Due to recent changes in Visa application procedures, all persons travelling to Qatar, regardless of their nationality (except persons from the countries mentioned below, see list), are requested to obtain their Visa before their departure.

The Visa can be obtained from the consulate section at the embassy in Bern, the hotels, commercial companies, relatives in Qatar or from the embassy’s website:

Requirements  for visa application

  • The consular section at the embassy does not offer any express or expedited services. There are no additional fees for any application.
  • Submitting and receiving back passports must be between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM, Monday to Thursday.
  • Submit your completed Application Form (find the Application Form below). The application must be filled out clearly (with black ink pen or printed).
  • The application fees must be paid in advance so can the consular service proceed with the issuance of the Visa. Please note that the application fees are non-refundable (see payment methods below).
  • A visa applicant must submit a valid passport with his/her application. The passport must be valid for at least six months longer than the applicant's intended stay in the State of Qatar and must have available pages to place a visa.
  • Each application must contain 2 recent color passport-size identical photographs (2" x 2").
  • The original Passport and 2 additional copies of the first two pages (with name and photograph).
  • A letter addressed to the embassy from the applicant’s employer (for Business Visas), and for Tourist Visa which confirms the reason for the entry visa request (individual letter per applicant).

    Each application sent by mail must be accompanied by a Prepaid return envelope. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS APPEAR ON BOTH THE SENDER AND RECIPIENT FIELDS. (Please Do Not use regular mail).

  • All Military personnel, or Official passport holders applying for a Visa must submit (2) copies of an official request from the concerned government authorities. Another letter is required from the applicant’s institution indicating where he/she will work for during his/her trip.
  • All Diplomats need an official request from the Embassy confirms the reason for the entry to Qatar and the period of time he/she intends to stay.
  • Not all travelers require a visa to enter Qatar if they plan only to travel through Qatar to other destinations (Transit), except those who travel with Qatar Airways through Qatar and stop in Qatar for more than six hours, Qatar Airways can issue for them a transit visa for two days.


List of countries which its nationals can obtain a visa directly on arrival at the airport of Doha

United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Turkey, the Oland, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Visa Fees

Tourist Visa

29 CHF

Businessmen Visa

57 CHF

Official Visa

For Free

Payment Slip

Bank Account Information:

Account N° : 235-129336.02D
Bank : UBS Switzerland AG Zürich
IBAN : CH98 0023 5235 1293 3602 D
Holder : Embassy of the State of Qatar 
Hotel Schweizerhof 
Bahnhofplatz 11 
3001 Bern 

Please take note of  these additional information:

Each application should be accompanied by:

  • A copy of the passport (valid at least for 6 months)
  • 2 colored personal photographs of applicant 
  • The stated fees are not refundable


Type of visa



Credentials to confirm status.


Bank statement for the last 3 months, and a copy of the resident permit for resident foreigners.

Residents of GCC countries

Copy of the GCC stay permit valid for at least 6 months.
The visa is granted to persons with specific professions.

Accompanying GCC Nationals

Copy of the GCC stay permit valid for at least 6 months. Visa is limited to persons under the personal sponsorship of the respective GCC national.

Transit Visa

Granted for 2 days in special situations,) Not for transit travelers who do not need a pre-arranged visa and are allowed to enter Qatar under the sponsorship of the concerned airline company provided they have a stop in , Qatar for more than 6 hours. until their departure to their destination according to next pre-determined flight schedule dates)

Joint Tourist Visa

Bank statement for last 3 months,

granted to the nationals of some countries, and allow its holder to enter any country directly and is free to stay or move to another country before the expiry ofvisa.


The above Visas, except the transit visa, allow their holders to enter Qatar for one month.


applications from delegates holding travel documents shall be accepted only if they are members of official delegations. Holders of this type of travel documents are required to coordinate with a company, their relatives or acquaintances in the State of Qatar to ensure obtaining the required visas.

Please click on the image to open the application form

Bank Account Information:

Account N° : 235-129336.02D
Bank : UBS Switzerland AG Zürich
IBAN : CH98 0023 5235 1293 3602 D
Holder : Embassy of the State of Qatar 
Hotel Schweizerhof 
Bahnhofplatz 11 
3001 Bern 

The address of the Consular Section:

Consular Section

Neuengasse 45

3011 Bern 

Contact Information:

Tel.: +41 31 326 06 60

Fax: +41 31 326 06 64



The consular section at the Embassy of the state of Qatar in Bern avails itself of this occasion to renew its thanks to all users  and to express its highest consideration to them.