Do I need a transit visa to board connecting flights in Qatar? While in the case of not stepping out of the transit area at the airport, or simply stepping out of the airport, you may not need a transit visa. However, when the transit period exceeds 5-6 hours and not more than 96 hours, you may avail a Qatar transit visa.



In this blog, you will learn all about Qatar transit visa.

Qatar Visa

A Brief on Qatar Transit Visa

When you are transiting via Qatar you may apply for a transit visa in advance. However, the nationals with a Qatar visa-waiver may not apply. However, they must avail a visa on arrival on reaching Qatar if they need to step out of the airport.

Also, read Qatar Visa

Qatar transit visa important facts

  1. The transit visa can be availed only when travelling via Qatar Airways
  2. Confirmed tickets both to and on towards flights must be operated by Qatar Airways
  3. It is mandatory to produce a copy of the transit visa at the check-in and upon arrival into Qatar
  4. If at all your plans cancelled and you are no longer changing flights in Qatar, the transit visa gets cancelled automatically
  5. There must be no discrepancies on the travel ticket or mismatch of any kind
  6. To avail a transit visa, your journey into Qatar and on towards must be on the same ticket
  7. Transit visa must be sponsored by the airlines

Also, read Qatar Visa on Arrival

What are the other types of Qatar Visa?

The following are the other types of Qatar visa apart from the visa on arrival;

Also, read Qatar Visa Online

What is the transit visa fee?

The visa fee depends on the sponsoring airlines and may vary from one airway to another. However, it is imperative to note that, the flights (both into Qatar and onwards) must be operated by Qatar Airways. Also, additional departure/arrival taxes may apply.

What are the Requirements for a Qatar Transit Visa?

The following are the list of essential documents;

a. Passport

  1. Original and copy
  2. The validity of the passport must be at least 6 months from the time of arrival

b. Flight tickets

  1. Confirmed ticket to Qatar
  2. And confirmed onwards journey ticket from Qatar

c. Visa of the on toward country (if applicable)

Also, read Qatar Visa Requirements

How to apply for a Qatar transit visa?

There are two ways of applying for your transit visa;

  1. Apply Online
  2. Or visit your nearest Qatar Airways office in person along with your ticket and passport

Qatar visa FAQs

1. Do Indians need a transit visa?

Although Indians can avail a Qatar visa on arrival, it is a tedious process with long queues. Thus, they may choose to apply for a transit visa.

Also, read Qatar Visa for Indians

2. What is the Qatar visa fee for online visas?

Qatar Visa TypeQatar Visa FeeBlinkvisa ChargesSGST + CGST Total CostAvail Cashback
Tourist VisaINR 9399INR 50018%INR 9989INR 9989
30 Days Business VisaINR 10199INR 50018%INR 10789INR 10789
90 Days Business VisaINR 21199INR 50018%INR 21789INR 21789

Note: The Qatar tourist visa fee for individuals aged 55-years and above is INR 14399

Also, read Qatar Visa Fee

3. What is a Qatar tourist visa?

As the name suggests, it enables you to enter/travel Qatar for tourism purposes. Sometimes, it is also referred to as Qatar visit visa when staying or visiting relatives residing/working in Qatar.

At Blinkvisa, we process the single-entry tourist visa online;

Qatar tourist visa

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4. When do I need a Qatar business visa?

When travelling to Qatar for business-related purposes, you may need a Qatar business visa. At Blinkvisa, we process the following types of business visas;

Qatar 30 days business visa

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5. Do I need a travel itinerary for Qatar visa?

A well-planned itinerary enables you to make the most of your trip. Thus, we recommend one. If you do not have a travel plan, worry not, at Blinkvisa, we provide a complementary travel itinerary at no additional cost.

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