Australian Embassy
Promoting the interests of the Australian Government, Australian businesses and the Australian community in Qatar.

Letters of No Objection

Letters of no objection

Please be advised the Australian Embassy in Doha does not issue personalised letters of no objection for individual Australian citizens in Qatar.

Instead, Australian citizens in need of a letter of no objection can download our universal letter of no objection in English and Arabic, free of charge.  This letter applies to all Australian citizens and should be used in place of personalised letters confirming the Australian Government has no objection to:

  • An Australian citizen travelling to or through any country permitted under Australian law, or applying for a relevant visa;
  • An Australian citizen sponsoring an Australian or non-Australian family member for visa purposes;
  • A residency permit for Qatar being transferred from a foreign passport to an Australian passport.

Australian citizens do not require the approval of the Australian Government for any of the above.

Relevant authorities in Qatar have been made aware of this change.

Expatriate adoptions:

The Australian government does not issue letters of no objection in relation to private adoptions by expatriate Australians.  Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website for information on the immigration process for expatriate adoptions.