Application Procedure for Family Resident Visa in Qatar

I have summarize below the procedures and requirements in processing your family resident Visa.  The following are only based on our own and some of our friends experiences.  If you know any  additional information that may be of help to our fellow kabayans, please feel free to comment below.

Note: If you have not subscribed yet in Metrash, it is advisable that you subscribe first in metrash with MOI (No Charge), so that you will get SMS alert regarding the Visa status application.

Subscribe for Metrash2  just in two steps. 
1. If you are not subscribed for normal Metrash service, subscribe for it on MoI website, click here for more info. 
2. Send an SMS from your Metrash subscribed mobile to 92992 with following format M2R
You will receive an SMS with download link and two part activation code. download the link, enter the activation code choose your password and enjoy the services on your mobile.

1. Obtain a New Family Visa Form directly from MOI- Madinat Khalifa Immigration Department. The timings are 8am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm, Sundays to Thursdays,  or you may download it from here .  Some  people say that family visa is usually done in the morning.

2. Have the application form filled up by a typist in Arabic.  There are Arabic Typing Centers at Souq Waqif opposite the Police Station. They usually charge QR5 to QR10.

3. Request your Employer/Sponsor to affix his signature and seal at the last page of the form.  Then have it signed by yourself. You will also need the Computer Card from your Sponsor and you Employment Contract with Labor Department Seal.

4. Submit the application form with the following required documents (prepare 3 photocopies and original):

a.) Letter from your employer/sponsor outlining your position and salary. If company is providing you the accommodation, it must be stated in the letter. – (It should be written in Arabic and address to Ministry of Immigration. Contact your Company PRO.)

NOTE: The minimum salary requirement for family visa is QAR10,000 per month.  If you work for a government agency, the letter outlining your salary and position must be approved by the Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Housing.
b.) Copy of your Passport and  Work Visa Page or Qatar ID (Pataka)
c.) Copy of your Family’s (wife and/or children) Passport
d.) Six months Bank statement (reflecting your monthly salary of at least QAR10,000)
e.) Attested Marriage Certificate (if applying for wife) – See Attestation details below
f.) Attested child/children Birth Certificates (if applying for children)  – See Attestation details below
g.) Copy of your Attested Education Certificate / Academic Qualification  /Diploma  – See Attestation details below
h.) Kharamaa bill in your name
i.) House Contract in your name (properly stamped with Baladiya) – It is the responsibility of the House Owner to have the contract stamped by Baladiya however if they require you to do it, you may have no choice as it is an important requirement now. This will be attested on Doha Municipality (Baladiya) near HSBC in C-Ring Road corner Al Saad Road. You need the following for attestation. Tenancy Contract (3 copies and original), your ID and the Land Owner’s ID, Authorization Letter from the Owner to attest the Contract, Title of the Land and fill the application form which is available in Baladiya. You will be asked to pay 1% of your annual rent.

But, if you are in a sub-lease house, you will need the following requirements:

1. Tenancy contract between 1st party (Owner) & 2nd party (Your Landlord – either company or individual). (make 3 copies of this)
2. ID of 1st party
3. ID of 2nd & 3rd party (you are the 3rd party)
4. Authorization letter from 1st party that he is allowing 2nd party to sub-lease the property
5. Title of land
6. If the 1st party is also the 2nd party (company owned by 1st party):
6.1 copy of commercial record
6.2 copy of commercial permit
6.3 copy of authorized signatory card

4. Now your application must be complete and ready for submission… Go to Immigration Department in Madinat Khalifa Area, Building No. 4, First Floor.

After submitting the Visa application, do not forget that you will be given a receipt with application number.  You may track the status through MOI Website.

5. Click on the second radio button and enter the application number and Your QID.

6. The status will be “The Request accepted” means same day you will get SMS from MOI with visa application no.  If “The Request refused” go to Labour Department and check for the reason and comply with the requirement.

a) In case the reason is not mentioned, then request for an appointment (with captain) to know the reason.  Go with full preparation along with all submitted documents (copy) and original.
b) Ask the reason for rejection, normally the captain will ask you some question just i.e what is your job/ Salary/ Nature of Company (They want some clarification from the submitted application. Check the status in same above mol link. It will be approved.

7. Once you received SMS with visa application no. Then, you may track the status through MOI Website click on “Visa approval tracking”  Enter your visa no (Received in SMS) and ID No.

8. Once your received an SMS “Visa ready to Delivery” or “Ready for printing” status in the moi website, go to Immigration Office with the Online print (Visa Ready for printing-it’s not compulsory) and original passport of the applicants and your ID. No application is required here.

9. Pay the amount (QR200) and get the family visa.  Now you can send this visa to your wife & children (to home country). They can arrive based on this visa.

If your wife is already here (Qatar) in visit visa, you may request to convert the family visit visa to familyresident visa by paying additional QR 500 and they will affix a sticker in passport (No need to exit from Qatar). You can do this same time when you are getting the family visa.

For Attestation:

The following attestations are required on the Original Documents:
1. DFA Authentication (Red Ribbon) – DFA Authentication Division’s New Address is at DFA-OCA Building Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Parañaque City. You shall proceed to the Department of Foreign Affairs Authentication Division to authenticate the document with red ribbon (processing fee Php100per document  for regular processing of 5 days and Php200 for rush processing of 2 days)
2. Philippine Embassy in Qatar – You have to bring the documents to the Philippine Embassy in Qatar for notary and authentication (QAR100.00 fee)
3. At the end – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Qatar – Then go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) at C Ring Road opposite Gulf Cinema  for attestation (QAR20 per document they only accept debit/credit cards)

In the Philippines:

1. When you now have an Visa Notice for your family, which is by default valid for 3 months only, you may send the printed Visa Notice  to your family in the Philippines or provide them the Visa number and they can print copies from here

2. Dependent who is above 18 yrs old should take Medical Exam in any Qatar authorized Medical Testing. You may find the list of Approved Qatar Medical Centers or Clinics  here. Children below 18 years of age is not required for Medical Exam.

3. Then, the following documents need to be submitted personally  to Qatar Embassy for Visa Stamping. The new address and contact numbers of Qatar Embassy is:

Qatar Embassy Manila, Philippines


Block 4 lot 6 Santiago Street Paseo de Magallanes, Magallanes Village, Makati City
Telephone: 856-6666/ 856-1222/ 856-1444*
856-1999/ 856-2444*


Emabassy Office Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
*Filing: Monday to Friday between 9am-10am only.
*Releasing: On the third (3rd) working day from the date of filing between 2pm-4pm.

* Please be informed that effective June 3, 2013, the Consular Section will no longer be receiving Cash Payments.
They will only accept ATM (Debit) Card and Credit Card payments (MASTER CARD & VISA CARD) for all visa and authentication related transactions.

Please prepare the original and photocopies of the following and make sure all documents are valid and not expired.

  • Application form
  • Visa Notice
  • Original Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel)
  • Medical Certificate (fit to travel) issued only by an accredited clinic by the Qatar Embassy – see above for list; (children ages 11 years old and below are exempted from medical requirement)
  • 2 pcs 2×2 size colored photos with white background
  • Processing Fee (Php358.97)

Submit these requirements at the Qatar Embassy in Manila with address above. You need to submit them personally. Should you need a representative to process them for you, you can send an authorization letter of your representative and copies of your valid IDs and his valid IDs.

When they arrived in Qatar:

10. Your wife/children must first obtain a blood-type certificate from any clinic before undergoing the Medical Commission exam.  Then, take your wife/children to Medical Commission (Abu Hamour) with the following documents (Original passport, Visa copy & QAR 100).  No application required here. Please note that the medical exam should be done within seven (7) days from the date of their arrival in Qatar.

The medical exam comprises a blood test and chest X-ray. Diseases being screened include:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

Note: For Family Visit Visa to Family Resident Visa –Mention this conversion in the registration counter.  You will need to pay QAR500 per family member and QAR400 for babies.

11. You will then get an SMS alert from metrash that medical is ok. Then check from MOI wesite and click on “RP application tracking and Printing” and enter Visa No. and ID No. you will get a form from the above website where you need to fill some supplementary data.

12. After completing the medical test, adults are required to register their fingerprints digitally with the MOI. The fingerprinting headquarters is located on Salwa Road off the Industrial Area flyover. Other service centers are located in:

  • Al Khor
  • Mesaimeer
  • Duhail
  • Al Shamal
  • Industrual Area (near Nissan roundabout)

Proceed for finger print (Abu Hamour) with the printout from website after Medical approval (they just need the visa number. To be on the safer side, you may bring Visa copy, ID and Original Passport).

13. You will then get SMS alert (Finger print ok), then proceed to immigration with the following (Printout of the form from MOI website duly filled, after medical approval, Copy of ID and passport of sponsor) QR 500, if you are applying residency for one year and same amount for every additional year and get the RP card by paying the required amount.

If you have further questions, please post it below and I will try my best to reply at the soonest.


344 thoughts on “Application Procedure for Family Resident Visa in Qatar

  1. Hi!Great Day!I just want to confirm if it is still possible to schedule my entry to Qatar 1 week before the expiry of my family visa?Thank You & more powers!

  2. my family entry visa shows validity of six months. it was issued on 25/6/2013 with validity upto 22/12/2013. so they have to enter Qatar before this date . isn’t it? or is there a minimum time limit by which they have to enter into Qatar. kindly advise

  3. Pls help me! I have lung scar and I need to follow my husband in qatar he will get me under family visa. Saan po ba ko makapagmedical na di under ng gamca? Thank you!

    • Ano po ba ang gamca? Sa pagkakaalam ko po kapag may scar sa lungs, mahihirapan mabigyan ng visa papunta dito. Risky po kasi sa may sakit sa lungs ang weather dito, lalo na kapag may sandstorm.

      • hi ms azon! thank you for this very helpful forum. i don’t know if your question regarding GAMCA was answered already. pero it stands for Gulf Cooperation Coucil (GCC)-Accredited Medical Clinics Association. i just had a recent experience regarding the said office. i just received my family visit visa from hubby who works in doha. i called up some accredited clinics for my medical exam. apparently, one can’t just show up at an embassy-accredited medical clinic now. they were looking for a gamca referral. so i had to go to gamca office @ Arkansas St. near UN Ave and J. Bocobo St. in Ermita. It’s a walking distance from the Supreme Court. there they will provide you with a referral and the name of the medical clinic where you should get your medical exam done. di na po pwede pumili. i was instructed to go a clinic which fortunately was not too far from where i live. pero hindi pa rin sya yung pinakamalapit. yun nga lang. anyway, hope this helps.

      • Thank you for sharing Cris. I am personally not aware of the new requirement of Gamca referral kasi before I just showed up sa Medical Clinic na binanggit ng husband ko.

  4. Healed na po ako. Childhood days ko pa nakuha yung PTB kaya nagkaroon ng scar. Hindi nman po ako magwowork. Family resident visa yung kinuha ng hubby ko. Thanks

      • Mam, eto na po ba yung bago nilang list? Last year mo kasi sa san marcelino pa nagpamedical yung husband ko. Pede pa rin po ba dun? Thanks po!

      • The list is directly link to the website of Supreme Council of Health Qatar (SCH), so sa palagay ko po updated naman yan. You may also call Qatar Embassy and the clinic to verify if may doubt po kayo.

    • @ Sophia, any update if your visa was granted despite the fact the you had a history of PTB? I was planning to bring my mother here in Qatar with the same history as yours.
      @ Azon, hello po, is it allowed to sponsor a mother-in-law under resident visa or visit visa lang po?

  5. Hi Azon,

    I have submitted all my documents in the Immigration office at Madinat Khalifa last June 30 early in the morning and was finished less than 20-30 minutes. I have done the application process in Building no. 3 as I was directed by the helpdesk in Building no. 1. Am I on the right building? They have accepted my documents though and I am applying for Family Residence Permit as I have requested this in our Office PRO. Now I am checking my visa application through the MOI website but there were still no records found when I inpnut VBXXXXXXXXX and my ID… but suddenly when I selected the “Visit” radio button with the corresponding Application No. the status showed “THE APPLICATION IS UNDER REVIEW” I saw your other article this status is for FAMILY VISIT VISA, do I need to do something about this or should I leave them this process maybe they are still updating the documents?

    Thank you.

      • Hi Ma’am… This is what happened to me:

        After midnight of July 3 that was July 4 already – 2am I
        tried to check the Application Tracking online again and
        to my surprise the status was now “The Application is
        Rejected” then the Description says “REFER TO APPLICATION
        SUBMISSION OFFICE” I also noticed the passport of my spouse
        in the receipt and in the tracking tool that one number is

        So on the start of the working hours of July 4 – Thurs I
        immediately went to Immigration at Madinat Khalifa Building
        No. 3, I took a waiting stab at the counter and when it was
        my turn the lady checked my Application number and said that
        “This was rejected… but no reason… please go to

        reception”. I went to the reception, they wrote something in
        Arabic, they let me photocopy the receipt with the Arabic
        handwriting so that maybe they also have their copy. The
        only thing that was written in English was July 29, 2013
        and when I asked them they said committee meeting at Building
        no. 4. It was really a headache here and there. It’s also
        expensive to go by taxi from the city to Madinat Khalifa
        then after this to no avail?

        Before I left the Immigration I talked to this one man who
        experienced this before and told me that other have also
        experienced this. Mostly you’ve been scheduled with a
        specific date but not all the time they will let you to
        a meeting with a captain or in the committee meeting
        appointment. Most of the time they will reschedule you again
        for another week or month it depends on their mood but this
        process was killing me. The man told me to talk to someone
        inside the immigration and try to figure out what’s really
        the reason for rejecting. It was already lunch time and
        people are in a hurry for their break so I just came back
        at 3pm not knowing that most of the counters and offices
        are already closed for the week.

        I did try to go directly to Building no. 4 maybe the lady
        in the counter first floor may give some idea. When I gave
        her my Application Receipt she retrieved the information
        from their database and told me “This is Rejected” I said
        I know maybe you can try to tell me what’s the reason.
        She said “I don’t know, try to come back this coming
        Sunday because today there are no more people available
        to check this, first get a stab here in Building no. 4 and
        check with me the appointment before I send you to 2nd Floor
        committee meeting”

        So I gave up, no luck for me this week. I’ll try to check
        again this Sunday. Do you have any helpful ideas or maybe
        some of your friends experiences here? Thanks.

      • The lady is correct in telling that you have to get a number and for a committee meeting at the second floor. I believe the best time is to there in the early morning than in the lunch time or afternoon. I wish you luck in the committee meeting. Be sure to bring all documents that may be required when you attend the meeting.

  6. madame ano po mga test ang gagawin sa medical dito? also, sa list po ng accredited clinics ang sbi kasi ng Gamca sila ang magsasabi kung saang clinic mag pa medical..ganun po b talaga? hindi pwedeng kami pumili ng clinic? tsaka ilang days po usuallyna re release ang medical dito? thanks po!

    • IF I remember it right, urinalysis, blood test, physical exam, x-ray, dental. Any accredited clinic from the list sa pagkakaalam ko po ay pwede naman. Please check the list from the link in my post. Goodluck!

  7. Hi mam my husband applied for family visa for me to go there. Im currently 2 months pregnant and will be 3 months by the time im scheduled to go to Qatar. This will not be a problem right? In the medical I will just have to notify them that im pregnant so that the clinic is aware and will not be doing any procedures that may harm me right? Thanks.

    • I don’t see any problem even if you are pregnant s long as you have a valid visa to enter Qatar. Yes, you have to let them know that you are pregnant so that they would not expose you to x-ray machines. It may also help that you bring a doctor’s certificate from your current OB certifying your pregnancy.

      • hi mam, Im planning to bring my wife through Family visit visa on 13th dec 2013. She is now pregnant for 3 months. How long she can stay in a visit visa ? what is the procedure to extend her visit visa duration to 4 months? Is that needed to undergo a medical test for extension of family visit visa? If have to undergo medical test within how many days it have to be done and where? Im totally confused what to do now….please help me !!

      • Alam ko pwede ma-extend ang visa ng wife mo up to 6 months. Pgadating nya dito kahit sa first week pa lang pwede mo na sya ipa medical agad. Paglabas ng result after around 3 days, pwede mo na i-apply ng extension ang visa nya. Good luck!

      • Just go to the medical commission near to woqood petrol station close to the industrial area and abu hamour. There will be a fee of QR 100 riyal for the medical.

        After completion of the medical, wait for 2 or 3 days and you will receive a text msg on your phone about the report but you can also check it through the internet.

        Then go to immigration office and apply for visa extension with the application form.

    • Hi Rina Estoperez. I was wondering if you could share your experience about medical certificate while pregnant as I have the same circumstance. What happened in the clinic and did you get a medical certificate? Thanks

  8. Hello po. Im just curious if there is any possibility that single moms like me can bring their kids here in Qatar? Posible ba na ma-ivisit visa ko man lng ang anak ko dito? Pwede po kaya un? Thanks po!

  9. Mam i have a question.. Is there any posibility where in i can apply for a family residence visa for my husband? Im working in hamad and my husband now is under business visa and was planning to apply his residence visa or visit visa under my sponsorship..thank you

    • kung visit visa, wala naman po sigurong problema. kung residence visa, there is a possibility if you’re salary is within the salary bracket and you can comply with all the requirements. May kilala naman ako na na-sponsor nya ang husband nya. Mas malaki yata ang chance pag sa government ka nag work

      • I would like to ask meron pa bang business Visa nowadays for Filipinos? I’ve heard parang wala na inooffer sa atin. If meron how much at saan or sino pwede magprovide ng business visa? Thanks.

  10. hello po mam ask ko lang po sana ilang days po ba usually makikita ang result after ng meeting with the immigration committee? the same application nos. po ba nung unang application naming ang gagamitin to check?

  11. Wala raw pong sinabi yung officer sa kanya after ng interview pero yung kasabay nyang nag applay na kasama nya sa work after two days daw…If it case po ba na walang pag babago dun sa status same pa rin na rejected nung una naming application ano po ang pwedeng next step…

    • Did you completely complied with all the requirements? Alam ko kapag na-reject, usually pwede magpa sched ng interview sa captain. Then, you have to comply sa missing or incomplete requriements. Kapag rejected pa rin, after 3 months na ulit pwede magre-apply.

  12. Hi po, Thank you so much sa forum na to because im really searching for information about visa.. please help me po.. Im a single mom. My 2 year old son is here in qatar. Visit visa po sya for 6 months, naka 3 months na sya dito at sister ko ang nag sponsor sa kanya.. gusto ko pa sya mag stay dito sa qatar since wlang mag aalaga sa kanya sa pinas.. Im working here and my salary is only 3500. ano po ba yung mga requirements needed.. at gaano katagal ang process.

    May nakausap kasi ako na mga pilipina na same suituation ko na napayagan na mag stay yung anak nila with them, please help po.

  13. Hi, jst wnt to clarify sna ma’am dun sa medical ’till conversion from family visit to family resident. Ksi ang napply ko ata for my wife na form is family visit instead family resident (but have submitted all the requirements)
    – ung registration counter po ba na ni namention nyo is in medical com? And from there i need to pay 500 instead of100?
    – ung form ba na supplementary after medical approval is a pre-requisite before finger printing maam nd again 500 will be paid?
    -pag nag immigration ba maam do they have specific queue for conversion?

  14. hi ma’am dito na po asawa ko sa qatar under family visit visa ano po ba gagawin ko para mailipat ko po cya sa resident visa?

    • prepare nyo po lahat ng requirements for Application for Family Resident Visa. Then fill up the application and submit together with all the requirements. Pls check my blog for other details.

      • mag.submit ulit ako ng mga documents sa immigration? katulad sa ng pag.apply ko ng family visit visa sa asawa ko.

      • yes po, new application and submission of requirements, paki check po ang list of requirements sa post ko para makatulong sa inyo. Good luck!

  15. Ma’am pano po if mali yung passport no. dun sa visa application? I mean kulang ng isang number sa tingin ko nagkamali sa pag input dun sa computer nung unang process, if ever maapprove yung application san ko po pwede irefer yung case na ganon dahil kulang ng isang no. yung sa passport number nung applicant? pwede pa ba po yun baguhin or dagdagan? or new application nanaman ulit? thanks.

    • Hi Vince kayo po yong poster sa taas, pag po na-approved, check nyo muna lahat ng details pag pick-up nyo ng print-out copy sa immigration at right there and then inform nyo na po agad ang missing digit ng passport number na nakalagay sa visa print out. Also, be sure to check all the spellings of names, para di ka na magpa balik-balik. Good luck po!

      • Yes ako nga po, tinatanong ko lang po if ever na maapprove kasi kahapon pumunta po ako sa committee meeting sabi icheck na lang ulit after 2-3 days kasi unang status ko rejected na so feeling ko baka rejected pa rin kahit after 3 days.

      • Pakibalitaan nman po pag ngbago status ng application online kc ung smin di nagbago rejected prin pero anf date ung una ong rejection date

      • Cge po ipost ko dito kung ano mangyayare kung magbabago man, rejected din ba kayo at nakipagmeet kayo sa committee (Captain)? Kelan ba ito?

  16. Schedule ng husbnd ko nung 22 ng july pero 14 p lng ng july tinwagan n sha ng immigration for meeting with commitee and salary and work title lang ask nila and they said to check online pero pag check nmin walang nag bago nabasa ko nman sa ql dpat I check daw sa immigration minsan daw kc di na uupdate ung nsa online or try mo mag subscribe sa metrash

    • so nacheck niyo na ba online at pumunta na ba kayo ng immigration? ano result? kasi chinecheck ko ngayon rejected pa rin ikalawang araw na wait ko pa rin bukas… ang sabi kasi sa akin come back after 3 days in Gate 3 wala naman sinabi check online so siguro dapat puntahan talaga?

      • Mai and Vince, may na-provide po kayong addtl docs during your meeting? alam nyo ba ang possible reason ng unang rejection?

      • @ ms. Azon wala nman daw pong hiniging additional docs ang tinatanung like kung anu position and anung salary tapos yun nga po sabi daw officer I check online kaya clueless din kami
        kase pasok naman sa salary requirements yung husband ko and lahat ng document na need like attestation and balidiya binigay naman namen

      • yup a day after the meeting super atat kame to check if some changes happen, ang inaasahan namen to change man lang to process kaso rejected pa rin its been 12 working days na pero di nagbago yung status…san daw po sa Gate 3?

  17. @Mam Azon wala pong hiningi sa akin pero dala ko naman lahat ng documents na kailangan nila if ever. Nung una tinanong ko sa Gate 3 sa counter dun sa mga babae sabi nila Rejected but No Reason kaya nag appointment ako sa Committee then nung interview ng Captain wala rin sinabing reason. Ang sabi lang sa akin… “So you are Engineer?” sabi ko “Yes” “Do you have Degree/Diploma?” sabi ko ulit “Yes” then last question niya “How long or how many year you are staying in Doha?” sagot ko “No I’m just new almost 3 months” then di na siya sumagot sabi lang “Check after 2 days” pero sabi naman nung nag aayos ng mga papel nung mga nakapila for interview “Come back after 3 days in Gate 3”. Ayun lang.

    @Mai wala naman ibang pupuntahan sa Gate 3 kasi ang nandun lang is receptionist na lokal then yung mga counter na so siguro kuha ka ng number dun sa receptionist then ipacheck dun sa mga
    counters kung ano talaga naging status. Advise ko if 12 working days or more na kayo I suggest
    puntahan niyo na dun para itanong ang actual result or if may progress ba etc. kasi di ba nga ang sabi rin ng iba baka hindi lang naupdate. If di tayo gagalaw wala rin mangyayare, alam ko rin yung feeling na paasa sila at ayaw nila sabihin kung ano ba talaga. Mas ok pa nga na sabihin na lang nila directly na rejected na talaga at apply na lang after 3 or 6 months dahil wala ng pag-asa ngayon at least di ba alam mo na yung susunod mong deskarteh or if itutuloy mo pa ba yung application. Kasi if lagi sila paasa at pabitin di mo alam kung san ka lulugar.

      • Yes po, pero ang advise sa amin sa HR na Visa section itry pa rin kasi sa mga nagapply na mga empleyado namin wala ng 6 months bank statement na requirement basta may letter dun sa company… isa po kami sa mga kilalang Government Owned Establishment daw kasi and kahit daw hindi 10k ang sahod dati naman daw pati hindi ganon… then sabi rin as long as na may RP na ako lahat ito posibleh na pero sa nangyayare sa akin ngayon mukhang bago na talaga ang rules… wait ko pa rin if may update otherwiise tourist visa na lang then pagdating dito convert na lang sa work if makahanap man ng trabaho.

      • hi ms azon.. tanong ko lang po kung ilang days usually naa-approve or naa-accept ang application for family residence visa? vacation ko kasi sa Dec 27 at iaapply ko muna ng visa sana ang asawa ko before ako mag bakasyon para masabay ko sana sya pabalik dito.. thanks in advance..

  18. @ms azon, my husband salary is only 7k it is possible to apply for me a family visit visa? Can they try to combined my brother and my husband salary so they can meet the salary bracket? Thank you and Best regards!

  19. Hi every one, the long awaited result for our family resident visa come to an end and the heartbreaking result is final…..waaah rejected pa rin visa namin after meeting with the committee
    shocks…… my hubby inquired in Gharaffa Gate nos. 3, and yun nga sabi daw nung Arabic na napag inquire-ran nya e “khalas khalas its rejected” and my husband politely ask him wat was
    the reason of rejection? ang sagot lang daw e ” khalas khalas applay after 6 months.

    Talaga bang pwede lang mag applay after 6 months? and pano ba yung count dun from the date of the application or from the date of rejection?

    for our plan b…

    I am already working and my employer is waiting for my visa, if ever ba exit ako ng country
    like go to Dubai tapos balik ulit papunta dito ang gagamitin ko ulit family visit visa?

    • Sorry to hear Mai… until now ako rin status ko Rejected pa rin and last meeting ko is last July 29… so malamang rejected pa rin talaga the good thing is mali yung inencode nilang passport no. so I will just reapply as Family Visit Visa na lang for the meantime as my colleagues have done the same kahit bago pa lang sila and their family is here already. Medyo madugo lang talaga ang pag apply ng Residence Visa ewan ko nga bakit ang hirap dito mas mahirap pa sila kesa sa Saudi Arabia at Dubai… Well anyways tama pa rin na may Plan B ka kasi ako meron nga ako Plan C hehehe if di pa rin magwork Family Visit Visa eh tourist visa na muna… good thing nalaman mo na rin ang result para makamove on ka na at maka diskarteh ng next… For me aassume ko na rejected na rin ako pinagmumukha lang tayong tanga to wait for how many weeks or months just to check the result eh ang totoo naman alam na rin nila reason.

      • @ vince yup sabagay marami pa nmang plan til z hehehe…we came from abu dhabi rin
        di nman naming na feel ung kagaya dito
        try din muna naming mag applay agad..
        me nabasa ko sa peninsula na me interview daw na isang arab sa radio gusto na raw mag suicide kc its been 3 years na raw sha nag aaplay ng visa di pa ma approve…
        hehehe lalo akong natakot tuloy

      • Tama ka Vince, Plan B ka na muna kasi yong iba naman kapag naka visit visa na dito ang family, sabi napapadali ang pag approved ng Residence Visa. Sa palagay ko depende talaga sa mood ng mga nag-approve.

    • Sorry to here the bad news, ganyan nga daw talaga, di talaga nagbibigay ng reason of rejection, ikaw talaga ang manghuhula.

      May naririnig ako na nakakapag apply apply 3 months from the date of rpevious application. Lalo na yong 6 months bank salary lang ang kulang.

      Kung may employer ka na at ipa-process ka ng working visa. Di ka na family visit sa pagbalik from after exit from UAE, working visa ka na.

  20. @ ms. azon hind po ayoko po kase mag pa visa sa kanila, immediately po ba pwede yung after ng sagad na family visit visa applay agad after ng exit?

  21. Hi ms azon, just wanna ask. Where I can get application form for family visit visa and what is the requirement.? Many thanks in advance! Best regard.

  22. Good evening ms azon. I would like to ask what if po kung gagamitin ko yung debit/credit card ng pinsan ko kaso hindi sya puwedeng sumama sakin para sa visa stamping ng visa dito sa Qatar Embassy Philippines,puwede po bang bigyan na lang nya ako ng authorization letter and yung id nya para ma swipe yung card nya? Thank you po.

    • Hi ms venalyn, na encounter namin yan nung nagpa visa stamping ako, d nila Ina allowed dapat kasama mo ung may ari ng card, mki ride in kanalang pwd un sa mga kasabay mo nagbabayad kc ung mga iba ganun ginagawa nila, nakikiusap nalang sila sa mga merong card,:-) gud luck po

  23. good day, i just want to ask some things. currently andito kasi ako sa pinas ba, i just got an offer letter from an employer from qatar…nakalagay dun posting status: family status. tapos salary is 7kQAR, all inclusive na…then once i pass the exam for architect daw may dagdag na 2kQAR sa sahod ko. architect ako dito sa pinas, sabi kasi nya 7k is enough na daw for me para makuha ko family ko. naguguluhan ako kasi sabi family status, tapos sabi ako daw mag-aaply pa ng visa sa family ko pagdating ng qatar…ano pala family status? 3-4 days daw pgdating ko jan pamedical ako then mga 15 days daw pede na stamp pasport ko ng residency. from then on daw pede ko na kunin family ko(husband at baby) kaagad. nabasa ko kasi dito na un isa na reqt is 6 mos bank statement…so paano ko makukuha family ko kaagad kung di pa naman abot 6 mos? tapos 7k lang sahod? please advise

    • folow up question lang po, kasi husband ko is syrian tapos since 2010 pa sya dito sa pinas, worry ko lang din kasi kung mag aaplly ako ng visa para sa kanya ma reject sabi kasi di daw nagbibigay ng visa for syrian dyan ngayon.

      • Elow po maam, tanong kulang po kung morethan six months po nagstay sa pilipinas tapos hindi pa expired ang visa den gusto nang bumalik dito sa qatar anu po ang kaylangan or gagawin hindi bah sya maharang sa immigration nang qatar? under pala sya as a husband visa.

        Thanks po.

  24. Hello!

    My husband is now in Qatar on a Family Visit Visa good for 6 mos. He is on his 3rd month and have extended it for another 3 mos. , total of 6 mos.

    I went to the Immigration Office in Al Gharaffa to convert his Visa to Family Resident Visa. After submitting all my necessary documents, and waiting a few days, I received the following details from the Ministry Of Interior Website:


    Travel Index: Single Entry

    Stay Duration: 5 year

    Date of Issue: 2013-09-17

    Visa Validity: 2014-03-16

    Visa Status:

    READY TO PRINT Visa Ready to be printed, please visit nearest service center to pay fees.

    I am now confused! Please tell me, Is this the so called Family Resident Visa I applied for my husband? Why does it say “Family-Yearly-Visit” and not “Family Resident Visa” ? And why is the Visa Validity only good for 6 mos.?

    What do I do next? I want to get a Resident Permit and a Qatar ID for him.

    Thank you so much! Your blog site has been so informative!


    • parang iba po yatang status yan, ngayon ko lang narinig. yong validity po na 6 months sa pagkaalam ko ang ibig sabihin ay kailangan na maka entry sya sa Qatar bago mag 6 months from issue date ng visa. Then yong 5 years ang validity ng visa. Kaso bakit single entry lang, does it na di ka makakauwi in 1 year? Ang resident visa notice naman ay 3 months valid din at single entry din sya kasi pinapalitan ng visa kapag nandito na sa Qatar at nakapa medical na.

    • While nka-family family visit visa po ako, I got the same RP that says it is a yearly visit with 5 years validity. I left qatar for an emergency leave with hubby and we are bit confused because qatar embassy-taguig required us to do the usual visa stamping. Please help us po regarding the said issue. Do we have to do the usual visa stamping procedures even if you already have the RP?

      • Hindi po ba naka stamp sa passport mo ang residence visa mo bago ka umuwi? Baka kaya pinapa stamp sayo, dahil di mo pina-stamp dito bago ka umuwi.

  25. pero nandito na po sya! in fact, mag 4 mos na sya. tapos pumunta ako ng immigration para ma convert yung family visit visa nya to family resident visa. Ano po dapat ang nakalagay sa visa type if family resident visa ang inaplayan ko para sa kanya? nalilito na po ako.

  26. does it mean that kelangan ko mag extend ng visa after 2014-03-16, and every month therafter? For 5 years? If ganun, hindi sya pwede umuwi for 5 years???

    • hello mam jell! tanong ko lang po if alam nyo na answers sa mga questions nyo. i received the same visa from my husband, family-yearly-visit, duration 5 years, validity 6 months. gusto ko rin po sana malaman yung mga answers kasi pareho tayo ng mga tanong. thank you!

      • Hi Cris, I may not be of help to you, but 6 months visa in my understanding is a family visit visa. Please post back once you confirmed what kind of visa it is. Thanks!

  27. Hi all and thank you in advance for the answers

    I´m so confused about the visa issue ; my wife is a hepatitis carrier, but searching in the web I found, that only the people postulated for a job visa under health/food/medical/education category can be rejected, now, if its a family visa not for work can she get it? and live here in Qatar with me with no restrictions??
    Can she work in sales if she wants?? or any job not under health/food/medical/education category??

    its the same for hepatitis b and c?or its just for b?

    Im so confused, and i need to know because my job and life in Qatar depend on that.


  28. elo madamme, nalito lang ako, on procesa na kc ung rp nmin now and nakapagmedical na kami at dis coming subday for fingerprint na.. curious lang ako magbabayad pa ulit ng anothef 500??? tama po kc na nagbayad ng 200 ang asawa ko samin ng anak ko nung for printing na ung papers ng rp namin den pinagbayad ulit kami ng 500 each dahil nandito na us as visit visa ng anak ko.. un po ang question ko, after po ng finger print ang pagkakainindi ko po e magbabayad po ulit us ng anak ko ng 500each per yir??? if valid ung visa namin in 3 yirs it means 1500 each babayaran n namin, ganun po b??? salamat mam azon

  29. hi azon,
    my husband doesnt have a diploma or educational certificate. but his salary is more than 10,000QAR. is he still qualified to sponsor my visa? thanks very much for the help

    • Hi divine, if I may ask what is the highest educational attainment of your husband because educational certificate is an important requirement. I met a colleague last night and he mentioned that his application early this year was delayed because he did not submit his diploma. He got the visa approval a day after he submitted his diploma.

      • hi azon, thanks, i appreciate the quick response very much. i’m not really sure if he graduated secondary school (or whatever grade they call it) but he left school when he was 16. he is british. he got his high position at work due to promotions. if he can not submit any school diploma, does it mean he can not sponsor a visa for me?
        thank you once again.

      • Hi Divine, I am speaking of requirements as a “general rule” but there may always be an exception to the rule. By age 16 in British Curriculum, he could have completed his Year 12 or secondary school. Whatever “proof” of educational attainment he has would be a great help in the application. His employer could also help to “back-up” his application, specially if he is working in government office. And I believe his nationality is already an added advantage. Good luck!

  30. Hi Azon,

    Ask ko lang about sa post mo for family visa application plan na rin kasi ng husband ko i-apply na kami mag-iina ng residence visa, complete na documents namin(same documents that we use here in Dubai for applying our residence visa here pina authenticate ko lang sa MOFA Qatar dito) except sa Tenancy Contract nag sub-lease lang kasi sya bale 3rd party yun husband ko yun sa list mo(refer below) need nya ba kumpletuhin until 1 to 6.3 or 1 to 5 lang?…Then from the date of issue nun visa need namin mag iina mag entry before 6 months tama ba? Plan kasi namin tapusin yun school year nun daughter ko dito sa Dubai pero baka i apply nya na visa sa November.Thanks

    But, if you are in a sub-lease house, you will need the following requirements:

    1. Tenancy contract between 1st party (Owner) & 2nd party (Your Landlord – either company or individual). (make 3 copies of this)
    2. ID of 1st party
    3. ID of 2nd & 3rd party (you are the 3rd party)
    4. Authorization letter from 1st party that he is allowing 2nd party to sub-lease the property
    5. Title of land
    6. If the 1st party is also the 2nd party (company owned by 1st party):
    6.1 copy of commercial record
    6.2 copy of commercial permit
    6.3 copy of authorized signatory card

    • Hi Nanette,

      Yong 1 to 5 kung indivudual lang naman ang 2nd party at hindi naman company.

      But, alam ko you have to enter Qatar before 3 months from the issue of visa (3 months validity), otherwise need ulit mag re-apply ng husband mo.

  31. Thanks Azon for your prompt response bale yun 1 to 5 dadalhin nya rin yun sa typing center?san sya magpapagawa nun contract or iaattached nya na lang yun 1 to 5 documents together with the other documents need nya isubmit sa immigration?thanks

    • No, Nanette please read it again. I think I messed up a little with the numbering.

      But Items 1 to 5/6.3 that you are referring are requirements for Baladiya Stamp of your house contract (only if the lease owner will not provide)

      Only the house contract with Baldiya stamp will be submitted to the immigration as part of the requirements.

  32. my family entry visa shows validity of six months. it was issued on 24/6/2013 with validity upto 21/12/2013. so they have to enter Qatar before this date . isn’t it? or is there a minimum time limit by which they have to enter into Qatar?

  33. Hello! I would like to inquire, how long is the normal waiting time for family resident visa to come out? My husband works in a semi-government company and all application for visas are done by them. My husband has submitted all required docs since Oct. 24 and until now, no news yet on results. HR from their company said that it may take up to maximum 14 days (and is also stated in the application form) to know the results and that MOI will send their HR services an email if all’s okay.

    I have read on other forms and posts that results can come out after a 2-3 days, maximum 1 week. Is this true? I just wonder after 10 days after submission, we haven’t got any news yet.

  34. Thank you for the information.May I ask if you can assist me regarding with my sister’s family visit visa here in qatar.Her name has 3 names.e.g. ma anne australze f. Simeon but her visa is only ma anne f. simeon…and the immigration office in al khor said no need to change because in the passport first page it is only ma anne f. Simeon..But pls take NOTE that it is stated that in the complimentary page in the passport on the 3rd page it was mentioned her full name ma anne australze f. Simeon…What are we going to do?because the embassy of qatar in the Philippines said the visa notice should be completed before they will stamped it..and the immigration in the Philippines said that she cannot go without completing the docs..can u suggest ..thanks

    • I would advise that you go back to immigration and insist with the necessary cirrection. I know how difficult it can be as we had a similar problem with my sons visa and all.we.did was we really insist with the correction. It would be more.difficult to debate that in the Philippines as obviiusly there is sometthing wrong that needs to be corrected.

  35. Hi Mam, question po. Ung husband ko nakakuha ng work jan sa Qatar. Currently nandito po kmi sa Oman. Does it necessarily na uuwi pa kmi ng Pinas para po jan mag process? Thanks po!

  36. Hello po,
    May tatanong po ako, baka may naka-experience ng case ko. Possible po bang ma-apply ko ng resident visa ang husband at son ko? Private company po ako nagwowork. Dito po pinanganak sa Qatar ang baby. Dati na po sila resident dito sa Qatar. Ang baby ko under my husband’s sponsorhsip. Kaya lng nacancelled po yung visa ng husband ko dahil natanggal sya sa trabaho. Umuwi po sila ng Pinas. Nakabalik po sila dito as family visit visa. Andito sila ngyon, sa January pa ang expiration ng visa nila.
    Inaapply ko po yung son ko ng resident visa, pero nagkakaproblema kami. After ng committee meeting at mabigay ang ibang documents, rejected pa rin ang status.
    Tingin ko po kasi nagkakaproblema yung sa contract at bank statement ko. Sa contract ko 8500 po ang sweldo. Pero tumaas na po sya, naging 12k n po sya last October 2012. Kailngan bang ipa-update ang contract sa ministry of labor? Sa Salary certificate 12K n po sya.
    Tpos sa bank statement naman po, dahil nagpalit ako dati ng bangko, 2 statements ang binigay ko, continuation po sya. Bank1 (6months from Sept2012 to February13 at Bank2 (5months from May 2013 to September 13). Yung March and April 2013, unpaid leave po yun nung nag-maternity.
    Last apply ko po October 10, Committee meeting last Nov 13. Check daw po after three days. Pero until now rejected pa rin status.Pwede pa ba ulit ako mag-apply ng ng panibagong residentvisa nila?

    Thanks po.

    • Ang sagot sa tanong ay yes posible. Kasi may nakapag sponsor na rin naman ng hsband nila at anak before. Baka pwede pa po mag request ng another meetingwith the Committee. KUng sakali, mag-request ka ng bank statement sa bank mo ng up to October para completed mo na ang required na 6 months. At yong Salary certificate na may 12k baka need mo i-highlight sa interviewer baka di nila napansin. Kaya next time, once may residence visa na wag na ipa-expire kasi mas mahirap mag re-apply ngayon than before. Good luck!

  37. Hi
    I would like to know what is the medical test required got a residence visa to Qatar?
    And please can you confirm if the Hepatites B I required to all the job categories ?
    Thanks for your answer

  38. I would like to ask if I need to have a medical test since I saw in the visa notice that there is one month of resident duration. My brother said that I need to take a medical test for family visit visa. My confusion started when I called the embassy to ask about medical referal. The girl ask me if the visa is only for 1 month or or for a year, because if it’s for a month,there is no need for a medical.

  39. Ask ko lang po, after po ba ng finger print ano na po next procedure at paano ko po malalaman kung ok ung finger print and ilang days po malalaman ung result ng finger print? Thanks po!

      • Thanks po sa reply! Try ko po icheck ung status ng finger print sa moi sa RP application and tracking, inenter ko po ung visa number and id of sponsor pero arabic po ang lumalabas and hindi ko po maintindihan, panu po malalaman na okay na at pwede nang magbayad pra mKuha ung RP at malagyan ng stamp ung passport ko?

  40. My basic salary is 9000 QR. With the accommodation/ food allowances, I am getting 15,500 QR. But, I am getting the allowances for last 4 months only, as I stayed in company accommodation and with company transportation/ food before 4 months. Thus, In my 6 month bank statement, salary drawn will be 15,500 for last 4 months and 9,000 for previous 2 months. Can I apply for the RP for my wife now or should I wait for two more months?
    (My wife is in visit visa for 4 months now)
    Please advise

  41. Your BANK STATEMENTS should be QAR 10,000 , straight for six (6) consecutive months. Otherwise, you may have a problem getting the resident permit. Chances are, you will be denied.

  42. Hi Azan,
    If the visa is denied or rejected for family and kids and as per qatar rules can we re-apply the next day/week itself or is there any time frame for re-application -sajith

    • If it is the first time the application was rejected, you can appeal with the MOI. Schedule an appointment with the CAPTAIN…he is capable of reversing the denial. Otherwise, you can only re-apply 6 months after. If you are granted an interview, be sure to dress up and look your best (look very neat and professional, wear business attire, including your wife), then come early, at least one (1) HOUR BEFORE the actual time of the interview. If you come late, your interview will be cancelled and your appeal will be rejected.

  43. Hello Ms. Azon!
    Can you please advise us what would be the next step. Natapos na po yung interview ko with the committee. Tinanong lang naman po nila sa akin kung may diploma degree ako at ilang taon na ako sa Qatar. After answering those questions eh sabi nung isang panel ay “kalas brother, check after 3 days” and that was Nov 25 pa po pero until now eh same status pa rin yung application ko na “rejected” which was the same message noong malaman ko na rejected ang application ko at kaya nga po ako nakapag schedule ng committee interview.
    Ano na po kaya next move naming ng mrs. ko?
    Thanks for the advise and your posts are very helpful esp to couple like us.

  44. Dun po sa application ko naka attach po dun yung authenticated diploma ko and at the time of the interview I brought the original with me pero di naman po nila hiningi or tiningnan.
    What would be the next move para ma-clarify po if talagang rejected ang application naming.
    Thanks again Ms. Azon.

  45. Hello Ms. Azon,
    I was on husband visa before but when i got a work, my employer asked to transfer my visa under the company’s sponsorship. Salary bracket that time was only 7K. We have a 1 year old baby under his sponsorship. Now, I quit my job and hoping to find a better one and much advantage if I am on husband visa again. My husband applied for the transfer of my visa under his sponsorship even he still having <10K salary. And the result of the application is "Deferred" . Reasons: refer to application submission office. When my husband went to the immigration, they asked only for the house contract copy. And was told to come back after a week. He is an engineer and been here for almost 7 years. Am worried about the result. What chances do we have do you think? Is there a probability for approval of visa transfer? I really regret why i allowed my visa before to be transferred. Thanks for sharing your insights!

    • Nakapag-submit naman po ba kayo ng house contract na may baladiya stamp. If yes, sana naman po ay ma-approved. At mas makakabuti po talaga na wag na kayo magpapa transfer ng sponsorship sa employer, marami naman ang tumatanggap ng husband sponsor. I think may chance pa naman ang application nyo. Good luck po.

  46. Nagsubmit na po kami, kaso walang baladiya stamp. Pero tinanggap naman po nila, sabi daw kasi nung isang officer ok naman daw kapag walang stamp. Sana nga po ma approve. Salamat po.

  47. Hi Ms. Azon! May offer po ako from qatar airways and I had my printed working visa already. Required po nila ako that my education certificate is to be attested and napa red ribbon ko na rin from DFA. Kailangan po parin ba na dalhin ko sa qatar embassy for attestation or hindi na? Thanks and best regards

    • yong iba kasi nagpapatatak pa sa Qatar Embassy dyan sa Pinas. Pero kami kasi hindi na, after DFA sa Pinas, pinapatatakan sa Philippine Embassy dito then sa MOFA. So far ok naman lahat.

  48. Hi,
    I have one confusion about the attestation, what was the requierement for attestation of Marriage certificate and Birth certificate please brief me in details soon as possible.

    NOTE :- Is it Qatar ID requiered ?. For attestation of Marriage and Birth certificate from Indian embassey in Qatar please advice in details


  49. hi miss azon,

    i am under my company’s sponsorship for 3 yrs. now gusto po naming matransfer under my husband’s sponsorship. we have completed the requirements you mentioned. however, the tenancy contract is not yet registered with Baladiya. also, it is not under my husband’s name; instead, we are sharing a flat with a friend (who is the tenant as per the contract). also, kahramaa bill is not on our name.

    since i am already here in qatar and our case is just a transfer of sponsorship, is tenancy contract still required?

    if it is still required, can we submit the tenancy contract without registering it with baladiya?

    since both the contract and kahramaa bill are not under my husband’s name, is sharing the flat with a friend considered as a sub-lease? if no, are there additional requirements that we need to attach?

    thanks in advance for your reply.


    • Yes, even if you are already here in Qatar, tenancy contract is also a part of the requirements for application in family resident visa.

      Sharing an accomodation is considered as sub-lease.

      Baladiya stamp in the tenancy contract and kahraama bill are part of the requirements. However, there some who became lucky to get the visa application approved even without them.


      • Hi Ms. Azon, paano kung wala akong kahraama bill kasi sub-lease nga ako at kasama sa rental ko yung electricity at water.

      • Problema nga yan Rico, kaya yong mga gusto talaga kunin ang pamilya ay kumukuha ng sarili nila kasi nga requirement na nasa name ng applicant ang rental contract at kharamaa. May paisa-isang cases na napapayagan kahit sub-lease kung may letter muna sa property owner at main lessor.

  50. Hi Ms Azon, I’m here now in Doha, I went here under family visit then my husband convert my visa to residence visa. But when we checked their website regarding my application, it says type of visa is not valid. My husband is working in govt hospital here. What to do now? Pls give us advise. Thanks!

    • Hi miss sophia!u were the one with the case of a lung scar,right?did u undergo the medical there in qatar?how was it?we have the same case a lung scar too and my husband wanted me so much to go there under his sponsorship.Hope everything went well with u.

  51. Hi Ms. Azon, galing po ako ng dubai, kinuha ako ng husband ko under family visit visa, nag pa medical po ako and na extend gang may 2014, mag babakasyon po kami bukas at nag apply din po kami ng returned visa at na approved naman po, ang tanong ko po eh kelangan ko pa rin bang ipa stamp sa qatar embassy sa pilipinas ung visa ko at mag pa medical since returned visa naman na po iyon at na medical na ko dito sa Qatar kase nag pa extend po ako. Maraming salamat po. Have a blessed Sunday.

  52. Hello Ms. Azon,
    Ask ko lang po kung paano ko madadala ang baby ko sa qatar. Pareho po kami ng company ng asawa ko pero hindi namin meet ang salary requirement, pwede po ba ang visit visa hanggang 6months sa 1 year old child or kelangan talaga QR 10,000.00 ang salary, visit visa lang naman po. And mgkano po ang babayaran to avail in case pwede.
    Thank you po.

  53. When a visa like this (visa type: Family – Yearly Visit) is issued, can the family come to Doha on a one way ticket? Thank You

  54. Hi miss azon! update ko lang. regarding dun sa question ko dati sa family-yearly-visit visa, validity 6 months, duration of stay 5 years, it’s the same pala as the family residence visa. sya na pala yun. when i went to qatar embassy in the philippines and had my passport stamped, they stamped 3 months duration of stay muna. we had it extended here in qatar after my medical.

    • Thanks sa update Cris, it would be a great info sa iba nating kabayan. So, ganyan na pala ang nakalagay pag resident visa. Pero bakit pina-extend mo pa after 3 months, di ba pwede na diretso apply ng resident?

    • Ma’am anong process po ginawa nyo pagdating ng family nyo dito sa doha to have it extended? thanks! my family will be arriving tomorrow on this type of visa.

  55. Kpag nag apply po ba ng residence ganyan lahat ang type need din ng extension? Di ba po kapag residence visa na hawak mo upon entry from Qatar next step is visa stamping na sa passport after medical?thanks

  56. Ma’am Azon,

    Nandito na po ang family ko, kahapon po nagpamedical na si misis, pero po 100 riyals lang binayaran nya hindi po yata kinuha ang payment for my daughter. Pano po ba ang dapat gawin dun?

    • nevermind po dinala ko nalang sa medical commission ulit ung passport ng daughter ko ehehe, yung for fingerprint hindi na po iffingerprint yung daughter ko (3yrs old) di po ba? and then after ng fingerprinting ni misis, san po magchecheck ng status para kung kelan pupunta sa immigration if walang akong metrash? Salamat po ulit.

  57. Hi Michael, residence visa ba yun ni apply mo sa family mo? Bkt na mentioned mo sa other post mo na need to extend?need ba talaga i extend kahit residence visa di ba dapat visa stamping na kasunod nun after medical ang finger print?

    • si Ma’am Cris po ang nag state na inextend… pero ganito po iyon. Ang initial entry visa ay Family Yearly visit, ito po ang standard issued visa ng para sa mag aapply ng residence permit dito sa qatar. Ang initial duration of stay nito ay 3 months. Meaning dapat po maiconvert to Residence Visa within this time, (within 7 days dapat ang medical, some say 3 days dapat etc etc magulo eh). Kapag na approve na po ang residence permit maeextend na po ng 1 yr or 3 yrs depende sa inapply ninyo dun sa form na paglalagyan ng supplementary information after ng medical. Anyone please correct me if I am wrong.

  58. Thanks Michael ask ko lang validity ng residence visa? Worried kasi namin ng husband ko na baka kapag ni apply nya na agad ngaun eh ma expired if hndi agad kami maka entry ng qatar 3 months ba or 6 months validity? need pa kasi namin tapusin school ng daughter namin dito Dubai before maka lipat dyan sa Qatar?Thanks

      • Sir, tanong ko po sana kung gaano katagal lumabas un result ng visa application ng family mo? Family residence visa po kasi un inaaplyan ko para sa 5 years old daughter ko, un misis ko nand2 na sa qatar and nka husband sponsor na rin.ty po

  59. Sa mga nakapag RP na po ng mga bata, kinailangan nyo pa po bang pakunan ng bloodgroup yung bata? kasi po di po ba kailangan sa RP yun at dun sa form sa may MOI after ng medical commission? Salamat po. para po sa 3 yr old daughter ko po kasi.

  60. Hi, Is 8500QR salary decent enough to sponsor my Wife, is there any exceptions that can be made or is it mandatory to draw 10K, Regards

  61. maam,
    Nandito na po un wife ko, husband visa napo cya. Un 5 years old daughter ko po nasa Pilipinas, and gusto namin dalhin na din dito sa Doha, mas madali na po ba un processesing ng visa ng daughter for family visa application? instead of visit visa? advice din po kasi ng mandoob namin na residence family visa na daw ang i aaply ko para sa anak ko,
    ty po

  62. Hi
    My Family Visa has been approved. In MOI website, Visa Type is given ‘FAMILY-YEARLY VISIT’ and Travel Index is given ‘SINGLE ENTRY’.
    what does it mean?


    • Indu, how many days before you got your family visa has been approved? I am applied for my daughter’s family residence visa,after 6 working days and its still Under review.ty

      • Indu, how many days before you got your family visa has been approved? I applied for my daughter’s family residence visa,after 6 working days and its still Under review.ty

  63. Hey! I’m already in family visit visa under my dad’s sponsor. I have just done the medical at Abu hamour today. I have had family visa before and got cancelled 2 years ago. I have to leave qatar before 23 rd march for a personal matter to the uk. I want to know how long the medical test will take and finger printing and stamping of the visa on my passport. And if there is way I can speed up the process. I have roughly about 5 working days.

  64. Based on your experience. Is it really necessary to have the visa stamp on the passport in Qatar embassy before leaving the Philippines? Is the soft copy of the visa not good enough to show to Philippine immigration? Thanks

      • Is it only applicable in the Philippines? And even a company sponsored visa will have a visa stamping first? I remember going to DXB with only the printed copy of my visa before. And other nationality when they go out of their own country they just show the printed visa of Qatar without question.

      • Yes, it is a Philippine Immigration requirement. Therefore if you are coming to Qatar from other countries like Dubai, Singapore, Hongkong, etc, you may not stamp your Qatar visa in your passport. A printed copy will be accepted.

      • Ma’am Azon, just had a confirmation from fellow colleague about visa stamping in Qatar embassy for family visit visa. The document issued by MOI on their website is good enough to show to our immigration provided that all correct information is placed and as well as MIDDLE NAME is included. This is only applicable for FAMILY VISIT VISA that is valid for 5 years. For OFW who has work visa, it is mandatory for the visa stamping. This is to inform everyone for them to save time and effort in visa stamping while the document (printed visa) that they already have is already valid.

      • Yes Jun, that is how Qatar Embassy will tell you but I am not sure with the Embassy officers in the airport. I already know a person (not an OFW, with family visa) who was offloaded because her visa was not stamped in the passport.

        I would advise to verify it further.

  65. Hi Ma’am Azon. My family visit visa for my wife and sone got approved already and we are set to come next month March 24. However, my 2yo son’s middle name was misspelled with one letter (Alvran instead of Alvaran). Will this cause an issue?

    • Posible na dito ay di masyadong maging issue ang spelling, pero sa Immigration sa Pinas, malaki ang chance na ma-question yan. Ipa-correct nyo na lang dito ang spelling bago maipa-stamp ang visa sa passport nya para siguradong walang problema. Madali lang naman magpa-correct nyan dito.

    • As per my experience with the middle initial mis spelled, ma dedeny po siya pag nag pa visa stamping po sa taguig qatar embassy philippines. kailangan po na maipabago ninyo na po agad yan bago kayo pumunta sa philipine embassy qatar. mahigpit po sila sa visa stamping sa mga spelling kahit middle initial lang po…good luck po.

  66. Dear Sir/ Madam,
    My family RP visa application was rejected and i have been given an appointment next week. What will they ask in the interview? What documents should I bring? My position is “General Supervisor” while my qualication is B.Sc, might this be the reason? Please help me.

  67. Ms. Azon,
    Good day! inquire lang sana ako kung ano pong dadalhin na dokumento sa Qatar embassy dito sa pilipinas once na mapadala na ng husband ko yung visa namin. Meron na din po bang medical exam ang anak ko na 12 years old?
    Salamat and God bless!


    • In the Philippines:

      1. When you now have an Visa Notice for your family, which is by default valid for 3 months only, you may send the printed Visa Notice to your family in the Philippines or provide them the Visa number and they can print copies from here

      2. Dependent who is above 18 yrs old should take Medical Exam in any Qatar authorized Medical Testing. You may find the list of Approved Qatar Medical Centers or Clinics here. Children below 18 years of age is not required for Medical Exam.

      3. Then, the following documents need to be submitted personally to Qatar Embassy for Visa Stamping. The new address and contact numbers of Qatar Embassy is:

      Qatar Embassy Manila, Philippines

      2nd Floor, One World Building No. 10 Upper McKinley Road,
      McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
      Telephone: 856-6666/ 856-1222/ 856-1444*
      856-1999/ 856-2444*

      *Filing: Monday to Friday between 9am-10am only.
      *Releasing: On the fourth (4th) working day from the date of filing between 2pm-4pm.

      * Please be informed that effective June 3, 2013, the Consular Section will no longer be receiving Cash Payments.
      They will only accept ATM (Debit) Card and Credit Card payments (MASTER CARD & VISA CARD) for all visa and authentication related transactions.

      Please prepare the original and photocopies of the following and make sure all documents are valid and not expired.

      Application form
      Visa Notice
      Original Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel)
      Medical Certificate (fit to travel) issued only by an accredited clinic by the Qatar Embassy – see above for list; (children ages 11 years old and below are exempted from medical requirement)
      2 pcs 2×2 size colored photos with white background
      Processing Fee (Php358.97)
      Submit these requirements at the Qatar Embassy in Manila with address above. You need to submit them personally. Should you need a representative to process them for you, you can send an authorization letter of your representative and copies of your valid IDs and his valid IDs.

  68. Ms. Azon,
    thank you very much for your quick response. However, may napansin lang po ako sa age ng exempted sa medical exams. Below 18 is not required and then ito naman pong isa is,
    ages 11 below are exempted from medical requirement. My daughter is 12 years old. Thank you ulit for taking your time reading this. God bless!

    2. Dependent who is above 18 yrs old should take Medical Exam in any Qatar authorized Medical Testing. You may find the list of Approved Qatar Medical Centers or Clinics here. Children below 18 years of age is not required for Medical Exam.

    Embassy – see above for list; (children ages 11 years old and below are exempted from medical requirement)

  69. Hi Ms. Azon, i don’t know if possible. Both me and my husband are working in Qatar but we decide na mag resign yong wife ko but her company refuse to give NOC. because I am planning na i-husband sponsor kona sya. But my question is if mag exit sya at apply ko sya ng family visit visa ay walang problema? Thru husband sponsor ay pwede ba syang mag work even wala syang NOC from his previous company? Thank you!

  70. Hi Everyone!
    Last year of June – November 2013 I went 2 Qatar under family visit visa at the same time ini apply ako ng husband ko ng resident visa. The medical commission reffered me to rumaila hospital cuz of my lung scar due 2 ptb 10 years ago but Im totally cured.The doctor told me na e tetreat daw nila ako sa loob ng 4-5 months pero hindi pa ako nakapag start sa treatment kasi kailangan akong uuwi ng pinas 4 my work kasi nag end na yong leave ko teacher po ako dito sa Pinas.
    My question is can I work in Qatar in sales? offices? or any other job that is not related to health, food, medical and education. Baka kasi masayang lang yong work dito sa Pinas.

    Please, advise me need it very badly:-(
    Thank u & Godbless!

  71. @ JR thank u 4 the quick response sir..Pero may chance pa ba ako na makapag work dun after the treatment? kasi po so far sa nababasa ko ung LUNG SCAR po hindi na raw yun mawawala..Scar na lang po itong sa akin hindi na po active..

  72. Hi Mam Azon,
    I have two questions, hope you can help me.
    1. My salary meets the required 10,000, but my position is technician, am I qualified to apply for my wife and kids family visa?
    2. I have a new born baby back in Philippines, for how many months required to get him on a visa on arrival here in qatar?
    Salamat po in advance.

  73. Hi Good eve po, ask ko lang kung pwede pong ipasuyo sa friend sa ang pag apply ng visit visa sa mga anak ko? baka po kasi di umabot ang reqs nila before kami umuwi for vacation 😦 baka po kasi kailngan parents ang pumunta?

  74. hi ma’am.. pano po pumunta sa new office ng qatar embassy via commute from mrt araneta station? tsaka kelangan po ba magpamedical dito sa Pilipinas kahit magpapamedical din po don Qatar kase mag-eextend po ko ng visit visa pagdating don..

    • Hi Ms. Azon,
      Ask ko lang po, same pa rin po ba ang requirements sa pag-aaply ng family residence visa nagdownload po ako ng family entry visa form sa moi. Sa likod po nun may nkalagay na requirements such as police clearance, health insurance at medical exam? Bagong requirements po ba ito? thanks.

  75. Please let me know what are the visa stamping requirements for infant with single parent.

    Appreciate your soonest response..

    Thank you.

  76. Hi Mam Azon,
    I have three questions, hope you can help me.
    1. My salary meets the required 10,000, but my position is technician, am I qualified to apply for my wife and kids family visa?
    2. I have a new born baby back in Philippines, for how many months required to get him on a visa on arrival here in qatar?
    3. Is it ok to submit photocopies of all required documents?
    Salamat po in advance.

    • 1. If your position ay Technician, pero tapos ka naman ng Bachelor’s degree sa atin, pwede mo i-submit ang Diploma at Transcript. In that case, may mga naa-approve naman.
      2. Visal on arrival are allowed for newborns (less than 3 months) and are free of charge
      3. Yes, you will only have to submit the photocopies, but originals have to be presented. Documents from the Philippines must have a DFA Red Ribbon, Phil. Emabassy stamp and MOFA stamp.

      • mam azon question ko po ulit …
        pwed po ba ako kunin ng bayaw ko na under family visit visa po hindi po ba q ma afflod sa immigration…ganito kasi yun ang asaw ko at ang kapatid niya aya babae pero ang kukuha saakin yung asaw ng babae sabi niya bak daw ndi kami.pasok kasi ndi ko nmn tunay ba bayaw yung lalaki bali ang relatives ko doon ay yun babae mapapayaga ba q mak punta qatar gamit namin ang family viit visa ng asaw niya kht ndi.ko siya tutoo kamaganak at bayaw ko lang siya..tnx mo san magetz ndi ibig ko sabhin

  77. Hi mam,check ko po kung pwede na di naka name sa hubby ko ung flat.kc po nki2share lng po sya.apply nya po kc ako ng family visa.

  78. Ms. Azon,

    Puwede po bang malaman kung ano ang procedures para makakuha ng Family Residence Permit na may “Occupation Category” na puwedeng magamit para makakuha ng license sa Supreme Council of Health ang daughter ko. Nurse po ang anak ko.

  79. Ako nga po pala sponsor ng anak ko. Ang sabi po ng anak ko ay baka raw hindi siya makakakuha ng license kung student ang occupation category na ibibigay ng immigration.

  80. Base sa nakalistang requirements para sa Family Resident Permit application ay iyung sulat na lang kumpanya ang kulang ko para makumpleto. Nais ko po sanang malaman kung meron pang ibang dokumento na kailangan ko isama para iyung “Occupation Category” na malalagay sa permit ay puwedeng makakuha ng license sa Supreme Council of Health bago ko I-submit ang application. Puwede po bang makakuha ng payo.

  81. Thank you for a very informative way of helping Filipinos. This would sure lighten the burden of some of our kababayans in their quest to be with their families while in Qatar. Well, I hope you can help me with some clarifications.

    1. You did not mention a NOC from employer as a requirement in applying for a Family Visa. Is this not required?

    2. For Educational Certificates, you have mentioned DFA, Philippine Embassy in Qatar and MOFA-Qatar. Does this mean that it doesn’t require attestation from Qatar Embassy in Philippines?

    • 1. the requirement under 4.a. – letter from your employer/sponsor will also served as noc.
      2. yes, attestation in qatar embassy is not required.

  82. Hi Mam Azon, May question lang ako, recently nag file ako ng application for family residence visa then after 1 day, nag check ako sa moi web site then first nakita ko application under review, then in the morning nakita ko application deferred. pinuntahan ko sa immigration the other day then sabi sa akin sa submitting desk na modified daw ba ang job ko base sa education ko, sabi ko mam my job is elect. engr and my educational certificate is bachelor of science in elect. engineering. which is the same, sabi sa akin kausapin ko daw ang captain. kumuha ako ng token number tapos ng ako na ang nasa captain desk, pinaliwanag ko na pareho lang ang job ko at ang sa education certificate ko. tpos binanggit ko din na binigay ko din ang photo copy ng UPDA’s elect eng grade B license certificate ko. ang tanong ko po kung ang kausap ko ba na un ay ang captain o may iba pang officer dun na dapat kumausap sa akin, kinuha nya ang copies ng pinakita kong passport, visa at pataka ko, pero may sinabi sya same time na hindi ko maintindihan kung ano gusto nia sabihin, ng nagtanong ako “i will check the result in website, sir?” sagot sa akin yes. pero till now (1 day na nakalipas) ang status ng application ko is deferred pa din. baka po may maisasuggest o may explanation ka about sa case ko.

    appreciate ko po ang ano mang maisasagot mo.

    • naka visa po sya sa akin mother’s visa actually ang nakalagay sa kanya kasi before eh family yearly visit visa then duratiion nya eh one year lang pero sabi sa akin ng captain before it can be renew yearly

  83. Have a nice day!
    Andito na po kami sa Qatar with my baby as a residency visa under my husband sponsorship. Ano po ang mga requirements para makavisit po ang mama ko. Thanks and more power!

  84. Question po, nag submit na yung new employer ko sa immigration ng documents sa transfer ng sponsorship nung Thursday, ang sabi nila sa akin hintayin lang daw yung final approval , normally po ba gaano katagal before mareceive yung final approval , at ako po ba personally pwede ko ma check yung status ng application ko kahit yung PRO ng company ang nagprocess . Mahirap po ba magtransfer ng sponsorship to one employer to the next

  85. Hi Ms. Azon,

    Dumating po ako ng dito sa Qatar 2 days ago under Business Visa, may idea po ba kayo kung pano magtransfer from business visa to family visa since yung husband ko currently working with RP and eligible to get a family. Thanks!

  86. Hi Mam,

    Could you please give some guidelines regarding my family visa. When I applied for my family visa they have told me after verification of my documents that in bank statement description should be mention salary transfer. But in my bank statement it is mentioned that transfer only. Other point they mention that about my Diploma certificate. My visa is an Engineer visa and I don’t have Engineering but having a Engineering Diploma already been attested. Is it possible to get family visa for me? Your kind advise will be highly appreciable. Thanks !!!

  87. Hi Ms. Azon,

    Would you be kind enough to post what would be the EXACT required documents in converting my wife’s visit visa to residence visa? I’m somewhat confused on which form I have to use, do you have the link for MOI’s forms?

    Is police clearance really required? Please help urgently.

    Many thanks and God bless you more!

  88. Dear Azon,
    i have applied my wife’s visa three days before and now it is showing deffered ststus and i went to MOI office ,they said that there is a mismatch in my certificate that in certificate it is written “Mechanical Engineer” and in Qatar ID it is witten as “Engineer” only.Thay asked me to change IOD to Mechanical Engineer.Actually both are same could you please help me in this issue.What i should do?.

    • You can apply for update of QID position title in Labor Office. But it is a surprise that they really question the Mechanical Engineer and Engineer Titles?

  89. Hi Azon,
    Question lang sa tungkol sa utility bills. Required ba talaga ito? Ang hirap kasi mag hanap ng affordable accomodation dito tapos karamihan inclusive na yung bills? Ano kaya pwede ko gawin? Gusto ko na kasi iaaply ang family ko ng residence visa..

    Thanks in advance

      • Hi mam azon,
        Ask ko lng po kung ang visa type na family yearly visa ay need pa po ng medical d2.kc po natawag ako sa qatar embassy pra po sana matanong kung nid pa po ako magpamwd kso po dpo sila nasagot aa number na andito sa post nyo.nid kpa po ba pamedical?thank you po.

      • Ma’am pano po nagiging under your name ang utility bill? sa may-ari ng bahay na nirerentahan diba po?

  90. Dear Ms Azon,

    Good day! Tanong ko lang po kac ung visa na pinadala ng hubby ko ang nkalagay dun ung previous passport number ko, pero po pina renew ko po xa ngayon kac mag eexpired na xa sa july wala po ba magiging problema dun?

    • Good day po, sa
      Mga may experience po pls pa help i applied for
      Family residence pero ang nakuha q po is FAMILY-YEARLY-VISIT may nabasa po aq sa taas na this is good as family reaidence??? Which is lalo aq na confuse kasi this is valid only for 6months dto po ba but duration of stay is 5years bale andito po kasi ngaun dalawNg anak ko 5years old and 12 yrs old … Pls po pakiclarify thanks in advance

  91. Ask ko lng po kung pede mag sponsorqng husband ko who is working as Mechanical Engineer sa Doha. Pero ang problema po 4k qr ang monthly salary nya. Under agency po kasi siya dito sa Phils. Please help us po kung ano pwede namin gawin para makapag family status sya slamat

  92. Dear Ms. Azon,

    Magandang araw po sa inyo. Ako po ay nagtataka kung bakit po kaya nung nagapply ulit ako ng family visit visa para sa sister nung nakaraang Marso 2014 eh nareject yug application ko. Samantalang dalawang beses ko na sya na family visit visa dito sa Qatar. Ang sabi nung lokal ay ipastamp ko daw yung mga birthcertificate namin. Hindi ko maintindihan kung anong stamp ang sinasabi nya? Dati naman ay photo copy lang nung mga birth certificate namin ang pinasa ko at na approve yung visa nila. Kailangn na po ba magpastamp sa Philippine embassy at sa MOFA -Qatar nayon lahat supporting documents na photo copy lang?

    Salamat po.

    • Hi Kaia,

      Yong birth cert nyo na naka NSO, ipa-DFA (Red Ribbon) mo sa Pinas, then ipa-stamp (authenticate) mo sa Philippine Embassy natin dito. Then Ipa stamp mo sa MOFA.

  93. Good day! My husband is planning to get me there in Qatar thru a family status visa.However, I got a lung scar due to PTB. The doctor whom I go to every year for check-up described, it is just a small one.But knowing they are very strict with cases like this, I am doubtful to adhere with my husband’s plan.But as a newly married woman, I could feel the necessity of staying close to my husband.I am willing to give up my work and be with him to fulfill the responsibility of a wife. Can you see a chance that the health authority will grant the medical clearance for me since I will not be working there?Thank you in advance Ma’am Azon.God bless you!

      • Ma’am Azon,this is what my husband plans to do.Get me first thru family visit visa since he will only be able to apply for the family resident by september.So for example by july nandun na ako at dahil hindi nmn uuwi after 1 month, i need to undergo the medical right there in Qatar,right?What could u advise for us?Go with the family visit or have to wait for the resident then have the initial medical here in the Phils?Is there a big significance there if they cleared me here,medically wise?

      • Medical procedure here is independent of your medical results in the Phils. Even if you are cleared in a medical check up in the Phils, and you fail with your medical results in the Medical Commission, the Medical Commission results shall govern here.

    • Hi Angel Marie,r u already here in Qatar?If your still in Philippines and you want to be with your husband here in Qatar dont hesitate hndi sila masyado mahigpit sa family visa as long na hnd ka mag work ok as in pagdating mo dito housewife ka ok

  94. Hi ms azon

    Planning to get my family here in doha. Required po ba na mag pa medical ang mga anak ko pag dating dito sa qatar? Their age are 9 and 13 years old.


    • Yes required po ang medical ng bata pero blood grouping lang naman ang gagawin sa kanila, tapos fill-up lang ng form at payment sa Medical Commission. Wala na silang x-ray at blood tests na tulad ng ginagawa sa adult.

  95. My wife have no Noc is she able to come anytime in doha to use a family visit visa anytime or 6months before she will use the family visit visa

  96. ask ko lang po kung sino po ba ang naka experience ng 2 weeks no update sa rejection(new born visa) after meeting sa captain?medyo matagal na hanggang ngayon wala pang resulta yung same message and date ng appliation?sabi lang kasi nung nag follow up kami after 1 week dun sa reception “need to wait more days” so umabot na ng 2 weeks waiting pa rin.

  97. Mam,Azon

    Ask ko lang po yung rejection thru my newborn application issued last 16-Jun-2014 then binigyan po kami ng schedule for interview with the captain 2 days after,sabi po ng captain “wait after 2 days” so nag intay po kami hanggang ngayon so far wala paring update sa website (same old rejection message). So ginawa po namin pinuntahan na po namin this morning then sabi po ng terminal clerk(araba) na wala pa pong update yun paring old message. Almost 2 weeks na po kami nag iintay meron po bang naka experience ng ganito katagal after mainterview sa captain?

    Thanks for your time.

  98. Hello Ms. Azon. Ask ko lang po if NOC from husband is needed for residence visa ng baby namin. He’s currently working in Dubai, ok na po ba yung NOC which was made in Philippine Consulate sa Dubai? Thank you.

  99. Hi Ms Azon,

    Is it possible for my husband to apply a FAMILY VISIT VISA for me?(her wife)kahit na 4months pa lang sya sa company nya.Under government naman po sya nagwowork sa Qatar Petroleum. As per his colleagues po kase possible naman daw because of their reputable company.Is it true?

    Thanks in Advance!Godbless

  100. Ms.azon may question lang ako.
    Plano ko kuhaan ng visit visa ang sister ko at brother-in-law ko (mag asawa sila).
    1. Kailangan ko ba maiprovide din ang invitation letter sa kanilang dalawa?
    2. Posible ko ba makuhaan din ng visit visa ang brother-in-law k, aaprubahan ba ito ng immigration dito sa qatar?

  101. Good day Ms. Azon,
    mgkaiba po kme ng sponsor ng asawa ko and sahod nya po ay 2500QR and ako po ay 9000QR and meron po kmeng new born baby 3 months old under her sponsor. and my nakapagsabi po na pg nirenew ung visa ng baby after 1 year eh dapat under ng father sponsor ung wife, ngayon tanong ko po possible po b n matransfer ko ung wife ko under my sponsor(husband sponsor) with my salary of 9000?. ang alam ko 10k ung minimum for huband sponsorship or possible po b n icombine ung sahod naming para umabot ng 10k.

    • Hindi ko po mabibigyan ng siguradong sagot ang tanong mo dahil yan ay nakadepende sa taong mag-aapproved ng papers nyo. May mga nagsasabi na yong iba ay napapayagan naman kapag pinagsama ang sahod ng mag-asawa.

  102. Hi Ms. Azon,

    Nagaapply po kasi ako for Family Resident Visa at hindi ko na po kasi kayang basahin lahat ng thread kaya naisip ko magtanong na lang po. Ito po mga tanong ko:

    1. Nalilito po kasi ako sa family visit visa at family resident visa. Tama po ba na ito gagamitin ko na form pag magapply ng family resident visa?

    2. Ang asawa ko po at anak ko (below 18) nasa pinas, ako naman po nagwowork dito sa Qatar. Ang tanong ko po, after po ba maapprove ng family residence visa ko, kelangan ko po ba utusan ung asawa ko magpamedical sa accredited clinic jan sa pinas? at kelangan po ba ng visa stamping sa Qatar Embassy sa Manila?

    Ang plan ko po kasi gusto ko mag annual vacation tapos po sabay sabay na kami bumalik dito sa Qatar. Ipoprovide po ng Company nmin ung air ticker ko papunta ng Pinas at pabalik naming tatlo. Nagaalala kc ako kung ano pa ba ang mga kelangan kong siguraduhin para hnd kami maharang sa NAIA.

    Hoping for your help. Salamat po ng marami.

  103. Hi mam azon,
    Help nmn po kung pano ung noc from husband. Kc po under husband sponsor po ako eh magwork po ako. Dpo nmin alam kung may form po ba na dapat mafill up.thank you po. Itong website nyo po nakatulong na mabuti.kc ito po ang sinundan nmin na procedure.

    • Yong NOC from husband, gumawa lang ako ng letter (in english) na nakalagay na pinapayagan ka ng husband mo at wala sya objection na mag work sa (name ng company). Nakalagay doon ang Visa # mo at Visa # ng husband mo.

      Yong sakin, pina translate ng employer ko sa arabic. So pwede ka gumawa ng letter in english then ipa translate mo sa arabic (sa souq marami nagta translate), Qar10 lang naman ang bayad.

      • Hello Ma’am Azon,

        My father is looking to sponsor me in Doha (I’m a 27 year old female). He’s alrady applied for a Resident Visa for me, but for some unknown reason, after almost three months, he still doesn’t have an update on the status of my papers. Is it okay to have me go there under Visit Visa instead, and then transfer it to Resident Visa when I get there? Will this be easier? I already have a job offer, but my parents insist I work in Qatar under Family Sponsorship… Hope you can help…

      • Thank you for answering Ms. Azon. Will we encounter issues transferring the Visit Visa to Resident Visa when I’m already in Doha? Do you know people who have done the same?

      • Hello!visa stamping dyn sa qatar embassy sa pinas ay ngpamedical po ako sa accredited clinic ng gamca.gamca ka muna pra sila magbgay sau kung anong clinic ka.then once na ok na ang med mo punta ka ng qatar embassy at dalhin mo ung med cert mo copy of visa,original passport,2pcs 2×2 picture white background tas 350 pesos pero.mode of payment ay creditcard or debit card master or visa logo na nakaname sau or sa family mo.kung sa family mo ung card na gamitin dapat kasama mo sya.dapat maaga ka punta ng qatar embassy kc may cut off time sila.mahaba din kc pila eh.then after sabihin nmn.sau kung wen mo balikan.pero mga 2 days lng nmn

  104. mam azon nag apply po ako ng family entry visa noong sept.1,2014 tinaggap nmn sa garafa immigration check ko sa kinabukasan its under review after 3 days nabago po sa under process ano po ibig sabihin nun? ty po!

  105. Hello
    I have a question regarding Family visa. I have been offer a job at HMC and should be moving beginning of next year. Once I am in Doha and have my residency permit, how long does it usual take for one to get the family visa ?

    Thank you

  106. Good am po.. I have already a visa sponsored by my wife and anytime now I’m allowed to travel,, my question is I have a Past Disease (PTB) but was cured 2008 pa so there is a scar that will not be erase anymore,,, need ko mag medical sa qatar pagdating, Is there a chance na marereject ung extension ko kahit cured na ko?? I have all my film X-rays and all doctor’s certificate as a proof that I have already undergo medications and already healed…. sana po may makasagot ng question ko

  107. Hi, I am on visiting Visa, husband sponsorship. It will expire in a week’s time, so can I apply for residence permit now without exit from country. Instant reply is much appreciated. Thanks in advance

  108. Hi po, Good Day! I’m 8 months pregnant and we’re both working here in Doha. We wanted to transfer my sponsorship under him so when the baby arrived next year, both of us will be under my hubby’s sponsorship.
    Question: We have all the requirements transferring work to Family except for one thing. My husbands RP clerk, and company doesn’t have any available visa to change his profession. Do you have any idea if immigration considers this scenario? thanks,

  109. Hi goodpm, pls give me some advice,mahigpit po ba ang immigration natin sa pinas pag family visit visa? Ok na po lahat ng papers ko. Ang sister ko po ang nagprocess ng visa ko kaso lang Im married and we have diff last name. Should I still need to bring my marriage contract? Anu po ba malimit ang itinatanong sa immigration, tnx

  110. Hello! This site helped us when my husband processed my FAMILY RESIDENCE VISA. So I’m giving back to this blog. According to my hubby, depende rin sa company ang requirements na i-submit. In our case, he submitted the following: dfa red ribbon marriage certificate, dfa red ribbon birth certificate (wife), photocopied passport (wife), letter from his company stating his salary.

    He had the marriage cert and birth cert notarized in Phil Embassy and DOFA. Then he submitted our docs in MOI and paid the fee for the visa. He was given a reference number which we used to check the status of our application in the MOI website.

    We checked the status after 3-5 days. You’ll know if the application has been approved if the status changes from Application Reviewed to READY TO PRINT. That means you can finally print your visa notice.

    As soon as I had my visa notice printed, i went to GAMCA office so they can give me a clinic referral for my medical exam. I showed my visa notice and passport to the person at the gamca office, had to fill out a piece of paper and had my pic taken. I was then given a referral slip. The referral slip was only valid for 60 days (if i remember it right). So make sure you have your medical done.

    The medical exam done were physical exam, eye exam, xray, dental, pregnancy test, blood extraction, FBS, urinalysis and stool exam, then fill out a questionnaire and quick interview. They will tell you when to call to follow up the result. If you’re FIT TO TRAVEL, you will be asked to have the MMR vaccine. I forgot how much I paid for the medical. 2K is enough provided you dont have dental problems and other medical issues.

    Once I had the result, i had to go back to the gamca office so they can put a stamp on my medical result. It wont be valid if it doesnt have a gamca stamp. The medical result is only valid for 2 months. The expiry date is also indicated in the medical result.

    Last step is to go to Qatar Embassy in Paseo de Magallanes, Makati to have the visa stamped. Requirements: visa notice, original passport, medical result from gamca accredited office, 2 pxs 2×2 pics with white background and collar. They dont accept cash payments so make sure you have a credit card/debit card with Mastercard or Visa logo. They dont allow you to ride on with other person’s card too. I paid P356.23

    You can use your first degree relative’s card to pay but they need to be with you and they should bring an id. Best time to go to the Embassy is 3AM. May listahan kasi malapit sa Magallanes brgy hall. Ako dumating mga 530AM and almost ika-40 na ako. May cut off kasi so dapat maaga ka talaga kasi andaming tao. Filing is from 9AM to 1030AM. Mabilis lang kasi ung process once nakapasok na. May nagche-check rin ng papers mo before ka papasukin to submit your papers and pay. If you lack something, pabalikin ka na the next day.

    I’d suggest bring a portable stool and some food while you wait. Antagal namin naghintay magopen ang embassy. Natapos siguro ako around 1030AM na and andami pa rin naka-line. I filed on Monday and i’ll get my visa na on Wed around 2-3PM. Just bring a valid id.

    I’ll update once makaalis na ako kung ano mga hahanapin sa immigration and ano gagawin pagdating sa Qatar.

    Hope this helps!!!! 🙂

  111. hello po. i want to ask po if we can apply this to sisters?? same procedure po ba? my sister’s salary is more than 10k. Pwede po ba sya magfamily sponsor?

  112. Good evening!
    ask ko lang po if ever brother ko ang mag sponsor sakin papuntang qatar, since sya na po nag ayos lahat ng papers ko dun then ipapadala nalang sakin lahat ng original copy, pag naipadala na po sakin yung papel san ko ba sya dapat dalin, para sa airport imigration wala ng tanong tanong pa, hoping for your reply as soon as possible kasi yung visa ko nakuha na ng brother ko kahapon at papa stamp nya sa philippine embassy sa qatar bukas, then maipapadala nya na yung mga original copy sakin. need pa po ba ng red ribbon? thank you po.

  113. Hi there. I am leonardo teodoro. On my Birth certificate its Leonardo B. Teodoro, on my passport its Leonardo Teodoro only, since i am an illegitimate child As per dfa. And all of my other records, i used Leonardo Broas Teodoro, on my Marraige certificate , drivers license and school credentials. Am i going to have a problem if i go to Qatar and bring my Family there with my wife and daughter regarding visa? Thanks

  114. Hi. For family yearly visit visa, ano-ano ang mga hahanapin ng immigration upon exit? Passport stamped with Qatar visa lang ba? Kailangan pa ba ng PDOS seminar sa CFO? May ibang documents pa ba na hahanapin? Since resident na ang nakastamp na visa, hahanapan pa ba kami ng return ticket or will they expect us to return in a few months?

    • Katrina,

      1. NSO Marriage Cert (for Wife)
      2. NSO Birth Cert (For Kids)
      3. Passport with Visa stamp
      4. Visa copy in English
      5. Photo copy of my Passport of OFW
      6. Photo copy of my OEC of OFW
      7. Photo copy of my residence visa (RP) of OFW
      8. Affidavit of Support (optional depende sa immigration officer) but get it na rin sa Philippine Embassy in QATAR (QAR 100) para sure

  115. hi, my application still says, ‘UNDER REVIEW’ 6days after submitting. Do i need to contact them or do anything to speed the process up?

  116. Hi…Mam Azon..ask ko lang po dito na po kami sa qatar as family visit kasama ko ang anak ko. Eligible po ba kami mag family residence visa ang work po ng husband ko as car mechanic.

  117. Gud day po!ask ko lang wat is blood type certificate un ay jan gagawin sa qatar?pag anjan na applicable din ba yan sa bata 3 years old?yan ba ung kukuhanin anung blood type namin family?

    • Hi,

      Kuha ka na lang ng blood certifate dian sa Pinas. Lahat ng pupunta. Adult lang ang mag rere medical sa QATAR, kids not required .

  118. Hi! Where can I get the receipt from METRASH2 that I did from my mobile app? My company was asking for it but I couldn’t produce it.

  119. hi ma’am, possible kea makuhaan ang family residence visa ang mother in law ko. bali nandito narin po sya sa qatar ngayun holding family visit visa. thaks po.

  120. good day po

    meron po ba makakapag advise kung pwede po mkakuha ng RP ang mga single mother para sa mga anak nila? thank you po

  121. Hello po, ask lang po sana if may chance po ba na makuha namin ung baby namin dito sa qatar. My husband has been working here for 1 yr already and ako naman po magsstart palang po to work. Gusto po sana namin makuha ung baby namin and would like to check if there is any chance since salary ng husband ko is only 3500 and ako naman po would be 4k. I was informed that 10k daw ang requirement. Baka naman po meron same situation na makakapag share ng experience. Salamat po.

  122. May nakapag try na po ba sa inyo dito kumuha ng RP for step children? or baka po may kilala kayong may success story sa ganitong case.

  123. Hi Memorazon, Triny ko icheck sa moi website ang visa status ng family ko, nagtatataka ako bakit sa visit visa button lumalabas yong update samantalang ang inapply is for residency visa which is dapat sa residency button siya lalabas.

      • Actually, lahat po ng papasok kahit residence visa ang inapply is under Visit Visa, magiging resident visa lang po ito kapag nakapasa na sa medical dito.

  124. Hello maam, i would like to ask if you have idea about my issue, i will be cancelled by my company by this coming june,, and they are not giving me NOC, i asked my cousin who is working at hammad medical hospital to process a family visit visa for me, can i come back here in qatar using family visa? is the ban for 2 yrs not in effect using family visa after i exit qatar? pls give me info regarding this issue. I appreciate your help.. thank you..

  125. hello po ms. azon, ask ko lang po baka may alam kayo about this. yung family residence visa po kasi namin mag expire na next year (5 years po kasi ang validity ng visa namin). paano po ang pag extend ng validity ng family residence visa? anu po ang mga requirements at procedures?

    thank you po.

  126. Hi Maam, tapos na kaming ngpa medical sa mga anak namin. Gusto kasi namin silang e apply ng residence permit. Kaso, kapag e enter ko yong visa no. doon sa “RP Application & Tracking” , ang reply ay ” not valid to issue residence permit”. Ibig ba sabihin ay kasi mga bata kaya hindi pwd bigyan ng RP? Paano namin e process ang pag convert ng visa nila into RP? thank you…

    • try nyo po ilagay sa “visit visa” kapag nagtrack kayo ng application ng resident permit. Kasi po lahat ng papasok ng application ng RP ay considered “visit visa” hanggang pumasa sa medical dito sa qatar at maprocess ang finger prints.

  127. Hi mam,
    Please help me what i can do regarding sa visa of my kids it’s already approved but the youngest kid name instead Craig on the visa is Crig I’m worried about this because im on my annual vacation here philippines at the moment, I don’t know what i ned to do.there’s any chance to travel with me my youngest kids?
    Awaiting your prominent reply.

    Thank you so much

    • may chance na ma-question yan dyan pa lang sa immigration sa atin. ipaayos mo na lang muna yan dito sa doha, madali lang namang magpa-correct ng typo error na ganyan, ipadala mo lang ang copy ng passport at ng bagong visa.

  128. good pm mo ma’am….ask ko lsng po kung pwede po ako makapunya sa qatar khit po nkablock yung RP ko…thanks po

  129. Hi Ms. Azon,
    Tanong ko lang kung accredited po ba ang Philippine Medical Test System sa embassy ng Qatar sa manila. Paadvise po, di ko po kasi maopen yong link na binigay niyo.


    • Pa help nman
      Cnu po kaya naka experience na d2 pinanganak yung baby tapos iuuwi ng pinas ng walang visa? Me magiging problema kaya sa airport d2 sa qatar or pagbabayarin lng ng penalty sa airport n din?

  130. hi ms. azon!
    tanong ko lang po, ung father ko kukunan ako ng family visa. since i am married is it possible po ba?ang passport and prc license ko po ay ung maiden name ko pa. pwede po bang e declare ko sa ibang documents ko ay single? badly need ur advice. thank u po

  131. Ask ko lng po. . Ang offer ko po d2 s qatar ay may free tickets for wife and 2 child yearly from the company. Kumuha po ko ng tickets nila at tourist visa, then, nung ipapareimburse ko na ung gastos ko. . di inaccept ng company. kelangan daw po resident visa pra sagutin ng company ung gastos s ticket at visa. .

    Patulong naman po, dpat po b talagang resident visa khit n may yearly ticket ang family ko?

  132. hi po,

    Good day!!

    Tanong ko lang po sana kng ano accredited na medical center ng qatar embassy. Hindi po kasi nabubuksan yung link sa taas.

    Taga mindanoa po kasi kami, iligan city po. ano po ang pinakamalapit na accredited na medical center sa amin?

    Paano po ang procedure? diretso na po ba sa medical center? o kailangan pa muna pumunta sa qatar embassy para kumuha ng refferal at iba pa.?

    Hoping for your kind help. . .

    Maraming salamat Po,
    Jed Rivera

  133. Good day!
    my brother sponsored my visit visa, ifafax daw nila sa Qatar Embassy makati, kailangan na po bang mag medical sa pinas pa lang? aside from passport, ano po ang kakailanganing documents? pwede po bang DPB ATM Visa Card or may preferred bank ang Embassy? thank you po!

  134. Hi,

    Patulong naman po baka meron ng nakaexperience na mgsponsor po ng kapatid na babae? Single pa po ako, gusto ko sana dalin dito sa Qatar yun sister ko under family visit visa. Pano po ba ang dapat kong gawin at may salary bracket din po ba to?
    Or pwede po ba na kunin ko din yun pinsan ko? Thanks!

    • Hello yssa!

      Puwede po mag-sponsor ng kapatid or pinsan basta may mapakita po kayong proof of relationship (birth certificate niyong dalawa). Wala na man pong problema sa salary dahil hindi naman sila ganun kahigpit sa pagkuha ng visit visa unlike residence permit.

  135. Hi, thank you for sharing your experience.. Im applying for my baby visa which im staying at villa as a sublease, my problem is the 1st party contract between 2nd party(which is my Landlord) dont have baladiya stamp. but my landlord gave me a tenancy contract which didnt honor by immigration due to lacking of stamp. is it possible to get a stamp on my tenancy contract even contract between 1st and my Landlord dont have Baladiya stamp?, please let me know.. Thank you and God bless

  136. Where and how to get po the tenancy agreement if the owner and the second party does not give any contract… Any advises po?

  137. and2 po aq sa qatar in a family visit visa. pero need q pong umuwi sa phil., kelan po kaya pwedeng mag apply ulit ung tita q ng family visit visa para sa akin. totoo po bang 6months pa bago makaapply ulit? thank u po!

  138. ask ko lng po, We’re applying for residency for our 3 kids, one was born here and the other two was from philipines still under visit visa. Only issue is my wife is not under my sponsorship kaya cya ang magsponsor.Nareject po for no reason ung application and we were asked to go to Wakhra branch for a meeting.. nothing happened and they told us to go to gharaffa Main branch and we got a resched meeting this sunday sa mesameer branch. Ask lng po advice and is there a chance na maapprove ung application after the meeting. Salamat po.

  139. Thanks for the valuable information. My husband had applied for rp sometime back. V have lost both the application receipt and sms. How can we track the status?

  140. Hello po. Ask ko lang po tungkol sa family visit visa stamping sa Qatar Embassy sa Pilipinas for my 3-year old son na kukunin namin this summer. Totoo po bang hindi pwede ang other degree relatives aside from 1st degree to be authorized to process for my sons visa stamping? Taga Cebu po kasi kami at wala po talagang ibang maglalakad sa Pilipinas para sa visa stamping kundi mga malayong kamag-anak na. We’ve already went to DHL para sa visa stamping processing kaso nalaman namin na wala na silang ganyang service. Gusto po kasi naming mag asawa na na stamp na sa passport ng anak namin ang visa bago kami dumating dahil 1week lang kami sa Pilipinas para kumuha sa kanya. Please advise. Maraming salamat po.

  141. Hello maam Memorazon, Tanong ko lang kung visit visa (1 month) ang daughter ko under my sponsor, tapos papastamp sya ng visa sa Qatar embassy sa pnas together attestation ng School Credentials nya d ba iqueqestion na bakit kailangan pa ng school Credential kung visit lang naman, Kasi our plan is to change her visa to Residence pagdating nya dito kasi noong iaaply ko ng visa hinahanap yung cenomar nya kaya visit visa na lang ang apply ko.

      • Hello Ma’am Azon…
        Ask ko lang po…nag apply family visa ang husband para sa akin ng anak ko 1year old last first week or March 2016 ..pero visa application ko na rejected ang visa ng anak ko lang ay na approved…finish contract ako umuwi po ako ng Dec 16,2014 yung nalaman Hindi Pala na cancel ng amo qo ung working visa…I call my employer at kinabukasan na cancel narin….I need your advice possible baa ma approved kung mag reapply husband for family visit visa again

      • @Ailyn: Yes po ma-aapprove na po yung visit visa niyo kapag na-reapply na. That is kung na-cancel na talaga ng dati niyong mudeer ang visa niyo. As far as I know, hindi puwede ma-cancel ang visa ng isang tao kapag siya ay wala sa Qatar. This prevents the employer from cheating the employee. If the employee naman is outside the country for six months automatically cancelled na ang visa.

  142. Share ko lang processing of documents for stamping in the Qatar embassy sa pinas by DHL na raw starting today 30 March 2016. Kagagaling lang family ko

  143. hello p.bka po mayron sa inyo na nawala ang qatar id dito sa pinas.tanong ko lang po anong kinuhang requirements pra mababalik.nadukot po kc ang wallet.salamat po.

    • According to a Facebook post of MOI:

      “If someone miss it while coming back to Qatar from abroad or do not carry it while entering the country, In that case, the following procedures will be followed.

      1.If the resident returning from abroad to Qatar, didn’t exceed permitted limit of six months to stay outside the country, he will be allowed to enter the country with a return visa issued directly at the port of entry without resorting to employer. His Residence Card will be marked as lost in the immigration system.”


  144. madam magtatanong lang pa ako tungkol sa visa ng asawa ko. kc na expired na po yung familiy visa nya. KC po buntis sya nung pabalik na sana kami ditu sa qatar, eh advise ng doktor na ditu na sa pinas sya manganak kc kritikal kondisyun po ang asawa ko. nagkataaon na na expired na yung visa nya, so di na sya nkabalik ditu sa qatar.. gustu ko sana silang kunin ulit ditu sa qatar.. mag aaply pa ba ulit ako ng bagong familiy visa ulit?

  145. I just received my QID last week but my diploma was not stamp by MOFA as our company representative said because of the certification from my school that He was admitted as “transferee”. Can I request from my school to change the word transferre to “regular”student and re-submit to MOFA?
    Can I apply for family visit visa even my diploma was not stamp by MOFA?
    Please advise.

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