As per the ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team's call on 6 April 2022, at 1:25 pm with Discover Qatar's Leisure Services Department we were told that the mandatory hotel booking for 'Visa on Arrival' for Indian, Iranian & Pakistani nationals has been suspended since the morning of 6 April 2022.
As per the department, the same will be updated on Discover Qatar's official website soon.
5 April 2022: As per the announcement on the Discover Qatar website, effective from 14 April 2022, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for the State of Qatar has mandated that all nationals with passports issued by India, Iran and Pakistan will be required to meet the following additional conditions in order to receive a ‘Visa on Arrival’:
Please read the following FAQs and Terms & Conditions carefully before proceeding with your booking.
This has been mandated by the Ministry of Interior.
No, this only applies for ‘Visa on Arrival’ applications for Indian, Iranian and Pakistani Nationals.
The mandated requirement is that you must book hotel accommodation with Discover Qatar for the full length of your stay in order to qualify for a ‘Visa on Arrival’. There are other types of Visa available, such as family Visa. Please visit the Ministry of Interior website to understand the relevant requirements for other types of Visa.
You can purchase a 'Visa on Arrival' hotel from Discover Qatar in one of the following places:
No this is not a quarantine hotel booking. This is a ‘Visa on Arrival’ hotel booking. If quarantine is required, this will need to be booked separately and will also qualify for your ‘Visa on Arrival’ application.
No, please see individual hotel descriptions for their check-in times and ensure your booking dates are appropriate for your flight times.
No, although you can book a transfer with Discover Qatar together with your hotel booking, for your convenience.
No, you cannot arrange Visa on Arrival before you arrive in Qatar.
Visa on Arrival can be extended up to a maximum of 60 days in total. A Discover Qatar hotel booking will be required for the entire duration.
You will be issued a Discover Qatar hotel voucher once you have confirmed your hotel booking. This will be considered proof of purchase for your 'Visa on Arrival' application.
The same rules apply, you must have pre-booked a Discover Qatar hotel booking if you are expecting to apply for a ‘Visa on Arrival’.
Once a booking is made, amendments are not allowed. Cancellations are as follows:
The following exceptions to the above apply:
There are no refunds for early check-out.
Yes, for assistance please call +974 4423 7103.
Source: Discover Qatar
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