E-Visa Countries for Qatar Residents 2023

Traveling abroad for holidays or business trips often involves time-consuming visa application processes. However, with more and more countries adopting electronic visa systems, getting a visa is becoming quicker and more convenient. For Qatar residents looking to travel, here is a look at some of the countries offering e-visas and how to apply for them.

What is an E-Visa? 

An electronic visa, or e-visa, allows travelers to apply for a visa entirely online without having to visit an embassy or consulate. The visa is linked electronically to the traveler’s passport and there is no physical sticker or stamp required. E-visas are usually processed within 1-3 business days and are valid for short term stays up to 30 days.

E-Visa Requirements

Here are the key requirements for getting an e-visa for Qatar as a resident:

  • Valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining
  • Valid Qatari residence permit
  • Confirmed onward/return ticket
  • Recent passport-size photograph
  • Completed online application form
  • Credit or debit card for paying the visa fees
  • Additional supporting documents may be required depending on nationality

Applying for an E-Visa

The application process for e-visas is straightforward:

1. Access the official government website for the country offering the e-visa.

2. Complete the online application form with personal details, passport info, and travel plans. 

3. Make the visa payment online using a credit/debit card. Fees vary by country.

4. Upload supporting documents like passport copies if required.

5. Submit the application and wait for an approval email.

6. Print the electronic visa authorization letter before traveling.

Benefits of E-Visas

E-visas offer several advantages over traditional paper visas:

– Convenient online application that can be done in minutes

– No need to send passports or documents by mail 

– Fast processing times within a few days

– Status updates available by email

– Lower cost than regular visas in some cases

See Also: Qatar Family PR Visa Status Guide

Top E-Visa Countries for Qatar Residents

E-visa offering countries by Region

African Region E-visa countries



  • Famed for the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to the Great Migration where over a million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles move across the plains
  • Diverse wildlife including the Big 5 (lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos), as well as giraffes, hippos, crocodiles and 500+ bird species
  • Zanzibar’s coral reefs off the coast host marine life including dolphins, turtles, fish and crabs


  • 120+ ethnic groups, with some major ones being the Maasai (known for their distinctive customs), Sukuma, Nyamwezi, and Makonde peoples
  • Traditions like elaborate Maasai beadwork, Makonde wood carvings, khanga textiles, music and dance (e.g. Maasai jumping dances)
  • Cuisine features spices, stews, nyama choma (grilled meats), ugali, rice, chipsi mayai (chip omelette)


  • Kilimanjaro National Park home to Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 19,341 ft.
  • White sand beaches and coral reefs along the tropical coastline of Zanzibar and Mafia Island
  • The Great Rift Valley running through the country, with mountains, volcanic craters, and lakes
  • Wildebeest migration crosses vast Serengeti plains and river ecosystems
  • Ngorongoro crater, the world’s largest intact caldera and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Qatar residents can also travel to these African countries with e-visa.

  • Benin
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • South Sudan
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

Asian Region


In 2015, Indonesia launched its online visa on arrival facility for citizens of Qatar and other countries. The visa costs $35, takes 2 days to process, and permits a 30 day stay. Applicants must have a valid passport, return ticket, and proof of funds. The visa allows entry through major international airports and seaports in Indonesia.

  • Cambodia
  • Bhutan
  • Iran
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam

The Americas


Bolivia is renowned for its high altitude landscapes, indigenous culture, coca production, unusual markets, colonial history of silver mining, and Jesuit architectural legacy.

  • High altitude and mountains – Bolivia has many superlatives related to elevation. La Paz, its administrative capital, is the highest capital city in the world at 3,640 m (11,942 ft) above sea level. Lake Titicaca, at 3,812 m (12,507 ft), is the world’s highest navigable lake.
  • Salar de Uyuni – This immense salt flat in southwest Bolivia is the world’s largest at over 4,000 square miles. It’s famous for its stunning mirror-like surface when it floods.
  • Indigenous culture – Bolivia has a higher percentage of indigenous peoples than any country in Latin America. Groups like the Quechua and Aymara are known for their traditional clothing, handicrafts, and agrarian lifestyles.
  • Coca – Bolivia is one of the world’s largest producers of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. Coca itself is culturally significant and often used for tea and chewed leaves.
  • La Paz Witches Market – This unique market in La Paz sells items related to traditional rituals and ceremonies, including dried herbs, llama fetuses, potions, and more.
  • Cerro Rico – This famous and infamous mountain in Potosí provided vast quantities of silver that made Spain rich in the 16th-18th centuries. Today it is still mined, but under dangerous conditions.
  • Jesuit Missions – Jesuit priests built elaborate missions in the 17th-18th centuries in places like Santa Cruz and Chiquitos, with unique Baroque architecture.

Antigua & Barbuda is another American country which offers e-visa to Qatari residents.


  • Orthodox monasteries and churches – Moldova has many notable Orthodox monasteries and churches, with famous examples like Curchi Monastery and Capriana Monastery known for their cave monastic cells and intricate frescoes.
  • Ancient history – Archaeological sites in Moldova reveal settlements dating back to 5000 BC. Moldova has many sites related to the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture that was prevalent in the region from around 5500-2750 BC.
  • Ethnic diversity – Moldova is home to diverse ethnic groups, including Moldovans, Ukrainians, Russians, Gagauz, Bulgarians, and Roma. This mix of languages, cultures, and traditions shapes Moldovan identity.
  • Agriculture – Fertile soil makes Moldova an important agricultural producer, especially of fruits, vegetables, wine, and tobacco. Agriculture accounts for about 40% of the economy.
  • Traditional cuisine – Moldovan cuisine features influences from Balkan, Russian, and Central European styles. Signature dishes include mămăligă cornmeal, sarmale stuffed cabbage rolls, zeama eggplant soup, and brânză cheese.
  • Soviet architecture – As part of the Soviet Union, Moldova saw many examples of Soviet modernist architecture constructed in major cities like Chișinău.
  • Political neutrality – Moldova’s constitution declares permanent neutrality, a commitment to not join military alliances and remain politically non-aligned.

Albania also offers e-visa facility to Qatari residents.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka launched its online visa system in 2016, making it easier for Qatar residents to visit the tropical island country. The Sri Lanka e-visa allows for short visits up to 30 days and costs $35. Applications are processed within 24 hours and can be lodged on the official government website. Applicants need a valid passport, return ticket, and sufficient funds.


Citizens of Qatar can obtain a single-entry online visa for Turkey valid for up to 90 days. Applications cost $20 and are usually processed the same day. Visitors must hold a valid passport with 6 months validity and have proof of sufficient funds. The Turkish e-visa allows entry through major airports and seaports.


Qatar passport holders can apply for the Singapore e-visa designed for short term visitors. It is valid for up to 30 days and costs SGD$20. Processing is done within 48 hours and visitors can enter through all checkpoints. A printed copy of the e-visa approval letter is needed.


Armenia opened its online visa system to Qatar citizens in 2017. The e-visa allows stays of up to 120 days and takes 3 days to process. It costs $6 and requires a valid passport, photo, and travel details. The visa can be used for tourism, business, medical treatment or transit purposes.

E-visas offer Qatar residents a quicker and more convenient way to travel to many popular destinations. Just ensure all requirements are met, applications are submitted well in advance, and approval letters are printed out. Safe travels!

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