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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 Residence 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.

Apply for Residence Visa

In order to apply for an entry visa to Qatar, all first-year international students must fill out the State of Qatar Immigration Medical Clearance Acknowledgement. These forms can be submitted through the Admissions portal. 

Note for Indian and Pakistani nationals:

These documents must be emailed at: admissions@qatar.northwestern.edu. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Admissions Department.

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.

RESIDENCE PERMIT (RP)

Within two weeks of entry to Qatar, the following must be physically submitted to Ali Kadkhodaei 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. If you have any questions regarding the RP process, please reach out ahmad-hamed@northwestern.edu 

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