Visa Information

The State of Qatar Embassy in London does not issue any visas to Qatar.

Qatar visa services and enquiries are fulfilled by VFS Global, (Visa Facilitation Services).

Online applications can be made a maximum of 90 days or a minimum of 4 working days prior to travel, please note Friday and Saturday are considered as weekends in Qatar.

We recommend that you apply as early in advance as possible.

Visa-Free Entry

The Ministry of Interior offers a number of immediate on arrival visas that are granted from the airport to enter the country without the need to obtain a visa in advance.

Nationals of 80 countries are eligible for visa-free entry to Qatar for varying lengths of stay.

Check your eligibility for Visa- Free-Entry into Qatar

Transit Visa

You can obtain a free transit visa via the Qatar Airways website, for a short transit or stopover between 5 - 96 hours.

Please note that during peak travel periods, processing time for Transit Visas can take up to 15 days.

To book for your Transit Visa please click here

For more information on entry requirements to the State of Qatar please visit our  FAQ page.


Useful Links

Visit Qatar

VFS Global, (Visa Facilitation Services).

Qatar Visa FAQ

Qatar Airways Visa Information

Qatar Airways Transit Visa

Qatar Airways Visa FAQ

Visa-free arrival to Qatar