New Procedures for Visa Stamping at Qatar Embassy in Manila

Early mornings, long lines, people from different places, they are all lined up at the  barangay hall of Magallanes (Makati) for their Qatar visa stamping. Some said they were already there since late evening of the other day since they are coming from the provinces. And since the acceptance of application is only from 8:30am – 11:00am (if I remember it right), they’d rather come early than loose the chance.  I even have a friend who frequently visits Qatar saying he’d usually go to the barangay hall to enlist at around 10pm and come back 6am the next day (very cunning, or was it a smart move?).

But when you come, a list of names will be passed on to you until you hand it over to the one who will arrive next. And when the time comes that the embassy opens, some volunteers would just initiate to ask everyone to fall in line as per their number until they reach, marching on, from the barangay hall to the back entrance of the embassy. It’s a fun experience though – when you see all these things happen.

The other requirement is that you have to pay via a VISA card that is under the bearer’s name (just like in all government offices in Qatar – NO CASH PAYMENT). The processing fee to be debited from the card is about Php350 only. Otherwise, those who have no card will have to run, as fast as they can, to the nearest LBC Express in Evangelista, Pasay City for an express Visa Debit Card.

However, this will not be the case now. Families of OFWs in Qatar will have an easier way to go about their visa stamping in Manila since Wide Wide World Express Corporation (WWWExpress) formerly known as DHL Philippines is now accepting the requirements. Processing takes approximately 3-4 days and will be delivered straight to your home address. Processing fee is around P750.

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I happened to be unaware of these changes when I processed my son’s visa stamping last April 2016. To my surprise, no one was in the barangay hall and not even a guard was at the embassy gate. I thought I overheard it somewhere on my way for my vacation but the idea did not sink in well in me. So I was there, only to find out from the postings on the wall that the change has already been implemented.

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For Personal/ Business/ Visit/ Tourist/ Family Personal Visas:

  1. Visa notice – printout from MOI website
  2. Valid Original Passport more than 6 months
  3. Letter of Invitation from the Sponsor or copy (NOT REQUIRED)
  4. 2-pcs. 2×2 size pictures with white background. Photo must be clear, sharp and in focus, also it must show both edges on the face clearly and photos must show a full front view of face and shoulders. – some DHL offices would already screen the photos as some of the applications are delayed since photos are not acceptable. Basic requirement is that hair for the ladies must be pulled back, and the head would pass the size requirement (as in US Visa). Upon submission of another photo that another 3-4 days count will start. So be sure that there is ample time before the flight.

Special note also when expecting a WWWExpress delivery, make sure to have someone to receive it from your delivery address since they will not leave it to other people (passport delivery is stricter unlike the regular deliveries). But just like the usual courier delivery procedure, they cannot tell the exact time of delivery but it will definitely be within the office hours. Just be patient for when they said they’ll deliver, they will do so. Otherwise, you can always make a follow-up call from their call center number.

Here’s the link for other related information: http://www.wwwexpress.com.ph/qatar-requirements.php

Click here for the nearest WWW Express outlet in your area: http://www.wwwexpress.com.ph/outlets-rnc.php

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221 thoughts on “New Procedures for Visa Stamping at Qatar Embassy in Manila

  1. Good evening Sir, ask ko lang po kung family visit visa need pa rin ba ng letter of invitation or stamping?
    Thank you po and more power.

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    1. First i suggest po to go through the details on the blog po and go straight to the nearest wwwExpress branch. For family visit visa usually po wala namang need for invitation letter. But stamping is required po. The entire procedure is on the blog. Hope this helps you. Thanks!

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      1. Sir thank you so much for the reply . I need again you help. The passport of my son will expire on July 11 2017, but he has a new passport now.Now his Qatar resident visa sticker is still on the old passport. He can travel using the old passport and keep together the new one. ?

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  2. Hi Grace, yes pwede pa rin sha mag travel just bring the old passport kasi andun yung resident sticker niya, ganun din yung sa amin ng daugther wala naman problem palagi mo lang dalhin yung old passport.

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  3. hello po i need help, my friend want me to go visit qatar, do i need to go to other country like Singapore to get my visa? or no need?

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      1. she process my business visa in qatar however she said that i need to go to other country to get the visa because it cant be directed to the philippines???? is that true??? hindi po ba pwedeng makuha business visa dito sa philippines do i really need to go to other country?

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  4. Gandang araw sir Zeke. just want to ask po, hope u dont mined. My pinadala na po sakin na visa po ung employer ko from qatar po. tapos my pinapasend back sakin na documents po; medical records, police clearance attested from qatar embassy, attested degree from qatar embassy, expected date of join-fixed date of arrange of ticket, and airport details. tanung ko lang po, ung attested degree po ba is ung naka red ribbon na TOR at Diploma?? also ung police clearance lang po tlaga ung dadalhin ko?? eh ung NBI clearance po?? last po ung airport details, anu po un?? at un expected date of join, documents din po b un??

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    1. First po i have to ask, anung visa po yung pinadala ng employer nyo? Kasi po its either a work visa or a business visa (but i doubt its the first one since you must go through an agency in order to facilitate legal processes). If working abroad, all original documents from the Philippines are ideally with red ribbon from DFA. Lahat po from diploma/degree cert, to police clearance, to birth cert etc. Then pagdating po dito ipapadaan sa Phil Embassy and sa Qatar Foreign Affairs. With regards sa airport details, baka po need nila kung sila magpapadala ng ticket mo. Since they know that we have Manila or Clark airports going to Doha. Then yung last is expected date of joining mo is self-explanatory. Hope this helps. You must send them also an email to clarify these things para mas kampante ka po. Thanks!

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      1. It is actually working visa sir zeke. Un nga ung iniexpect ko sana na agency pero walang cnabi na ganun sakin ung employer. ung mga mentioned above po un lang ulit ang pinapasend back nila sakin..i guess nid ko epared ribbon muna lahat bago ako pumunta sa embassy para sure na di na ako babalik. Maraming salamat sa reply sir zeke. 🙂

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  5. Help po need pa po bah nang visa stamping if ever galing na sya nang qatar tapos babalik ulit sya for family visit visa. Thank You po.

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  6. Hello Sir Zake, magttanong lng po sana aq, Yung employer q po sa qatar pindala na daw po yung copy ng VISA q at nai send nadin yung Imvitation letter mula sa employer q at copy ng Visa notice,sa mismong Qatar embassy ng manila. And sabi po ng employer q sakin wla daw sila makita agency kya mismo sa Qatar embassy nq makiag ugnayan pra malaman q mga sususnod na procedure.
    Sir, first time q kc mag ayos g requirment na di dumadaan ng agency.
    Nai search q npo yung Qatar embassy sa makati, mayron po sa Dasmarias, cypress St. at mayron din sa my ilalim ng Magallanes bridge,
    Ang tanong ko po saan po aq muna dapat pumunta sa dalawang location? at anu po ba mga requirments na dpat dalhin. malaking 2long po sakin kung sakaling masasagot nyo mga tanong q.
    Maraming salamat po

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    1. Hello sir, the last information i have for the qatar embassy office is in magallanes village in makati. Hanapin nyo lang po ung magallanes village baranggay hall dun sya malapit. You may inquire from them kung anu dapat nyo po gawin. Kasi as per my knowledge, all workers going out of the country under a work visa will be asked of all poea formalities usually arranged by agencies. So baka po kausap na ng company nyo ung embassy so better to go there to clarify.

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  7. hi Sir!
    Good day.
    Ask lang sana ako ng help baka meron po kayong idea.
    gusto ko po sana mag visit sa qatar for tourist only andito na po ako sa KSA nag wowork.
    ang question ko po pwede po ba ako mag apply ng tourist visa sa qatar pero ung passport ko meron lang stamp ng 1yr validity extension? nag renew kasi ako ng passport pero hindi pa dumadting ung bagong passport.
    possible po kaya yun na makakuha ako ng qatar visa using my philippine passport na my tatak lang ng 1 year validity extension? ang expired date po nya ay ngaung July 2017 ipapastamp ko nlng sana ng 1yr extension while waiting dun sa bago.
    thank you sir in advance.

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    1. When you said 1 year validity i thought its still possible. But when you said til juky 2017 then i realized u got the 1 year extension last year. Im agraud you need to coordinate with your embassy if they can issue the new passport before your flight. Otherwise you can check with the airline since it is less than 3 months and it may be an airline concern.

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  8. Hi,
    May I ask how much in total should I bring when applying for a tourist visa to Doha? I’m not clear with how much the entire process costs.
    Thanks!

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    1. First contact a travel agency or a sponsor who will provide you a tourist visa. Then they will give you the requirements. Its our immigration who is more strict so make sure you can provide proof that you will be back… like employment ID/certificate of vacation or leave, return tickets of course…

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  9. Hi may I ask, what are the procedure after all complying the required documents from POLO Qatar at pinadala na namin lahat ng original documents with stamp from POLO Qatar sa candidate namin to work as Personal Driver, bale isang Diplomatic corps po ang amo ko at direct hiring ang ginawa niya, What will be the next procedure niya po in able to proceed, I was not given any guidelines from POEA/OWWA or who are concerned agencies regarding my queries, please enlighten me. Thank you sir.

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    1. Pinapayagan naman po kaso you have to establish bakit kau pupunta dito under business visa… anu po yung business nyo dito- meeting, training etc. Kung tourist dapat po maprove nyo na babalik kau after 1 month like leave application sa present company nyo, etc. Eto po backup dun sa mga standard requirements (2way ticket etc) lang in case tanungin kasu sa immigration. Kailangan po me proof kau in case hanapan kau esp po impt dyan ung invitation letter. Please refer back sa blog for the procedure po
      Thanks.

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  10. Hi sir kht po ba pag papa attest of documents lng sa dhl p den po ang punta dina po ba pipila? Gling n kc ko dun last year febuary 2016 pumipila p ng madaling arw ngyun po ba hnd na?

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  11. Yung mga papers kc na pina attest ko ngexpired npo ata d kc naasikaso ng asawa ko. Last year p nasa knya yung mga docs n na attest sa embassy eh ngyun po pinakukuha nya ulot ako
    So ask ko kung poila ulit ng gnun sa barangay hall or pwede ng ipadala sa dhl yun after mapa red ribbon lht ng docs na ipapa attest sa embassy

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  12. Hi! Question. My father is working in Qatar. i have my family visa approved. Just got my passport last Week of June this yr as per reqyirements dapat more than 6 months na u g passport. Does that mean d pwede yung akin? Sorry medyo naguluhan lang.

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    1. The 6 month rule po is on the validity meaning po 6 months before expiration. Thats ok sir… i can feel the excitement. Make sire you have your visa stamped on the passportm i also have another blog on how to do it via Wwwexpress parang DHL po… all the best! Would love to hear stories/meet you when you re here in Doha. God bless!

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      1. Aw sorry for that. Thats with all the vlogs im watching… theres a certain kimpoy im following hehhee. My bad. But seriously, salamat po for making my blog as reference. Hopefully you can get to subscribe sa blog and oir other social media/fb and ig for more esp pag dating nyo dito sa doha. Salamat po….

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  13. Hello poh ask ko lang poh may anak poh ako 5 monhts old plang xah, tpos poh magpa2stamp poh kme ng family visa pra ilagay sa passport, at may requirements poh doon na need ng 2×2 picture, tanong ko lang poh kung pati poh ang baby ko need magpa id ng 2×2, sana poh msagot neo

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      1. sir ask ko rin po need po rin ba mag pa stamp kaht familyvisa po sak paano po ba mag pa stamp hindi po ba pde ako nlang pupunta doon sa embassyng qatar

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  14. Papano po Kung sponsor visa ang process tpos na submit n passport ko is single pa ako at surname ng pag ka dalaga sa September ,any appointment ako sad face para sa new passport ko as arrived and change surname mkk apekto b un? Ty

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  15. Good Day poh! Magttnong lng po ako tungkol sa visa ng anak ko, my visa na poh ako ng anak ko resident permit na poh kaso po yung nklgy sa visa nya kulang yung middle name nya, ang nklgy lng poh dela instead of dela cruz, nagtry poh ako na ipa correct yung visa pero sabi po nila hnd dw ma iaad yung cruz kasi wla ng space sa system nila, iistampan po ba yung sa qatar embassy khit wla yung cruz sa middle name nya?

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    1. Hello po. Wow congrats sa Residence Visa! Yun nga lang po as a standard dapat po consistent yung spelling ng name para hindi nagkakaproblem. Sino po ang nagsabi na kulang space? Dapat po ibalik nung nagprocess sa Ministry para maapply ang correction. I rereaapply po ulit. VIA palanmg po yan mas mahirap po pag nailagay na sa ID baka lalong problem. Kaya the earlier po na maayos mas mainam. Hope this helps po.

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  16. Hello po, Ask ko lang po kung ano requirements at pano ang process nang authentication ng police clearance or NBi,kasi po required ng company ko sa Qatar… Salamat po

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  17. Hi Good Day!

    I just wanna ask what if I already completed all the requirements for the visa stamping? What is my next step?

    Thank You! Have a nice day.

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  18. gud evning sir ilang days po bah or ano po ba dapat kung gawin kasi bagong amo kuna po nagbigay ng visa…at kelangan kopa ba kumuha ulit ng balik manggawa?help me pls kasi my ticket naku sa january 30..salamat

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    1. Yes po hihingin po yan sa Manila. If ok pa po yung passport nyo (meaning more than 6 months), pwede kau magonline bmonline.ph/ otherwise po sa pinas nalang po kayo kumuha, dalhin nyo lang copy ng contract nyo, QID at iba pang related documents. Hindi naman po sa Qatar hihingin yan kundi sa Immigration sa pinas pagbalik nyo sa pinagtatrabahuhang country po.

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  19. Hi sir /maam
    Tanong ko lang po..tapos na po stamp sa visa ko mismo sa passport na stamp na..kaso late ko lang napansin iba pala ang birtdate ko sa visa at sa passport..di kaya ako magkaproblema sa immigration sa airport?bakit naman po stampan ng qatar embassy sa manila kong alam naman nila na mali ang birthdate..thanks po..sana masagot

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  20. good morning sir,
    ask ko lng po gusto ko po kunin ang husband ko papunta dito DOHA as family visa-yearly ( residency) so need po mag medical, and sab iregister online sa GCCHMC.org bago pumunta sa specific clinic n pinili which i did po, nung andun n po ung husband ko sa clinic n un hindi sha tinaggap kasi hnd n daw allowed ung registration online?dapat daw walk in, paanu po un, pwede ko po b mlaman kung anu anu po n clinic ang accredited ng qatar embassy please sir, thank you so much po.

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      1. sir thank you so much,
        pero sir ung hubby ko po eh may previous medical na from his own company kasi seafarer sha at hindi pa expired, pwede po kaya un? TMDC po un clinic nila,
        kasi knina lang po ngpunta sha sa isang clinic n niregister ko po online sa gcchmc.org ( un po kasi instruction ng mga kasamhan ko dito ) then pagdating po hubby dun eh hindi tinaggp ung online appointment n un kasi hnd n daw po un allowed ngaun, need daw po walk in na,
        anu po b tlga process pra mkapgmedical sa pinas? need po b ng appointment or walk in n lng po?
        thank you sir

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    1. Hi sis aki ngpamedical sa angeluz medical clinic sa makati sis along Rufino st. Aha sis as makati raja dpt young medical cert nya sis kasama mo yum iaattached as pagpapa visa stamping sis. Kakarating lng namin dot 3 weeks ago

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    2. Angelus Medical Clinic
      104 Rufino Street Legaspi Village, Makati, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
      +63 2 751 6341
      https://goo.gl/maps/KUveRSufQ472 Sis

      Yah sis young address Monday Nguyen clinic na tan accredited nang embassy yn bnyran no 3500 para as medical extra 1800 for the vaccine same day mkukuha young result tas pwede mo na isabay sa visa stamping kasama kase Talaga ang medical very yun ang bagging procedure ng embassy hope it help sis 😉 kakarating Lang namin ditto Nung jan 21 with the kids

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  21. hello po…sa famiy visa..,requirements pa po ba ang medical for children above 14 yrs old? and how about ung MMR vaccine required din po ba ito?

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  22. Hello po sir, tatanong ko lang po sana kung thru wwwexpress pa din po ba ang visa stamping ng family visit visa, wala na po kasi akong mabasang ibang blog about sa latest visa stamping for qatar..thanks a lot, God bless

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  23. Hi po! ask ko lang. anong stamp po needed para sa misis ko? kunin ko po sana sya as business visa since newly wed po kami wala pa kaming marriage certificate from PSA. alam ko po kase requirement sya ng immigration so business visa ko sana sya for a while. uuwi po ako ngayong march 29 then balik kami sa qatar by april 25 sasabay ko po sya sakin. ma offload po kaya kami since business visa kukunin ko sa kanya? magkasabay po kami pabalik ng qatar. salamat po sa advise.

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    1. Since business visa po sya, mas masasagot po ung tanong nyo ng sponsor na magpoprovide ng business visa. Kasi ang business visa usually 3 mos valid and need ng invitatiin letter from qatari sponsor and medical from accredited center of WEXPRESS in the Philippines. Ok po sana kung me docs na kau na married pero pag wala daoat individually po kau pumila sa immigration.

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      1. Hi Sir! salamat po sa sagot. yes may ipapakita po kami na certified true copy of marriage certificate from local civil registry po tapos dadalhin ko po lahat ng documents na gagamitin namin sa wedding namin. april 3rd week po ang kasal namin ni misis and april 25 po ang balik namin sa qatar and since newly wed po kami, di pa processed and marraige certificate namin. plan sana namin sabihin sa immigration na honeymoon and ung sponsor nya po sa business visa is under my name din. ako mag shoulder ng lahat ng expenses nya dito sa qatar. do you think magkaproblema kami sa immigration officer sir?

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      2. Kasi kung married po best way talaga pag family visa para walang question. Pag ka business visa kasi sir sa atin medyo pinagdududahan. It could work both ways po. Pag business visa kasi dapat maestablish nya na babalik sya sa pinas after the specified “business” sa invitation letter. I mean dapat me work sa pinas or any proof na hindi magooverstay. Yung marriage papers nyo might not work to your advantage e… but sometimes depends po sa immigration officer. Baka nga mas ok pa pag tourist visa kasi pwedeng visit ang purpose. pero business visa kasi naiisip agad ng immigration e magwowork. Pero depends pa rin po sa purpose nyo.

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  24. Hi Zeke!

    salamat sa mga sagot. mas mukang okay kung i tourist visa ko nalang si misis since newly wed kami and sabihin nalang namin na for honeymoon ang punta namin sa Qatar. d ko na kase maalala ung requirements ng DHL for visit visa stamping sa passport. is it only 3 documents? passport, visa notice and id picture lang ba? salamat. naalala ko sakin madami dami pa ata hiningi noon.

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  25. gud afternoon po sir… ask lang po ako kung anong requirement para sa visa stamping para daughter ko na dadalhin ko sa qatar … wala po kse akong ma pag tanungang iba … buti na lang nakita ko itong page nyo… sana matulungan nyo poako at maraming salamat….

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  26. Hello po. Ask k lang kong ung spa n pingqa ko for NBI at now naproceess napo yung NBI forfor attestation is pwede ko ulit gmtn ung spa for attestation sa TOR ko?hndi ko kasi nalagy sa spa n kasama sa stamp ung tor ko. Eh nahuli ung pagsbi nv employer kuna sali pala sa attestation yung highschool docm. Pwde ku po ba.gmtn ung spa or gawa nalng ako authorization letter?please help, asap

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  27. Hello po. Ask k lang kong ung spa n pingqa ko for NBI at now naproceess napo yung NBI forfor attestation is pwede ko ulit gmtn ung spa for attestation sa TOR ko?hndi ko kasi nalagy sa spa n kasama sa stamp ung tor ko. Eh nahuli ung pagsbi nv employer kuna sali pala sa attestation yung highschool docm. Pwde ku po ba.gmtn ung spa or gawa nalng ako authorization letter?please help, asap

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  28. Need pa po ba ng WWWexpress or DHL ang invitation letter for Qatar visa stamping (Family Visit visa) at pag naka Tourist visa?

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  29. Hello po!

    Tanong lang sir. I have a friend na pupunta dito sa Doha, business Visa po ang kukunin namin para sa kanya. Pero nasa Hongkong siya manggagaling from tour bago magDoha. Pano kaya yung business Visa niya? Need pa po ba i-stamp sa passport? magkaproblema kaya upon entering Qatar?
    May idea po ba kayo? Thank you!

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  30. Good evening po! Just wanna inquire if, is it possible that I can have a tourist visa even if I dont have a relative in Qatar, only friends?

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  31. Hi there i apply for a visa for my son age 9 years old, kailangan paba stamp sa qatar embassy sa manila? what is the purpose? eh tinanong ko po sa counter sa qatar immigration nung inaaply ko yung visa sabi nila no need na daw! please confirm if tama yung sabi ng immigration sa qatar.

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    1. need pa rin po istamp kasi its the PHILIPPINE immigration requirement. Sa Qatar po totoong ang hinahanap lang nila is a copy ng visa (though if coming from Manila, alam nila ung stamp sa passport so un na rin po hinahanap nila). The details are also in the blog po. Thanks for dropping by.

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  32. Hello po… Wanna ask lang kung yun date po ba ng visa stamp ang maging starting date na gagamiting basis sa expiration ng visa mo? halimbawa po family visa na 1 month. kung nagpastamp ako ng June 1. expired na po ba ang visa ko sa July 1? Thanks in advance

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    1. Medyo patechnical napo ung tanong pero susubukan kong sagutin. Usually po kasi me validity ung visa na dapat pagkaissue e makapasok ka kaagad sa Qatar. Nakalagay po ung sa visa copy (validity). Pero iba din po ung validity ng visa type example family visa 6 mos ang stay sa sa qatar or visit visa/tourist na 1 month stay. Un naman po from the date ng entrt sa qatar. Sana po nakatulong. Would appreciate your confirmation.

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      1. i mean yun effectivity po ng visit visa (1 month valid) ay magtatake effect upon entry to qatar? or upon the stamp?

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      2. Hi good evening,tanOng kO lang po Sana kung pwdi ba ipa stamp aNg visa kahit nauna ang middle name instead na name.. True name is Riagin Rafaela Subingsubing.. Tpos ang nkalagay sa Visa Rafaela Riagin Subingsubing.. Ok Lang po ba yun Going to Qatar Thank you.

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      3. Thank you po.. Pero gaano po kaya ka tagal ang process mag 2months na po kasi ako naghihintay wala pdin po pagbabago dko lang po alam kung inaasikaso ng agency kasi lagi pong sinasabi wait lang.. Thank you.

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      4. Depende po kasi yun mam sa nagpaprocess… yan po talaga usually ang problem minsan dapat tutukan ang pagpapachange kasi yung ibang lahi di nila naiintindihan ang name natin. Tanungin nyo po ang agency kasi po kamo nakahold yung passport nyo sa knila.

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  33. Sir, meron po ako 2 days interview sa qatar need pa rin poh ba stamping? If galing ka other countries hindi na required d ba? dito lang sa pinas yan? Ormoc lang kc pinakamalapit na branch ng Wexpress sa location ko, so need ako pumunta dun with the requirments and then e mail lang poh ba nila for 3-4 days sa mailing address ko which is nasa southern leyte? or need ko pa puntahan sa ormoc ulit para kunin.

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    1. opo. the visa stamping applies to all po pag galing pinas. If galing ibang bansa hindi na pero pls consider the cost vs visa stamping procedure para direct flights na po. kung saan po me wwexpress sila lang po kasi ang authorized representative. dati nga po lahat sa embassy pupunta, at least ngayon medyo me mga branches na. Sana po makatulong.

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