How To Do Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration For Qatar (2022)

In July 2021, Qatar has launched an online pre-travel registration service for travellers arriving in Qatar. The service known as Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration is mandatory for all travellers without a Qatar ID or Qatari passport.

The Ehteraz pre-registration system for those coming to Qatar aims to facilitate the arrival process, verify the health requirements and decide if quarantine is required or the traveller is exempted.

Using this online platform, passengers can upload all required documents, such as vaccination certificates and other relevant data to avoid hassle and long queues at the airport.

16 MARCH 2022 UPDATE: GCC and European Union (EU) nationals and residents who meet the immunity criteria, can use the authorized health information app for COVID-19 from their country and will not need to complete the Ehteraz pre-travel registration.

2 DECEMBER 2021 UPDATE: As per the latest guidelines on the MOPH website, non-residents of Qatar must apply through the Ehteraz website and upload all relevant documents such as vaccine certificates at least 3 days before arrival.

As per the new update, PCR test result is no longer required during the Ehteraz pre-registration process. Instead, travellers must present the original copy of the PCR test result to the airlines in order to allow them to board the plane, or at the country’s ports.

According to MOPH, all visitors will be required to download all official documents and present the Ehteraz travel permit to the airline employees (in case of travelling through Hamad International Airport) to allow them to board the aircraft, or to the immigration employees at the land borders (in the event of travelling through Abu Samra land port).

NOTE: Ehteraz pre-travel registration should not be confused with the Ehteraz mobile app which is a different service to be used once you are inside Qatar.

This article explains the step-by-step process of how to do the Ehteraz pre-registration and answers frequently asked questions.

Is Pre-Travel Registration Compulsory for All Travellers?

No, as per the latest announcement on 13 July 2021, registering on the Ehteraz website is compulsory only for travellers without a valid Qatar ID / Qatar Passport. However, Qatari Citizens and Residents can also register online to make their travel smoother.

Ehteraz Pre Travel Registration MOPH Tweet
Source: MOPH Twitter

Advantages of Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

The Ehteraz pre-travel registration has several advantages:

  • It will ensure that you meet the required conditions and you are authorized to enter Qatar.
  • It will make your check-in and departure process smooth at the point of departure.
  • It will ensure quick completion of entry procedures at Doha airport / point of entry.
  • Travellers with pre-approval will be allowed to use the designated fast-track route and proceed directly to the immigration checkpoint without stopping at the Ministry of Public Health’s counters (only for individuals who meet the criteria) – making it easier and faster to get into the country.

Documents Required for Ehteraz Pre-travel Registration

To apply for Ehteraz travel registration, the following documents are required:

  • Passport copy (for visitors)
  • A vaccination certificate issued by the competent authorities in the country departing from (for those who are fully vaccinated and 14 days have passed after the second dose)
  • A COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by the approved health authorities in the country departing from (for those who were recovered within a period not exceeding twelve months)
  • Hotel booking through the Discover Qatar website for those who are subject to hotel quarantine
  • Two-way airline ticket if you are a visitor applying for visa on arrival service
  • Hotel booking (for the entire duration) through the Discover Qatar website for Indian, Pakistani and Iranian nationals applying for visa on arrival with effect from 14 April 2022.

NOTE: All visitors (except GCC & EU nationals and residents*) should also have a negative result of an RT-PCR test done within 48 hours of boarding the flight. However, as per the new rules, this need not be uploaded during Ehteraz pre-registration. Instead, the original test result should be presented during check-in at the airport or during entry at other borders.

*16 March 2022 Update

When To Do The Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

Travellers must apply through the Ehteraz platform at least 3 days before arrival* to Qatar and make sure to submit the required documents.

However, the system may not accept applications if your travel date is after 7 days. So it is ideal to apply 6-7 days before travel.

*2 December 2021 Update

How To Do Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

Below are the steps for travellers to do the pre-travel registration on the Ehteraz website:

Step 1: Go to Ehteraz official website

Step 2: Go to Pre-entry Registration, Click on “Register new request” button

This is a recent update to the page. You can find this section on the left side in maroon colour.

Ehteraz Pre Travel Registration Home Screen

It will take you to this page:

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Website

Note: You can also reach this page by clicking on the “Pre-Registration System” link on Ehteraz mobile app. Either way, you will be redirected to the same page and the process is the same as below.

Ehteraz-Pre-Travel-Registration Mobile App

Step 3: If you are using the website for the first time, click on “New User Registration”

If you are already registered, go to Step 5 below.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Website New User

Step 4: Enter your details on User Registration page

Select your nationality, enter your email and create a password. Click on the “Signup” button.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration-Website New User Registration Page

Step 5: Activate your account by clicking the email link

You will receive an email with the activation link. Click on the email link to activate your account.

Ehteraz New User Registration Email

Step 6: Go to the login page, enter your email id and password

Enter the captcha code (number shown in the image) and click on the “Login” button.

Ehteraz Website User Login Page

Step 7: On the next page, click on “New Application”

Ehteraz Website Home Page

Step 8: Enter your travel information

Select arrival border, country of departure, arrival date and passenger count (if you are travelling alone, the passenger count will be 1). Enter captcha code and click on “Save & Continue”.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Website Steps

Step 9: On the next page, select visitor type and details

If you choose Qatari/Resident option, enter your nationality, QID number and date of birth. Then enter the captcha code and click on the “Retrieve” button.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Residents

If you choose the Visitor option, you will have to enter your nationality, visa number, date of birth, full name, passport details and gender. For those applying for a visa on arrival to Qatar, they can skip the visa number field.

You should also give details of vaccination, any recent COVID-19 infection and the countries you have recently visited.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Visitors

Step 10: Attach the required documents

  • For residents, you will need a copy of the vaccination certificate or a hotel reservation (if you are not exempted). Vaccination certificate is not needed if vaccinated inside Qatar.
  • For visitors, you will need your passport copy, a copy of the vaccination certificate, hotel reservation (if you are not exempted) and flight tickets.

13 MARCH 2022 UPDATE: Credit card or debit card with three months bank statement is required to be uploaded if you are applying for a visa on arrival from countries like India, Pakistan etc. The balance should be a minimum of QR 5000. QR 5000 cash is not accepted anymore.

For uploading the documents, jpg, jpeg or pdf attachment extensions are allowed. The attachment size cannot be more than 2 MB per file.

Step 11: Review and save the information

Review the information and make sure it is accurate. Enter the captcha code and click “Save”.

Step 12: On the next page, agree to the terms and conditions and submit the application

Step 13: You will receive a decision by email

After submitting the application, the traveller may follow up and see the status of the application whether it is approved or any other procedures required to get the approval. This can be checked on the website’s home page under the “My applications” option.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Check Status

Once the pre-registration is completed, travellers will be provided with information on the procedures that they will have to follow and the checkpoints that they will have to stop at upon arrival in Qatar.

Time Required for Ehteraz Pre-Travel Approval

Since now you are required to submit the application at least 3 days prior to travel, you are supposed to receive a decision within 1-3 days.

The decision is taken for each person within the application individually (in the case of the application for more than one person).

An email will be sent to the email address registered in the user account detailing the decisions (exempt from quarantine/hotel or home quarantined required/deficiencies on application).

You can take a printout copy of this pre-travel approval to use during your travel.

For residents who are vaccinated from Qatar & exempt from quarantine, this approval will be automatic and can be downloaded immediately.

Ehteraz Helpline

For enquiries, you can contact MOPH Helpline on 16000 (Inside the State of Qatar) or +974 4406 9963 (Outside the State of Qatar). For technical assistance, you can contact 109 (Inside the State of Qatar) or +974 4406 9999 (Outside the State of Qatar). You can also contact via email: [email protected]

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Fees

This is a free service and does not require any fees.

Warning: If a traveller submits fake information or forged documents during pre-registration, the passenger condition will be re-evaluated upon entry to the country, and the prior decision is not taken into account.

Additonal Information

  • Travellers must present their RT-PCR test results and the application approval to the border employee.
  • The data of citizens and residents who have completed the pre-registration on the website will be stored in order to facilitate the process of submitting new applications in the future.
  • For Qatar residents, an exceptional entry permit will not be required if they have valid QID and they have left Qatar within the last 6 months. If the resident has been out of Qatar for 6 months, they have to apply for a Return Permit.

It is the responsibility of individuals to ensure that they are updated with any changes in the Entry and Return policy of the State of Qatar through the official sources before planning their trip. Please check the MOPH website to see the latest Travel Policy for the State of Qatar.

READ NEXT: Qatar Quarantine Rules: Complete Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions on Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

Is Ehteraz pre-travel registration mandatory for all travellers?

Ehteraz pre-travel registration is only mandatory for travellers without a Qatar ID or Qatari passport.

When should I submit my Ehteraz pre-travel registration application?

The application should be completed at least 3 days before your arrival in Qatar.

Can I apply for a family member or someone travelling with me?

Yes, it is possible to apply for a family member or someone travelling on the same flight. However, the decision depends on each passenger separately based on the requirements and documents that are submitted.

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  1. Pls help my flight is tomorrow 1pm and my ehteraz saying under process I registered almost 12hours but progress I don’t want to missed my flight tomorrow pls help

  2. I am travelling from Mumbai to Qatar on an on arrival visa on 16.03.22 early morning by Indigo airlines. My ticket is also confirmed.
    Can I complete my pre registration now.

  3. Dear Team,
    I have applied for Ehteraz pre approval 24 hours ago as i am supposes to travel on 17th March. I am looking for visa on arrival. All my documents including Vaccine certificate (Pfizer Biotech), 1 day hotel quarantine booking is attached. How long this approval will take. Do i need to submit anyother document.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Atif, Unfortunately, nowadays we are seeing a processing delay for most applicants. You can call 109 or +974-44069999 to check the status.

  4. Hi, I am traveling for the first time to Qatar from India on work yearly resident visa. Do I need to select visit visa option or resident visa option for ehteraz pre approval registration.
    Also I want to bring my 7 year old daughter along with me by on-arrival visa option.

    1. Hi

      My family is travelling next month 1st week and i am resident.

      in this case we need hotel booking for thier stay ? i have my rented house

      please advise



      1. Doha Guides Team

        Hi Krishnan, Apart from the 1-day quarantine (if travelling from India), you will need a normal hotel booking for Ehteraz approval. You can cancel this booking once they arrive in Qatar.

    2. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Prima, You have to choose a visit visa. You can include your daughter in the same application. Make sure your daughter has return ticket.

      1. Hi,
        My application was returned 3 hrs before flight departure due to non submission of 3 month bank statement.
        Please make sure you submit 3 month bank statement for each passenger with minimum balance of 5000qar.

  5. Hi to doha guid team
    I have a ticket from Shiraz to Doha and there is a serious problem with Iranian citizens in Ehteraz registration processes that one of items during registration is giving a master or visa card number that due to sanctions Iranian citizens do not have accesses to that and I have a very important exam at 15th March in Doha please help me what can I do about this ?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Pooya, Unfortunately, this is a new requirement. You can call Government Helpline on 109 (+97444069999 from outside Qatar) and ask if there is any workaround.

  6. Hi .. I do have a tenacy contract in DOHA but not notarised but signed from Owner and apartment stamp is there.

    Can I use this as proof of accomodation instead of hotel booking for my family visiting me on “Visa on arrival ” ???

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Sandeep, You will need a hotel booking for a visa on arrival. You can make an online hotel booking and cancel it once you land in Doha.

  7. Aasma Altaf Chaudhary

    I am Aasma Altaf Chaudhary I have vaccine certificate with my fathers surname Aasma Sharfouddin Shaikh
    I have given Aadhaar card for updation now it’s name of my Husband surname Aasma Altaf Chaudhary
    Can I get approval if I have different name in vaccine certificate n passport
    My passport name is Aasma Altaf Chaudhary

  8. Please help me my flight is tomorrow going to qatar. My ehteraz is under process. I dont have enough funds to rebook my ricket again.

  9. Even though the rules were updated to say that eheteraz applications should be done at least 3 days prior to travel, this rule is not being applied/enforced. Most people are still applying 12 to 24 hours before travel and their applications are being processed with a high priority. Those who apply 3 days before or greater from travel date have a very low priority and often do not receive the approval until the day of the flight. A call to the Ehteraz helpline revealed that there is no bar on applying later than 3 days prior and that these cases are prioritised and they get quick approval within a few hours. Can you please comment

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Shantanu, Unfortunately, this is true in some cases. However, not everyone who applies late gets approved. Many people have missed their flights due to late applications. So it is always safer to apply 6-7 days before travel.

  10. nenita gonzales

    I have been downloading Ehteraz app the last 4 days, after filing out all the required information and clicking register button, nothing happened. My flight is on March 12, will I be allowed to check in by the airline if I won’t be able to download it prior to my flight?
    Also, I will be staying in my niece’s apartment during my stay in Qatar, do I need an invitation letter from her to confirm that she will accommodate me during my stay? Thank you very much for your help.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Nenita, Ehteraz app and Ehteraz pre-registration are different things. You need to do Ehteraz pre-registration on the website. Please read the above article carefully. If you are trying for a visa on arrival you need a hotel booking (an invitation letter is not enough). After reaching Doha, you can cancel the hotel booking.

  11. Hi,
    Can you please provide the office source of this article. Particularly the one which mentions that RT-PCR is not required to be uploaded for Ehteraz Pre-Registration. Thanks.

  12. hi, i have flight to doha from uk on feb 12. i was recovered from covid last january 9 2022. will qatar allow me to get in if it will still show positive in my pcr. should i declare in ehteraz that i had covid last january?also can i send my registration in ehteraz as early as 4 days before arrival.

    1. I am from Pakistan, recently move to Jeddah KSA from Dubai, since Pakistan passport holder have on arrival visa at doha air port, what exactly the requirement flying from Saudi Arabia to Doha and return back to Saudi, vaccination 2 doses moderna did in pakistan 30th july n 30th August 2021 respectively and vaccine certificate attested by ministry of health in pakistan and Saudi authority, i arrived Jeddah KSA on 8th Dec 2022.

  13. Bonjour, l’enregistrement pré_voyage ehteraz est elle obligatoire lorsque l’on fait une escale courte (2h) à Doha?

  14. Can we show the contract where its mentioned that accommodation will be provided by company.And no need hotel booking. In case of wife or childrens.

  15. I have applied for registration and included my mother in the application. However only mine is approved and not my mother’s. Do I need to delete name her from the application and resubmit it, so I can travel on my own?

  16. Sir
    How much take to approve after submitting all documents in ehteraz pre-registration?
    If i didn’t get what should I do?
    Please reply me

  17. Buon pomeriggio ,devo imbarcarmi sulla nave msc da doha il 20 gennaio mi viene richiesta la prenotazione alberghiera ma io dovrei essere esente perché la sera dell arrivo devo andare direttamente sulla nave. Come funziona in questo caso?

  18. Priyanka Geeda Prakash

    I’m from India and my travel date for Doha will be 15-01-2022.. i have taken a visitor visa.. So, i need to take my PCR Test before 48 hours which means on (13-01-2022), but i also need to pre register in ehteraz app atleast before 3 days of travel.. so today is my last date to apply for a ehteraz app.. if i need to apply for today then how can i able to upload my Negative PCR test for pre – registration..

    i tried to pre- register in Ehteraz app.. In the Passengers Information i could see the list of documents which i should need to upload, on that lists, its showing me to upload the negative PCR test as well..

    I’m totally confused, kindly help me on the same ASAP, since this is my last date to pre register on this Ehteraz app..

    1. Hi
      you got the ehtraz pre registration approval… What documents you uploaded…please share the experience u faced

    2. I don’t think u need to upload RT-PCR results now for pre registration . Only it should be kept handy during your travel date. Pls crct me if I am wrong..

    3. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Priyanka, Sorry for the late reply. For others in a similar situation, there is no need to upload PCR results on Ehteraz pre-registration now. This has been recently confirmed by MOI. The list of documents is not updated recently.

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