Exceptional Entry Permit to Qatar is a temporary service provided to the residents of Qatar who are currently stuck abroad due to COVID-19 restrictions. Applications to get the permit can be submitted starting August 1, 2020.
Qatar portal allows employers, whether individuals or companies, government or private sectors, to apply for entry permits for residents and their family members holding QIDs under which they can return to Qatar.
The portal indicates that there are two types of accounts, one for Qatar residents and citizens and another for visitors as well as business representatives. Approval of the application will be sent to the email address.
The above screenshot of the portal shows how to create a new account to apply for "Exceptional Entry Permit" for Qatari citizens and residents, it indicates that QID, Mobile number are required to put for moving to the next step. It's also mentioned that if the mobile is not under your ownership, your account will be created but not active and you have to contact the call center to activate your account.
To create a new account to apply for an entry permit for visitors and business representatives, an email address as well as the mobile number, are required to enter the next steps that include providing personal information, creating a password, and finally completing the procedures.
The employer must apply for an entry permit.
If the sponsor is in the country, he/she can apply for an entry permit for his/her family members directly through Qatar Portal.
If the sponsor is outside the country, he/she must obtain an entry permit from his/her employer first. Only after obtaining the permit, the sponsor can apply for his/her family members through Qatar Portal.
Entry permit: This category is not required to apply for an entry permit. A visa upon arrival will be granted.
Quarantine: This category and all accompanying family members are excluded from the hotel quarantine. Home quarantine is applicable, regardless of the country individuals of this category are coming from.
Entry permit: This category must apply for an entry permit.
Quarantine: Children aged 0 to 5 years old exclusively and their accompanying family members are excluded from the hotel quarantine. Home quarantine is applicable, regardless of the country individuals of this category are coming from.
Residents from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: This category does not need to apply for an entry permit to enter the State of Qatar.
Resident Students: The concerned universities can apply for entry permits for students through Qatar Portal. General terms and conditions apply to this category
People coming from low-risk countries should:
Note: The permit will be automatically canceled if there is a discrepancy in the entered data of the country of departure.
Those who come from other countries (outside the list of low-risk countries) should comply with the following:
Note: The permit will be automatically canceled if there is a discrepancy in the data of the country of departure.
To confirm the approved hotel booking, please visit "Discover Qatar" website.
In some special cases, as identified by the authority concerned with the quarantine, hotel quarantine may be changed to a home quarantine on arrival. In such cases, the concerned permit holder will be required to spend a mandatory period of 3 days in the hotel, and complete the remaining quarantine period at home as deemed appropriate by the relevant authority.
Note: The approved hotel should be booked before booking the ticket.
For more information, please call on 109 from inside Qatar or +974 44069999 from outside Qatar
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