The documents have to be attached with the personal declaration making at the Home Affairs Department of Hong Kong
  2. The documents have to be authenticated by Hong Kong High Court
  1. Applicants must submit both academic certificate and transcript
  2. Applicants have to fill in the Consent and Release Form
  3. The educational provider (university/institute) shall complete our Declaration Form
  4. All the above documents must be attached with the personal declaration making at the Home Affairs Department of Hong Kong
  5. All documents have to be authenticated by Hong Kong High Court
  • Death certificate
  • Certificate  for Conversion to Islam

Foreigners in Qatar

Qatar’s Diplomatic and Consulate missions abroad receive applications of concern to previous residents who left Qatar permanently, through coordination with the directorate of consular affairs.

Beneficiaries of this service:

Previous residents who left Qatar permanently. 

Service Description:

Qatar’s Diplomatic and Consulate missions abroad will send the application to the directorate of consular affairs, which in turn 'll send it to the concerned department (Traffic department under Ministry of interior), and sends the reply to the mission after receiving it.

Terms and requirements:

  • Send a clear copy of the driving license to the directorate of consular affairs

An application to validate educational certificates issued in Qatar to residents who graduated from schools or universities of Qatar, in order to use these certificates for studies or work in other countries .

Beneficiaries of this service:

Previous residents who left Qatar permanently. 

Service Description:

Qatar’s Diplomatic and Consulate missions abroad will send the application to the directorate of consular affairs, which in turn 'll send it to the concerned department (supreme educational council or the concerned university), and sends the reply to the mission after receiving it.

Terms and requirements:

  • Copy of the educational certificate

Service fees:
Exempted

Beneficiaries of this service:

Previous residents in Qatar who left Qatar permanently to be used in their own affairs. 

Service Description:

Qatar’s Diplomatic and Consulate missions abroad will send the application to the directorate of consular affairs, which in turn  'll send it to the concerned department (Criminal Evidences and Information Department), and sends the reply to the mission after receiving it.

Terms and requirements:

  • A letter stating the reason of requesting this certificate, and the period of residency in Qatar.
  • An original copy of the fingerprints form issued by the security authorities, and attested by the mission.
  • Copy of the passport including the residency sticker, and a copy of the new passport (if applicable).
  • Four personal photos (6X4)

Service fees:

Attestation of fingerprints form 100 QR.

Certificate issuance from MOI and certificate attestation from ministry of foreign affairs 110 QR.

Certificate attestation from the mission 100 QR.


Beneficiaries of this service:
Hong Kong Residents who are going to work, study, stay in Qatar 

Terms and requirements:

  1. The original of Hong Kong Identification Card
  2. The original of valid passport
  3. The relevant document or official letter stating the reason of requesting this certificate.
  4. Four personal photos (6X4)