Visitors who entered Qatar on a tourist visa on arrival should extend the same electronically through the website of the Ministry of Interior. The Airport Passports Department urged the visitors to use this electronic channel to extend the on-arrival visa and not to visit the Airport Passports Department for this service.
Colonel Mohammed Rashid Al Mazrouei, Director of Airport Passports Department said that the Department had provided the extension service earlier, but now onwards the service has been enabled online through Ministry of Interior website in order to utilise the newest technology advancement. He noted that if the visitor failed to complete the extension procedure before the expiry date he would have to pay a fine of QAR200 per day.
Earlier the authorities had announced that the nationals of the countries listed below do not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon their arrival in Qatar. These countries include Azerbaijan, Australia, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Brazil, Vatican, Mexico, India, United States of America, Japan, Andorra, Indonesia, Ukraine, Paraguay, Pakistan, Brunei, Britain, Panama, Bolivia, Belarus, Thailand, Chile, China, Comoros, South Africa, Georgia, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, Canada, Cuba, South Korea, Costa Rica, Colombia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland and Peru.