QATAR – 30-Day Visa on Arrival Can Only Be Extended Online

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that visitors who have entered Qatar on a 30-day tourist visa on arrival and who wish to extend their stay for another 30 days must do so via a new online portal, rather than through the Airport Passports Department.

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QATAR – 30-Day Visa on Arrival Can Only Be Extended Online

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TUNISIA – Expats in GCC Countries Now Eligible for Visa-on-Arrival

Effective immediately, foreign nationals holding residence visas from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries no longer require consular visas to enter Tunisia and are now eligible for visas-on-arrival valid for stays of up to 15 days. Visas-on-arrival are reportedly now available to GCC expats at all Tunisian airports and border crossings.

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TUNISIA – Expats in GCC Countries Now Eligible for Visa-on-Arrival

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QATAR – Electronic Travel Authorisation for Holders of Certain Visas and Resident Permits

Effective 27 September 2017, Qatar will introduce a single-entry electronic travel authorisation, valid for 30 days and renewable once, for holders of valid visas or residence permits from the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Schengen countries or the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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QATAR – Visa-Free Entry Introduced for 80 Nationalities


On 9 August 2017 Qatar announced that, effective immediately, nationals of 80 countries can enter the country visa-free for stays of up to 30 days or 90 days.

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QATAR – Visa-Free Entry Introduced for 80 Nationalities

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QATAR – Several Middle Eastern Countries Sever Diplomatic Ties

On Monday 5 June 2017 the governments of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut diplomatic ties with Qatar with immediate effect, and closed access to Qatar for air, sea and land traffic, citing the need to protect their national security.

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QATAR – Several Middle Eastern Countries Sever Diplomatic Ties

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New Data in Immiguru: QATAR – GCC Nationals

We’re very pleased to announce that the immigration process for GCC Nationals working in Qatar has been added to Immiguru this week.

GCC nationals working in Qatar are work visa exempt but should sign a local contract and apply for a local residence ID card.

Many thanks to our partner in Qatar, Futuregate for their help with this!

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Residents of GCC Countries Now Require E-visa to Enter UAE

Effective immediately, foreign nationals with residency visas from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are required to apply for an e-visa before travelling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This regulation came into effect in May 2015, but has only recently been enforced by the immigration authorities in the UAE. Failure to obtain the e-visa before traveling to the UAE may lead to rejection at the border immigration counter.

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United Arab Emirates – Residents of GCC Countries Now Require E-visa to Enter UAE

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