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How to Get Qatar Transit Visa Free of Cost

Qatar Transit Visa

Qatar Airways, holds a 5-star rating by Skytrax and a member of One World Alliance, is one of the best options to fly with. The airline is known worldwide for its best fleet, amazing services on board and unforgettable hospitality. The airline serves all six continents and flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Qatar Airways has a hub in Doha's state of the art Hamad International Airport.

 

Qatar Transit Visa (تاشيرات قطر)

If you are traveling with Qatar Airways, to any of the destination it flies to, you can avail Free Qatar Transit visa to explore Doha City or to spend time with your friends and family residing in the State of Qatar without paying any additional charges.

 

Qatar Transit Visa is for Whom?

If you have a transit time exceeding 5 hours at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, you can apply for the complimentary Transit Visa. In addition to this, if you are planning to visit State of Qatar for a short duration (not exceeding 96 hours), you can also get this visa free of cost.

 

How to Book Flight with More than 5 hours Transit Online?

This is very easy to book online. You have to follow the following steps:

  • Write your Departure and Arrival Airport
  • Select the date for your outbound and inbound journey.
  • Select the number of Adults / Child / Infant from the drop down menu
  • Check the box with text “Show only Premium Class (Business/First)” if you want to book Business or First Class. For the economy class, don’t check this checkbox.
  • Click “Search”

 


So if you are one Adult and flying from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur with outbound journey on 1st Feb 2017 and inbound (return) journey on 4th Feb 2017 in Economy class, the “Book a Flight” window will look like this:

  • Once you have pressed “Search tab” you will be taken to the Flight selection page. Scroll down to select the outbound flight which suits your time and the required transit. Ensure that the transit is more than 5 hours to avail the Transit Visa.

 

  • Select the inboard flight. Note that the complimentary Transit visa cannot be applied for the inboard flight.
  • Complete the remaining booking by writing the name / details of the passenger(s)
  • Make payment.

 

How to Book Flight with 5 – 96 Hours Stopover Online using Multi-City Option? 

The process of booking flight with stopover online is also very easy.

  • Select the Multi-city option on the top (Return / One Way / Multi-city)

 

 

  • Write your Departure and Arrival Airport such that Doha is the Destination City on the First Flight and Departure City on the second flight, like

 

  • You can use feature “Add another flight” to add the 3rd flight (inbound flight).
  • Select the departure dates for each flight.
  • Select the number of Adults / Child / Infant from the drop down menu
  • Check the box with text “Show only Premium Class (Business/First)” if you want to book Business or First Class. For the economy class, don’t check this checkbox.
  • Click “Search”. Once you have pressed “Search tab” you will be taken to the Flight selection page.
  • Select the flights one by one (in this example there are 3 flights. Dubai-Doha, Doha-Kuala Lumpur and Kula Lumpur-Dubai). Tip: You can click “Show more” option to look for more options for each flight.
  • After making selection for all the flights, Select “Best Fare” at the bottom and press “Continue”.

 

 

 

  • Complete the remaining booking by writing the name / details of the passenger(s).
  • Make payment.

 

Can you Book with the Travel Agent / Qatar Airways office?

Yes you can book with the travel agent or at Qatar Airways Office but I prefer booking online due to the following:

  • You can select the best time / fare online. Travel Agent will not tell all the options.
  • You will get the best fare online usually.
  • You can book anytime of the day / night or at off day.
  • You have complete control of the booking, you can change, modify or cancel the booking at any time of day / night or at off-day.
  • You will get 2000 additional Qmiles along with the Qmiles of the flight, if this is your first booking online. For all the subsequent booking, you will get additional 500 Qmiles along with the Qmiles of the flight.

 

How to Apply for the Complimentary Transit Visa?

Once you have booked your ticket, visit Qatar Airways Visa Application Page and type in PNR and Last Name.

 

 

Processing Time for Qatar Transit Visa:

The processing time for the visa application is a minimum of 07 days excluding Public holidays.

 

Validity of Qatar Transit Visa:

Validity of the visa is for a period of 30 days from the date of issuance and for a single entry only. Extension of validity is not permitted as this visa is for Transit / Short Stopovers.

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