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Visas in Qatar

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.

Types of Visa

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.

Qatar Visa Requirements

Your visa requirements will vary depending on the type of visa you choose to obtain. For those starting a business in Qatar, you may look into the Investor Visa. These visas are granted by the Ministry of Interior in Qatar. Here are some of the requirements for obtaining this visa.

  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Passport
  • Medical exam
  • Statement of the investment amount and source of funds
  • Correct licences and permits
  • Articles of association
  • Business name and reservation
  • Tax registration certificate

We can ensure that you have all of the necessary documentation to obtain your new visa.


Yes, all of our services are reliable. We aim to provide you with an efficient and seamless service so that you can focus on other aspects of your business.

Yes, we can support you with all visa types for yourself, family members and employees. Once you provide the correct information, we can get started on processing the visa application. Once the visa processing begins, we can give you an accurate timeframe for completion.

Yes, CBD Corporate Services offers full spectrum corporate services in Qatar, including visa services. We can advise the client on the type of visa and duration needed to obtain it.

Some Qatar visa types can be extended; however, you will have to meet specific requirements. A standard Qatar visa is issued for 30 days. To extend the visa, you will need to provide security information and pay a small fee.

Yes, in order to obtain a Qatar visa, you will need to complete a medical examination. This medical exam will involve a chest X-ray and various tests for HPV, Hepatitis and blood count.

Qatar visas can be obtained from any age, including newborns. You may be able to achieve this by seeking a family visa. For newborns, you will need the following documents.

  • Passport of the child
  • Birth certificate
  • Photos
  • Copy of residency permit and the mother’s visa

Unless where a copy is stated, the original documentation must be provided. Those aged over 60 will not be able to apply as part of the family visa.

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. Find out more about our Qatar PRO services.

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

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