Do and Don't

What to do

  • Check the expiry date of your passport, and make sure it is valid.
  • Apply for a visa in time before your travel date to Spain. Follow the Spanish laws and regulations regarding visa conditions.
  • In case of travelling with non-Qatari servants and attendants, the sponsor should inquire about the relevant visa conditions in Spain.
  • Theft is widespread in touristic areas. Thieves often work in teams of two or more and might use distraction techniques. So watch your belongings and don’t carry all your valuables in one place.
  • Keep your official documents, such as ID, passports, airplane tickets and valuables in a safe place. Keep a photocopy or scanned copy of your passport and ID number to be used as a reference at the embassy in case of losing your passport.
  • Save the contacts of the embassy of the state of Qatar in Madrid to use it when necessary.
  • In case you have any problems please contact the closest Qatari embassy or consulate as soon as possible and inform the officials about your problem.
  • In case you are interrogated regarding any issue, inform the mission immediately.
  • In case of lost or stolen passports, inform the regional police station for a police report. Remember to keep the report to apply for a "pass ticket" from the Qatari Consulate and to apply for a replacement passport when you return to the Qatar.

What not to do

  • Do not give your passport to anyone claiming that he is from the police or security services before checking his credentials.
  • Do not give your passport or identity card to the hotel personnel.
  • Do not leave children alone in big events, markets and shopping malls.
  • Avoid dangerous places in Spain (Popular alleys, some areas late at night, etc…)
  • Do not allow local security services in your destination to search your place of residency without an official permission from relevant authorities.