Requirements To Obtain A VISA To Enter Qatar

Passport Information

  • Passport must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay

  • The original passport must be submitted and should have at least two blank visa pages for processing.

  • Non U.S. Citizens must provide a notarized copy, front and back of a U.S. Green Card or I-94; in order to have a visa processed.
  • Visas for Qatar for Non US Citizens - In order to obtain a visa for Qatar; the inviting organization will have to apply at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar for a NOC (No Objection Certificate). The traveler can then travel with the NOC and obtain a visa upon arrival


Tourist Visa

  • Passport must be signed & valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay.
  • Visas for Qatar for Non US Citizens; In order to obtain a visa for Qatar; the inviting organization will have to apply at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar for a NOC (No Objection Certificate). The traveler can then travel with the NOC and obtain a visa upon arrival. Once you have received the NOC, we will need a copy of the NOC in addition the requirements below in order to process your visa.

  • 2 Visa Application Forms – Link fully completed and signed.

  • 2 Original Passport-type photographs required.

  • Copy of airline tickets or itinerary.

  • Visa Request Form - Link - Required for processing.

Business Visa

  • Passport must be signed & valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay.
  • Visas for Qatar for Non US Citizens; In order to obtain a visa for Qatar; the inviting organization will have to apply at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar for a NOC (No Objection Certificate). The traveler can then travel with the NOC and obtain a visa upon arrival. Once you have received the NOC, we will need a copy of the NOC in addition the requirements below in order to process your visa.

  • U.S. Citizens can now obtain a Multiple Entry visa in Houston. All other nationalities are issued single entry only and will take 3 working days. Multiple entry visas for non U.S. citizens will need to be sent to our D.C. office for processing and will take up to 10 working days.

  • 2 Visa Application Forms – Link fully completed and signed.

  • 2 Original Passport-type photographs required with a light gray background.

  • Copy of itinerary or air tickets.

  • A business Letter of Guarantee– Link is required for Business Travelers, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to: Consulate General of Qatar/Visa Section, Houston TX, That must clearly explain the purpose of travel; Guarantee financial support for the visit and return transportation; the letter should be signed by an officer or manager of the company, other than the applicant.

  • Invitation from sponsoring company in Qatar.

  • Visa Request Form - Link - Required for processing.

 

NON-US Nationals

 The Consulate will only issue 1 month single entry visa for non us citizens.

ONLY GREEN CARD HOLDERS!!

 

 

  • 1 Visa Application Forms – Link fully completed and signed.
  • 2 Original Passport-type photographs required with a light grey background.
  • A recent bank Statement-- it must not have less than $1,600.00
  • A business Letter of Guarantee– Link is required for Business Travelers, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to: Consulate General of Qatar/Visa Section, Houston TX, That must clearly explain the purpose of travel; Guarantee financial support for the visit and return transportation; the letter should be signed by an officer or manager of the company, other than the applicant.
  • Invitation from sponsoring company in Qatar.
  • The traveler must have a valid Green Card (A visa will not be issued for any person who does not hold  a valid Green Card).
  • Visa Request Form - Link - Required for processing.

Other Information

  • Vaccinations - International Certificate of Vaccination required for Yellow Fever if Arriving from Infected Area within 5 days

Processing Instructions

Send the passport and all completed requirements as detailed above to:

Sam’s Passport And Visa Services Telephone 713-784-5501
1811 Bering Drive Suite #100 Fax Number 713-784-5588
Houston TX, 77057 Toll Free 1-877-784-5501

 


Frequently Asked Questions & Other Topics

Q. What is a visa? And why do I need one.
A. A visa is a stamp that is affixed to a blank visa page in your passport that is required by foreign countries before you are able to enter their territory.

Q. Do I need to send you my passport in order to receive a visa?
A. Yes, your passport must be submitted with the required paperwork and photos in order to obtain a visa for traveling outside the USA. For visa service in Houston, you can drop off your passport at our agency.

All U.S. Citizens who are traveling by air will now be required to carry a U.S. Passport.

Adults over 19 years of age will require a passport if traveling outside the U.S. by car, including Canada and Mexico.

U.S. Citizens 19 and under do not require a U.S. Passport if they are traveling outside the U.S. by land or sea.

Closed Loop Cruises: U.S. Citizens who board a cruise ship at a port within the United States, travel only within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same U.S. port on the same ship may present government-issued photo identification, along with proof of citizenship (an original birth certificate or a Consular report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization).

Note - You may still be required to present a passport card or passport book to enter the foreign country to which you are traveling.  Please contact your cruise line to verify which documents are required for your trip.


Processing time for Brazil Visas will now take a minimum of 7-10 working days.

Each applicant must submit a fully completed Passport/Visa Request Form for all services. This form is necessary in order to begin and complete all transactions.

Partial list of consulate closings and holiday schedules - Link

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