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.

Important information for visa applicants at U.S. Embassy, Doha regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 16, 2020, U.S. Embassy, Doha is accepting pre-approved emergency appointments for all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, as well as official visa applications and other interview waiver eligible non-immigrant visa cases.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please note, the MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided on the appointment calendar and at or 4423-1248 (7:00am – 7:00pm daily) to request an emergency appointment.

For more information about Presidential Proclamations Regarding Novel Coronavirus visit:

The Embassy reminds you that visa appointment fees are valid for 1 year, you may reschedule your appointment at no cost through


اعلم أن رسوم التقديم علي التأشيرة صالحة لمدة عام . فيمكنك تغيير موعد المقابلة دون دفع أي رسوم اضافية.

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.

U.S. visa applicants: did you know you may be able to skip your visa interview if you meet certain criteria? Read more. (DOCX 28 KB)

طالبي التأشيرة يرجي الانتباه: هل تعلم ان باستطاعتك تفادي المقابلة الشخصية للتأشيرة في حال انطباق شروط معينة عليك. واصل القراءة. (DOCX 33 KB)

  • 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.

Do you have questions about visas? Find more information here: