Qatar offers residency by investment, the Investment Promotion Agency in Qatar recently revised the conditions for Qatar Permanent Residency by Investment to attract more foreigners to the country. As such, citizens from overseas can purchase properties worth at least USD 200,000 in 25 areas of Qatar and obtain temporary residence. In the case of investments of USD 1 million, applicants can enjoy the benefits of Qatar Permanent Residency by Investment like complete healthcare plans and free education. Such a program allows candidates to bring their family members too.
A residence permit in Qatar can be obtained as soon as you move to the country. The process of issuing a residence card in Qatar is not complicated, here are some basic facts about Qatar:
Permanent Residency Conditions
Permanent residents have the right to healthcare, invest in commercial activities of the nation’s various economic sectors without a Qatari partner and the settlement rights passed to family members even after the death of the investor.
Expats are eligible to apply for a permanent residency in Qatar by purchasing USD 200,000 worth of real estate property in the country, as per Law No.16 of 2018 on the regulation of non-Qatari ownership and use of the real estate. Freehold ownership for non-Qatar nationals is permitted in certain areas.
A business visa is issued to those who come to the country for business and investment purposes. This visa is valid for one month only and it is non-extendable. To apply for a business visa to Qatar, you first need to fulfill the eligibility requirements. These criteria are the guidelines that must be followed at the time of visa application. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
Documents required for Qatar business visa
Documents required for Investor Residence Visa
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Qatar Embassy online
Step 2: Fill out the Qatar business/investor residence visa application form.
Step 3: Attach scanned copies of the required documents as per the type.
Step 4: Submit the documents along with the application form online.
Step 5: Pay the needed visa fee for the processing.
Step 6: Receive the visa by email after the completion of the process.
When you are filling out the forms, you must make sure that the information provided must be correct and must match the details in the documents and the passport. If incorrect or false information is detected, there is a possibility that the visa may get rejected.
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Qatar does not recognize dual citizenship. Holding another citizenship may lead to the revoking of Qatar citizenship.
A permanent residency is issued only for foreigners living in Qatar for at least 20 years, fluent in Arabic, and with a clear criminal record.
Yes, you need to be fluent in Arabic.
In Qatar, you would have to be a legal resident for 25 years to be able to apply for citizenship, and if you’re not a Muslim, you shouldn’t even bother.
Resident individuals are not subject to tax on their income and capital gains, provided that income and capital gains are not derived from business activities. Business income and capital gains are taxable in Qatar.
Non-resident individuals, other than Qatari and GCC nationals, are taxed only on their business income in Qatar.
There are no net worth taxes in Qatar.
There are no inheritance taxes in Qatar.