How to get on-arrival visa for babies in Qatar


Many expatriate women residing in Qatar go to their home country during pregnancy as they want to be close to their extended family during the delivery.

Qatar provides free visa on arrival for new born babies provided they arrive in Qatar within six months of their birth.

Ministry of Interior recently tweeted conditions for issuing on-arrival visa for new-born babies born outside Qatar on their arrival at the port of entry.

Here are the conditions for on-arrival visa for babies in Qatar:

1) The father and mother should have a valid residence permit in Qatar.
2) The baby should be not more than 6 months old.
3) The wife should be on the sponsorship of the husband.
4) Original birth certificate and valid passport if the baby.

The visa is provided free of cost for new born babies on arrival along with their parents at the entry border.

The main condition is that parents should have valid resident permits.

Also the baby should have a valid passport issued by their home country and the mother should be on her husband’s sponsorship. The authorities at the port of entry will also need to see the original birth certificate.

Source: Ministry of Interior Qatar


  1. Can you please confirm if Original Birth certificate of baby is enough or the birth certificate needs to be attested for on arrival visa?

  2. I am a resident of Qatar since 5 years and my family too. My wife went to India as we are going to have a new born baby. For coming back to Doha from India, what are the documents required to bring for our new born baby get resident visa not the on-arrival visa. Please tell in detail…. What shall we tell on the immigration counter to get resident visa for baby. Will the immigration gives us resident visa or on-arrival visa for new born baby.

  3. Hi sir
    I want to return my family after new baby birth
    But baby is more then 6 months( 6 month &16 days)
    So what should i do….is on arrival i can get ?
    Please suggess me proper guide line.

  4. Hi
    My wife dont have residence permit. She is coming on family visit . I applied visa for 4 months baby but rejected by Metrash . So baby can get visa on arrival ?

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