Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Qatar in Light of COVID-19

The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Qatari government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Doha will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 16, …

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Statement from U.S. Embassy spokesperson on updated Visa Application forms

The Department of State has updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants.  These changes went into effect on May 31, 2019. This update – which we initially announced last year in the Federal Register – is a result of the President’s …

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Urgent Visa Notice

Under the Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, referencing Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, visa issuance to nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification.  If you are a national, or dual national, of one of these countries, please do not …

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