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Offline Services

Issue Official Visa through Foreign Ministry

  • Topics : Tourism, Sports and Recreation, Visas and Official Documents
  • Audience : Visitors

This service facilitates the issuance of official visas to official delegations – except those exempted from visas – to meet the officials of the Emiri Diwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the ministries and government agencies and institutions in the country. It also enables such delegation members to attend conferences to which they are invited by ministries, government agencies and institutions.

Offline Instructions

  • Submit visa application after entering all the required information.
  • Provide passport that is valid for no less than six months.
  • Attach two personal photos of the applicant.

Service Center

  • Consular Affairs Department.
  • Diplomatic, consular and representative missions of Qatar abroad.

Additional Information

  • Official visa is issued to all nationalities within 24 hours of entering the applicant’s information through an automated system.
  • Official visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance, and visa holder shall enter the country before visa expiry date.
  • Official visa holder is allowed to stay in the country for one month from the entry date.
  • Official visa is extendable for a similar, indefinite period.


No fees are required for the issuance of an official visa.

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