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Please submit your application along with all the required documents to the General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs.

Apply For Family Visit Visa

  • Topics : Tourism, Sports and Recreation, Religion and Community, Visas and Official Documents
  • Audience : Visitors, Individuals

Residents can apply for a short-term family visit visa for their families to enter Qatar. The visa is valid for one month. However, relatives who wish to stay beyond one month may undergo a physical examination within the first 72 hours of arrival to apply for an extension.

The visa can be extended for another five months for first and second degree relatives and in-laws (Father, Mother, Sister and Children) and can be extended for only two months in case of other relatives. Foreign employees who wish to bring their families to live in Qatar should refer to the Family Visa.

Offline Instructions

Attach the following documents in case of applying visa for wife:

  • Copies of personal ID or passport of the resident husband and wife's valid passport.
  • Letter from husband's employer citing profession and salary.
  • Copy of attested marriage contract.

Attach the following documents in case of applying visa for other relatives:

  • Copies of personal ID or passport of the sponsor and valid passport of the visitor.
  • Copy of sponsor's wife's passport with valid residence permit or residential tenancy contract.
  • Letter from employer of the sponsor citing profession and salary.
  • Document to prove relationship.

Service Center

The General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs.

Additional information

  • The form should be typed in Arabic and name & data should be typed as written in the passport.
  • Please review the note in the second page of the paper form.
  • An exit permit is required if the visa holder is male and above 18 years, and will stay more than 30 days.
  • To cancel the visa, please visit the centers affiliated to the General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs.

Fees

A fee of QR200 applies for each visa, and QR50 for each registered dependent or companion. The visa is extended against the same fees and overstay fine of QR200 applies per day.

Related services

Apply for Family Residence Visa

Residents, who wish to bring their families to live in Qatar, can apply for family residence visa.

Joint Tourist Visa

Citizens of 33 approved countries may apply for a joint tourist visa.

Tourist Visa Through Employer

This service allows hotels, embassies and other authorized employers to arrange visas for citizens of 33 countries ahead of time.

MADLSA Mobile SMS Service

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) provides the number 92727 to receive SMSs from registered mobiles to apply for some services.