Invitation letter and Visa information

Invitation Letters

Letters of invitation for visa purposes will be provided by the conference organizers upon request. Please email your request to It should be understood that the letter of invitation is meant to help members obtain a visa and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or visa.

VISA Application Process

Qatar welcomes travelers from all over the world. Citizens from 80 countries can obtain a visa free-of-charge upon arrival at the airport. You must present a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket.
Please check the following website to know if your country is among those in the visa waiver program: Kindly note that we do not hold any liability towards this information.

Pre-Entry Visa:
VISA for Counties Not on the Waiver List

For countries not on the visa waiver list, a pre entry visa is required. It is not possible to obtain a visa through Qatar Embassies for that purpose.
Participants may apply for visa through the following website:
Nationals of 242 countries can apply for a visa through this service.
However, we strongly recommend that you use the visa service provided by the conference hotel, the Marriott Marquise, or possibly other hotels in the city. For guests of the Marriott Marquis please fill in the application form and credit card authorization form.
For EACH applicant, Marriott Marquis will need the mentioned forms filled, along with the following documents:

  • Passport copy
  • Valid invitation letter from the Event stating the applicant’s name
  • Credit card copy (for visa fee only)
  • Valid ID of the credit card holder
  • Hotel reservation number

Since guests will be making their reservations online with the reservation link, they may also apply for the visa directly with the hotel visa team by emailing: or
There is a charge of QR300 (~$83) and you will need an invitation letter from the conference organizers which we will be happy to provide you with.
Participants may also request visa through Qatar Airways in which case it might be free. Participants not flying Qatar Airways might be required to pay a fee of $40.

Best wishes,


Prof. Ilham Y. Al-Qaradawi,  PhD, EMBA, FInstP, CPhys
Qatar Physics Society
Doha – Qatar