Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Doha is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

Hours of Operation for Services:

Visa Interviews: 7:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment only.

Applicants must arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their appointment time. Early applicants will be required to wait until their appointment time to enter the Embassy compound. Applicants who arrive more than 1 hour late for their appointment may be asked to reschedule. Visa Interviews will not be held on the days mentioned in the Holiday Schedule.

Due to space limitations, only scheduled visa applicants whose name appears on our appointment list and those assisting applicants with special needs may enter the consular section.

You may not need to come in for a visa interview if your last U.S. visa was issued by U.S. Embassy, Doha and was valid for at least 10 years. Also, children under 14 whose parents have U.S. visas of 10 years (or more) may not need to come to the Embassy for an interview. When you make your appointment, you will be notified if you are eligible for an interview waiver and given instructions for submitting your passport for processing.

More information.

  • Appointment Confirmation printout (for each applicant).
  • DS-160 Confirmation page printout (for each applicant).
  • Passport (also previous passport if it contains previous U.S. visas).
  • Recent photographs (within last 6 months and with white background, only religious head coverings are permitted).
  • Supporting Documents (bank statements, salary certificate, etc.).

If applying for a student visa, please be sure to bring your I-20 and SEVIS receipt.

Got a question? You might find your answer here in this list of Frequently Asked Questions.