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How to Apply for a US Tourist Visa In Qatar

Whether you have personal matters to attend to or require medical treatment in the United States, it is possible to apply for a tourist visa even if you are in Qatar .

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There are two ways to apply for this visa. You can prepare the necessary documents yourself and submit them directly to the embassy, or you can hire the services of an agency. It’s important to note that there are various types of visas available, but this article will focus solely on the tourist visa.

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What is a US Tourist Visa?

The US Tourist Visa allows individuals to travel to the United States for a short period. There are different qualifications depending on whether the purpose is business or pleasure. Generally, the B-1 visa is granted for business-related transactions or attending conferences. On the other hand, the B-2 visa is intended for visiting family or friends, going on a tour, or seeking medical treatment. Often, the B-1 and B-2 visas are issued together as one.

Requirements for the Tourist Visa

To apply for the tourist visa, you need to prepare the necessary documents:

  • DS-160 form and the confirmation page
  • Valid passport – Ensure that it remains valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned travel dates and has at least one blank page .
  • US visa photograph – The photo should be in color, measure 5 x 5 cm, and have been taken within the last 6 months. If you have already uploaded a photo in the DS-160, there is no need to provide another one.
  • Interview appointment confirmation page (if applicable)
  • Receipt showing payment of the non-refundable visa application processing fee.
  • Previous US visas (if any)
  • Medical confirmation of your health status – This document is required if your health condition might impact your need for a US visa.
  • Invitation letter for a US tourist visa – The consular officer may request this letter, so it is advisable to have it with you.
  • US travel health insurance – While still in Qatar, you can start exploring affordable plans that meet your needs.

Supporting Documents

Aside from the main documents mentioned above, the consular officer may also request additional documents to support your visa application. It’s important to remember that the officer will take into account various aspects of your personal, professional, social, and cultural background when evaluating your case. Factors such as your family situation and long-term plans may also be considered during the assessment.

Here are some of the documents that you can prepare:

  • Proof of income/ income tax return/ or proof of assets
  • Travel itinerary and other details about your trip to the US
  • Letter from your current employer indicating your position, salary, and years of employment with the company. If your purpose is business-related, your employer can also indicate this information in the letter
  • Criminal or court records that indicate whether you are arrested or convicted, even if you have completed your sentence or were pardoned, you also need to present this document (if applicable)

Depending on the purpose of your US trip, you can also bring these documents:

  • For working adults, you can bring copies of your pay slip from the last three months
  • When visiting relatives, you can also present proof of their status. Whether they are green card holders, or naturalized citizens, etc. You can show photocopies

Supporting Documents for Those Needing Medical Care in the US

  • Medical diagnosis from a physician explaining the nature of the case and the necessity of seeking treatment in the US.
  • Letter from a US physician or medical facility expressing their willingness to treat the specific ailment. The letter should also include details about the duration and cost of the treatment.
  • Statement from the individual or organization assuming responsibility for the payment of the treatment, including transportation and accommodation expenses. This statement may be accompanied by proof of financial capability, such as bank statements or income tax returns.

For all these documents, it is advisable to prepare photocopies to present during the interview. However, the consular officer may request to see the original copies. It is crucial to ensure the authenticity of your documents, as presenting falsified documents can lead to permanent visa ineligibility. If you have concerns about the confidentiality of your documents, you can seal the envelope when submitting them at the embassy.

Qualifications in Applying for the Tourist Visa

When applying for a US tourist visa, you must prove to the consular officer that you qualify for the B-1/B-2 visa. It is often assumed that tourist visa applicants have intentions of becoming immigrants and staying longer. To counter this assumption, you need to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Your visit to the United States is temporary.
  • You have a specific planned duration of stay.
  • Your funds are enough to support yourself during your visit.
  • You have a residence outside the US and strong ties that will compel you to return.

When applying for a US visa, you will be required to pay the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee, which amounts to $160. This fee applies to all applicants, regardless of age, and is non-refundable, even if the visa is not issued. To make the payment, you can visit any branch of the Commercial Bank of Qatar.

To proceed with the payment, you must first create a profile on the online applicant system. Once you reach the payment options section, you can select your preferred payment method. It is important to note that submitting the payment does not guarantee approval of your application. The payment is simply a prerequisite for processing your application.

Once you have paid the fee, you can proceed to schedule your appointment. It is important to retain the bank receipt as it will be required when scheduling the appointment. Ensure that you keep it safe and do not misplace it.

If you opt to pay in cash at the Commercial Bank of Qatar, you will also need to obtain the US visa deposit slip from the system. It is essential to note that the deposit slip has an expiration date, so it is advisable to visit the bank immediately after printing it. Please be aware that an expired deposit slip will not be accepted by the bank.

Please note that the bank only accepts cash payments, and cheques will not be accepted. Remember to bring your identification documents when making the paymen t.

Your alternative option is to make the payment using a credit card. You can conveniently pay as soon as you log into your profile. However, please note that only locally issued Qatari cards are accepted for the transaction. International debit or credit cards will not be accepted by the system.

Visa Application Procedures

  • The first step is to complete the DS-160 form online, which you can access here . It is necessary to print this form for your visa interview. Additionally, remember to take note of your application ID. It is important to save your application throughout the process as the system will time out after 20 minutes of inactivity.
  • Pay the Visa Application Fee: You can choose to pay the visa application fee either in cash or by credit card.
  • Passport number
  • Reference transaction number found on the bank receipt
  • Ten-digit barcode number from the DS-160 confirmation page

This portal is specifically for those who wish to schedule a visa interview or provide their visa delivery address. If you already have an account, there is no need to create a new one. In case you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it.

  • Printed copy of the appointment letter
  • DS-160 confirmation page
  • Photograph taken within the last six months 
  • Current and old passports

US Embassy Address and Contact Details

  • Address: 22nd of February Street, Al luqta District, Doha. Qatar
  • Telephone: 974-4496-6000
  • Fax: 974-4488-4176

Map of the US Embassy in Qatar

Videos About Applying for US Tourist Visa

In this YouTube video by Pearly Lilian, you will find helpful tips to succeed in your interview. She shares valuable advice, including the importance of arriving at the embassy on time due to potential parking challenges, as well as the significance of dressing appropriately for the interview.

She also emphasizes that during the interview, applicants should avoid mentioning any details that might give the impression of engaging in employment, such as babysitting or caregiving, while in the US. The goal is to convey to the consular officer that the purpose of the trip is solely for vacation purposes.

You can watch the video here:

Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on personal experiences that the OFW shared in the video. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFW by commenting on their video or on their social media accounts.

Another video that you can watch is this one from the US Embassy in Doha. The consular officers provide straightforward answers that they receive from their viewers. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • How long does it take to get a US visa?

According to the YouTube video from the US Embassy, it takes about two days to get your visa once the application is approved. But there may be other cases that can increase the wait time. 

  • Can I apply for an interview waiver?
  • Yes, the US embassy allows qualified Qatari citizens and residents to submit their visa applications without the need for appointment. You may apply for the waiver if you are: Previously issued a tourist visa and have given your fingerprints, but your visa has expired in the last 48 months
  • Applicants given a crew US visa that expired in the last 48 months
  • Official diplomats  with their corresponding visa applications
  • Visa applicant younger than 12 years old or older than 79

We hope that these information can help you pass your application. Always remember to prepare all the documents needed, and apply early.

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How To Apply for a US Tourist Visa in Qatar (USA Non-Immigrant Visa)

Many readers, particularly OFWs in the Middle East, have asked me How to apply for a US Tourist Visa in Qatar . To help them as well as other non-Filipino residents in Qatar, I have written this guide. Read here on how you can get your USA B1/B2 Tourist Visa in Qatar.

How To Apply for a US Tourist Visa in Qatar

I will give you tips, especially in the interview, on how to get a USA Tourist Visa. This guide will include step-by-step guides, documents you may bring, and frequently asked questions for the visa. I hope when you are done reading, you know the steps and be confident in applying!

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US Tourist Visa in Qatar at a Glance

Validity : up to 10 years

Where to Apply : US Embassy in Doha, Qatar Address : 22nd of February Street, Al Luqta District, Doha, Qatar Telephone Number : 974-4496-6000 For Appointments : +974-4423-1248.

Step-By-Step Guide Of Applying For US Tourist Visa in Qatar

STEP 1 : Complete the DS-160 Form (Online  Nonimmigrant Visa Application). You may read our guide on How to Fill Up the DS160 Form Online .

STEP 2 : Pay the visa application fee of USD 160, but you will be paying in Qatari Riyal. Exchange rates may differ, so be updated here .  Read this link on the instructions on how to pay.

STEP 3 : Schedule your appointment online or through their call center with the Embassy. You’ll need the following to be able to schedule your appointment:

  • Passport Number
  • Receipt Number from your payment
  • DS-160 number (your 10-digit barcode number)

DS-160 Form

STEP 4 : On your appointment date, go to the US Embassy in Doha. It’s better if you are 30 minutes early. Here are the documents you will need to bring:

  • Appointment Letter
  • DS-160 Confirmation Page
  • One Recent Photograph (must be the same as the one you passed in your DS-160)
  • Current and Old Passport
  • Qatar Residence ID / Iqama
  • Supporting Documents (this is not required but may help you in case the Consul asks)

STEP 5 : The Consul Officer will interview you. You may be asked to show your supporting documents, so it’s better to be prepared. After your interview, you will be told the result of your application. If you are approved, please remember the date when your visa is ready for pick-up.

STEP 6 : Go back to the Embassy to claim your passport with US Visa. Congratulations!

Documents you may need to bring for a US Tourist Visa

There are no specific additional or supporting documents you should bring during your interview. The officers will ask you will depend on your circumstances or answers. Some even experienced an interviewer not asking for documents. But it’s better to be ready, just-in-case!

1. Proof of Financial Means

  • Bank Statements/Certificate
  • Business Registration
  • Certificate of Employment
  • Tax Returns
  • Property Ownership
  • In case you are sponsored by another person, their financial documents

2. Travel itinerary

  • Flight Reservations
  • Hotel Bookings

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3. No Objection Letter – from your Employer with your details like salary, position, etc. Here’s a format .

4. Qatar Residence Permit / Iqama

4. For students – school documents or certificate

5. In case you are visiting a friend or relative – their US Passport, Green Card, or Resident Permit plus proof of your relationship

Tips with your Interview for your US Tourist Visa

The interview is only brief, so it’s better to make the most out of it. Here are the applicable tips during your interview with the officer:

1. Dress Properly – Look what you say you are. Dress according to what you are – a student, an employee, etc. No need to have a coat and tie or an extravagant dress. But surely don’t wear sleeveless, shorts, or pajamas as you may not be allowed to enter the embassies premises.

2. Be confident and positive – walk, smile, talk confidently. You can practice in the mirror before your interview. Think of positive thoughts. Remember the law of attraction.

3. Politeness is the key – Be respectful to the interviewer and don’t argue. In case you don’t understand or fail to hear the question, a simple “Could you please repeat the question” would suffice.

4. Less Talk, Less Mistake – don’t overshare, it’s better if you answer the questions short and straight to the point. For example, the interviewer asks for your purpose of visiting the US – you could say for sightseeing, not I would be sightseeing then spending time with my boyfriend or friends. They would ask more questions about the people you are seeing, and you might screw the interview, especially if the documents aren’t prepared.

5. Be Honest – interviewers are trained to know if people are lying or not. It’s better, to be honest in the interview as well as your DS-160 form. All information is there; if you say you have a relative in the interview but said none in the form; then you may get denied. Your interview is also taken record of, so don’t outsmart these guys.

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FAQS About   US Tourist Visa

1. How much show money do I need?  

It really depends on how many days you are there and your itinerary, but I’m not entirely sure how much you’ll need. You might be asked for a bank statement or not.

2. What if my visa gets denied? Is there a time limit as to when I can re-apply?  

Re-apply again, there’s no limit.

3. Is the visa fee refundable?  

No, once you have paid it, you can’t get it back even though you will not push through with your interview or application.

4. What could make the Consul change his mind and grant my visa on re-application? 

There should be a “significant change” on your situation, whether it’s family, economic, or social. For example, you didn’t have a source of income on your previous application, but you’re employed/you have a business now.

5. How long is the validity of the US Visa?

It depends on the Consul, it could range from 3 months to 10-Years Multiple Entry. You’ll know the result once you claim your visa.

6. Do I need to have travel insurance ?

It is not required to have one, but I recommend getting travel insurance .

How To Apply for a US Tourist Visa in Qatar

There’s our guide on how to apply for a US Tourist Visa in Qatar . In case you need more tips, you can read our article on 20 Basic Question for USA B1/ B2 Tourist Visa Consul Interview . If you are not yet ready, you can also avail of our Visa Application Bundle Service , which has a one-on-one travel coaching with me for your practice interview. Good luck!

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13 thoughts on “ How To Apply for a US Tourist Visa in Qatar (USA Non-Immigrant Visa) ”

Hi, we plan to apply for tourist visa now, can we present itinerary fro feb to march for 2023? Thanks.

i would like to ask . there is a specific amount balance in the bank account ?

Hi Kach, does the validity i.e the number of months of QID remaining matter at the time of the visa is applied or from the intended date of travel? As you are aware the QID is only valid for 1 year and is renewed each year. Or is it only the passport validity that is checked? Thank you.

Hi’ am very glad having received this all important and a very sincere information/guidlines from you. Sincerely,i’m grateful. Thank you.

My Mother is here in Doha on a Family visit and since the start of pandemic, she was retained here for more than a year now. My family has 10 year-multiple entry US tourist visa granted to us last Oct. 2019. We still not yet come in the United States because of the restrictions. But we are planning to go on Feb. 2022, can we apply my mother for US tourist visa here in Doha even though she is tourist here or can we apply it online here in Doha and can be scheduled her interview in Manila? Please advise. Thank you

You can try to request the embassy there in Doha if they can allow it, but usually they don’t for tourists but you can try. In the Philippines, the latest available slots are on September 2022.

Hi, may know what are the documents required for the application PH passport living in Qatar.

hi good day, may I know how much it cost if I get a tourist visa? thank you

USD 160 is the regular fee

Thank you ma’am, How many months before i can get visa approved and and how long is the process?

It’s usually 3-5 days after the interview but the result will be given after talking with the officer. The one that takes long is the appointement.

Hi, does Qatar US embassy accepts non-immigrant visa application now? Can interview be scheduled? Thank you. Georgia

You can check their website for updates.

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The U.S. visa application process is the same whether you are applying for the first time or renewing your visa. It is important to know that your visa may still be valid if the passport it is in expires. You can travel to the United States with your old passport containing a valid visa and your new, valid passport.

Applicants meeting the following criteria may be eligible for renewal by mail:

  • All applicants are Qatari citizens or legal residents in possession of a valid Qatari National Identification Card.
  • Any of the applicants are citizens of, or born in, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen.
  • The applicant hasn't ever been refused a U.S. visa after the expiration of an issued visa.
  • If applying with new passports, NO information has changed from the previous passport such as name, date of birth or nationality.
  • None of the applicants’ most recent visa interview resulted in a refusal for any reason.
  • None of the applicants have been arrested or convicted of a crime, deported from the United States, or denied entry to the United States.
  • The renewal by mail can take up to approximately fourteen (14) business days for processing. All applicants must be able to be without their passports for this period of time.

Visas for Applicants under the age of 14:

  • All the applicants applying are under the age of 14.
  • One of the applicant's parents have a valid visa.

Visas for Applicants over the age of 79:

  • All the applicants applying are over the age of 79.

For renewing B1/B2 applicants:

  • The applicant has a prior U.S. visa of any type that expired less than 48 months ago.

  For Students (F/M/J):

  • Any of the applicants are not citizens of Nigeria or China.
  • Continuing at the same institution listed on the prior visa or studying the same major as during the initial interview. 

Other type of non-immigrant visa (i.e. H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, Q, or R):

  • The applicant is applying for any other type of non-immigrant visa (i.e. H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, Q, or R).
  • The applicant had a prior U.S. visa of any type (EXCEPT B1, B2, or B1/B2) that expired less than 48 months ago.

Step 1: DS-160 Application

Determine your visa type by reading  Common Nonimmigrant Visas . Each visa type explains the qualifications and application items. Choose the visa type that applies to your situation.

Be sure to also review the  Visa Waiver Program . If your country of citizenship participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need to apply for a visa if you are traveling for business or pleasure and will only be staying in the Unites States for 90 days or less.

Complete the  Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 2: Update Profile

Log-in  to our online applicant system and create a profile and select courier service options (if available). Please ensure all your personal and contact information on your  <ahref="http: www.ustraveldocs.com="" "="">www.ustraveldocs.com. profile is correct otherwise there will be delays in your visa application processing. As you go through the process you will answer the interview waiver questions which will evaluate your eligibility to apply for a visa without an interview. You will also be prompted to select the courier location where you will drop-off and pick up your documents.

Step 3: Make Payment

You will be prompted to pay the visa application (MRV) fee using the payment options available in your country of application.

Step 4: Print Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter

After you enter your MRV fee payment receipt on your profile you will have access to Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter if you qualify to renew your visa. Otherwise, you will be directed to the interview appointment calendar. Gather all the required documents listed on the interview wavier confirmation letter, including your DS-160 confirmation page, MRV fee receipt, current and previous passports, photo, and a letter explaining your travel purpose and itinerary. Depending on the visa category, you may require additional documentation and a reciprocity fee. Please refer to your   specific visa category page  for additional required documents.

Step 5: Go to Courier Location

Go to one of the courier locations specified   here with your required documents.

Step 6: Delivery to Consulate

The courier will deliver your documents to the U.S. Embassy.

Step 7: Passport Retrieval

At the end of the visa adjudication process, the U.S. Embassy will return your documents and your passport to you at the chosen document delivery address in your profile. You will receive an email and SMS once your documents are ready for pickup at the courier location you selected.

Important Note:  The use of the mail-in service does not guarantee visa issuance.  In some cases, applicants may still be required to appear for a visa interview.  

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Nationals of eligible countries do not require any prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival to Qatar, by presenting a valid passport with a minimum validity of three months and a confirmed onward or return ticket. 

For nationals of the countries/regions listed below, the waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar.

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For nationals of the countries/regions listed below, the waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar during either a single trip or on multiple trips.

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Qatar-Oman Joint Tourist Visa (Visa on Arrival)

This visa is issued upon arrival and is valid for 30 days for the State of Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman. It allows for multiple entry to both countries and is extendable for an additional 30 days for a fee. Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the joint visa:

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

Visa on arrival – mandated hotel requirement

The Ministry of Interior Qatar currently requires nationals of the countries / regions listed below to hold registration booked through   Discover Qatar website   prior to travelling to Qatar.

India, Iran, Pakistan, Thailand.

Tourist visas

The Qatar tourist visa is available to nationals of all countries, except GCC citizens, but citizens of over 101 countries are eligible for a free visa on arrival (see Visa-free entry above). Travellers of select nationalities will require to pay a fee to obtain a visa on arrival or apply for a tourist visa prior to travel. Visas can be applied for on the  Hayya platform for a cost of QAR 100. 

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Applying for a visa using the Hayya platform

Thanks to a host of visa facilitation measures, Qatar is now the most open country in the Middle East. Visitors from all around the world can now enter Qatar either by obtaining visa on arrival, or by filling out simple online applications, depending on the passport they carry.

This webpage is designed to keep you up-to-date on the visa policies that are relevant to you, and the process you need to follow to apply for a visa, if necessary.

Hayya card validity extended until 2024

Are you a Hayya Card holder living outside the State of Qatar? We’ve got news! 

The validity of the Hayya Card has been extended and will now allow Hayya Card holders to enter the State of Qatar until February, 2024.

Travel requirements: 

- Proof of a confirmed hotel reservation or accommodation with family or friends approved through the Hayya portal

- Passport valid for no less than three months upon arrival in the State of Qatar 

- Valid health insurance during the period of stay in the country. We recommend all travellers visiting the State of Qatar to have a valid health insurance policy covering Qatar's medical facilities. Those who don’t already have an insurance policy are welcome to purchase one on arrival in the State of Qatar. For more information on travel insurance, click  here .

- Return tickets

All Hayya card holders visiting Qatar will have access to the following:

- The 'Hayya with Me' feature' allowing Hayya Card holders to invite up to three family members or friends

- A multiple-entry permit 

- No fees will apply

Qatar Transit Visa

Qatar Airways passengers transiting in Hamad International Airport for a minimum of 5 hours are eligible to apply for the Qatar Transit Visa. It is free of charge, valid for up to 96 hours (four days) and open to passengers of all nationalities**.

For more information about Qatar Transit tours, please click  here .

Visa Exemptions

Nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) do not require a visa to enter Qatar.

Mandatory health insurance

We recommend all travellers visiting the State of Qatar to have a valid health insurance policy covering Qatar's medical facilities. Those who don’t already have an insurance policy are welcome to purchase one on arrival in the State of Qatar. For more information on travel insurance, click  here .

* Service fees only apply. ** All visas are approved and issued at the sole discretion of Qatar's Ministry of Interior.

Disclaimer: All visa rules and policies for international visitors are subject to change without notice and are approved and issued at the sole discretion of Qatar's Ministry of Interior.

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Qatar - level 1: exercise normal precautions.

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Exercise normal precautions in Qatar.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Qatar, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the  Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices .

Read the  country information page  for additional information on travel to Qatar.

If you decide to travel to Qatar:

  • Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
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  • Review the  Country Security Report  for Qatar.
  • Visit the CDC page for the latest  Travel Health Information  related to your travel.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the  Traveler’s Checklist .

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Al-Luqta District 22nd February Street PO Box 2399 Doha, Qatar Telephone: +(974) 4496-6000 Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(974) 4496-6000 Fax: +(974) 4488-4298 Email:  [email protected]  or  [email protected]

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Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

Tourist visas:  When traveling on a U.S. tourist passport, travelers may obtain a free visa upon arrival, if they have six-months validity in their passport and a return or onward ticket. The visa is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitles the holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, or multiple entries during the 30-day validity. It may be extended for a further 30 days. See the Government of Qatar’s website for  visa information .

Former Residency Permit Holders:  Former resident permit holders seeking to return to Qatar should carry a “no objection letter” issued by their former sponsor.

For further information on residence permits, see the  Qatari government  or  U.S. Embassy website .

Exit Permits:

  • Exit permits are no longer required for U.S. citizens working in Qatar, with the exception of employees deemed “essential” by their employers, who must still be granted an exit permit.
  • If you owe money, you will be barred from exiting Qatar. Qatari banks place holds on accounts to ensure all debts are paid before you leave.
  • U.S. citizens with family residence visas do not need an exit permit. However, a family member who sponsors their dependents (usually the person employed in Qatar) can elect to receive instant notification if dependents attempt to depart the country.

Qatar does not recognize dual nationality.  If you hold Qatari citizenship, Qatari law requires that you enter and exit on your Qatari passport. Qatari authorities may confiscate your U.S. passport if you hold Qatari/U.S. dual nationality. Should this happen, contact the U.S. Embassy. The seizure does not constitute loss of U.S. citizenship.

Military Personnel  should consult the Department of Defense Foreign Clearance Guide before traveling, since different entry/exit requirements may apply. For further information, call the Host Nation Coordination Cell of the 379 th  Air Expeditionary Wing at 011-974-5551-0815.

Some restrictions  exist for foreign residents of Qatar who test positive for certain communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDs. Medical exams are required for individuals seeking residency in Qatar, but not for transit passengers or short-term visitors.  Qatari authorities will not bar HIV-positive temporary visitors from entry to Qatar based on their health status.  However, Qatar denies residency and employment to HIV or tuberculosis-positive applicants (among other communicable diseases).  Short-term visitors to Qatar with medications on their person are advised to carry a copy of their prescriptions. Please verify this information with the  Embassy of Qatar  before you travel.

Customs  regulations prohibit the import of alcohol over the duty-free cap, narcotics, pork products, weapons or weapons-related articles (hand cuffs, laser pointers, etc.), drones, professional photography equipment to include telescopic lenses, as well as pornographic or sexually-related materials.

See Qatar’s  website  for specific information regarding customs requirements.

Find information on  dual nationality ,  prevention of international child abduction  and  customs regulations  on our websites.

Safety and Security

Terrorism:  Terrorist groups and those inspired by such organizations are intent on attacking U.S. citizens abroad.  Terrorists are increasingly using less sophisticated methods of attack – including knives, firearms, and vehicles – to target crowds more effectively target crowds.  Frequently, their aim is unprotected or vulnerable targets, such as: 

  • High-profile public events (sporting contests, political rallies, demonstrations, holiday events, celebratory gatherings, etc.) 
  • Hotels, clubs, and restaurants frequented by tourists 
  • Places of worship 
  • Schools 
  • Parks 
  • Shopping malls and markets 
  • Public transportation systems (including subways, buses, trains, and scheduled commercial flights)  

For more information, see our Terrorism page.  

Exercise normal precautions in Qatar.  See our Travel Advisory for more information. Safety Precautions:

  • Practice personal security measures at all times.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and local events.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Monitor local media broadcasts and consular messages.
  • Vary travel routes and times when possible.
  • Be extra vigilant when frequenting banks or ATMs.

Areas to Avoid:

  • Large crowds and demonstrations in case of unrest
  • Labor or work camps located outside of cities and major industrial areas.  These areas are highly congested with limited physical and hygiene standards.

Crime : The crime rate in Qatar is generally low. Incidents of violence and petty theft are rare but do occur.  There is a large police presence throughout the country.

International Financial Scams: See the  Department of State  and the  FBI  webpages for information on scams.

Victims of Crime : Report crimes to the local police at 999 and contact the U.S. Embassy at + (974) 4496-6000.  Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crime.

Victims of Sexual Assault:  Sexual relations outside of marriage are illegal in Qatar and subject to criminal prosecution. Instances can result in arrest, fines, imprisonment, and deportation.  If a U.S. citizen is a victim of sexual assault in Qatar, we strongly encourage you to contact the U.S. Embassy immediately, prior to contacting the local authorities.

Domestic Violence:  U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence are strongly urged to contact the Embassy immediately at + (974) 4496-6000 for assistance. Victims may also seek medical care through Hamad Hospital emergency room at 16060 or +(974) 4439-5777 if you are calling from overseas.

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  • Assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • Contact relatives or friends with your written consent
  • Provide general information regarding the victim’s role during the local investigation   and following its conclusion Provide
  • Provide a list of  local attorneys
  • Provide our information on  victim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
  • Provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • Help you arrange flights home
  • Replace a stolen or lost passport
  • Assist in the birth or death of a U.S. Citizen

See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas .

Information on local resources and assistance can be found on the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre website and through their hotline: 6693-3999, 6693-3108, or 6693-3919.

Tourism : The tourism industry is unevenly regulated, and safety inspections for equipment and facilities do not commonly occur. Hazardous areas/activities are not always identified with appropriate signage, and staff may not be trained or certified either by the host government or by recognized authorities in the field. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available only in/near major cities. First responders are generally unable to access areas outside of major cities and to provide urgent medical treatment. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance . 

Local Laws & Special Circumstances

Exit bans prevent those faced with legal proceedings from leaving Qatar until their case is abandoned or resolved.  This can take months or years. The Government of Qatar does not offer any social support for individuals under exit bans.

Reasons for exit bans can include:

  • Labor or financial disputes
  • Personal debt (including bounced checks, credit card debt, and bank loans)
  • Outstanding contracts or leases
  • Traffic fines
  • Pending legal matters, including cases related to gestures or behavior reported by Qataris that are viewed as “offensive.”

U.S. citizens have been subjected to exit bans and/or placed in prison pending payment of debts.

Always carry a copy of your passport for proof of identity, or authorities may detain you for questioning.

Criminal Penalties:  You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be arrested, deported, or imprisoned.  Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business.

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U.S., regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on  crimes against minors abroad  and the  Department of Justice  website.

Criminal penalties for certain offenses are much harsher than those in the U.S.:

  • Incidents involving obscene language, gestures, or insulting comments often result in arrest, imprisonment, and/or fines.
  • Alcohol-Related Offenses, including public intoxication, can result in severe penalties such as arrest, heavy fines, imprisonment, and/or deportation.  Qatar maintains a zero-tolerance policy against drinking and driving.
  • Use of Illegal Drugs can result in long jail sentences and steep fines.

Arrest Notification:  Qatari authorities do not routinely notify the U.S. Embassy of a U.S. citizen’s arrest. If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. If you are not allowed to do so, ask a friend or family member to contact the U.S. Embassy.  See our  webpage  for further information.

For more serious crimes, Qatari authorities may not allow U.S. Embassy officials to visit until the initial interrogation is completed.

Qatari police sometimes arrest U.S. citizens without providing access to legal counsel.  You could be arrested for being a:

  • Potential witness to a crime (including traffic accidents involving injuries; slander, traffic arguments, etc.)
  • Relative of a suspect
  • Criminal Suspect

If arrested—regardless of the charge—you may spend 1-2 nights in jail before a hearing takes place. Once arrested, only the Qatari Public Prosecution and Courts have the authority to grant a release.

See our  webpage  for further information.

Qatari law favors employers over employees.  In the event of a contract or employment dispute, Qatari authorities refer to the Arabic language of a contract. Employees have limited recourse if their employer terminates a contract early. If a sponsor files a complaint against an employee who departed Qatar, the employee may be barred from returning to Qatar, even on a tourist or airport visa. Many terminated U.S. citizens have been barred from departing Qatar because of pre-existing debt.

Despite recent legal changes, transferring employment prior to the end of a contract often requires the permission of the previous employer and is subject to approval by the Ministry of the Interior. Additional mechanisms for transferring employers exist through the Ministry of Interior in cases such as bankruptcy, abuse, or repeated failure to pay an employee on time.

Drug Use: Most drugs that are illegal in the United States are also illegal in Qatar, including marijuana/THC, CBD products, and vape products. The potential consequences for use or possession may be harsh.  

Clothing : Many public areas in Qatar have dress codes that require both men and women cover shoulders, chests, stomachs, and knees, and that tight leggings be covered by a long shirt or dress. Attire standards can vary between neighborhoods and facilities.  Faith-Based Travelers:  Religion is a very sensitive issue in Qatar; treat any discussions on religion with care and caution. The law provides for a prison sentence of up to seven years for defaming, desecrating, or committing blasphemy against Islam, Christianity, or Judaism. Public worship by non-Islamic faiths and atheism are illegal and subject to prosecution.

Proselytizing is against the law.  Attempts to covert a member of another religion or even “share your faith” can be considered “proselytizing.” Penalties cancan include deportation or imprisonment.

While you may import religious material for personal use,  bringing religious materials into the country for proselytizing purposes is prohibited.

Charitable activities, both religious and non-religious, must be approved in advance by the Ministry of Social Affairs.

See our following webpages for details:

  • Faith-Based Travel Information
  • International Religious Freedom Report  – see country reports
  • Human Rights Report  – see country reports
  • Hajj Fact Sheet for Travelers
  • Best Practices for Volunteering Abroad

LGBTQI+ Travelers:  Same-sex sexual relations between men are illegal, even if consensual. Penalties include lashing, lengthy prison sentences and/or deportation.

There is no law criminalizing same-sex sexual relations between women, though cultural norms are conservative.

Businesses are prohibited from selling and individuals are prohibited from distributing rainbow colored merchandise.  

See our  LGBTI Travel Information  page and section 6 of our  Human Rights report  for further details.

Travelers with Disabilities: The law in Qatar prohibits discrimination against persons with physical, sensory, intellectual, or mental disabilities, the law is not enforced.  Social acceptance of persons with disabilities in public is not as prevalent as in the in the United States.  Expect accessibility to be limited in public transportation, lodging, communication/information, and general infrastructure.

Students : See our  Students Abroad  page and  FBI travel tips .

Women Travelers:  Unaccompanied expatriate women may be verbally and/or physically harassed. In deference to Islamic culture, avoid wearing sleeveless shirts, halter-tops, or shorts. Only wear athletic clothing in public when engaged in sports activities.

See our travel tips for  Women Travelers .

Journalists : Journalists, including independent content creators and vloggers, need specific visas and permissions to use photography and videography equipment, or to conduct interviews or reporting within Qatar. There is no legal guarantee of press freedom or freedom of expression in Qatar.

Photography : Photographing local people in Qatar, particularly women, is illegal without permission.

COVID-19 Testing:  COVID-19 tests are available from many local medical providers and hospitals. Testing is paid for by the individual or, in some instances, their insurance plan or employer. Private hospitals charge QR 50 - 160 test. Test results are usually provided by email, but some clinics require you to pick up the travel certificate in person. Please refer to the Ministry of Public Health’s webpage for additional information.

COVID-19 Vaccines:   The COVID-19 vaccine is available for U.S. citizens to receive in Qatar. Please refer to the Ministry of Public Health’s webpage for additional information.

Visit the FDA's website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Modern medical facilities and Western-style pharmacies are available. Doctors and hospitals expect immediate cash payment for health services.

For information on the Qatari national healthcare system, see the  Qatar Ministry of Health website .

For emergency services in Qatar, dial 999. 

Ambulance services are widely available. 

We do not pay medical bills.  Be aware that U.S. Medicare/Medicaid does not apply overseas. Most hospitals and doctors overseas do not accept U.S. health insurance.

Medical Insurance:  Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See  our webpage  for more information on insurance coverage. Visit the  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  for more information on the type of insurance you should consider before you travel overseas.

We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging, along with your doctor’s prescription. Some prescription medications from the United States are unavailable or restricted in Qatar, for example, stimulants, strong pain medications, and some medications used by HIV+ patients. Check with the  Qatari customs authority  on proper travel procedures and the  Ministry of Public Health  to ensure the medication is legal in Qatar. Discuss a health care plan with your doctor before you travel.

Contraceptives, Pregnancy, and Prenatal Care:  Sexual intercourse outside of marriage is illegal in Qatar.  As such, pregnant women must present a marriage certificate to receive prenatal care at medical facilities in Qatar.  Unmarried pregnant women should consult the U.S. Embassy prior to pursuing prenatal care in Qatar. Contraceptives are available over the counter with no prescription required. Emergency contraceptives are not available. We advise all travelers to plan accordingly.

Vaccinations : Be up-to-date on all  vaccinations  recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Further Health Information:

  • World Health Organization
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC)

Air Quality:  Air quality is poor in Qatar, with frequent dust and particle pollution. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects. Visit  AirNow Department of State  for information on air quality at U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

The U.S. Embassy maintains a  list of doctors and hospitals . We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical provider or clinic.

Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety: For current traffic regulations, see the  Ministry of Interior’s Traffic Police  website.

Driving:  The legal minimum driving age is 18.  Holders of a U.S. issued driver’s license can drive in Qatar for two weeks, but most car rental agencies require an international driver’s license. Three-month Temporary Licenses are available.  International Driving Licenses are valid in Qatar for six months from the date of arrival.  Resident expatriates should apply for a full Qatari license. If you are caught operating a vehicle without a valid license, penalties can be severe.  For more information, see the Qatari Traffic Services website .

Traffic accidents  are one of the leading causes of death in Qatar. The extensive use of roundabouts, numerous road construction projects, and high-speed driving can be challenging. In rural areas, poor lighting, wandering camels, and roads without shoulders create hazards.  If you are in an accident without a license, any insurance may be held invalid, and you could be left with extensive bills and legal charges.

Avoid arguments over traffic incidents . Qatari citizens who feel insulted can file a police complaint that can result in your arrest and overnight detention. Drivers are liable for persons injured in a traffic accident. Local police have held U.S. citizens overnight while ascertaining the extent of injuries.

Traffic Fines:  Please be aware that traffic offenses are easily captured via well-placed cameras and the fines can be expensive. Unpaid traffic fines can result in an exit ban until reconciled. 

Public Transportation:  Regulated and registered taxi services (Uber, Karwa, Fox Transportation, and Careem) are widely available and generally safe to use. The Embassy recommends you avoid use unlicensed taxi operators or drivers who approach you and attempt to solicit business. Do not allow the driver to pick up additional passengers along the way. To avoid cultural misunderstandings, females traveling alone should always sit in the back (never the front) seat. 

Qatar Rail : The Doha Metro is safe, modern, and inexpensive.

Mowasalat Public Bus : Laborers and construction workers predominantly use this mode of public transportation. The front seats in the buses are generally reserved for women and children. The U.S. Embassy recommends the use of regulated taxi services rather than public buses.

See our  Road Safety page  for more information.

Aviation Safety Oversight:  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the government of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Qatar’s air carrier operations. Further information may be found on the  FAA’s safety assessment page .

Maritime Travel:  Mariners planning travel to Qatar should also check for  U.S. maritime advisories and alerts . Information may also be posted to the  U.S. Coast Guard homeport website , and the NGA broadcast warnings . 

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As part of its immigration program, the us permits foreign immigrants who want to travel to the country to apply for the us visit visa, tourist visa, single-entry visas, or b-1 and b-2 visas..

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Apply For US Visa from Qatar – The Various Classes Of US Visit/Tourist Visa

As part of its immigration program, the US permits foreign nationals who want to travel to the country to apply for a US visit or tourist visa. However, such travel must be within a short time and for specific purposes which may include business travelers for business meetings, international travelers for visiting relatives, short-term programs, or for tourism purposes. Similarly, the US immigration process is quite strict, and you need to ensure that you meet the requirements for you to have a successful application.

The United States is no doubt a desire for every immigrant around the world. There are 50 states within the country, and the country boasts of human capital development, economic advancement, a stable workforce, suitable geographic terrain, quality infrastructure, and a good standard of living.

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Overview of USA Visit Visa from Qatar

If you are a Qatari citizen, you will need a US tourist visa Qatar to enter the United States. There are two main types of visit visas that you can apply for: a tourist visit visa and a business visit visa. If you are willing to visit the USA for vacation, then you must apply for a tourist visa. If your trip to the USA is for business purposes, then you must apply for a business visa. The process of applying for a US tourist visa from Qatar is similar to the process of applying for a visa from any other country. You will need to submit an application form, pay the required fee, and schedule a visa interview at the US Embassy in Doha.

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Apply for US Visit Visa from Qatar – The Various Visa Types of US Visit/Tourist Visa

Are you interested in applying for a US visa from Qatar? There are various classes of the US visit or tourist visa, and your choice of application to any of these classes will depend on your purpose of traveling to the US whether is a short-term or a long-term visa. This includes B-1 and B-2 visitor visas, & Visa Waiver Program.

Visitor Visa (B-1)

The B-1 visa class is for business immigrants who want to visit the US for a business trip, conference, or contract deal within a short time. Therefore, if your purpose for visiting the US is to do business, then you need to apply under this category

Visitor Visa (B-2)

The B-2 visitor visa is for foreign immigrants who want to travel to the US as tourists. However, if you are eligible for the visa waiver program, then you do not need to apply under this category.

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The program is supervised by the US Department of state together with the department for homeland security. The visa program permits citizens from about 38 countries to travel to the US and stay for up to ninety days. It is an exchange program with these countries where they will, in return, allow citizens of the US to travel to their country and stay for up to ninety days without a visa.

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Benefits of USA Visit Visa from Qatar

There are plenty of advantages to acquiring a US visit visa from Qatar.

  • First of all, it allows you to enter the USA for both business and tourism purposes.
  • If you are willing to visit the USA for tourism purposes, then you can stay for a maximum of 3 months
  • If you are traveling to the US for business purposes, then you can stay under a visit visa for a maximum of 6 months.
  • In addition, a USA visa from Qatar also allows you to travel freely within the United States. You must apply for a separate visa if you plan on visiting multiple states during your trip.
  • Finally, a USA visa from Qatar is valid for 10 years, which means that you can use it to travel to the United States multiple times during that period.

To get started with your US tourist visa in Qatar, contact our expert teams of US immigration consultants. We offer and provide completely free sessions of consultancy to help and guide you select the right visa at the right time including transit visa and citizenship.

Documents Required to Apply for USA Visit Visa from Qatar

There are a few application documents that visa applicants must submit to effectively apply for a USA visit visa from Qatar.

  • The passport holder must have a valid passport from Qatar with expiration period remaining for more than 6 months.
  • It is necessary to fill out an application in detail and as per the standard requirements.
  • The applicant must provide proof of financial means, such as bank statements or pay stubs.
  • The applicant may also be asked to manage to submit additional original documents, such as employment letter, invitation letter, a letter of invitation from a host in the United States, proof of travel insurance, or document of registration.
  • Health reports as per required by the Authorities with good medical condition
  • Valid ticket for both arriving and departure
  • Explanatory letter for the reason for the visit

Compiling all these professional documents is not an easy task. Missing out or delaying in combining even a single document can result in the rejection of your US visit visa. Reaching DM Consultants in Qatar can be helpful to download forms and to acquire and combine all these crucial documents in the meantime. Contact us to know every requirement crucial to apply for a successful US tourist visa through one of our certified couslar officer.

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List of Eligibility Criteria to Apply for a USA Tourist Visa from Qatar

There are a few requirements that every applicant must meet to be eligible for a USA visa from Qatar.

  • The applicant must have a valid national passport for a minimum of 6 months after the planned date of travel.
  • The applicant must have a Qatar residency permit or work permit.
  • Authentic proof of plenty or required funds to keep up with living expenses throughout your stay in the United States. Such as showing your bank statements or proof of employment.
  • You will need to schedule an interview at the US Embassy in Doha
  • Proof of no intentions to stay in the country as a permanent resident on resident visit visas.

If you want to know your eligibility status to apply for a travel visa to USA, contact the team of DM Consultants in Qatar and we will let you know the status of your eligibility with each and can answer any government-related question .

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Step-by-Step Process to Apply for USA Visit Visa from Qatar

The process of applying for a USA visa from Qatar is relatively simple and straightforward.

  • First, you will need to manage to gather all of the required documents.
  • Next, you must fill out an application form or online form which is available at the US Embassy in Doha.
  • Once you have completed the application form, you will need to submit it along with the required documents and pay the visa application fee.
  • Finally, you will need to schedule an interview at the US Embassy in Doha.
  • After your interview, you should receive a decision on your visa application within a few weeks for confirmation.

Applying for a USA visa from Qatar is a simple process if you have all of the required documents. Be sure to gather all of the necessary paperwork before beginning your application. In addition, be sure to allow plenty of time for your application to be processed. The average processing time for a USA visa from Qatar is about 6 weeks. However, this time can vary depending on the embassy and the time of year. To fast-track your US visit visa process, contact DM Consultants in Qatar today to start your application process for a US visit visa.

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The visa application process can be complex and confusing. However, the team at DM Consultants has a wealth of experience and knowledge to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We will help and guide you throughout the application process and make sure that you have all of the documents required to qualify for the USA visit visa . In addition, we can also provide you with guidance on what to expect during your interview at the US Embassy.

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The U.S. visa application process is the same whether you are applying for the first time or renewing your visa. It is important to know that your visa may still be valid if the passport it is in expires. You can travel to the United States with your old passport containing a valid visa and your new, valid passport.

Applicants meeting the following criteria may be eligible for renewal by mail:

  • The applicant is renewing a full validity visa
  • Applicant has not been refused a visa after the expiration of a previously issued visa
  • The previous visa was issued on or after June 27, 2007
  • The previous visa is still valid, or expired within the past 12 months
  • The applicant is applying in the same visa category and at the same issuing Embassy/Consulate
  • The applicant is applying in his/her country of residence and is currently physically located in his/her country of residence.
  • The previous visa is still in the applicant’s possession
  • The applicant is returning to the same institution or workplace as was indicated in the previous visa application (except B visas)
  • The applicant has never been arrested or convicted of a crime, deported from the United States, or denied entry to the United States 
  • All sections of the DS-160 online application have been answered completely and accurately

Complete the  Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form .

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After you answer the questions, you will be prompted to pay the visa fee. If you are eligible to apply for a visa without an interview, you will print out the “Interview waiver Letter” which you will include with your visa application to be mailed.

Gather your DS-160 confirmation page, MRV fee receipt, current and previous passports, photo, and a letter explaining your travel purpose and itinerary. Depending on the visa category, you may require additional documentation and a reciprocity fee. Please refer to your  specific visa category page  for additional required documents.

Go to one of the Aramex locations specified  here . Take your Application Drop-Off Letter and all documents required with a mailing envelope to enclose your documents. A receipt with the tracking number will be given to you. There is no charge for this transaction.

Aramex will deliver your documents to the U.S. Embassy.

At the end of the visa adjudication process, the U.S. Embassy will return your documents and your passport to you at the chosen document delivery address in your profile. When the documents are dispatched you will receive an email with the tracking number. You can change the delivery address by accessing your profile. If issued, your passport will contain your visa.

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Qatar Tourist Visa (Hayya A1) Requirements & Steps (2024)

Doha Guides Team regularly reviews this article to ensure the content is up-to-date and accurate. The last editorial review and update were on 02 February 2024.

Are you planning to visit Qatar for leisure or tourism? In that case, you may need a tourist visa before entering the country. Fortunately, applying for a Qatar tourist visa has become easier than ever with the Hayya platform relaunch in April 2023.

In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of applying for a Qatar tourist visa online using the Hayya platform. We will also explain the eligibility requirements, application procedure, visa cost, and other frequently asked questions about the Qatar Tourist Visa .

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  • Recently many applicants have reported delays in Hayya Tourist visa approvals . Many of them have been waiting for 2-3 weeks. It is recommended that you do not book your flight tickets until your visa is fully approved.
  • Recently, many visitors were able to successfully renew their Hayya Tourist Visa (A1) for an additional 30 days. This can be done on the Ministry of Interior website, similar to the online extension for Visa On Arrival. We have explained the renewal process in this article.
  • The Tourist Visa Entry Permit is now valid for 90 days from the date of issue (earlier it was 30 days). This means once your visa is approved, you have 90 days to enter Qatar. If you are planning to travel in the next 3 months it is a good idea to apply now (especially considering the delay in approvals).

Qatar Tourist Visa is available to nationals of all countries , except GCC citizens, who can avail of visa-free entry to Qatar.

  • The visitor’s passport should be valid for at least three months from the date of entry. 
  • If arriving by air, the visitor should have a return ticket .
  • The visitor should have confirmed accommodation . This can be “ Family and Friends Hosting ” or “Other Accommodation” (hotel booking or rented apartment).
  • The visitor should have health insurance (as per MOPH guidelines) if staying for more than 30 days. This need not be purchased during the application stage.

Please note that nationals of more than 90 countries are eligible for visa-free entry to Qatar .

Qatar Tourist Visa costs QAR 100 (USD 27) per visitor. Some nationalities are exempt from this requirement.

The Tourist Visa you receive through the Hayya platform is valid for 30 days from entry date. Many visitors were able to renew it for 30 more days after entering Qatar.

Entry Permits are valid for 90 days from the date of issue so visitors must enter Qatar within those days.

If you are interested in applying for a Tourist Visa through the Hayya Portal, follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the Hayya Portal

Go to the website address:  www.hayya.qa

Step 2: Click on “My Hayya”

This is located on the top right of the page. Alternatively, you can click on “Apply for Hayya” in the centre of the page.

My Hayya button on the Hayya portal

Step 3: Sign Up and Login

If you are a first-time user of the Hayya portal, click on “ Sign Up ” and create an account using your email address. You will be required to enter a verification code sent to your email.

Once you have created an account, login using your email and password.

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Step 4: Click on “Apply for Hayya”

You can find this button in the centre of the page.

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Step 5: Select Hayya Visit Category

Choose the “Tourist Visa (A1)” category from the drop-down menu.

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Step 6: Select Visit Purpose

You can choose from a range of purposes including leisure, sports events, business meetings, weddings, shopping, medical care, cultural tourism, visiting friends, Expo 2023 Doha , participating in conventions and events, or select “Others” and specify the purpose.

Hayya Tourist Visa A1 Purpose of Visit

Step 7: Upload Your Photo

Select “I have reviewed the instructions to upload my Personal Photo and Passport”. Then, click on “Browse Personal Photo”.

Ensure that the photo meets the requirements such as a light background and sharpness.

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Step 8: Upload Your Passport

Click on “Browse for first page” and upload only the first page of your passport. Crop it so that the machine-readable zone (MRZ) is clear. Finally, click on “Save”.

Your data will be extracted automatically. If the data is unreadable, you can enter it manually.

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Click on “Validate User”. If the “Validate User” option is inactive after automatic data extraction, select “Passport Type” as “Normal”.

The first and last names are mandatory requirements. Middle names, third Latin names, and fourth Latin names are optional. If your last name is not on your passport , you can add your father’s name as your last name. In that case, you should upload the last page of the passport along with the first page (to verify your father’s name).

Step 9: Provide Your Residency Information

Select your country of birth and your country of residence. Declare if you have a previous nationality. If you have, select the country.

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Step 10: Select Your Accommodation Type

If you are staying with family or friends, your details should have already been added by your host in Qatar. Here is how Qatar residents can invite to host Hayya visitors .

Otherwise, you can select “Other Accommodation” and enter the accommodation name.

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Step 11: Enter Your Contact Information

Enter your phone number and emergency contact details. Finally, click on “Review & Submit”.

Contact details on Hayya portal

Step 12: Pay the Visa Fee

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive an email with a payment link. The visa fee of QR 100 should be paid using a credit/debit card. Visa or Mastercard are usually accepted. If your nationality is exempt you will not receive the payment request.

Once the visa application is processed, the Hayya Entry Permit will be sent to your email. You can also access your Entry Permit by downloading the “Hayya To Qatar” mobile app.

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As of 2024, the average approval time is less than a week. However there may be delays in some cases.

  • The passport should be valid for at least three (3) months from the date of entry in Qatar.
  • Since the initial visa is issued for 30 days, your return flight ticket should be within 30 days of entry , even if you plan to extend your stay. As the visa extension is conditional, your airline may not allow you to board. You can book a ticket with minimal or zero change fees.
  • For each adult family member, a separate application is required.
  • You can add children as dependents to your Hayya account, but all details should be filled in. You can also apply separately for children.
  • Visa holders are not allowed to work in Qatar during their stay.

While travelling using the Hayya Tourist Visa, you will need the following:

Currently, COVID-19 vaccination and PCR testing are not required for visitors to Qatar.

Travelling To Qatar

Recently, numerous travellers have successfully extended their Hayya Tourist Visa (A1) for an extra 30 days. Here is how you can do it online:

Step 1: Go to the Visit Visa Extension Service page on the MOI website

This is available under Visa Services –> Visit Visa Extension.

How to extend Qatar Visa On Arrival

Step 2: Enter the visa number or passport number

You can find the visa number on the sticker on your passport.

Step 3: Select nationality from the drop-down list

Step 4: enter the verification code from the picture or audio, step 5: click on the “extend” button.

The visa will be renewed for another 30 days.

NOTE: If you face an error that “health insurance data is not found” you will have to purchase the insurance from an MOPH-approved provider.

Here is a step-by-step video guide about applying for a Qatar Tourist Visa:

How many days is a Qatar Tourist Visa valid for?

Qatar Tourist Visa holders can stay in Qatar for up to 30 days. In some cases, this can be extended for 30 more days.

How much does a Qatar Tourist Visa cost?

Qatar Tourist Visa costs QAR 100 (USD 27).

How much is the fine after the Qatar Tourist Visa expires?

The fine for an expired tourist visa in Qatar is QAR 200 (USD 55) per day.

Should I use only Qatar Airways for my travel?

You can use any airline to Doha. There are no restrictions on travel modes.

Can I bring a dependent along with me?

Yes, you can apply for dependents below 18 years old by adding their information on the Hayya application portal. Note that each visitor should have their own Hayya Entry Permit.

Is there any age limit to apply for a Tourist Entry Visa?

There is no age limit to apply for a Tourist Entry Visa. As long as you meet the listed requirements, you can apply for the Tourist Entry Visa

READ NEXT: How To Host Family And Friends On Hayya

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I apply hayya a1 visit visa more then now 2weeks not approved yet

Hi DG, Can I apply for Family visit visa and Hayya A1 visa at the same time. As heard Birth Certificate attestation is needed now for Family Visit visa.

HI DG I have applied Haya A1 visa since 15 Feb 2024 for Bangladesh nationality. but still under review. several time emailed & contacted no any update, they said under review. kindly plz advise if any solution.

Dear DG Team,

I was trying to extend the visa validity for my wife and child and discovered the validity is automatically extended for 30 more days. I didn’t buy insurance nor visit Airport Immigration. I guess it’s automatically extending for some nationalities. Am I right or wrong?

Hi Junaid, me too same issue. i tried to renew for my mom ,but it shows already extended automatically for 30 more days.

Where did you tried ? to renew…how its happened

Hi dg team , Is there any way to download the extended A1 visa?

for Pakistan nationality holders hotel booking is required for tourist A1 visa or they can also apply with host family and friends option or rented apartment proof?

Hi while im trying to extend my parents A1 visa it shows sponsor is not valid

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This New Multi-Nation Visa Will Grant Tourists Entry to Six Gulf Countries

H opping between Gulf countries could soon be as easy as traveling through Europe's Schengen Area : just flash your passport at the entry point and seamlessly travel from one country to the next—no extra paper work required.

Six countries in the Persian Gulf region recently agreed to create a shared visa for travelers, meaning foreign tourists would need just a single passport visa to enter all six of the neighboring nations.

The participating countries include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain , Oman , Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar —meaning tourists could soon visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE, see Saudi Arabia’s ancient city of Diriyah or the intricately hewn sandstone tombs at Hegra, and camp bedouin-style in the Qatari desert all in one fell swoop—without the bureaucratic headache of multiple visa applications. The only Gulf country to not participate in this is Iraq.

These six nations already have close ties, and together make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional union that cooperates on certain economic and governance matters. ​​The current GCC president, Sayyed Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, first announced that the council had approved the joint visa plan back in November 2023. Now, officials estimate the new multi-nation visa could launch as soon as later this year or early 2025.

The joint visa could help increase international tourism to the countries, “especially to Bahrain and Kuwait as well as Oman, which currently do not offer direct flights from and to the US,” says Amalia Lazarov , a travel specialist at Travelicious who plans luxury trips through the Gulf nations.

Currently, each country has a range of visa policies for American tourists. In Qatar and Kuwait, US leisure travelers can apply for a free visa on arrival, while Saudi Arabia requires American tourists to pay a fee of about $128. Bahrain and Oman also grant free visas on arrival to Americans, but they’re only valid for two weeks (the US State Department advises tourists to apply for them online before travel).

The majority of the six countries have undertaken a concerted effort to grow tourism numbers in the past few years. Saudi Arabia, for instance, opened its borders to international tourists for the first time in 2019, while Qatar’s tourism industry was turbocharged when it hosted the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Both of these milestones have brought a flurry of high-end hotel properties and other tourist infrastructure projects, including luxury trains through the desert , new cruise terminals, and ambitious conservation projects . Meanwhile, travelers have never been more interested in visiting the UAE city of Dubai, which hosted a record-breaking number of tourists last year: More than 17.1 million travelers visited the sprawling metropolis in 2023.

Because they offer advantages for both travelers and the destination, joint visa policies seem to be growing in popularity. Aside from the Gulf nations’ plan, a similar idea was floated among six nations in Southeast Asia earlier this spring. That effort, which the prime minister of Thailand unveiled in April, would allow travelers a single visa to enter Thailand , Vietnam , Cambodia , Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar.

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Do you need a transit visa on your next international trip?

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Indian passport holders may need a transit visa when transiting through certain countries, depending on the country’s specific immigration policies and the duration and nature of their transit. Below is a list of some countries where Indian citizens typically require a transit visa:

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Required for most Indian travelers unless holding a valid visa for Canada, the USA, Australia, or New Zealand, or if certain other conditions are met. Also See| How much foreign currency can you carry abroad? A country-wise break up ​

Schengen Area

Schengen Area

Indian citizens generally need a Schengen Transit Visa to transit through most Schengen Area countries. However, there are exceptions for France, Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland where an airport transit visa is not required if you are staying within the airport's transit area and meeting your connecting flight. Travelers who hold a valid visa or residence permit for certain countries (e.g., USA, Canada) may also be exempt. Also See| Every country you can visit on a Schengen visa & what not to miss ​

Russia

Required for transiting through Russian airports. Also See| 9 tips to avoid paying a bomb for your next flight abroad ​

United States

United States

Required (C-1 Transit Visa) unless the traveler holds a valid visa for entry into the USA or meets certain other exemptions. Also See| 9 airlines that will let you turn your next stopover into a mini holiday ​

Canada

Required unless the traveler is eligible for a visa exemption under specific conditions. Also See| What is daylight saving time and how does it affect your trip abroad?

China

Required unless eligible for the 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy under certain conditions. Also See| How to update address on your passport online: A step-by-step guide ​

Japan

Required for most Indian travelers unless they hold a valid visa or residence permit for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or a Schengen country. Also See| Have a Japan visa? Here are six other countries you can visit visa-free ​

South Korea

South Korea

Required unless the traveler meets certain exemptions like holding a valid visa for the USA, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Also See| 9 tips to avoid paying a bomb for your next flight abroad ​

Singapore

Required unless eligible for the Visa-Free Transit Facility (VFTF) under specific conditions. Also See| How to update address on your passport online: A step-by-step guide ​

Thailand

Generally required for transits longer than 12 hours or if exiting the transit area. Also See | These popular destinations are fed up of tourists, and are taking steps to keep them in check ​

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Required for layovers exceeding 24 hours, unless eligible for a visa on arrival or holding a visa for a GCC country. ​ Also See| How much foreign currency can you carry abroad? A country-wise break up ​

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Required for all transit unless eligible for specific exemptions. Also See| 9 countries that offer digital nomad visas to Indians, and how much they cost ​

Qatar

Required unless eligible for a visa on arrival under certain conditions. Also See| 9 tips to avoid paying a bomb for your next flight abroad ​

Australia

Required (Subclass 771 Transit Visa) unless the traveler is eligible for an exemption under specific conditions. Also See| 9 airlines that will let you turn your next stopover into a mini holiday ​

New Zealand

New Zealand

Required unless the traveler holds a valid visa for Australia, USA, Canada, or certain other countries. Also See| How much foreign currency can you carry abroad? A country-wise break up ​

South Africa

South Africa

Required unless transiting under specific exemptions. Also See| How to update address on your passport online: A step-by-step guide ​

Kenya

Generally required for transits longer than 24 hours or if exiting the transit area. Also See| These popular destinations are fed up of tourists, and are taking steps to keep them in check ​

Brazil

Generally required if transiting for more than 24 hours or if exiting the transit area. Also See| 9 airlines that will let you turn your next stopover into a mini holiday ​

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In 2022, Qatar Airways joined the Avios frequent flyer program, allowing passengers to earn the same frequent flyer miles earned by British Airways , AerLingus , Iberia Airlines and others.

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Applications for the cards go live on May 7, 2024. Here's what to expect.

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Prospective card applicants were able to join a waitlist in mid-April. If you joined that waitlist and apply within 30 days of the card applications going live, you'll be eligible for an additional 5,000 bonus Avios on the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa Signature Credit Card or 10,000 bonus Avios on the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Visa Infinite Credit Card. These are in addition to the sign-up bonuses available to all applicants.

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The one year of automatic elite status with each card has no spending requirement. Additional Qpoints earned by spending on the card can help members qualify for status in subsequent years.

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