Qatar Visa Information for Philippines Passport Holders, How to Apply & Travel Requirements

Qatar | Qatar visa information for phillipines

Qatar is one of the richest first-world countries, regarded as the most advanced Arab state for human development with many interesting places to visit such as the historical Barzan towers, the architectural masterpiece; Villaggio Mall and many others.

In this post are vital information for filipinos that want to travel to Qatar.

Qatar Visa Types, Processing Time & Duration

Visa TypeProcessing TimeDuration of Stay
Business Visa4-15 days90 days
Tourist Visa4-15 days30 days
Student Visa4-15 daysDetermined by academic program
Family Visa4-15 days6 months - 5 years

General Requirements for a Qatar Visa

  • A duly filled visa application form
  • An international passport valid not less than 60 days after visa expiry with a minimum of 2 empty pages for visa endorsement
  • 2 coloured passport photographs (2×2 in) with a white background
  • Photocopies of the first passport pages alongside the original copy
  • Original receipt of visa application fee payment
  • Bank statement of the last 3 months
  • Travel itinerary
  • Health evaluation form signed by a medical centre in the Philippines

Qatar Business Visa

  • This visa is issued to Filipinos looking to do business in Qatar.
  • There are 3 types:
    • 72-hour business visa: It is extendable for an extra 72 hours and is issued on arrival in Qatar. It is recommended for Filipinos on short business trips
    • Business visa: It grants the holder temporary residence in Qatar for up to 3 months for contractual work purposes
    • Investor Visa: It is for Filipinos looking for investment opportunities in Qatar. Investment options are available in selected ventures and this visa is granted with Qatar residency

Qatar Tourist Visa

  • This visa is for Filipinos who intend to travel to Qatar for tourism
  • Applicant must prove that the purpose of the visit is temporary
  • Holders of this visa are not permitted to work in Qatar

Qatar Student Visa

  • This visa is issued to Filipinos who plan on studying in Qatar
  • Applicants of this visa must provide the school’s admission letter during application
  • Also, financial documents evidencing the ability of the sponsor to take care of the financial expenses of the applicant during the stay should be provided.

Qatar Family Visa

  • This visa type is categorised into:
    • Family resident visa: It is for family members of a Qatari permanent residence visa holder or a Qatari indigen who wish to secure a permanent residence in Qatar
    • Family Visit Visa: It is for family members of a Qatari permanent residence visa holder or a Qatari indigen who wish to secure a temporary residence in Qatar.
  • A copy of the latest educational qualification certificate is required to obtain this visa.

Qatar Visa Fees

Visa TypesVisa Fee (QAR)
Tourist Visa50
Family Visa200

Qatar Visa Application Centre in the Philippines

LocationAddressPhone number
Taguig City/F One World Building
10 Upper McKinley Road
McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City 1634
(+63-2) 856-6666

Commonly Asked Questions about Qatar Visa

Is Qatar Tourist Visa extendable?

No. Qatar tourist visa is a non-extendable visa. A new one is to be applied for when the current is about to expire.

How can I go about tracking the status of my visa application?

Visa application status can be tracked by using the acknowledgement number given during the visa application.

Where can I pay my Qatar visa fees?

Qatar visa fee can be paid online or at any Qatar visa application centre. Visa fee payment is non-refundable.

My passport is expiring soon can I still get a visa?

No, Qatar requires applicants to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival. Passport valid for less than 6 months will need to be renewed before application.

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