To all Filipinos that are interested to avail Visa and visit Qatar for business, family or tourist purposes, here’s your complete guide on the requirements and things you should remember in applying a visa for Qatar.

This post is for Filipino citizens residing in the Philippines. If you’re a Filipino residing abroad, please visit the nearest Embassy of Qatar in the country where you live.

This blog is solely for Qatar tourist visa application ONLY.

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General Requirements for Visa Application

Prepare two copies each in an a4 size coupon bond.

Working Visa

  • Original copy of your CHED and DFA Authenticated (red ribbon) diploma/TOR.
  • (1) Accomplished Qatar Visa Application form
  • (1) Visa Notice
  • (1) Passport at least 6 months valid
  • (1) Medical Certificate (fit to travel) issued only by an accredited clinic by the Qatar Embassy
  • (1) NBI Clearance Authenticated by the DFA
  • (2) 2×2 colored photos with white background
  • ₱358.00 payment done in Credit card or Debit card (Visa or Mastercard)

Tourist and Business

  • (1) Accomplished Qatar Visa Application form
  • (1) Passport at least 6 months valid
  • (1) Original copy of Birth Certificate
  • (1) Original copy of Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • (1) NBI Clearance Authenticated by the DFA
  • (2) 2X2 passport size photos with white background
  • Processing fee
  • A Bank Statement within 3 months that will serve as your proof of financial support.
  • For business visa, there should be an invitation of letter or affidavit of Support that came from your employer that states the reason of your visa request.

If you have completed all the documents stated above and have submitted all of these to the Qatar Embassy or online visa application, it’s guaranteed that you’ll have a successful visa application. Take note that for all Philippines passport holders, your Qatar visas should be first certified by the Qatari Embassy here before your take off and depart.

How many days before they issue the visa?

It will take at least 4-5 working days before the release of your visa. Be reminded that the only schedule of filing is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and the releasing is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You can visit the MOI Qatar immigration website and check the status of your Qatar visa online.

Address of Qatari Embassy in Manila, Philippines

Qatar Visa Requirements for Filipino Citizens | Qatar Embassy Manila
Block 4, Lot 6, Santiago Street
Paseo De Magallanes, Brgy. Magallanes
1232 Makati City
Manila, Philippines
TELEPHONE(+63) 2 851-66 66
FAX(+63) 2 852-19 99


1. All travelers should be able to present sufficient fund as a proof that they can accommodate their stay in the country. All tourists holding a visa should at least have USD 1,400 or hotel reservation that will serve as a proof.
2. All foreign nationals are allowed to stay for one (1) month in accordance to the Qatari authorities. Overstaying inside the country could lead to heavy charges and possible deportation.
3. All travelers that do not possess a return/onward ticket could be denied to enter the country.
4. All e-visas that was issued by Qatar should be validated first before boarding. For MOI Qatar visa printing, visit the website of State of Qatar Ministry of Interior and click Visa Enquiry and the print button to have a copy.
5. Filipinos with relatives or friends working or living in Qatar can get your visas and send them to you in the Philippines. All you have to do is submit all the requirements stated above. Your visa will be stamped and certified and you’ll received a visa sticker at the Manila Embassy before you leave the country.

Any of you or loved ones have recent experiences having their visa stamping at Qatar Embassy in the Philippines? What did u have to go through, Share in the comments below.

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