How To Get On Arrival Visa for Baby Born Outside Qatar (2022)

Many expatriate women residing in Qatar go to their home countries during pregnancy as they want to be close to their extended family during the delivery.

When they come back, Qatar provides free visas on arrival for newborn babies, provided they arrive in Qatar within six months of their birth.

This article explains the conditions required to receive an on-arrival visa for baby born outside Qatar.

Conditions To Get Visa For Baby Born Outside Qatar

Newborn babies who are less than six months old need a Newborn Visa when entering the country with their mother. This can be obtained free of cost at the airport itself.

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior had tweeted the conditions for issuing on-arrival visas for babies born outside Qatar on arrival at the port of entry.

According to MoI, here are the conditions for granting an on-arrival visa for a baby born outside Qatar:

Conditions for granting on arrival visa for baby born outside Qatar.
Source: Ministry of Interior

1) Residence Permit for father and mother

It is an absolute must that the father and mother should have valid Residence Permits in Qatar

2) The baby should be no more than six months old

The baby cannot be more than six months old. If the parents cannot bring the baby to Qatar before they reach six months, they must apply for a Family Residence Permit first.

3) The wife should be on the sponsorship of the husband

Another condition is that the wife should be under the husband’s sponsorship. If the father and mother are under company sponsorships, they cannot get a visa on arrival for the baby.

4) Original birth certificate and a valid passport for the baby

You should also bring the original birth certificate for the baby. A copy of the birth certificate may not be accepted. Also, the baby should have a valid passport from your home country.

Cost of the Visa

The visa is provided free of cost for newborn babies on arrival along with their parents at the entry border.

Once the baby enters Qatar, the parents must apply for a Residence Permit Card (QID) through Metrash2 or any Ministry of Interior Service Centre.

Another thing to remember is that if the mother has stayed out of Qatar for more than six months, it would be considered an overstay, and she would need a return permit to come back.

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FAQ on Visa For Baby Born Outside Qatar

Can babies born outside Qatar get visas on arrival?

Yes, babies younger than six months can get visas on arrival if both parents hold Qatar Residence Permits.

What are the conditions for getting a Qatar visa on arrival for a baby?

The parents should have residence permits, the wife should be under the husband’s sponsorship, plus the baby’s original birth certificate and passport are also required.

What is the cost of an on-arrival visa for a newborn baby?

The visa on arrival for newborn babies is free in Qatar.

Can the baby get a Residence Permit card at the airport?

No, once the baby reaches Qatar, parents must apply for a Residence Permit card through Metrash2 or any Ministry of Interior Service Centre.

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  1. Hi ,
    I want to bring my 1.5 month old baby from india . Me and my wife are under different sponsorship , any possibility to bring my baby .

  2. Hi,
    My husband tried to apply for the QID for my newborn son twice in immigration at Al gharaffa unfortunately, they told him that it’s not allowed bcoz (1) I’m a second wife (2) I’m not under my husband’s sponsorship.

    I’m planning to go there, would you please inform me what are the requirements needed. thank you very much

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi UmmAbulrahman, You will need a NOC letter from your employer (in Arabic) with the salary mentioned, six months bank statement, QID and passport of both parents, marriage certificate, baby’s passport, birth certificate and photo.

  3. Bushra Tauqeer


    I am under company sponsorship and I went to India for my pregnancy. Now I have 4month old baby so can I bring my baby on visit visa or family visit visa.
    I request you to also clear one doubt that if I can bring my kid on visit visa the do I need to do hotel booking for my newborn .

  4. Hi..My son is 2 month old born outside qatar. As me and my wife are sponsored by two different employer and does not hold family visa. For my son can we get Visa on Arrival? Pls. advise

  5. Vishal Shobhit

    Hi is visa on arrival for newborn baby still given if the baby is under 6 months old or it has changed to baby being within 3 months old?? Please help us as my daughter is now 4 months old and my wife under my sponsorship wants to come to Qatar
    Thank You
    Vishal Shobhit

  6. Hi. I just wanna ask, i and my 3 months old baby exit Qatar and in Philippines right now. Is it possible to bring back my daughter with visa on arrival?

  7. Hi my wife and 4 year daughter are in Qatar on ON ARRIVAL VISA. My wife got a new job and she is exiting to our home country, India for Medical.

    I have a doubt Is it possible to bring my daughter also with wife.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Latheesh, Your wife can bring your daughter again on visa on arrival. However, it would be valid for a maximum of 2 months only. To sponsor your daughter on a residence permit, you need to meet salary and professional requirements.

      1. Hi,
        My wife has got the company visa and she is planning to come Qatar next week. We have a six months old baby , can she take our baby on on arrival visa with her ?

        I am now in Qatar. Thanks

  8. Dear Team Doha Guide,

    Please guide me for the below concern :

    I arrived in Qatar just before Corona February 2020 via On Arrival Visa.

    As there was no Visa issuance for long time I was stuck here on same On arrival Visa status.

    Recently when family Visa was open, We tried to convert it to RP, but it seems now there approving only those who are having high salary around 20k.

    I have a newborn baby and he is 4 months now, what will be the procedure for new born visa as mother is not having RP and On arrival Visa status.

    Will there be a fine

  9. Dear Sir,
    My Wife’s QID got expired and she will be overstaying out of Qatar for more than 6 month due to her pregnancy.
    I checked with Immigration Garaffa they mentioned that they will issue return permit for her.
    What would be requirement for the new born baby to arrive at Qatar. Whether baby (3 month ) can get visa on arrival based on my RP and my wife’s expired RP & Return Permit.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Would be grateful for your answer.

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