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Passport Services
Apply for or renew a U.S. Passport

Please note that due to the recent increase in COVID-19 infections in Qatar, the U.S. Embassy has suspended all routine consular services, including American Citizens Services (ACS) appointments through January 20, 2022. The ACS Unit will continue to handle emergency cases.  If a U.S. citizen needs a passport for travel happening in the next 14 days, they should email ACSDoha@state.gov with the scanned documentation showing that their trip has been booked and paid in full.  If travel is more than two weeks away, passport applicants may schedule a passport appointment via the link below.  Notarial services are suspended, except for passport renewal consent forms (DS-3053 “Statement of Consent” for minor passport applications).  If you require an appointment to sign a DS-3053 urgently, please email ACSDoha@state.gov with a brief explanation of the situation.  We will resume routine services as soon as we are able to do so safely. 


Passport applicants are required to complete an online form and print it out for submission.




New entry requirements for travelers to the United States go into effect on November 8.  Before planning any travel, please visit the CDC’s website  detailing requirements and the Department of State’s FAQ page  on the changes.


Governments around the world, including Qatar, continue to make changes to public health and travel policies in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens in Qatar remain vigilant regarding these policies.


The U.S. Embassy in Doha processes passport applications by appointment only in order to better serve customers and reduce waiting times. To make an appointment, please follow the instructions for the passport service you are requesting. Applicants must personally appear at the Embassy for all passport services.

Processing Time

Passport applications received at the embassy are processed in the U.S. and takes approximately two and half weeks. Expedited services are not available overseas. We encourage applicants to apply for or renew their passports as early as possible.  You will retain your old passport until your new passport is ready, at which time we will cancel your old passport and return it to you.

Before You Visit

Please read the instructions for the passport that you need carefully and comply with all application requirements. If you do not, you will be asked to return another day. It is important to come to your appointment with the application completed, but do not sign the form.

Passport Pickup Hours

U.S. passports are generally ready within two weeks of submitting your application.  You can pick up your passport at the front gate window of the Embassy without an appointment.  Pickup time is 10:00-11:30 AM on Mondays and Thursdays (except for American and Qatari holidays). Please bring your old passport with you for cancellation.

To Schedule An Appointment Or For More Information 

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment.  We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions.  Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.

Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.
  • If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.

Please contact U.S. Travel Docs at support-Qatar@state.gov or +974-4423-1248 to request reasonable accommodation for a visa interview.

Your request will be forwarded to the U.S. Embassy.