Procedures for Qatar Visa Stamping in the Philippines (Version 2018)

During the course of my blogging career, I can say that we’ve been achieving our purpose of why we put up the blog in the first place: to provide information and build a community where information sharing is open and available.

When i was still starting to blog, I decided to write a post about one of the very important concerns of Filipino families and workers going to Qatar – VISA STAMPING. It was so popular that it is to date the article with the most view in all of my 190 blog posts. It is also one of the most discussed post with almost the same questions over and over again via the blog, facebook, email and even sms up to now.

New Procedures for Visa Stamping at Qatar Embassy in Manila Posted on May 30, 2016 by BEST LIFE QATAR by Zeke Tunay

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Though I specifically mentioned that it was an “based on my personal experience”, many would still ask about other visa categories, invitation letter for “tourist visa” holder, or if I am a staff of Qatar Embassy, or if I can help them find a job.

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What are my Realizations?

  1. There’s nothing more fulfilling than to help someone. I once was in a situation where I couldn’t even find any updated, highly responsive online post about this subject. Until lately that there has been several other bloggers who also wrote about the same concern.
  2. While most of the inquirers would ask the same questions/same situations over and over again, I also felt that I was their only source… and that really prompted me to reply to them as if putting myself on their situations.
  3. Some information needs to be updated.

What are the updates?

Basically, the only update is that WExpress updated their website. Wide Wide World Express Corporation (or WExpress and formerly known as DHL Philippines) still handles the Qatar Visa Stamping in the Philippines. They serve customers all over the country through their numerous WExpress branches scattered from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao area. No stamping is done at the Qatar Embassy office.

Previously, they have a specific page for QATAR VISA STAMPING but they have now removed it on their new website. That explains why the link on my previous blog is broken.

What (again) are the requirements for Qatar Visa Stamping?

FAMILY / PERSONAL VISA (Php350 Visa Fee + Php385 Service Fee = Php 735)

  1. Visa Notice – printable copy from MOI website (with barcode)
  2. Original Passport – not less than 6 months valid
  3. 2 pcs 2 x 2 photo with white background (standard requirement for visa photo)

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FAMILY / YEARLY VISA (Php 735)

  1. Visa Notice – printable copy from MOI website (with barcode)
  2. Original Passport – not less than 6 months valid
  3. 2 pcs 2 x 2 photo with white background (standard requirement for visa photo)
  4. Medical Certificate (from accredited clinics or hospitals – please call WExpress office near you for list the accredited clinics close to you).

BUSINESS / TOURIST VISA (Php 735)

  1. Visa Notice – printable copy from MOI website (with barcode)
  2. Original Passport – with not less than 6 months validity
  3. 2 pcs 2 x 2 photo with white background (standard requirement for visa photo
  4. Invitation Letter from the Sponsor

WORK VISA (Php 2,485)

  1. Visa Notice – printable copy from MOI website (with barcode)
  2. Original Passport – not less than 6 months valid
  3. 2 pcs 2 x 2 photo with white background (standard requirement for visa photo)
  4. Medical Certificate (from accredited clinics or hospitals – please call WExpress office near you for list the accredited clinics close to you).
  5. NBI Clearance (DFA Authenticated with thumb print FOR TRAVEL ABROAD – 1 year validity)

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Things to remember:

  • Processing will take around 4 working days (no special/rush processing)
  • Accepts only cash
  • Follow-up can be done online or by calling the branch.

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions on the previous blog:

  1. Visa stamping may be submitted by immediate family members only. They only need ID copy of the representative and all the required documents listed above.
  2. An infant still needs to provide a 2 x 2 picture the same way for his/her passport.
  3. WExpress / Qatar Embassy will not accept Medical Certificate from non-accredited clinic / hospital. (see above list)
  4. Passport with less than or exactly 6 months validity will not be accepted for visa stamping.
  5. DHL branch will not accept documents for Qatar Visa Stamping.
  6. Qatar Embassy in Makati will not accommodate visa stamping.
  7. You can’t request to speed up the process of stamping even if the ticket has been purchased.
  8. No need for visa stamping if you are coming from other countries (outside of the Philippines).
  9. WExpress will not accept credit card for payment.
  10. Best Life Qatar is not affiliated with Qatar Embassy in Manila or with WExpress.

The above information is self-explanatory but i know that there will still be new situations that could develop anytime (subject to change without prior notice). So, it is really advisable to contact WExpress for detail confirmation before the proceeding with the application. Please feel free to comment down below if you have questions or other information.

(This is not a sponsored post but all information provided herein are from WExpress website and was verified through through their Customer Care Center.)

Contact WExpress

  • Main Office: W Express Building Pascor Drive,
    Sto. Nino, Paranaque City
  • Head Office: 6th Floor The World Center Bldg.
    330 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue Makati City
  • Warehouse: 6 Sunblest Compound, West
    Service Rd., Cupang, Muntinlupa City
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125 thoughts on “Procedures for Qatar Visa Stamping in the Philippines (Version 2018)

  1. Good evening po. ask q po sana para saan po ba ang national ID na kinukuha po ng employer? sa work visa po ba?. and anong mga sample ng national ID po ang dapat ipasa? salamat po.

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  2. Hi Mr. Zeke Tunay. Regarding your FAQ no 8: No need for visa stamping if you are coming from other countries (outside of the Philippines). This means that if my sister who’s coming from Bangkok and has a family visit/tourist Qatar visa with her does not need any visa stamping from the embassy of Qatar in the Philippines, right?

    Does she need to present anything to the immigration officers in thailand or in qatar?

    hoping for your reply
    thank you

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    1. YES thats correct. No need for visa stamping on the passport if coming from Bangkok. But since the passenger classification is a visitor/tourist, he/she must have documents proving her return to home country: return ticket/place of stay in qatar/etc.

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  3. Share lang po ako ng info baka makatulong sa iba. Naghanap ako saan sa Quezon City merong DHL for Qatar visa stamping. Sa Trinoma ko po nahanap. Malapit po sya sa Tivoli Money Changer and malapit po sya sa exit door going to footbridge towards SM North. Fyi lang po.

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  4. Good efternoon po, may pinadala po sa akin na working visa by gmail sapat na po ma stamp yong passport q at makaalis n aq puntang quatar

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    1. Yung visa copy po na me barcode ang kailangan para po maprocess sya ng Qatar Embassy sa pinas for stamping. all other requirements and samples nasa blog po… then you may also inquire sa wwexpress sa mga malls for other documents po. Hope this helps and thank you po sa pagbisita sa aming munting blog.

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  5. Hi, my husband will send me the visit visa (1month visa) he applied thru metrash2, do I need stamping padin? And do I need to have med cert po?

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