All of us at U.S. Embassy Doha are excited to join you in cheering on our team at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar! Our top priority this fall is to ensure that U.S. citizens in Qatar have a safe and enjoyable visit. Check back to this page regularly for updates including the latest tips and guidance for Americans visiting Doha, Qatar.
Embassy Doha will be closed for routine American Citizens Services from November 13, 2022 to January 2, 2023 due to the FIFA World Cup. This includes passport and notary services. Embassy Doha will not be able to accommodate any passport renewals for individuals traveling for tourism purposes unless it is for medical or humanitarian reasons. During this time period, only emergency appointments and services will be provided.
We encourage individuals to renew their passport now if needed. Adults in Qatar renewing their passports with form DS-82 can pay online. Eligible applicants may submit payment via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or PayPal.
Adults renewing their passports at U.S. Embassy Doha will no longer require an appointment and can use our new quick drop service. Use our Passport Appointment Wizard to see if you are eligible. Appointments for minor children can also be scheduled using the Passport Appointment Wizard.
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. If you are staying in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait or other countries in the region while attending the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup, please read the Travel Advisory for each country you will visit and save the emergency contact information for your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
The U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens living in or visiting Iran.
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Remember that important aspects of daily life in Qatar are different than what we are used to in the United States, due to both law and culture. Qatar is a diverse, fascinating country with a rich history and culture, and a variety of entertainment options. Many Americans live, work, or travel in Qatar every day, and enjoy all it has to offer. To make the most of your visit during the World Cup, we encourage all Americans to learn about Qatar before traveling. For example: