can anyone confirm if visas are needed for my family to visit me here?

I have an RP now, and am getting conflicting answers from my company. So far they have said that they can pay for a visa on entry, then they said that they need a family visit visa - so which is it? They are only staying for about 10 days.

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RE: can anyone confirm if visas are needed for my family...

Conflicting answers my result from confusion about which nationalities you are inquiring about. You need to specify their countries of passport.

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RE: can anyone confirm if visas are needed for my family...

From your profile, I understand you are British. I assume your family members coming here have British passports. If this is true, then let them come and they will get the visit visas from the airport directly stamped onto their passports. Each visa will cost 100 QR per passport and is valid for one month only. REMEMBER TO TELL THEM TO BRING A VALID CREDIT CARD AS IT IS THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN PAY FOR THE VISAS IN THE AIRPORT! If you wish to have them a resident permit (to stay here with you for more than that period) then you have to apply for resident visas, which you can simply do after they arrive, if you wish. Don't worry, they will have no problems at all in entering.

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RE: can anyone confirm if visas are needed for my family...

From your profile, I understand you are British. I assume your family members coming here have British passports. If this is true, then let them come and they will get the visit visas from the airport directly stamped onto their passports. Each visa will cost 100 QR per passport and is valid for one month only. REMEMBER TO TELL THEM TO BRING A VALID CREDIT CARD AS IT IS THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN PAY FOR THE VISAS IN THE AIRPORT! If you wish to have them a resident permit (to stay here with you for more than that period) then you have to apply for resident visas, which you can simply do after they arrive, if you wish. Don't worry, they will have no problems at all in entering.

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RE: can anyone confirm if visas are needed for my family...

The last stateement about needing a credit card to pay for the visa at the airport is not true. I came here for a month in march and paid by cash then moved here in june, again paid by cash. Not everyone has a credit card! You can also renew the visa after one month for another month costing the same 100QR. Good luck and hope your family enjoy the stay.

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RE: can anyone confirm if visas are needed for my family...

Dancing Queen, If you say you did it without credit card, then this is new to me. When I entered Qatar last year for the very first time, I offered cash and they refused any payment unless it was made by a credit card. At the passport authorities, when I applied for my wife's visa, they also insisted on paying with a credit card. They even had machines that produced disposable credit cards for the value of the fee that were used once if the applicant did not own a credit card.

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