Release of U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19

Release of U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19 (April 16, 2020) https://www.state.gov/release-of-u-s-government-action-plan-to-support-the-international-response-to-covid-19/ In collaboration with U.S. departments and agencies, the Department of State is releasing the U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19. Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues …

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American Citizen Services During COVID-19 – A talk with Consular Officer

Join the U.S. Embassy in Qatar on Thursdays, for a Facebook Live Event! . The Chief of American Citizen Services will be answering YOUR questions about the U.S. Embassy’s services for American citizens in light of COVID-19. May 14, 2020  LIVE EVENT PAST EVENTS (Recordings) March 26, 2020 April 2, 2020 April 9, 2020 April 16, 2020 April 23, 2020 April 30, 2020 May 7, 2020  

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Limited Passport Services Due to COVID-19

U.S. Department of State passport processing centers in the United States are currently unable to process new, full-validity passport applications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For urgent cases–such as U.S. citizens with expired U.S. passports who wish to return to the United States, or families with newborn U.S. citizens without passports–U.S. citizens should contact ACSDoha@state.gov …

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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Qatar has 1,325 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3 COVID-19 deaths as of April 4, 2020 ( Ministry of Public Health ). The government of Qatar has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including permitting only Qatari citizens to enter the country.  At this time, U.S. citizens may still depart and transit Qatar.  …

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Government of Qatar Suspends Entry

Health Alert – Government of Qatar Suspends Entry (March 16, 2020) Location:  Qatar Event:  The Government of Qatar has suspended all entry to Qatar for non-Qatari citizens for a period of two weeks, with possible extensions.  U.S. citizens should contact their airlines to change their flights accordingly.  Cargo flights, passengers departing Qatar, and transit passengers are …

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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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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure due to Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

U.S. Embassy Doha Routine Message for U.S. Citizens The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Qatar will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, for routine consular services due to the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.  The Consular Section will reopen for normal operations on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Assistance: •    …

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Message for U.S. Citizens in Qatar

On June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt announced the cessation of diplomatic and consular ties with the State of Qatar. Qatar Airways and other airlines in the region have announced the suspension of certain flights to and from Qatar. The U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens residing in …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas Voting 2017

U.S. Embassy Doha Message for U.S. Citizens Just voted in November?  Still traveling or living overseas?  You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other …

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Message for U.S. Citizens regarding Returned Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Doha, Qatar Message for U.S. Citizens Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots 6 October 2016 Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials …

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Security Message: Safety Alert

The U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens in Qatar that places Westerners frequent, such as hotels and malls, remain targets for extremists, especially as the end of Ramadan and Eid approach.  All U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Qatar should remain vigilant regarding their personal security and alert to local security developments.  …

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