Qatar RP may not get you visa-on-arrival in the UAE anymore

Starting next month, many Qatar residents who are planning to visit the UAE will have to buy an online visa before heading there, Emirates Airline has said.

As of April 29, all GCC expats who are not from countries that are eligible for visa-on-arrival or of certain professions will need to start using an e-visa system that was introduced by the UAE government last May. At the time, officials said the new process would reduce long queues and the need to make payments at the airport.

Initially, the deadline to start using the system was October 2015. But this was extended by six months, and some applications are still being processed in person as well as through the e-visa system.

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