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Qatar to provide visa on arrival for 188 categories

The validity of the visa will be for one month and will only be issued if the person’s GCC residency permit is valid for at least six months

  • By Sara Shurafa, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 10:06 January 3, 2011

Dubai: Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has published a revised list of 188 categories of professionals who can get visa on arrival at Doha International Airport, and are GCC residents.

The validity of the visa will be for one month and will only be issued if the person’s GCC residency permit is valid for at least six months, and the passport has at least six-month validity with a return ticket.

The visa on arrival would cost QR100 and can be extended for another three months by paying extra fees for every additional month.

Apart from doctors, engineers, and businessmen, the revised list of professionals include journalists, businesswomen, military officers, medical equipment technicians, opticians, broadcasters, marketing agents, bankers, quality monitors, teachers and lawyers.

List of professions that allow the visa-upon-arrival:

1. Aquatic specialist

2. Statistics specialist

3. Agricultural specialist

4. Gardening specialist

5. Medical analysis specialist

6. Speech specialist

7. Breeding specialist (animals/birds/bees)

8. Medical X-ray specialist

9. Nutrition specialist

10. Zoology specialist

11. Psychiatrist

12. Lab specialist

13. Sports medicine specialist

14. Sociologist

15. X-Ray specialist

16. Media specialist

17. Customs specialist

18. Medical therapy specialist

19. Writer

20. University professor

21. Media person

22. Secretary or director of library

23. Staffs at embassies in GCC (except support services jobs)

24. Archeological researcher

25. Administrative researcher

26. Legal researcher

27. Professor

28. Trader

29. Geologist

30. Quantity enumerator

31. Referee (sports)

32. Finance/Economics expert

33. Law expert

34. Information Systems expert

35. Diplomat (Members of diplomatic corps)

36. President/CEO

37. President or director of a university

38. Chief Justice

39. Head of Prosecution

40.  President  or  director  of  a  club

41.  Weather  expert

42.  Earthquakes expert

43.  Captain  of  Ship/Cruise/Carrier/Steamship

44.  Businessman

45.  Religious  person

46.  Architectural  draftsman

47.  Business  lady

48.  Executive  secretary

49.  Journalist

50.  Pharmacist

51.  Jeweler

52.  Army  officer

53.  Police  officer

54.  University  student

55.  Physician  (All  specialisation)

56.  Surgeon  (All  specialisation)

57.  Veterinary doctor

58.  Pilot

59.  Scientist

60.  College  dean

61.  Astronomer

62.  Artist  (Actor,  Musician,  Composer,  Poet,  Painter,  Singer…..etc)

63.  Telecom  technician

64. Professional  security  and  safety  technician

65.  Medical  equipments  technician

66.  Control  equipments  technician

67.  X-ray  technician

68.  Dental  technician  (fixing)

69.  Radio  or  TV  transmission  technician

70.  Optical  technician

71. ECG  technician

72.  Horse  breeding  technician

73.  Mining  technician

74.  Microscopic  technician

75.  Geology  technician

76.  Well  drilling  technician

77.  Pharmaceutical  technician

78.  Foodstuff  technician

79.  Ship  maintenance  technician

80.  Aircraft  maintenance  technician

81.  Train  Maintenance  Technician

82.  Lab  Technician

83.  Aviation  Technician

84.  Physicist

85.  Judge

86.  Chemist  (All  Specializations)

87.  Player  (All  sports  items  in  a sports  club)

88.  Author

89.  Computer  Programmer
 
90.  Translator

91.  Accountant / Auditor

92.  Lecturer
 
193.  Lawyer / Advocate

94. Economic Analyst

95. Systems Analyst

96. Operations Analyst

97. Director

98. Customs Clearer

99. Sports  Trainer

100. Aviation Trainer

101. General Professional Trainer (Industrial/Agricultural/Commercial)

102. Teacher / Instructor

103. Proofreader

104. Investment Manager

105. Archeological Director

106. Research & Studies Director

107. Insurance Manager

108. Banking business Manager

109. Production Director

110. Manager or Director of any government departments or companies

111. Administrative Manager

112. Broadcasting Manager

113. Media Manager

114. Regional Director

115. Bank Manager

116. Commercial Manager

117. Marketing Manager

118. Television Manager

119. Executive Manager / Director

120. Cooperative Society Manager

121. Accounts Manager

122. Cinema Director

123. Company or Factory Manager

124. Maintenance Manager

125. Printing and Publishing Manager

126. Hotel Manager

127. Electrical Manager

128. Finance Manager

129. Sales Manager

130. Museum Manager

131. School Manager

132. Plant Manager

133. Theatre Manager

134. Hospital Manager

135. Institute Manager
 
136. Library Manager

137. Laboratory Manager

138. Marine Transport Manager

139. Land Transport Manager

140. Air Transport Manager

141. Tourism Agency Manager

142. TV or Radio Programs Presenter

143. Correspondent (Newspaper/Radio/TV)

144. Food Controller

145. Aircraft Takeoff Controller

146. Maritime Controller

147. Quality Controller

148. Air Controller

149. Marine Traffic Controller

150. Media Controller

151. Road Controller

152. Aircraft Landing Controller

153. Cruise Ship Guide

154. Tourist Guide

155. Aviation Guide

156. Surveyor

157. Assistant Pharmacist

158. Co-Pilot

159. Assistant  Engineer  (All  specializations)

160. Consultant

161. General Supervisor

162. Ships Supervisor

163. Banker

164. Decoration Designer

165. TV Cameraman

166. Cinema Cameraman

167. Press Photographer

168. Land Hostess

169. Air Hostess
 
170. Program Producer

171. Ship Captain

172. Aircraft Pilot

173. Male or Female Nurse

174. Cinema or Television Producer

175. Marketing Representative

176. Sports Representative

177. Sales Representative

178. Procurement Representative

179. Administration Coordinator

180. Archeological Prospector

181. Engineer (All specializations)

182. Career Counselor

183. Assistant General Manager

184. Captain

185. Commercial Broker

186. Travel or Tourism Agent

187. Prosecutor

188. Ministry Undersecretary

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