|Qatari Citizenship Act|
|Parliament of Qatar|
|Enacted by||Government of Qatar|
|Status: Current legislation|
Qatari nationality law is based mostly on jus sanguinis. Qatari citizens enjoy freedom of movement between other GCC, member states, similar to the European Union or the Trans-Tasman agreement between Australia and New Zealand. There was a short period of time (2017- 2020), when this privilege was revoked.
Even though Qatari law allows naturalization of foreigners, Qatar rarely grants them citizenship even if they have a Qatari mother.
Recently, Qatar has offered a quick citizenship process for citizens of GCC member state, Bahrain.
In September, Qatar announced to grant residency to foreign investors investing an unspecified level of "non-Qatari capital" in the economy of the country. Foreign investors, including property developers active in Qatar's real estate market, will be eligible for a renewable five-year residency permit under the new law.
The person may lose Qatari citizenship in the following cases:
In 2016, Qatari citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 79 countries and territories, ranking the Qatari passport 60th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index. For some time, Qatari citizens were not currently not allowed to enter the GCC member states of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.