Immigrant Visas

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Qatar at the U.S. Embassy in Doha.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program.  Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Important information for visa applicants at U.S. Embassy, Doha regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 16, 2020, U.S. Embassy, Doha is accepting only pre-approved emergency appointments for all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.

If you as the Beneficiary or Petitioner have any questions about your immigrant visa case, please contact  For all other third parties, please include a signed Privacy Act Waiver with your inquiries.  Please allow at least three business days for a response.

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Immigrant Visas