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Qatar Visa requirements for international students

Visa Requirements for Students in Qatar

Visa requirements for students that want to study in Qatar are different for students depending on their citizenship. Select you country below, learn about the relevant regulations and find the embassies and consulates in your country!

1.Step: Select your Country

Study Visa Information for Students from United States of America (USA)

Visa Type Cost
Study Visa required

United States of America (USA) ordinary passport holders are required to have a visa to enter Qatar, therefore, students need to visit the embassy and apply for a visa before traveling to Qatar. Once a student secures the acceptance letter they are ready to apply for a visa at the local embassies.

The student is expected to provide the following documents at the embassy:

  • A Valid passport
  • Online confirmation page to admission into a Qatar university
  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • Proof of financial funds to cover your needs for stay
  • Health insurance for the entire period of study
  • Copies of all your education certificates
  • Police clearance from the country of your residence
  • Filled student declaration form
  • Acceptance letter from a university in Qatar
  • Approval letter from parents to enroll the student to the university in Qatar

Embassies and Consulates in United States of America (USA) for obtaining a Visa

Qatar Embassy in Washington DC
Address United States of America (USA)
Phone +12022741600 / +12022741603
Directions Make Appointment

Visa Requirments for Students

Students from every country in the world must have a student visa for them to be granted entry to Qatar. Student visas are issued only to full-time international students,

Qatar does not have embassies in every country and its advised that you use the online application for visa processing.

To obtain an Qatar study Visa you will need to bring the following Documents:

Document Checklist for a study Visa in Qatar

If you fail to submit all the documents in time, the embassy will ask you to book another date for your appointment, therefore to avoid delays please submit all the documents in full.

As the Visa process for international students can take up to 3 months, depending on the country, we strongly encourage you to calculate enough time for it.

Costs of obtaining the Student Permit
 
Upon arrival in Qatar, students are expected to obtain a student permit which will allow them to be legally acknowledged in the Country.
 
For new students, they have nothing to worry about since RocApply and the university's international students office officials will assist you through this process.
 
The cost of for obtaining the student permit is approximately 300 dollars.
 
Please note that students will be given time to prepare for this process (up to a month after arrival), however as Rocapply we advice students to travel with the funds to process their Student permit as soon as they arrive.

Extending the Study-Visa once in Qatar.

Students will be required to submit their enrollment documents to extend the student visa on yearly basis.Some students have the possibility to extend for more than a year, however, please check with your respective university concerning the procedure and if your residence status allows you to extend for more than a year.

How to extend a passport with my student Visa

For each and every country there are different processes to extend passports of which RocApply advises students to consult with their respective embassies concerning the process and travel only with a valid passport for at least one year.

Whats Next Now that you have the acceptance letter?

Step 1: Pay the tuition fees on the Acceptance letter( Please be very careful with the bank names and account)

Step 2: Send RocApply together with the university the receipts of the payment through email

Step 3: University tracks the bank transaction and confirms the payment after 8 working days

Step 4: University and RocApply will send you a letter confirming the payment which will be needed at the visa offices

Step 5: Prepare the following document https://www.rocapply.com/study-in-qatar/about-qatar/qatar-visa-requirements.html(Remember you do not need to actually buy the air-ticket but you can only reserve and get an itinerary it incase you need to change the dates)

Step 6: Go to the Qatar Embassy or contact the website and submit the documents once the university confirms the payment

How About Accommodation?

Regarding accommodation, we recommend staying on campus the first year and we will notify the university to reserve you a room as soon as you pay tuition fees. The rent for the room should be around 1000 to 3000 dollars per month. 

Who will pick me up at the Airport?  

Once you have confirmed your arrival date in Qatar please send the university and RocApply an email with your air ticket information so that the university and rocapply can advise you to on how to proceed

Please note that you may need to pay for transportation from the Airport to the university on your first arrival date.

Qatar Visitors Visa

For parents wanting to visit their children studying in Qatar securing a visa is relatively easy considering that Qatar is a strong economy and has a great tourism industry.

Further Assistance

If you are still looking for the right university and affordable programs in Qatar visit our Study in Qatar Page.

If you have any questions, want to consult or need help with preparation for visa application please contact RocApply. 


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