Qatar Family Visit Visa Application Status & Process Guide

Qatar family visit visa is a luxurious opportunity to expat workers to stay with their immediate family members in Qatar. Immediate family members are granted and allowed for this visit visa, However, sometimes it can be issued to other relatives as well. Initially, this is a one month visa and can be extended for another five months.

This article shares insight about documents, requirements, application process, visa cost, validity and status related to family visit visa.

Important Note: Above mentioned information is for a family visit visa. Expat workers who wish to sponsor their families for a long stay, should read this detailed guide. Qatar Family Residence Visa

Qatar Family Visit Visa for Spouse and Children

According to the latest updates by MoI Qatar, family visit visas for immediate members like spouse, children and parents have resumed to normal state and visas are being issued. On the other hand, visit visas for other relatives like in-laws are not being approved yet.You can submit your application online via Metrash App.

Requirements

For a family visit visa the minimum salary requirement is 5000 QAR and sponsor profession should not be in the labor category.

Documents required:

  • Copy of sponsor’s QID
  • Applicant’s passport copy (minimum validity of 6 months)
  • Proof of Relationship (Children birth certificates and wife’s attested marriage certificate)
  • Round trip flight tickets
  • NOC from employer
  • Work Agreement/contract
  • Company card’s photocopy
  • Valid Health Insurance of Sponsor

Applying visit visa For other relatives

Only married foreign workers in Qatar can sponsor other relatives for family visit visas. Below mentioned documents are demanded while applying online through Metrash.

  • Copy of Sponsor’s QID
  • Visitor’s Passport Copy (with 6 months validity)
  • Proof of relationship (Passport or Birth certificate)
  • Round Trip Tickets

Fee for Qatar Family Visit Visa

Qatar family visit visa fee is 200 QAR for 30 days. Moreover, for each dependent or companion fee is 50 QAR per month. This short stay visa can also be extended by paying 200 QAR per  month.

  • 100 QAR is the cost for medical check up for the extended visa.
  • 200 QAR per day is fine for overstaying beyond exit date

Qatar Family Visit Visa Validity

Initially Qatar family visit visas are approved for one month. However, after medical examination in Qatar, this visa can be extended for 5 more months for spouse and children (making 180 days in total) and 2 more months (making 90 days in total)  for other relatives.

Qatar Family Visit Visa Medical

Medical tests are essential for the family members who intend to stay for more than 1 month. They would undergo a medical test and after clearance from the medical department. They would be granted visa extension. Tests are conducted to ensure that the applicant does not have any of the fatal diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B/C and TB. Once they clear these tests, they are issued an extension.

Qatar Family Visit Visa Online Application Process:

You can easily apply for a family visit visa online using Metrash App. We have mentioned step by step process for your guidance.

If you have Metrash2 App in your mobile, click to login 

Tap the “Visa” icon on the Screen

Then Select “Issue Visa” icon

After this, press on “Family Visit” tab

Choose “Family Visa Application” from the drop down menu

Tap on the “New Application” tab and enter all the necessary details of the visitors.

Enter “Validate” button to proceed

“Upload the visitor’s document”  these documents include birth certificate, passport copy of applicant and sponsor. Document scans should be clear and readable. 

After uploading documents, enter the “Next” button

After submission of all required documents, your application will be termed “under process”. Then will move to “under review”. After this, your application status will appear here. If not approved, you will be notified with the reason.

Once you receive visa approval notification, you have to pay 200 QAR fee online using Metrash2 App. On the “Visa Operation Page” go to “Visa Fees Payment” icon. And pay your due amount. 

Get Health Insurance: According to the latest updates from the Ministry of Interior, buying health insurance is mandatory for every visitor. Afterwards, update it using the visa number and it will be automatically updated in the Metrash App. Now you can print your visa and send it to the visitor.

How to Check the Status of My Qatar Family Visit Visa?

To check the latest status of your family visit visa go to Metrash App. 

To check the family visa status you can also visit the MoI website. Go to the Inquiries tab then Visa services then Visa Approval Tracking.Here provide all the required details, and it will display your current visa status.

Qatar Family Visit visa Offline Application Process

Offline or in-person application process for family visit visa is no longer valid.As, the ministry of Interior does not entertain any such kind of application. So, you have to submit your application online through the Metrash2 App.

Qatar Family Visit Visa Insurance Requirement

According to latest updates, expat residents in Qatar, will need health insurance to cover their duration stay in Qatar. QAR 50 per month is mandatory insurance. 

Visitors can select any insurance company on MoI website or Metrash2 App.After the approval of insurance company visa will be approved and issued by MoI. In case, if a visitor wants to extend his stay, he has to extend his insurance also.

What to do if a Qatar Family Visit Visa is Rejected?

First try to determine or find the reason for visa rejection. There could be several reasons for visa rejections like insufficient documents, unable to meet the basic requirement for visa, or any other. 

Once you trace the problem, try to solve it according to the demands of the Ministry. If it is due to profession eligibility, you can request the representative at the immigration office to reconsider this application. If he would like,he can approve it. 

Qatar Family Visit Visa Extension Process

There are two methods to extend a family visit visa. Firstly, you can visit immigration office and request for an extension by paying a 200 QAR fee. Secondly, you can apply online via the Metrash2 app. Go to the app and select Visa>Visa Services> Extend Visa.

Approval Time for Qatar Family Visit Visa

According to the latest update of October, on-Average visa approval time is 1-3 weeks. It may take time in different phases to get it fully approved by the Ministry.

Read More: How to check and Print Qatar Visa?

FAQs

Who is eligible to apply for a Family Visit Visa in Qatar?

Family Visit Visas are typically available for immediate family members, including spouses, children, parents, and siblings.

What are the required documents for applying for a Family Visit Visa?

The necessary documents usually include a valid passport, a completed visa application form, a passport-sized photograph, proof of relationship, and an invitation letter from the host in Qatar.

How long is the processing time for a Family Visit Visa?

Processing times may vary, but it usually takes 1-3 weeks. It’s advisable to apply well in advance of the planned visit.

How much is the salary requirement for the sponsor in Qatar?

Minimum of 5000 QAR salary is required to apply for family visit visa.

Can I extend the Family Visit Visa in Qatar?

Yes, you can extend the family visit visa by paying 200 QAR fee via Metrash.

Can I work on a Family Visit Visa in Qatar?

No, Family Visit Visas are strictly for the purpose of family visits, and employment is not allowed.