Visa Extension | Expired QID | Questions from Indian community due to flight cancellations and airport closures due to COVID-19 | extend the on-arrival visa | QatarIndians.com

Visa Extension | Expired QID | Questions from Indian community due to flight cancellations and airport closures | COVID-19 (Updated on 28 March 2020)

Qatar has taken many preventive measures to limit the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. As a part of precautionary and preventive measures taken by the country, since the 18th of March, all inbound flights to Doha have been stopped temporarily with the exception of air cargo and transit flights. On the other hand, India has brought mandatory quarantine for travelers from the Middle East and announced a 21-day complete nationwide lockdown. Airlines have cancelled their flights and countries announced airport closures.

We have received a lot of questions from the Indian community in Qatar regarding the Visa Extension, on arrival visas and many more questions which include – What will happen to a resident who is outside Qatar currently, Can an on-arrival visa be extended, how can we do Visa Extension during this time and many more related to visas…(Post your questions which are not covered in this and we will try our best to find the answers and reply)

Based on the information available from sources, we tried our best to cover answers to those questions:

  1. My Mother is in Doha now and she came through an on-arrival visa and it is expiry in a week from now. Is it possible to extend the on-arrival visa due to the non-availability of flights from Doha?

For all on arrival visa holders currently in Qatar, Visa will be extended automatically. You do not have to do anything to extend the visa. It will be extended until the 22nd of April 2020. This announcement is made as per the current situation and might be updated in the future based on the situation at a later stage.

Qatar Visit Visas (Visit & On Arrival Visas) can be extended for 1 month from the date of the expiration of Visa. This can be done through Metrash2 or MOI Website. No need to visit the General Directorate of Passports or MOI Service Centres. Visit https://portal.moi.gov.qa/visitvisaextension to extend or to check visa status.

  1. I am a resident of Qatar. I sponsored a visit visa for my wife’s parents, and they are here for the last 2 months. If the current situation continues beyond their visa expiry period, is it possible to extend their stay?

At the moment there is no announcement made with regard to Family Visit Visas. Sooner we can expect an announcement from MOI on procedures to extend Family Visit Visas. MOI Visa Extension Service Website.

  1. My wife is now in India. She is a resident of Qatar. Her QID is expiring in few weeks. As she cannot come to Qatar now due to restrictions in India and travelers ban in Qatar. What shall I do? Is it possible for her to enter Qatar again after the ban?

Yes, She can enter once the entry ban in Qatar is lifted. A resident with expired Qatar ID or stayed more than six months out of Qatar will be allowed to enter Qatar once the ban is lifted.

  1. I am on a business visa and my visa is nearing expiry. Is there a way to extend my business visa?

Yes. It is possible to extend your business visa through an extension request from your sponsor. Please ask them to submit all the required documents which include Passport Copy, CR Copy and a request letter for the visa extension.

#Metrash2 App is the easiest and convenient way to access and complete services required from the Ministry of Interior from anywhere and at any time.

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Comments (18)

  • Shaji khan

    Sir My name is Shaji Khan my query is I have a new work visa issued after the flights were closed so could not enter Qatar. Can plz check with authorities if i am unable to arrive soon company might terminate my services so plz request the emigration to also allow new work visa holder who do not have QID yet
    Economic conditions are detoriating day by day please help

  • Imran hasan

    Sir , i am imran from India.My New work Visa for Qatar currently covid 19 so I knot come to Doha because India flights Is ban to Qatar so my Visa is Expired last month and how can come to Doha. Own pay for 14 quaranteen otherwise company will pay please inform me.

  • Kash

    Hello I have terminated from job and also my id is expired .my wife is here with me in family visit visa .now I cannot renew her family visit .Now what is the solution

  • Mohamadin Ansari

    My Qatar visa expire in India so please give me solutions how to going in Qatar

    • admin

      Even if expires, Once Qatar open up flights from India you can go-back to Qatar. Yet to get official information from MoI Qatar – QatarIndians.com

  • Human Ansari

    There are many students studying abroad having QIDs, can they return to qatar?
    Entry restrictions of even RP holders is causing lots of stress and anxiety because of separation of family members in this difficult time.

    • admin

      Hi. We do understand the stress. Do not worry. As per the announcement made in March – A resident with expired QID or stayed more than six months out of Qatar will be allowed to enter Qatar once the ban is lifted. Wish it all gets over soon and we all get back to our routines – QatarIndians.com Team

      • Imran hasan

        Sir , i am imran from India.My New work Visa for Qatar currently covid 19 so I knot come to Doha because India flights Is ban to Qatar so my Visa is Expired last month and how can come to Doha. Own pay for 14 quaranteen otherwise company will pay please inform me.

  • Vijeesh

    Hi my brother holding new residence visa he planned to come last march but unfortunately both country stopped their flight services, his visa entry validity until on jun 8 /2020, so is it possible to come with same visa after this situations? How will extend validity of entry? Plss

    • admin

      Hi Vijeesh – Thank you for writing to QatarIndians.com

      Sorry to hear about your brother new residence visa. As of now, there is no announcement regarding visa issued before lock down. So far, it was announced that QID holders with expired QID or stayed more than six months out of Qatar will be allowed to enter Qatar once the ban is lifted. We will try to gather information regarding your case and keep you posted if we get any updated info – QatarIndians.com Team

  • Vinay Mara

    My QID is expired and company cant renew it immediately for a while, However my wife in Qatar on my QID Sponsorship on “Family Visit Visa” and I cant extend it in Metrash2. Please advise?

    • admin

      Hi. Please ask your company to renew your RP through Corporate account. They can renew it. Once that is done, you can renew your wife visa through Metrash2 – QatarIndians.com

    • Mohammed ishaq

      Same here. Now dropping a mail to company. But is there any alternate solution for this??

  • Sitwat Khan

    Hi, My wife is here in qatar on family visit visa ad it is expiring on 14-June-2020,

    and there is no flight to India (Delhi) from qatar.
    How can i extend family visit visa in this situation?

  • eric

    hello. im a filipino nurse here in qatar, i sponsored my wife and she was supposed to come here in doha but unable to due to the lockdown. her visa wil expire in june 6. can i extend her visa?

  • Rafeek Mohiddin

    I am a resident of Qatar. I sponsored a visit visa for my wife and my Son, and they are here for the last 5 and half months. If the current situation continues beyond their visa expiry period, is it possible to extend their stay?

    • admin

      Hi Rafeek. It has been announced by The Ministry of Interior Qatar that, visitors in Qatar on tourist visas and on visit visas can stay in the country without extending their visas or paying any fee, taking into account their inability to return to their home countries due to closure of airports. Once the country declares that the conditions have returned to normal and flights start operation to their countries, they will be granted a grace period to leave the country. Read more on https://www.qatarindians.com/tourist-visa-holders-qatar-allowed-to-stay-without-extending-their-visas-moi/

  • Mubaraka

    My visit visa in qatar is expiring on 22 april,2020. INdia and Qatar, both countires are still having travel ban, and there are no flights. Will the visa be extended furthur?

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