Qatar on Arrival Visa for Gulf Countries Residents: Requirements and List of Professions

Qatar on arrival visa for gcc residents is a top-notch facility by Qatar government to welcome hassle-free entry to Qatar to gcc residents. It’s a kind gesture to invite desiring citizens to come and explore Qatar’s newly-built high rise buildings and famous malls.

With every passing day, traveler numbers are soaring who wish to visit Qatar due to its latest development and attractions.Qatar visit visa for GCC residents is a luxurious facility for the people who intend to visit this thriving culture and country.

How to get Qatar on Arrival Visa for GCC Residents?

Though GCC residents can move easily in Gulf states, they still need on arrival visa in Qatar which they can easily obtain. They have to ensure their professional eligibility to get visa on-arrival. They can get a single-entry 30 day visa for themselves as well as for the members they are accompanying.

Step by Step Guide on How to apply for a Qatar visa on arrival for GCC Residents ?

  • Visit the official Hayya Platform and download app
  • You can also download it from Play Store or App Store
  • First time user of Hayya portal will create an account by “sign up” 
  • After sign up, enter the portal using your provided email and password
  • To start your visa application click on “ Apply for Hayya”
  • Select the visa “GCC Resident Visa (A2)” and mention your purpose to visit
  • Accurately submit your passport details and upload picture
  • To confirm your identity click on “Validate user” and verify your identity
  • Select your profession and upload copy of GCC resident permit
  • To avoid any complications, make sure to enter same profession as mentioned on ID
  • Choose accommodation plan and submit contact information
  • Add host as a guest before choosing the “family and friends” option.
  • Otherwise, provide booked accommodation details
  • Accept the terms and conditions and submit
  • Confirm your application and after confirmation you will receive request for payment
  • Process the payment to ensure your successful visa application

Qatar on Arrival Visa Requirements

Obtaining on arrival visa for GCC residents is convenient and simple. But they have to provide certain documents to enjoy this facility. 

  • Six months valid passport
  • Traveling from GCC country to Qatar
  • 3 months Valid GCC residence before entry to Qatar (check this)
  • Return ticket
  • Confirmed Accommodation
  • Hayya Entry Permit
  • Health Insurance

Eligible Professions List

Accountant/AuditorAccounts ManagerAdministration Coordinator
Administrative ManagerAdministrative ResearcherAgriculture Specialist
Air ControllerAir HostAir Transport Manager
Aircraft Landing ControllerAircraft Maintenance TechnicianAll Types of Consultants
Aircraft Takeoff ControllerAircraft TechnicianDiplomats (Members of Diplomatic Corps)
Aquatic SpecialistArchaeological DirectorArchaeological Prospector
Archaeological ResearcherArchitectural DraftsmanArmy Officer
Artist (Actor, Musician, Composer, Poet, Painter, Singer, etc.)Assistant Engineer (All Specializations)Assistant General Manager
Assistant PharmacistAstronomerAuditor Accounts
AuthorAviation GuideAviation Technician
Aviation TrainerBank ManagerBank Official
BankerBanking Business ManagerBreeding Specialist (Animals/Birds/Bees)
Broadcasting ManagerBusiness LadyBusiness Man
CaptainCaptain of Ship/Cruise/Carrier/SteamshipCareer Counselor
Chemist (All Specializations)Chief JusticeCinema Cameraman
Cinema DirectorCinema/Television ProducerCo-Pilot
College DeanCommercial BrokerCommercial Manager/Business Director
Company/Factory ManagerComputer ProgrammerConsultant (All Types)
Control Equipment TechnicianCooperative Society ManagerCorrespondent (Newspaper/Radio/TV)
Cruise Ship GuideCustoms ClearerCustoms Specialist
Dental Technician (Fixing)Diplomat (Members of Diplomatic Corps)Director
ECG TechnicianEconomic AnalystElectrical Manager
Engineer (All Specializations)Executive Manager/DirectorExecutive Secretary
Farm ManagerFinance ManagerFinancial/Economics Expert
Food ControllerFoodstuff TechnicianGardening Specialist
General PhysicianGeneral Professional Trainer (Industrial/Agricultural/Commercial)General Supervisor
GeologistGeology TechnicianGolden Residency Holder
Ground AttendantHead (All Types)Head of Prosecution
Horse Breeding/Equine TechnicianHospital ManagerHotel Manager
HousewifeHusband/Wife/Son/Daughter/Mother/Father (GCC Citizen)Information Systems Expert
Institute ManagerInsurance ManagerInterior Designer
Investment ManagerInvestorJeweler
JournalistJudgeLab Specialist
Lab TechnicianLaboratory ManagerLand Transport Manager
Law ExpertLawyer/AdvocateLecturer
Legal ResearcherLibrary ManagerMaintenance Manager
Male/Female NurseManager (All Types)Manager/Director of Any Government Departments/Companies
Marine Traffic ControllerMarine Transport ManagerMaritime Controller

Requirements for Accompanying Member

GCC residents accompanying spouses can also get visas for spouses by applying “Visa for Spouse” in Hayya Portal. Following documents are required for spouse visit visa

  • Valid Passport
  • GCC ID or residence permit 3 months of expiry before entry
  • Hayya Permit
  • Health Insurance
  • Confirmed Accommodation

Fee for GCC Residents

On arrival visa fee for GCC Residents is 100QR and same for companions. If you overstay, the fine is 200 QAR per day.

Visa Validity and Extension

On arrival visa validity is 30 days but on request Ministry of Interior extends this for 90 days and you have to pay QAR 100 fee for this extension.

What if your Profession is not on the List for a Visa? 

You have to apply before arrival if your profession is not in the eligibility list. Moreover, your family members or relatives in Qatar can apply for you on a family visit visa.