How to Extend Family Visit Visa in Qatar (1 of 2)

It is so funny when people would try to help you and guide you on what to do but then what they gave you is wrong information. Perhaps unintentionally but I think it would be better to just zip it if you are not sure.

Earlier today, we went to the Medical Commission to process the extension of my father-in-law’s visit visa and a medical approval that he is fit is needed before the immigration can approve his extension. And so we went… We arrived there with about 5 or 6 people ahead of us in the queue. And when it is our turn, I gave the medical receipt to the man sitting at window 64 and he was making a funny face to my son while I am carrying him from my left arm. After a few minutes, he said that it is now okay (although I already knew but I thought we are going to fill-out some form) then was told that we can go now for finger printing.Visa Approved

I am confused why he still needs to have his finger prints taken when in fact he is only here for a visit visa and he can only stay for a maximum of 6 months. So I went to the counter just near the entrance, while I am patiently waiting for my turn then a man talked to me and told me what to do next. As I don’t want to leave the area without proper knowledge of what to do next, I repeated to him what should I do then, which he agreed.

But because there’s something at my hindsight that’s really not making me at ease, I phoned a friend who was awaken by my call. It rings a thousand times before he picked up his cell phone and answered with a bedroom voice. And to make it short, he said that finger printing is not needed or necessary, all I have to do is go straight to the immigration and apply for the extension of the visa. I looked at the time and it is already 30 minutes past 11 in the morning and I am afraid that we might not be able to get there on time before they close.

And so we are on the road again… Arrived in the immigration office and was surprise to see the room empty with only five immigration personnel left inside. I approached the one sitting on the far left end in the room and asked him if finger printing is needed for extending the visit visa of my father-in-law but the other person replied to me and he said…

Come back tomorrow so you’ll know what transpire in our conversation and if it was processed or not.

NB: Image from kaveesh manchanda.

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