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A visa allows you to travel into a country for a specified period of time. For some individuals, a short-term visa is long enough, but a visa for business may need to be longer. Visas for Qatar vary based on your reason for entering the country. 

Depending on the country you are arriving in Qatar from, you may be able to apply for the visa on arrival. There are other countries where this is not possible, and a visa must be obtained before arrival. We can advise you on this before you make plans for company formation in Qatar

There are various Qatar visas for you to select, mainly depending on the amount of time you plan to stay in Qatar for. All applications for Qatar visas for business must be accompanied by evidence to prove the reason for entering.

Business visa 

A standard business visa in Qatar can be issued for up to 90 days. This allows business owners to carry out multiple business tasks without needing to worry about visa extensions. 

Investor visa 

If you plan to invest in a business based in Qatar, you may be able to obtain an investor visa. The investor visa requires investment details, medical checks, proof of good conduct and a valid passport. 

An investor visa is generally used by those who do not have a local partner. While the investor visa requires a strong source of income to begin with, it does provide you with access to business opportunities. The timescale for visas in Qatar can vary, an investor visa typically takes around four weeks to acquire.

Residency permit 

Expatriates who plan to enter Qatar to live and work are required to obtain a residency permit. To do this, you must also meet the requirements for company formation in Qatar. This includes having at least one Qatari national in the business. 

How CBD can assist

As a leading corporate services provider in the GCC, we are here to help you navigate the complexities of setting up a company in Qatar. Our team of experts are well-versed in the various company formation setups, Qatar visa processing,  free zones, and regulations in the country, and we can provide bespoke solutions to meet your specific business needs. Let us take the reins and help you make the most of your business ventures in Qatar.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you: enquiries@cbdcorporateservices.com or call +974 4429 2373

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