These professions in GCC are eligible for visa-on-arrival in Qatar

The Interior Ministry in Qatar issued a revised list of 188 professions, and the GCC-resident practitioners under these professions are eligible for visa-on-arrival at the Hamad International Airport.

The visa will have one-month validity period. The professionals can get visa, provided, their GCC Residency Permit is valid for atleast six months, while original passport has atleast six-month validity and they should have a return ticket.

The visa can be obtained on paying QR100 as fee through credit card. But, the visa can also be extended by another three months by paying an extension fee of QR100 for every additional month. But, a penalty of QR200 will be levied for each day after expiry.

Other than doctors, businessmen and engineers, the revised list will include businesswomen, journalists, medical equipment technicians, military officers, marketing agents, quality monitors, bankers, military officers, lawyers and teachers among others.

Listed below are the professions that qualify for visa-on-arrival:

  • Aquatic specialist
  • Statistics specialist Agricultural specialist
  • Gardening specialist
  • Medical analysis specialist
  • Speech specialist
  • Breeding specialist (animals/birds/bees)
  • Medical X-ray specialist
  • Nutrition specialist
  • Zoology specialist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Lab specialist
  • Sports medicine specialist
  • Sociologist
  • X-Ray specialist
  • Media specialist
  • Customs specialist
  • Medical therapy specialist
  • Writer
  • University professor
  • Media person
  • Secretary or director of library
  • Staffs at embassies in GCC (except support services jobs)
  • Archeological researcher
  • Administrative researcher
  • Legal researcher
  • Professor
  • Trader
  • Geologist
  • Quantity enumerator
  • Referee (sports)
  • Finance/Economics expert
  • Law expert
  • Information Systems expert
  • Diplomat (Members of diplomatic corps)
  • President/CEO
  • President or director of a university
  • Chief Justice
  • Head of Prosecution
  • President or director of a club
  • Weather expert
  • Earthquakes expert
  • Captain of Ship/Cruise/Carrier/Steamship
  • Businessman
  • Religious person
  • Architectural draftsman
  • Business lady
  • Executive secretary
  • Journalist
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Pharmacist
  • Jeweler
  • Army officer
  • Police officer
  • University student
  • Physician (All specialisation)
  • Surgeon (All specialisation)
  • Veterinary doctor
  • Pilot
  • Scientist
  • College dean
  • Astronomer
  • Artist (Actor, Musician, Composer, Poet, Painter, Singer…etc)
  • Telecom technician
  • rofessional security and safety technician
  • Medical equipments technician
  • Control equipments technician
  • X-ray technician
  • Dental technician (fixing)
  • Radio or TV transmission technician
  • Optical technician
  • CG technician
  • Horse breeding technician
  • Mining technician
  • Microscopic technician
  • Geology technician
  • Well drilling technician
  • Pharmaceutical technician
  • Foodstuff technician
  • Ship maintenance technician
  • Aircraft maintenance technician
  • Train Maintenance Technician
  • Lab Technician
  • Aviation Technician
  • Physicist
  • Judge
  • Chemist (All Specializations)
  • Player (All sports items in a sports club)
  • Author
  • Computer Programmer
  • Translator
  • Accountant / Auditor
  • Lecturer
  • Lawyer / Advocate
  • Economic Analyst

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