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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

The passport copy in your Admissions file will be used to process your entry visa into Qatar. You will typically receive your visa closer to your travel date to Qatar. Once you receive your visa, be sure to check for accuracy including the correct spelling of your name, nationality and passport number.

If your passport details change over the summer months, in instances of renewed/misplaced passports, please inform the university immediately.


Within two weeks of entry to Qatar, the following must be physically submitted to Saeed Mohamed in the Human Resources department (NU-Q 3rd Floor):

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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