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A quick guide about Qatar visa process

Here you find a quick, but comprehensive summary of items to be noted as part of your visa application to Qatar.

Know everything about Qatar visa process

The below is a comprehensive summary of items that comes handy while you start preparing your Qatar visa application.


The Qatar visa for Indian passport holders need to go through the below steps,

  1. Document Preparation: To prepare the documents (refer the below checklist for more details), usually applicants take only one or two days.

  2. Submission: The visa submission is online, which can be done personally or with the help of a third party.

  3. Processing: Embassy officials will review and approve the visa application, usually in less than 10 days.

  4. Despatch: The approved visa comes in the form of e-visa, electronically on your email.

Summary: To summarise, the visa processing for Qatar is quick, online and simple. It usually takes less than 10 working days, towards the processing time. However, it’s best to initiate the process at least 30 days prior to the travel date, to be able to accommodate any unforeseen delays.

Qatar Visa Document Checklist

Here we have tried summarising the key documents to be prepared while applying for your visa for Qatar.


Please note the below key aspects before starting your work on documents,

  1. Prepare all documents in A4 size

  2. Ensure that all the scan copies are clear and readable

  3. Do not staple any of the documents

  4. Embassy may ask for additional documents, during the approval process

The below is a summary of documents needed as part of the Qatar visa processing.

  1. Coloured Photocopies of the passport,

    1. Must not be older than 10 years, with at least 6 months validity

    2. Must have at least 2 blank pages

    3. Copy of the front & back pages of the passport, duly attested

  2. Online visa application form, duly signed

  3. Scanned recent coloured photograph,

    1. Must be less than 3 months old, not used earlier for any visas

    2. Should be of passport size in dimensions, with 80% head coverage

    3. Should be on a blue background, matte finish non-smiling, not scanned/stapled

  4. Coloured scanned copies of PAN card

  5. Flight tickets, for onward & return

  6. Hotel confirmation vouchers, for all the nights, with the hotel name, address, telephone number and email ID, along with the payment receipts

  7. For applicants who has family/friends in Qatar

    1. Invite letter along with the ID card of the Qatar citizen

    2. Invite letter, work permit, copy of work visa & passport of the invite is from non Qatar citizen

  8. For business visas,

    1. Covering letter from the company in India

    2. Invitation letter from the company in Qatar, mentioning the details as below,

      1. Information of the applicant (name, gender, passport number, DOB)

      2. Purpose of visit, financial documents, travel dates, duration

      3. Information about inviting company (name, contact, gender, business details)

FAQs on Qatar Visa Processing

We understand that you may have many questions in mind, before you apply for your visa. Some of them may get answered below. For any more queries, write or call us,


Q. Should I submit my passports for visa approvals?

No, passport need not be submitted as part of the approval. Qatar visa comes in the form of e-visa, on email.

Q. Will VisaBadge help in preparing the documents?

Yes, VisaBadge is an online tool that helps you apply visas. We will take care of your document preparation, verification, submissions and tracking of visas, until the receipts at your place.

Q. Will VisaBadge help in getting appointments for document submission?

Yes, we will help in getting appointments with the respective Embassies.

Q. What is the cost of Qatar visa processing?

The visa processing charges to be paid online while submitting the visa form is Rs 8500/-. The pricing of various services that VisaBadge offers is available on

Q. How much time it takes for the visa processing?

The usual duration for the visa approvals, as per the Consulates is around 7 to 10 working days. However, this may change based on the nature and type of visa, peak/off-peak time in the year, etc.

Q. Is it mandatory for me to appear at the Embassy personally?

No, there is no need to personally visit the Embassy as part of the visa processing.

Q. Will VisaBadge team help in tracking the visa processing status?

Yes, we will keep the status of your visa tracked and updated on your My Visas page.

Q. Can VisaBadge team influence Embassy officials in getting the visas approved?

No, the officials at the immigration department are not directly connected to any of the agents or the applicants, unless they have a question specific to your application. It's NOT recommended to solicit an immigration official directly.

Q. Should I book my hotels & flights, before applying for the visa?

No, the flight tickets and the hotel vouchers are not mandatory to apply for Qatar visa.

Q. Will there be a refund of the fees paid, in case of visa rejections?

The fees paid to the Embassies is NOT refundable.

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