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

Qatar has visitor travel arrangements with 33 countries and citizens of these countries can get Tourists Visa on arrival.

Similarly, 201 categories of professionals who hold valid residency permit in any GCC (Gulf Co-operative Council) country can get visa on arrival.

For those whose country is not on the list, a visa should be applied for ahead of your visit.

The United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, the Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

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


Lab specialist

Sports medicine specialist


X-Ray specialist

Media specialist

Customs specialist

Medical therapy specialist


University professor

Media person

Secretary or director of library

Staffs at embassies in GCC (except support services jobs)

Archeological researcher

Administrative researcher

Legal researcher




Quantity enumerator

Referee (sports)

Finance/Economics expert

Law expert

Information Systems expert

Diplomat (Members of diplomatic corps)


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


Religious person

Architectural draftsman

Business lady

Executive secretary


Multimedia Producer



Army officer

Police officer

University student

Physician (All specialisation)

Surgeon (All specialisation)

Veterinary doctor



College dean


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



Chemist (All Specializations)

Player (All sports items in a sports club)


Computer Programmer


Accountant / Auditor


Lawyer / Advocate

Economic Analyst

Systems Analyst

Operations Analyst


Customs Clearer

Sports Trainer

Aviation Trainer

General Professional Trainer (Industrial/Agricultural/Commercial)

Teacher / Instructor


Investment Manager

Archeological Director

Research & Studies Director

Insurance Manager

Banking business Manager

Production Director

Manager or Director of any government departments or companies

Administrative Manager

Broadcasting Manager

Media Manager

Regional Director

Bank Manager

Commercial Manager

Marketing Manager

Television Manager

Executive Manager / Director

Cooperative Society Manager

Accounts Manager

Cinema Director

Company or Factory Manager

Maintenance Manager

Printing and Publishing Manager

Hotel Manager

Electrical Manager

Finance Manager

Sales Manager

Museum Manager

School Manager

Plant Manager

Theatre Manager

Hospital Manager

Institute Manager

Library Manager

Laboratory Manager

Marine Transport Manager

Land Transport Manager

Air Transport Manager

Tourism Agency Manager

TV or Radio Programs Presenter

Correspondent (Newspaper/Radio/TV)

Food Controller

Aircraft Takeoff Controller

Maritime Controller

Quality Controller

Air Controller

Marine Traffic Controller

Media Controller

Road Controller

Aircraft Landing Controller

Cruise Ship Guide

Tourist Guide

Aviation Guide


Assistant Pharmacist


Assistant Engineer (All specializations)


General Supervisor

Ships Supervisor


Decoration Designer

TV Cameraman

Cinema Cameraman

Press Photographer

Land Hostess

Air Hostess

Program Producer

Ship Captain

Aircraft Pilot

Male or Female Nurse

Cinema or Television Producer

Marketing Representative

Sports Representative

Sales Representative

Procurement Representative

Administration Coordinator

Archeological Prospector

Engineer (All specializations)

Career Counselor

Assistant General Manager


Commercial Broker

Travel or Tourism Agent


Ministry Undersecretary

Electricity Manager

Assistant Pilot

Flight Technician


Manager (All types)

Chairman (All types)



Bank Official

Marketing Executive

Sales Executive

Special Needs Teacher

General Specialist

Consultant (All types)

Program Designer



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