Over the years, Qatar has summoned a broad spectrum of visitors and travel enthusiasts for a multitude of reasons. Whether visiting Qatar on business or pleasure or transiting Qatar, a visa is a must. And, especially more so when you are not from a Qatar visa-waiver country. Thus, understanding the Qatar visa requirements is essential particularly when this exotic country is on your travel agenda.

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Qatar Visa Requirements for the Different Types of Visas

It is important to understand the types of Qatar visa to decipher the Qatar visa requirements. Thus, let us first understand Qatar visa types, which are as follows;

  1. Tourist Visa
  2. Visit Visa
  3. Business Visa
  4. Transit Visa
  5. Visa on Arrival

Also, read Qatar Visa Online

Qatar Visa

Requirements for Qatar Tourist Visa

Before getting into the documents required for Qatar tourist visa for Indians, let’s take a look at the tourist visa. Also, read Qatar Tourist Visa

Qatar tourist visa

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Qatar tourist visa documents checklist

The following are the list of must-have documents;

a. Passport

  1. Copy of the first and last pages of your passport
  2. The passport must have a validity of at least six months from the date of arrival in Qatar

b. Passport-sized photograph

  1. The photo must be taken against a blue background
  2. It must be of the dimension 38 mm x 48 mm

Also, refer to the Qatar visa photo specifications mentioned further in the blog.

c. Flight tickets

  1. Confirmed round-trip, on toward, or return journey tickets

d. Proof of accommodation

  1. Confirmed hotel voucher
  2. Proof of confirmed reservations

e. Proof of sufficient funds

  1. Last three months bank statement
  2. Credit/debit card or equivalent

f. Travel itinerary

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Also, read Qatar Visa for Indians

Requirements for Qatar Visit Visa

For information, read Qatar Visit Visa

The list of documents is similar to that of Qatar tourist visa. However, few additional documents apply

  1. A colour-scanned copy of passport’s first and last pages
  2. Scanned copy of your passport-sized photo clicked against a blue background
  3. Confirmed flight tickets
  4. An invitation letter issued by the host you will be staying with 
  5. Qatar travel itinerary

Note: Presently, we process only Qatar tourist visa and Qatar business visa at Blinkvisa

Qatar Business Visa Requirements

For the complete information, read Qatar Business Visa

At Blinkvisa, we have the following types of Qatar business visas.

Qatar 30 days business visa

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Qatar 90 days business visa

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Qatar business visa documents checklist

a. Passport

  1. Original passport
  2. Colour-scanned Copy of the first and last pages of your passport
  3. The validity of the passport must be at least six months from the time of arrival

b. Passport-sized photograph

  1. The photo must be taken against a blue background
  2. It must be of the dimension 38 mm x 48 mm

c. Cover letter

  1. The letter must be issued by the company you represent
  2. It must furnish details like your name (as on the passport) designation, pay grade, etc.

d. Invitation letter

  1. An invitation letter issued by the host company based in Qatar
  2. The letter must furnish the purpose, duration of your stay
  3. It must also entail the details of your accommodation and contact information

e. Flight tickets

  1. Confirmed round-trip, on toward, or return journey tickets

f. Proof of sufficient funds

  1. Last three months bank statement
  2. Credit/debit card or equivalent

g. Travel itinerary with proof of travel arrangement

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Qatar Transit Visa Requirements

Typically, a Qatar transit visa if for nationals that do not fall under the Qatar visa waiver category. Refer Qatar Visa for more details. Unlike the other types of Qatar visas, a Qatar transit visa is for durations between 5 to 96 hours. However, you can avail a transit visa only via Qatar airways office or Qatar airways website.

Also, read Qatar Transit Visa

Documents required for Qatar transit visa

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 on toward journey ticket from Qatar

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

Qatar Visa on Arrival Requirements

To avail a Qatar visa on arrival, the following documents are a must.

  1. Passport with a validity of at least six months
  2. Confirmed return tickets
  3. Proof of hotel bookings (even when visiting a friend or family member)
  4. Valid Credit or Debit Card
  5. Proof of sufficient funds (bank statement)

Also, read Qatar Visa on Arrival

Qatar Visa Photo Specifications

  1. The photo must be taken against a grey background
  2. It must be of 38 mm x 48 mm dimensions
  3. The face must cover 80% of the photograph (34 mm x 38 mm)
  4. Avoid wearing headgears
  5. In the case of religious headgear, ensure the face is visible from the lower tip of the chin to the forehead
  6. The eyes must be clearly visible. Avoid wearing spectacles

Qatar Visa FAQs

1. What is Qatar Visa Fees?

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

2. What is the processing time of Qatar visa online?

Typically, we take around six working days for processing an online Qatar visa.

3. Is my Qatar visa fee refundable?

While we provide a 100% cashback in the form of Blinkcash, we do not provide a refund. However, unlike other visa agents, we do not charge the complete visa fee for processing the visa.

4. How to apply for a Qatar visa online?

At Blinkvisa, the application process is as follows;

  1. Visit www.blinkvisa.com
  2. Select the visa type, fill in the basic details, pay INR 500 (Blinkvisa charges)
  3. Get cashback on your complete visa fee as Blinkcash
  4. Use the Blinkcash to book flight tickets and to make hotel reservations, etc.
  5. Our visa experts will call you to provide the complete document checklist
  6. Upload the documents and receive the visa within six working days.