Qatar Visa Portal | MoI announces new unified visit visa portal
The Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) Visa Support Service (VSS) Department director, Maj Abdullah Khalifa, al-Mohannadi announced at a press conference Monday, the launching of a new Qatar Visa Portal (qatarportal.gov.qa) – a unified platform to receive applications for visas to enter the country for major events and for various activities including business and investment.
This new facility is aimed at facilitating the visa application process for visitors from all countries through a simple and smooth process. The application form does not exceed one page and any user can fill the form electronically from anywhere in the world within a very short time.
The applicant has to register with an e-mail ID first to log in to the portal. The documents to be submitted include copies of:
- *Flight ticket
- *Hotel reservation or the applicant’s residence in Qatar
Once the applicant has logged in, he is then asked to choose the events that he wants to attend in Qatar. He can attend multiple events during the 30-day visa validity period, which could be extended for another 30 days. The applicant can track the status of the application on the portal as well.
The visitor’s passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Qatar. If an application meets the required conditions, the visa is issued within 48 hours.
The application fee is QR100.
The application for a visa can be made within 90 days and at least four days before travel. However, this service cannot be used to obtain a visa for children registered with their parents’ passports.
The Qatar Visa Portal provides options to get details of the events and submit the visa.
The Qatar Visa Portal was opened in collaboration with various entities including those dealing with various events and the Qatar National Tourism Corporation. The portal lists the major events and gives all details in a bid to help potential visitors get a proper idea. Details of transportation, accommodation and tourist destinations are also available in the portal.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s (SC) Security Committee’s Technical Affairs Committee head Lt Col Jassim Abdul Raheem, the MoI’s Security Systems Department director Lt Col Jassim Abdur Raheem al-Sayed, Public Relations Department assistant director Maj Mubarak Salim al-Bouainain and the SC’s Security Committee spokesperson Lt Col Dr Jabr Hamoud al-Noaimi were also present at the press conference.