Current regulations state that foreign workers cannot apply for permanent residency or citizenship in Qatar.
All foreigners must be sponsored in order to get a residency visa for Qatar.
There are three types of residency visa available:
All visas need a number of documents which have to be verified, and there is bureaucratic procedure to follow. Visa applicants must undergo and pass a medical test.
A person of any nationality can apply for residency, provided they have the requisite sponsorship from an employer or family member. Many applicants need to enter the country first on an Entry Visa, which has a number of restrictions.
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