Travel to Qatar on a U.S. green card is similar to traveling with a U.S. passport. Although Qatari officials require a few additional documents from green card holders, once admitted as tourists, green card holders can stay in the country on a single-entry visa for up to 30 days or for multiple one-month stays on a 10-year, multiple-entry visa.
Send copies of your green card and passport along with passport-sized photos to a friend or relative in Qatar. That friend or relative must apply to the Ministry of Interior (moi.gov.qa) for a No Objection Certificate on your behalf. Ask your friend to return the certificate to you before your flight. In lieu of a friend or relative, you must apply through a private visa and passport service in the U.S. that offers Qatari visa services to green card holders. In this case, they will obtain your No Objection Certificate as part of their service.
Book a flight on Qatar Airways into Doha. Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs requires all visitors traveling as tourists to arrive via Qatar's namesake airline.
Apply for a visa through Qatar's Embassy in the U.S. (qatarembassy.net). Submit your visa with at least six months of validity after your visit, an application form, the processing fee, two passport photos, two copies of the passport's picture page, a copy of your green card, three months of bank statements, a pre-paid envelope for returns by mail and the No Objection Certificate.
Present the visa in your passport when you arrive in Doha, accompanied by your green card, hotel reservations or your host's personal address, and your return airline tickets or flight itinerary. Show the immigration official a foreign credit card or the equivalent of 5000 Qatari riyals to prove you can remain in the country for the duration of your stay without working.
Things You Will Need
2 copies of green card
No Objection Certificate
Qatar Airlines ticket
2 copies of passport photo page
Self-addressed, stamped envelope
5000 Qatari riyals
In 2010, Qatar made plans to suspend its visa-upon-arrival program, which includes visa-upon-arrival for U.S. citizens and green card holders. However, at the time of publication the Qatari Embassy and the U.S. State Department both report that the suspension has been tabled and visas are still available upon arrival. With a No Objection Certificate for green card holders, this is subject to change so apply for a visa in advance or check with your airline or in-person at the Qatari Embassy if you plan to obtain a visa-upon-arrival.