What was once labeled as a boring part of Middle East has remodeled itself into a world-class city with a thriving art scene, delectable culinary possibilities, an unrivaled Museum of Islamic Art and some of the finest souks in the Gulf. Qatar might be mostly desert, but its spectacular skyline hides many traditional possibilities like watching camels being ridden by robot racers, observing falconry in the process or take in the beauty of a gorgeous sunset from a landscape of magical dunes. There are many reasons that make Qatar exciting and luckily Sri Lankans can easily apply for a Qatar Visa with minimal documents. Since Sri Lankans are not eligible for an on-arrival Qatar Visa, getting a visa before flying to Qatar is a must. Keep reading Arooha's blog about Qatar Visas for Sri Lankans to get the details about price, procedures, certain travel tips and more.
1. 30 Day Tourist Visa - 17,000 LKR
This visa type is suitable for Individuals who are visiting Qatar for leisure purposes or to visit family and friends.
2. 90 Day Business Tourist Visa - 65000 LKR (Males) / 75 000 LKR (Females)
This visa is suitable for business people visiting Qatar for seminars, investments or other business related reasons.
Getting a Qatar visa is easy for Sri Lankans because only few documents are needed to process a Qatar visa. The documents required are:
Duration: The processing time is usually 4 to 5 Qatar working days.
The best time to apply for a Qatar visa is a minimum of 4 working days before scheduled date of travel, a maximum of 90 days or anywhere in between. It is recommended to apply as early as possible.
No, you can apply for a visa any time before you travel but no later than 4 working days.
The decision to issue qatar visa is solely the decision of Qatar’s Immigration Authorities, Qatar Airways or the Qatar Tourism Authority. Holding a Qatar visa does not guarantee entry into Qatar as the final decision is made by the Immigration Officers at the entry counter at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport.
If all the necessary documents are submitted properly, your Qatar Visa will be issued within 4 working days.
The cost for each type of Qatar Visa is stated above.
The documents required for a Qatar visa are:
To be able to apply for a Qatar Visa your passport should have a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of arrival at Qatar. If your passport is valid for less than 6 months you will need to renew your passport before applying for a Qatar Visa.
Yes, all individuals travelling to Qatar (including infants and children) need to have a visa to enter Qatar. This rule also applies for infants travelling on parent’s laps. Arooha does not issue Qatar Visa for children endorsed on parent’s passport.
Your Qatar Visa will be sent to you via email to the email address given during the application procedure.
No, you will receive an electronic visa copy to your email address which can be printed and taken with you when travelling to Qatar.
Sadly, the Qatar Immigration doesnt state reasons of visa applications being rejected.
All visa fees and service fees charged will not be refunded even if the visa gets rejected.
Yes, you can re-apply if your visa application gets rejected
All days excluding weekends (Friday and Saturday in Qatar) and public/national holidays.
Passports with single name are not accepted. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 names in their passport to be eligible to apply for a Qatar Visa.
No applicants with travel documents cannot apply with us as we currently process Qatar Visas with normal Passports only.
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