Qatar visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Qatari Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: days

Entry Requirements

  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Qatar for a duration of 30 days. 
  • Visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • No visa is required for South African passport holders visiting Qatar. 
  • For entry into Qatar, visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months, return and onward tickets, and a proof of hotel booking confirmation. 
  • Your visa is valid for 180 days. 
  • You can extend your visa for 30 days with a processing fee of $27.
  • If you overstay your visa, you must pay $54 per day, for each day overstayed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions for visa free entry into Qatar??

No. There are no age restrictions for visa free entry into Qatar. 

Where can I extend my visa in Qatar??

 You can request a 30-day visa extension from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) Immigration Office at Hamad International Airport (HIA), 

What happens if I overstay my visa??

If you overstay your visa, you will have to pay a fee of $54 per day for each day overstayed. 

Is English spoken in Qatar??

Most people speak English in Qatar especially when carrying out business. 

What is the national dish in Qatar??

Machbūs, a meal consisting of rice, meat, and vegetables, is the national dish in Qatar. 

It's still required hayya card an South African travel to qatar?

Any age restrictions for visa application?.?

What if I am being invited by a friend. What do I need to submit??