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Qatar Residence Permit (Int'l Students Only)

The State of Qatar requires foreign students who are studying and living in Qatar to obtain a permanent entry visa to enter the country and upon entry, must immediately start the process to obtain a residence permit (RP). NU-Q will help you for both visa and RP.

Permanent Entry Visa

This visa can take up to six weeks to process. Please send the following materials to Tiffany.Ho@northwestern.edu to initiate this process:

Residence Permit (RP)

Within two weeks of entry to Qatar, the following must be physically submitted to Tiffany Ho in Student Affairs.

Once this process is initiated, the student will be scheduled for a medical test (which will screen for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis) and fingerprinting at the Ministry of Interior. This entire RP process takes 3-6 weeks to complete and, during this time, the student may not travel outside of Qatar.

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