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Qatar Leave Notification

The State of Qatar requires that non-citizens obtain leave notification to exit the country. International students must do so in order to leave Qatar for any reason.

Submit a Leave Notification

NU-Q international students must submit leave notifications through our online system to obtain an exit permit.

  1. You must be in the NU‐Q building or using the Northwestern VPN on your laptop or mobile device. [Need to set up VPN? Learn how.]
  2. Go to and log in
  3. For account name, input your Northwestern NETID
  4. For password, use your Northwestern NETID password

  5. After logging in, you will be directed to the leave notification form. Fill in your flight details and mobile phone number (you may need to correct the auto-filled information if it is incorrect).

    Exit Permit request

  6. Click Submit
  7. You will receive a confirmation message that your request has been submitted. You can chose to exit or make a new request by clicking New Request.

    Exit Permit Request confirmation


Please submit your request 7-10 days before travel. If submitted later than this, NU-Q will place a fine of 100 QAR on the student and cannot guarantee that the student will receive a permit before departure.  Repeat offenders will receive a fine of 500 QAR.

Permit validity

The permit is valid for travel within 6 days.

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