Family Visa in Qatar | How to get the family visa for wife and children in Qatar?

If you are reading this article, you are already in Qatar or received a job offer from Qatar or joined a company in Qatar. Welcome to Qatar!

Residents, who wish to bring their families to live in Qatar, can apply for a family visa for residence.

Before we proceed to the procedure and requirements for a family visa, you should aware that it’s impossible to get a residence permit in Qatar without an employment contract and also a local employer to act as a sponsor. Your employer must ensure your contract must be attested by the Ministry of Labour. Contracts should specify the job description, working hours, salary and also any other benefits that the employee is entitled to. The Arabic version of the employment contract governs employment and also business arrangements as per Qatari law.

Necessary documents to apply for a family visa:

  • First and foremost, you must have a valid residence permit to apply for a family visa in Qatar. Take a copy of your Qatar Resident ID Card (QID)
  • A Visa application form to be filled in from the typing Centre.
  • NOC letter from your company (it is valid only for 3 months from the date of the letter)
  • Employment Contract (If you’re working for a government or semi-government entity, you’ll need to present an official letter from your employer stating your profession and salary)
  • Education Certificate attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of your country and also Qatar embassy in your country. Also, there are many private attestation companies in Qatar get this work done on your behalf.
  • House Contract/Lease Agreement attested by the municipality (municipality shall require another set of documents like copy of the title, the copy of owner QID, layout, etc. for stamping)
  • Electricity and Water Receipt in your name
  • For Spouse: Marriage Certificate attested by MOFA of your country and also Qatar embassy in your country.
  • If it’s not in English then translation must be attested by MOFA and also Qatar embassy in your country
  • For Children: Child(s) Birth Certificate(s) attested by MOFA and also Qatar embassy in your country. If it’s not in English then translation must be attested by MOFA and also Qatar embassy in your country.
  • Six Month Bank Statement with a minimum salary of QAR 10,000 per month (or QAR 7,000 if family housing is provided by your employer)
  • Passport copy of the dependent (Wife / Children)
  • In case of sponsoring adults, a certificate of “good conduct” attested by “relevant authorities.”



Submit the Family Visa Application:

  • Submit the above documents in any of the Immigration offices and also collect acknowledgment which will carry Visa application number.
  • You can check the status on https://www.moi.gov.qa/ after 2 days.
  • In the above site, Choose Language. If you choose English, navigate to >> Home >> MOI Services >> Inquiries >> Visa Services >> Visa Approval Tracking
  • Enter Application Number, Visa Type as “Residency”, Application Date and also QID Sponsor

If approved,

  • If the visa is approved you will get a message on your mobile. Ensure that you have registered your mobile in METRASH. (METRASH is a service provided by MOI thru which all the message related to immigration will be received on your mobile)
  • If the application is approved you can pay the fees at any service center showing the acknowledgment you got when you applied.

If rejected,

  • Visit the immigration office and request a meeting with the visa approval committee.
  • Take a copy of the receipt as they will keep the original receipt with them and give the copy on which they will mention the meeting date
  • If there is no serious problem with your submitted documents after their scrutiny, you will be given an appointment date with the visa approval committee.
  • The committee will ask you simple question like what is your qualification, what is your profession. This is simply asked to check how you communicate (Keep a set of documents you submitted and all the copies of your education certificates. They will not ask but it is good to keep it with you)
  • They might ask you to check after three days. If everything is ok, you will get the approval on the very next day.
  • If the visa is approved you will get a message on your mobile. Ensure that you have registered your mobile in METRASH
  • If the application is approved you can pay the fees at any service center showing the acknowledgment you got when you applied

(METRASH is a service provided by MOI through which all the message related to immigration will be received on your mobile)

Procedure after approval:

  • With the receipt visit the Medical commission at Mesaimeer
  • Go to the female section (For your wife) and get her medical checkup
  • Give your Debit card for the payment which will cost you Qr.100
  • After which they will do the blood test and also X-ray (both sealed on your Receipt). Also, meet the Doctor to get the sign and seal, then they will enter the details in the system.
  • Once the medical is approved you will get a message on your mobile. Ensure that you have registered your mobile in METRASH (METRASH is a service provided by MOI). Through METRASH all the message related to immigration will be received on your mobile.
  • Once your medical is approved (sometimes it happens on the same day and sometimes within 2-3 days) you need to go to the Mesaimeer Immigration office and get your fingerprints registered.

Fingerprint registration for a family visa:

  • The fingerprint section is outside the main office, near to the parking lot.
  • Collect a form from the Men’s Fingerprint section (Only here you get the form)
  • Your wife should go to the women’s fingerprint section and register fingerprint. It will take 2-3 days for the update.
  • After 2-3 days, visit the Immigration office. Submit the filled for form with both your signatures to the respective counters where you will receive QID of your family members.

Follow the above procedures for family visa application, keep proper documents and also most importantly be patient. Wish you the best luck to bring in your family.

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Comments (131)

  • AJAY

    Hello,
    My wife is in Qatar on tourist visa is it possible to convert it to family visit visa or directly to resident permit without exiting qatar.
    Thank you

  • Yahya Juzif

    Hi
    My wife got really good job and she will be going to Doha very soon . She will get residency and then try to sponsor me to get residency . That is the plan .
    However if that takes a long time can I go out to her on longer visa than visa waiver ( 30 days) until she gets residency for me ? If so how do I get such a visa ?
    Thank you 😊

  • EOTARCHS

    Hi Admin,

    My QID profession is an Electrical Technician and I am working as an Architect to construction company here in Qatar. My salary meets the requirement. I would like to know if am I eligible to apply RP to my wife & son with my Electrical Technician profession OR should I change first my profession to allow me to apply for RP?

    BTW my wife & my son are here in Qatar for 2 times now with Family Visit Visa under my sponsor.

  • Raf

    Sir or Madam I would like to ask how long the grace period for family visa that expired? because the visa will expire on Aug 24 2019 but flight is on Aug 31 2019 is this possible?

    • admin

      Hi. Is it on arrival tourist visa or family visit visa? Family visit visa can be extended for up to 6 months and then you can extend it for another 15 days also. But there is no grace period. If you exit after expiry you got to pay QR 200 per day. Don’t do that. Either exit or extend the visa.

  • Viqar

    Hi ,
    I and my wife both have QID and My wife is under my sponsorship our QID Expiry is in 2020 , the issue is QID of my Son expired who is 1 year old and currently in INDIA, i tried to get return permit but they told to apply new visa , So now what all documents shall i attach to get new resident visa. He was born in Qatar and has Qatar birth certificate and Health card.

    Thanks

    • admin

      Hi. Usually, if the QID holder did not visit within 6 months you have an option to pay QR 500 and renew their visa. In your case, QID is expired and so they would be told to reapply. It is the same procedure to get the visa done.

      Along with the application you need to carry the below (Take the originals)
      Parents Passport & QID Copies
      Birth Certificate
      Marriage Certificate
      Kids Photograph

      Please visit here to get the complete list of documents. https://www.qatarindians.com/Living-in-Qatar/get-family-visa-wife-children-qatar/ As he born in Qatar, no need to do birth certificate

      • Viqar

        Dear Admin ,

        Thanks for your swift response ,that means i need to start from scratch.

  • Asim

    On 20th May I applied resident visa for my wife. Several times i checked thru net but it shows only application under review after 12 days status was shows deffred then i went to imigiration office they as for new bank satamnets then i submit on 13th June from that day to till date still status shows application under review…How many days take time for visa approval ? Anybody know about this please advice. Until today visa not approved if any problem in my application what will shows?

    • admin

      Hi. Sorry about that. The only option is to follow with the visa application center. Try to meet the Captain again and explain the situation. Better to avoid going in the morning as they will not enough time to talk when a lot of people wait to meet the captain. Good to go around 11 am or 12 Noon when not much of rush and you will get time to speak to the captain. He may assist you.

      When you visit, take one more copy of the bank statement which you submitted earlier. If possible, take your family (applicants) along with you.

      Question: Does your salary statement has 6-month salary credit with a minimum salary of QR 10000 and duly signed and stamped by your Bank.

      All the best. Wish you get your family visa done at the earliest – QatarIndians.com team

      • Asim

        Thanks Admin for valuable reply.
        In my bank statement first two month salary was little less from 10K and on third month was above 12k (with arrears of last 2 months) and last 3 month is above 10K. I submitted original singed stamped statement to them.

        • admin

          That could be the reason. Wish you get your Qatar family visa soon. All the best.

  • sameer

    i need to bring my wifes mother here for whats the procedures for that wife working as staff nurse

    • admin

      Hi. Yes, you can very much bring your wife mother on a visit visa. Please let us know the below

      1. Is your wife under your sponsorship or clinic sponsorship where she works?
      2. When your wife mother wants to come. If she is coming before mid of Aug she can come on arrival visa for 1-2 months.
      3. How long she is going to stay here?

      Regards
      QatarIndians.com team

  • sulfi

    Dear admin,
    as per my contract, the family accommodation is provided by the company so I don’t have a lease agreement or kahramaa bill what is the documents needed in this case.

  • Moiz

    I have applied for permanent visa
    It tells me type of visa is not valid in metrash !!!
    But if I chect for visit visa it says
    The application is deffered !!!
    Please Help what should I do??
    Its been a week & they told me I will get a message in 2 days

    • admin

      Hi. Usually when you convert from a visit to permanent resident visa. Type of visa could show as not valid if you check in resident visa status. As per your message we understand that it shows “Deferred”. In this case, you need to visit the office where you applied for your resident visa and check at the counter or try to meet the captain. Most probably there is some problem with your document and they cannot process. Check and let us know if you have any further query. Good Luck.

  • Vinoth

    Visit visa for my wife and baby as you told passport copy of both and marriage certificate are required.

    My doubt was attested marriage certificate need for visit visa?

    • admin

      Hi. Usually, for a visit visa, they won’t ask for attested certificates. Go ahead and apply. All the best.

  • Vishwa

    Can we apply for Family Residence Visa in MOI after 3pm

    • admin

      Hi. Usually, MOI Visa application counters take family visas applications in the morning hours. Better to do it in the morning hours.

  • Abdul

    Is visa status in contract makes any problem to take family visit visa as my visa status is technician .?thanku

  • Mirsana

    Is it possible to apply for family visit if visa status is technician’.salary is sufficient .6000qr.thank u.

    • admin

      Dear Mirsana, For visit visa QR 5000 is enough. Applicants with even less that is getting it approved. So in your case, it is possible. All the best – QatarIndians.com

  • Vishwa

    Possible to pay online on metrash using the app after visa got approved

  • Vishwa

    what is the current procedure for conversion of Family visit to Family Resident visa

  • Vishwa

    without exiting if we convert do we need to pay 500

  • alvin Joseph

    Sir,
    I and my wife are working in qatar. both of our salary together is 7000/- . can i bring my children here?

    • admin

      Hi. Am sorry to say that it is difficult to bring your child as it requires a certain salary to apply for a family visa. One of you should earn 10000 to bring your kid. Also with the cost of education and other expenses in Qatar, we would suggest the child continue to study in India. If we find any other option to bring, we will let you know – QatarIndians.com team

  • Vishwa

    will there be a charge for conversion of visit to resident visa

  • Vishwa

    is it possible to convert family visit to residence without exit

    • admin

      Hi. No need to exit. Once your family resident visa is approved. In the system, it will be automatically changed to a resident visa. Then you got to go and do other formalities which include medical, fingerprint and QID card. No need to exit. All the best – QatarIndians.com team

  • Vishwa

    Does marriage certificated needs to be translated from English to arabic.

    • admin

      Any document you submit for applying visa should be in English or Arabic. If it is in any other language other than English or Arabic you got to translate it – QatarIndians.com team

  • Vishwa

    Does the birth certificate needs to be attested for the newborn kid in india.
    My doubt is that as the passport confirms the birth date of the child do we need to attest them still.

    • admin

      Dear Vishwa, Yes you got to attest the birth certificates as well. That is part of the procedure to obtain a resident visa. They are many private agencies in Qatar who can help you to get all the required attestation in India and in Qatar to apply for a resident visa. Good to do it through them as it saves time and more convenient – QatarIndians.com Team

  • Vishwa

    How much time it will take to get the visa for family Rp once applied in moi

  • vishwa

    i want to apply family RP for wife and kid.They are in india .can i apply now for residence permit and take them here after approval or they need to be here in qatar while applying.

    • admin

      Hi. No need for them to be here. You can apply and get the residence visa first. Then they can travel and come here on the resident visa. Once they land they got to go through Medical, Fingerprint and then apply for Qatar ID. All the best – QatarIndians.com

  • Mirsana

    My husband has-been working as engineer .Bt visa is of ‘technician’.is it possible to get family visit visa .salary is 6000qr.

  • Saheba

    Hii!!
    My husband want to apply visit visa of mine through Metrash but as there are holidays for 10 days of eid..if he apply now then can I know how many days it takes to get visa.Its very urgent to meet my husband ..please let me know..waiting for the response as soon as possible..thank you

    • admin

      Dear Saheba, during EID holidays, only if there is an emergency they will process. Otherwise, they will not work on a new resident or visit visas until the end of EID. If you want to visit Qatar for a short period (1 month) you can come on the onarrival visa. Take a flight return ticket and with 6 months passport validity you can directly get the visa once you land in Qatar – QatarIndians.com Team

  • Karthikeyan

    Now Easy to Apply in Metrash2 for Visit visa through Mobile,

    Documents needed for wife –
    passport front & back
    attested marriage certificate Front & back

    Documents needed for kids-
    passport Front & back only

    All Images must be less than 1 Mb

    Upload or option to take photo instantly using mobile camera

    No letter, bank statements, employment contract, flight tickets, etc required.

    Login to Metrash2 >visa> Issue visa> Family visit>New application > FIll details > Upload documents > Submit

  • Anthony

    Can I apply for residence visa for my wife whilst she is out of the country? Or do I need to bring her in on Visit Visa first/

    Thank you,

    • Karthikeyan

      All are same & you need pay 200 QAR to issue a visa first.

      It is up to you to decide how you use it : as a visit visa by paying 200 QAR every month for 6 months or convert to RP with in a month to consider as residence visa.

  • riyaz

    Hi, i want to do finger print and ID for my wife and children. will i get QID immediately after finger print? How about my child. can you please explain.

  • Mpiol

    We applied for residency visas for our kids but after 5 working days when i checked it in the moi…stated “application is deffered”.the next working day we go to the office and follow up …asking for kids school records…can u help us or give suggestions on what we wil do..our kids are here already under family personally visa .?

    • admin

      Hi. How old are they? Now they are in Visit visa, is it? What did they actually ask for?

  • AB

    I have got an job offer from Qatar but I want to take along my kids with me.
    After how much time it takes to get family visa .salary offered to me is 7200 QR with family accommodation & school admission free for kids along with electricity & transport allowance.
    Can my kids stay with me on visit Visa ?can I extend visit visa to 6 months till the time I get family visa?
    PL advise

    • admin

      Hi. You need your Qatar ID, NOC, Bank Statement with Salary credit and attestation of Marriage certificate, Birth Certificate and Education Certificate to apply for Family Visa. Good to bring them on visit visa once you get your Qatar ID and then convert that to Resident visa. Visit visa can be availed for a month and can be extended up to 6 months. You can do the other documents required for family visa in the meantime. On the other side, Salary requirement to bring the family is QR10,000 and if company provide family accommodation then QR 7000 is enough to apply. – Read How to apply for Family Visa in Qatar for more details. QatarIndians.com Team

    • admin

      Hi. You need your Qatar ID, NOC, Bank Statement with Salary credit and attestation of Marriage certificate, Birth Certificate and Education Certificate to apply for Family Visa. Good to bring them on visit visa once you get your Qatar ID and then convert that to Resident visa. Visit visa can be availed for a month and can be extended up to 6 months. You can do the other documents required for family visa in the meantime. On the other side, Salary requirement to bring the family is QR10,000 and if company provide family accommodation then QR 7000 is enough to apply. – Read How to apply for Family Visa in Qatar for more details. QatarIndians.com Team

  • Buddhi Magar

    Dear Sir,

    When I came in Qatar, my visa title was labor and till now it is the same title in my Qatari ID.
    But, internally my title has been change to Sr. Production Foreman with total salary above 10000 QR.

    Is it possible to apply family visa with NOC and promotion letter that I received from my company or need to be changed the visa title in my Qatari ID?
    Also, what about driving license?

    Waiting for your kind reply.

    Regards,
    Buddhi

    • admin

      Hi. In most cases, they could ask you to update the title in the QID. Try to update the title through your company before you apply for a visa. If there is no possibility then you can try with what you have currently in your QID – QatarIndians.com team

  • Buddhi Magar

    Dear Sir,

    When I came in Qatar, my visa title was labor and till now it is the same title in my Qatari ID.But, internally my title has been change to Sr. Production Foreman with total salary above 10000 QR.

    Is it possible to apply family visa with NOC and promotion letter that I received from my company or need to be changed the visa title in my Qatari ID?

    Also, what about driving license?

    Waiting for your kind reply.

    Regards,
    Buddhi

    • admin

      Hi. In most cases, they could ask you to update the title in the QID. Try to update the title through your company before you apply for a visa. If there is no possibility then you can try with what you have currently in your QID – QatarIndians.com team

  • Rajesh

    Hi is pre approval for residents permit required or can the family be here in the country and then you apply

    • admin

      If you planning to take Family Resident visa for your wife and children, they can come on a visit visa and then you can apply for family visa. Once it is approved automatically, it will be transferred from Visit to Family Resident Visa. Also, you can apply for family visa directly instead of visit visa and bring them. Choice is yours – QatarIndians.com team

  • Maryam

    Kindly need your assistance.. Any contact details.. Looking forward your help

    • admin

      Hi. Please let us know how we can help you – QatarIndians.com Team

  • SH

    Hello!

    I have a daughter outside Qatar. She’s an infant. Me and my husband both work and we both have independent visas. Now we are planning to bring our daughter in Qatar forever. My collegeues tells me according to new rule she should be under Mother’s Sponsorship, but I don’t meet the minimum requirements. Can the father apply for her visa?

    • admin

      Hi. Unfortunately, the father cannot apply for her. The only option is to bring your visa under husband sponsorship and then apply for her visa. Let us check with is there a way out and let you know – QatarIndians.com team

  • Prince-

    Dear Sir,
    my QID professional is mention “Kaattib”, am I eligible for apply permanent family visa?

  • Chaminda

    Hi, I and my wife are working in same company and she is having a separate working visa. Today I was applying family visa’s for my kids. But it were rejected. They told me to provide wife’s documents (company NOC letter, labour contract, bank statement….) as a sponsor. could you kindly let us know whether attested education certificates(wife) need to provided with application or not?

  • Sameer Mohammed

    Dear Admin,
    I am working with a real estate company.My Salary is QR 7000 , plus family accommodation( two bedroom Flat) which is also our company property, Since my company is paying Rent and electricity itself , I don’t have tenancy contract under my name. please let me know what are the essential documents needed in this case, to apply for Family residential permits.

  • Mohamed Irphan

    hi this is irphan
    i need latter format family visit visa from my company

    • admin

      Hi. It should be in Arabic. The letter should just say that ” This is holding Indian Passport Number is working with since holding Qatar ID No. <>. We have no objection to bringing his wife and children on a family visit visa. – This should be the message but it should be in Arabic signed by the sponsor and stamped on your company letterhead (Company which is mentioned in your QID) – QatarIndians.com

  • Shyam

    Hi Sir,

    My visa is going to expired soon by 5th of may , my company will renew my contract . Is a UPDA certification is required for my visa renewal . I am an Engineer by profession. Can i apply family visa without UPDA on April.

    In Between 1 month ( April to May ) they will approved my family visa ?

    Awaiting for your reply

    • admin

      Hi. No need of UPDA certification for Visa renewal. Visa renewal by your company can in done in less than a week. You can apply for a family visit visa / resident visa. However, it is good to apply with your visa when your visa (QID) is valid for a minimum of 3 months – QatarIndians.com

  • Abdul Jabbar Shahil Hameed

    My profession is general supervisior, is it eligible categorey to apply family rp visa

  • tidalgo

    sir i want to ask if what is the procedure if my wife is already working here and i want to transfer her under family sponsorship and her company is willing to give NOC. thank you so much

  • Rosuddin

    DEFERRED what it means in family visa status …

    • admin

      Hi. Maybe any documents could be missing or attestation or education qualification may not be matching. Go to immigration office where you applied along with your originals and acknowledgment you got when you apply. They could issue a meeting time later to bring the documents – QatarIndians.com team

  • Rima

    Sir my husbend given documents for change his profession for taking permenent visa of qatar. But unfortunately it rejucted. Then how can he change his profession and how long time it will take to change his profession sir

  • Hussain kashif

    Hi
    My profession in QID is Surveyor and I am working as an engineer in a well known company in Qatar.
    My Salary is above the minimum requirement. Am I eligible to apply for my wife visit visa and RP later, with the QID or I need to get it changed?

    Thank you

  • Rosuddin

    Do we have to pay any extra fees for converting visit visa to family resident visa ?
    thank you

  • Ramesh

    Dear Admin,

    My Salary is 5000/- Riyal & profession is Sales Manager. I have Company accommodation (Sharing).

    I want to bring my Wife in Qatar.

    Can u suggest anything.

    • admin

      Dear Mr. Ramesh, A minimum salary of QR 7000 along with company accommodation or QR 10000 is required to avail a family resident visa. So we suggest bringing your wife on a visit visa. You can extend the visa for a minimum of 6 months – QatarIndians.com team

  • Ramesh

    Dear Admin,

    My Salary is 5000/- Riyal & profession is Sales Manager. I have Company accommodation (Sharing).

    I want to bring my Wife in Qatar.

    Can u suggest anything. ( I am Indian )

  • Ajeesh Pankajakshan

    Am a nurse, my salary 4500 Qar, can I apply for the family visa?

    If yes please tell me the procedure?

  • Mrs.Nauman

    thank you so much for the this information sir

  • Mrs.Nauman

    Hi plz let me know do the kids ‘s blood report is necessery for QID because my children are small One is 6 years old and the second one is 1.5 years old.

    • admin

      Dear Mrs. Nauman, Usually for kids under 5 years. They won’t do any kind of test. We just got to pay but no test will happen. Got to check for 6-year-old. QatarIndians.com team

  • Sankar

    Dear Admin,
    Please clarify few doubts on my family visa.
    1) I am an Engineer, but my designation in QID is Foreman, Am I eligible for family visa?
    2) My salary is 8000 QAR, self accommodation, Can i get family visa?
    3) I wan to bring my wife and 2 children and my mother. But my mother name is slightly change in my passport when compared to her passport, Whether visa get approved in this case?
    Requesting your reply on this.
    Thanks!

  • Jerin Qatar

    Heloo

    I would like to take a vist visa for my wife, but my labour contract is not uploaded in metrash.can I submit the application directly to visa office?
    How can I get my labour contract uploaded in metrash.

    • admin

      We hear this issue from many of the applicants. Better to visit the immigration office and submit your application. – QatarIndians.com Team

  • Ali Sheikh

    Dear Sir,
    I have a question about changing profession in QID, recently i have applied for family visa and the status now is showing as “deferred”. Upon inquiring with MOI they told me that my profession is “Mandoob” hence im not entitled for a family visa even though i meet all the requirements sch as salary and other documents.
    How can i change my profession in QID, as they said i have to at least change it to “Mandoob Mubiat” or “Idaari (Adminstartor) or as a supervisor.
    Appreciate receiving your earliest response.
    Also pleas tell me what the qualification requirement to change to the above professions. 10th standard or 12th standard or anything else.
    Thanks in advance.

    • admin

      HI, As far as we understand your company (sponsor) should change your profession in ID card. To change based on what profession you are changing, you sponsor has to provide supporting educational proof. – QatarIndians.com team

  • Sameer

    Do you have idea about whether they accept the copy of marriage certificate & birth certificate which is attested from Embassy& MOFA. I have heard about , Indian embassy will attest only on copy . The original if we want to attest , we have to send home country and attested from their , it takes little more time

    • admin

      Hi. Usually while submitting for a visa we have to show original certificate attested by all the organizations and not copy. There are many agencies in Qatar who does this attestation services and usually, they give the certificates in a week. They will get attestation from India and Qatar. Good to go through them as they get all the attestations just in a week.

  • Priyank Vijay

    Hi,
    I have admin visa. My highest educational qualification is class 12th. Can I apply for family visa. My salary is well above the required.

    • admin

      Hi. Applying for a family visa depends on a couple of factors. Salary, Designation in Qatar ID and NOC from Company. If you have all this as per the norms then you can apply. Again getting the visa approved at MoI’s discretion – QatarIndians.com team.

  • Hafi

    Dear sir ,

    Could you please tell me that the expats can able to change the sponsor and profession in QID? How long it takes time to change? When I work in the country, other employer can apply for my new job in qatar or I should leave country for taking a new job? If I cancelled from an old company, how much time to come back Qatar in new visa? If I come back in new visa, what would happen to my driving licence and bank accounts that all merged with old qid? Then how long it takes me to bring my family in Qatar?

    Brother waiting for your quick reply in my hardtime.

    Thanks n regards

  • Rashmi Ranjan Satpathy

    Thanks a lot. I appreciate your input. You are doing a great job by helping people answering their queries. Keep up the good work!

  • Savitha

    Hi, firstly thank you for putting up the content really well and easily understood by a layman.
    Kindly advice what could be the procedure to convert family visit visa(6mnth) to a family visa? If the visa is approved can it be undertaken without exiting the country?
    Thanks.

    • admin

      Dear Ms. Savitha, Thank you for your appreciation. This will help us to do more for the community.

      You have to apply for a family resident visa and once it is approved, your visit visa will automatically get transferred to resident status. No need to exit the country. – QatarIndians.com team

      • Rosuddin

        Do we have to pay any extra fees for converting visit visa to family resident visa ?
        thank you

  • John

    Can a resident stil get a family visa for his son who is more than 18 years old and is currently not studying in school.

    • admin

      Sons can be sponsored by family if they are in school (high school or university/trade school) or until the age of 25 – QatarIndians.com

  • Rashmi Ranjan Satpathy

    For family residence visa, you mentioned electricity and water bill in your name. But, some of the properties offer free electricity and water. If I take a rent in such property,how can I have electricity and water bill in my name. Please suggest as I am planning to take a property for rent. Your suggestion will help me in the future while I apply family visa for my wife.

    • admin

      Hi. As per the legal terms, partitioned houses inside a villa is not considered as a legally rented property. That is the reason, the company or the person who rent this house pay the full bill and include an amount as a part of the rent. So you cannot apply with that. If you move to a property with a rental contract approved by baladiyah, you can get Kharama billing in your name. – QatarIndians.com team

      • Rashmi Ranjan Satpathy

        Thanks a lot. I appreciate your input. You are doing a great job by helping people answering their queries. Keep up the good work!

  • Sangamithirai

    ( Letter from employer of the sponsor citing profession and salary).This means Labour contract or letter alone enough?Because I need to bring my mom for pregnancy purpose.

  • sudhi

    hi.. i had interview for family visa on sunday (27th jan).. but the status has not changed from “rejected” till now.. how many days will it usually takes..?

  • Mariappan

    For wife I have paid 100 QR for medical ..
    For kid Is anything I need to pay? Or simply I can fill the form and collect the RP from immigration office ?
    Pls reply .
    Thanks

    • admin

      You do not need to pay for Kids. All the best – QatarIndians.com Team

  • Abiola

    Thank you so so much for this write up.. it really gives me every details and information I need to know about the bringing in my wife…

    Good work… Thanks once again

    • admin

      Thank you for your comments. This motivates us to do more. Follow us and keep giving your feedback. Thanks again – QatarIndians.com Team

  • Sachin

    Dear sir ,

    For family visit visa which documents needed.

    Waiting for your valuable reply

    Thanks n regards
    Sachin

    • admin

      Requirements for applying visa for wife:

      – Copy of personal ID or passport of the resident husband

      – Letter from husband’s employer citing profession and salary

      – Copy of attested marriage contract

      – Copy of wife’s valid passport

      Requirements for applying visa for other relatives (Father, mother, sister, children and in-laws):

      – Copy of personal ID or passport of the sponsor.

      – Copy of sponsor’s wife’s passport with valid residence permit or residential tenancy contract.

      – Letter from employer of the sponsor citing profession and salary.

      – Valid passport copy of the visitor.

      – Document to prove relationship.

      – Undergo medial test within 72 hours entering the country in case you’re willing to extend for more than a month.

      Fees

      A fee of QR200 applies for each visa, and QR50 for each registered dependent or companion. The visa is valid for one month and can be extended for QR200 per month (QR50 per month for the companion).

      • Sangamithirai

        ( Letter from employer of the sponsor citing profession and salary).This means Labour contract or letter alone enough?Because I need to bring my mom for pregnancy purpose.

      • Hafi

        Dear sir ,

        Could you please tell me that the expats can able to change the sponsor and profession in QID? How long it takes time to change? When I work in the country, other employer can apply for my new job in qatar or I should leave country for taking a new job? If I cancelled from an old company, how much time to come back Qatar in new visa? If I come back in new visa, what would happen to my driving licence and bank accounts that all merged with old qid? Then how long it takes me to bring my family in Qatar?

        Brother waiting for your quick reply in my hardtime.

        Thanks n regards

        • admin

          Hi, Here you go.

          Could you please tell me that the expats can able to change the sponsor and profession in QID? – Yes
          How long it takes time to change? – It depends. You got to get NOC from the current sponsor and new sponsor will apply for transfer. It should happen in a week or 10 days.
          When I work in the country, another employer can apply for my new job in Qatar or I should leave the country for taking a new job? – You can transfer being inside the country itself. Visa can be transferred being inside. No need to exit.

          If I canceled from an old company, how much time to come back to Qatar in a new visa? – Once it is canceled. The new company can apply for a visa immediately if you get a NOC from current sponsor.

          If I come back in new visa, what would happen to my driving license and bank accounts that all merged with old qid? – No need to worry about driving license. It will remain as it is and valid. The bank account will be blocked if you have a loan. However, once you come inside the country you can update the bank with new QID and it will be released.

          Then how long it takes me to bring my family in Qatar? – Nowadays, family visa gets approved in less than a week. Once you have their visa, they can come in. But for an apply family resident visa, you need 3-6 months bank statement. So good to bring them immediately on visit visa and then transfer to family resident visa.

      • Farzeena

        Please tell me what the fees of family permanent visa in qatar?

    • Juan Nobile

      Hello,
      My name is Juan Nobile, already resident in Qatar and planning to bring my family. They are from Colombia, but there is no Colombian Embassy here in Qatar nor Qatar Embassy in Colombia.
      I have tried different embassies but they say they are not allowed to do it for Colombia.

      So my question is: what can I do in this case? How can I attest documents for a country which does not have embassy here in Qatar?

      All the documents are in English, with Apostille and Legalization, everything translated properly, stamped, all good because it has been used for other processes before.

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