The Consulate General of the State of Qatar in New York (2023)

Hayya Card The Ministry of Interior announces the extension of Hayya Card validity for both fans and organizers from outside the country to enter the State of Qatar starting from the date of this announcement until 24 January 2024, provided they have the following: 1) Proof of hotel reservation or accommodation with family or friends approved via the online Hayya Portal. 2) A passport valid for no less than three months upon arrival in the State of Qatar. 3) Health insurance valid for the duration of the stay in the country. 4) A return ticket.Based on this extention, all Hayya Card holders visiting Qatar will have access to the following:1) The "Hayya with Me" feature" which allows Hayya holders to invite up to three family members or friends 2) A multiple-entry permit to the State 3) Use of the e-Gate system for entry and exit via State ports 4) No fees are required.The above conditions apply to holders of all Hayya Card types used during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

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'); } }, exchange: function(input, inputUnit,outputUnit) { var input_base = 1,output_base=1; if (currencyRates.rates[inputUnit] !== undefined) input_base = currencyRates.rates[inputUnit]; else if(currencyRates.rates[inputUnit] == currencyRates.base) input_base = 1; else return null; if (currencyRates.rates[outputUnit] !== undefined) output_base = currencyRates.rates[outputUnit]; else if(currencyRates.rates[outputUnit] == currencyRates.base) output_base = 1; else return null; return (input * output_base / input_base).toFixed(2); } }; var weather_call = { getWeather: function() { var city=$('.city .city-label').attr('data-eng-name'); var me = this; if (xhr_weather != null) xhr_weather.abort(); // clear $('.weather span,.weather-temp,.weather-text,.weather-inner .today,#forecast').html(''); $('.weather-icon').attr('src', '').attr('alt', ''); $('.weather img').hide(); var searchtext = "select * from weather.forecast where woeid in (select woeid from geo.places(1) where text='" + city + "') and u='c'"; xhr_weather = $.getJSON("" + searchtext + "&format=json").success(function(data) { $('.weather-top .weather').hide(); if (data.query.results == null) return; // condition var condition =; $('.weather-temp').html(me.getWeatherDeg(condition.condition.temp)); $('.weather-icon').attr('src', me.getWeatherIcon(condition)).attr('alt', condition.condition.text); $( ".wi" ).addClass(setWeatherIcon(condition.code)); var weather_text = condition.condition.text; weather_text = weather_text.substr(0, 1).toUpperCase() + weather_text.substr(1); $('.weather-text').text(weather_text); $('.weather-inner .today').text(me.getWeatherDay(, 3))); // forecast var forecast =; var count = forecast.length > 3 ? 3 : forecast.length; for (var i = 0; i < count; i++) { $('#forecast').append('

' +'' + me.getWeatherDay(forecast[i].day) + '' +//'The Consulate General of the State of Qatar in New York (1)' + '' +'' + me.getWeatherDeg(forecast[i].low) + '' +'' + me.getWeatherDeg(forecast[i].high) + '' +'

'); } //$('.weather-top .weather').css('display','inline-block'); weatherFinish="Yes"; ShowLoadedDivs(); }).error(function(xhr) { $('.weather-top .weather').hide(); weatherFinish="Fail"; ShowLoadedDivs(); }); }, getWeatherIcon: function(condition) { if (condition.description != undefined) { var str = condition.description; if (str.indexOf('img src"') != -1) str = str.substr(str.indexOf('img src"') + 9); if (str.indexOf('"/-->') != -1) str = str.substr(0, str.indexOf('"/-->') + 5); if (str.indexOf('http:') == 0 && str.indexOf('.gif') == str.length - 5) return str; else { return '' + condition.condition.code + '.gif'; } } return '' + condition.code + '.gif'; }, getWeatherDeg: function(s) { return formatFloat(parseFloat(s)) + '°C'; //return formatFloat(parseFloat(s) * 1.8 + 32) + '°F'; }, getWeatherDay: function(s) { switch (s.toLowerCase()) { case 'mon': return ""; case 'tue': return ""; case 'wed': return ""; case 'thu': return ""; case 'fri': return ""; case 'sat': return ""; case 'sun': return ""; } return ""; } }; var prayer_call = { getPrayerTime:function() { var city=$('.city .city-label').attr('data-eng-name'); var me = this; if (xhr_prayer != null) xhr_prayer.abort(); $('.prayer-inner table').remove(); xhr_prayer = $.getJSON("//"+city+"/daily.json?key=02ab4404c697c3c6afe00d4cb04b6ae7&jsoncallback=?").success(function(data) { $('.weather-top .time1').hide(); if (data.title == null || data.items == undefined) return; if (data.items.length != 0) { $('.prayer-inner').append('

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' +(data.items[0].fajr != undefined ? '' : '') +(data.items[0].shurooq != undefined ? '' : '') +(data.items[0].dhuhr != undefined ? '' : '') +(data.items[0].asr != undefined ? '' : '') +(data.items[0].maghrib != undefined ? '' : '') +(data.items[0].isha != undefined ? '' : '') +'
Fajr' + data.items[0].fajr.replace("pm","pm").replace("am","am") + '
Shurooq' + data.items[0].shurooq.replace("pm","pm").replace("am","am") + '
Dhuhr' + data.items[0].dhuhr.replace("pm","pm").replace("am","am") + '
Asr' + data.items[0].asr.replace("pm","pm").replace("am","am") + '
Maghrib' + data.items[0].maghrib.replace("pm","pm").replace("am","am") + '
Isha' + data.items[0].isha.replace("pm","pm").replace("am","am") + '

'); if (data.items[0].dhuhr != undefined) { $('.weather-top .time1 >span').html(data.items[0].dhuhr.replace("pm","pm").replace("am","am") + '
Dhuhr'); //$('.weather-top .time1').css('display','inline-block'); prayTimeing=data; } prayTimeFinish="YES"; ShowLoadedDivs(); } }).error(function(xhr) { $('.weather-top .time1').hide(); prayTimeFinish="Fail"; ShowLoadedDivs(); }); } }; var timezone_call = { getTimezone: function() { if (xhr_timezone != null) xhr_timezone.abort(); var PlacesApiKey = "AIzaSyCgjwbhzWv1G5nbD3y9s51PJdfhulVaWrU"; xhr_timezone = $.getJSON(''+encodeURIComponent($('.city .city-label').attr('data-lat'))+','+encodeURIComponent($('.city .city-label').attr('data-lng'))+'&timestamp='+(Math.round((new Date().getTime()) / 1000)).toString()+'&key='+PlacesApiKey).success(function(data) { if(data.rawOffset!=undefined) { var d = new Date(); d.setSeconds(d.getSeconds()+d.getTimezoneOffset()*60 + data.rawOffset); $('.time2 .time').text(formatAMPM(d, data.rawOffset, true)); var fulldate=d.toDateString(); $('.time2 .date').text(FormatDateNumber(d)); currentTime = (formatAMPM(d, data.rawOffset, false)); // $('.weather-top .time2').css('display','inline-block'); dateFinish="Yes"; ShowLoadedDivs(); } else { $('.weather-top .time2').hide(); dateFinish="Fail"; ShowLoadedDivs(); } }).error(function(xhr) { $('.weather-top .time2').hide(); dateFinish="Fail"; ShowLoadedDivs(); alert(xhr.responseJSON.message); }); } }; function FormatDateNumber(date) { var d = new Date(date), month = '' + (d.getMonth() + 1), day = '' + d.getDate(), year = d.getFullYear(); if (month.length < 2) month = '0' + month; if (day.length < 2) day = '0' + day; return [year, month, day].join('-'); } function FormateDate(s){ return s.replace("Mon","Mon").replace("Sun","Sun").replace("Tue","Tue").replace("Wed","Wed").replace("Thu","Thu").replace("Fri","Fri").replace("Sat","Sat") .replace("Jan","Jan") .replace("Feb","Feb") .replace("March","Mar") .replace("Apr","Apr") .replace("May","May") .replace("June","June") .replace("July","July") .replace("Aug","August") .replace("Sep","Sep") .replace("Oct","Oct") .replace("Nov","Nov") .replace("Dec","Dec"); } var SetupCurrencyAndCities = $.ajax({ url: '', success: function (result) { base_cr =result.base; currencyRates=result; currency_call.bindCurrencyList(); currencyFinish="YES"; ShowLoadedDivs(); }, error: function(xhr, status, error) { $('.weather-wrapper').hide(); $('').css("margin-top","0"); currencyFinish="Fail"; ShowLoadedDivs(); } }); $(function () { cities = [{"Title":"New York","EnglishName":"New York","Currency":"USD","CurrencyCode":"USD","Latitude":"40.705311","Longitude":"-74.258188"},{"Title":"Doha","EnglishName":"Doha","Currency":"QAR","CurrencyCode":"Qar","Latitude":"25.3028404","Longitude":"51.5274827"}]; for (var i = 0; i < cities.length; i++) { $('.city-list').append('


'); } SetupCurrencyAndCities.done(SetUpCities); }); function ShowLoadedDivs() { if (currencyFinish == "NO" || weatherFinish == "NO" || prayTimeFinish == "NO" || dateFinish == "No") return; ShowNextPrayTime(); if (currencyFinish != "NO") $('#currency-div').show("slow"); if (weatherFinish != "NO") $('#weather-div').show("slow"); if (prayTimeFinish != "NO") $('#time-div').show("slow"); if (dateFinish != "NO") $('#time2-div').show("slow"); currencyFinish="NO"; weatherFinish="NO"; prayTimeFinish="NO"; dateFinish="NO"; } function ShowNextPrayTime() { var nextPrayTime, nextPrayName; if(prayTimeing.items[0].fajr == undefined ||prayTimeing.items[0].dhuhr == undefined ||prayTimeing.items[0].asr == undefined ||prayTimeing.items[0].maghrib == undefined ||prayTimeing.items[0].isha == undefined ||currentTime == undefined) return; currentTime=ConvertTo24(currentTime); if (ConvertTo24(prayTimeing.items[0].fajr) > currentTime) { console.log("fajr") nextPrayTime=prayTimeing.items[0].fajr; nextPrayName="Fajr"; } else if (ConvertTo24(prayTimeing.items[0].dhuhr) > currentTime) { console.log("dhuhr") nextPrayTime=prayTimeing.items[0].dhuhr; nextPrayName="Dhuhr"; } else if (ConvertTo24(prayTimeing.items[0].asr) > currentTime) { console.log("asr"); nextPrayTime=prayTimeing.items[0].asr; nextPrayName="Asr"; } else if (ConvertTo24(prayTimeing.items[0].maghrib) > currentTime) { console.log("maghrib") nextPrayTime=prayTimeing.items[0].maghrib; nextPrayName="Maghrib"; } else if (ConvertTo24(prayTimeing.items[0].isha) > currentTime) { console.log("isha") nextPrayTime=prayTimeing.items[0].isha; nextPrayName="Isha"; } else { console.log("fajr") nextPrayTime=prayTimeing.items[0].fajr; nextPrayName="Fajr"; } $('.weather-top .time1 >span').html(nextPrayTime.replace("pm","pm").replace("am","am") + '
'+nextPrayName+''); } function ConvertTo24(time) { var hours = Number(time.match(/^(\d+)/)[1]); var minutes = Number(time.match(/:(\d+)/)[1]); var AMPM = time.match(/\s(.*)$/)[1]; if ((AMPM == "pm" || AMPM == "م") && hours < 12) hours = hours + 12; if ((AMPM == "am" || AMPM == "ص") && hours == 12) hours = hours - 12; var sHours = hours.toString(); var sMinutes = minutes.toString(); if (hours < 10) sHours = "0" + sHours; if (minutes < 10) sMinutes = "0" + sMinutes; return sHours + ":" + sMinutes; } function SetUpCities() { if(cities.length>0) { $('.city-list div:eq(0)').trigger('click'); } } $('.city .city-label').click(function(e) { if($('.city-list > div').length!=0) $('.city-list').toggle(); }); $(document).on('click','.city-list div',function() { $(this).parent().hide(); $('#currency-div').hide(); $('#weather-div').hide(); $('#time-div').hide(); $('#time2-div').hide(); if (dateFinish != "NO") var current_city = $('.city .city-label').attr('data-eng-name'); if(current_city==$(this).attr('data-eng-name')) return; $(this).closest('.city').find('.city-label').text($(this).text()) .attr('data-eng-name',$(this).attr('data-eng-name')) .attr('data-currency',$(this).attr('data-currency')) .attr('data-currency-code',$(this).attr('data-currency-code')) .attr('data-lat',$(this).attr('data-lat')) .attr('data-lng',$(this).attr('data-lng')); CitiesAsDDL(); currency_call.setCurrency(); timezone_call.getTimezone(); weather_call.getWeather(); prayer_call.getPrayerTime(); }); function CitiesAsDDL() { $('.city-list').html(''); for (var i = 0; i < cities.length; i++) { if($('.city-label').attr('data-eng-name') == cities[i].EnglishName || $('.city-label').text() == cities[i].EnglishName || $('.city-list div').text() == cities[i].EnglishName) continue; $('.city-list').append('


'); } } $(document).mouseup(function (e){ var container = $('.city-list,.city'); if (! container.has( === 0) $('.city-list').hide(); }); $('.weather-expand').click(function () { if ($('.weather-bottom').css('display') == 'none') $('.weather-bottom').slideDown(); else $('.weather-bottom').slideUp(); }); // prevent non-numeric char $('.currency-inner-inner input').keypress(function(e) { if (e.which < 48 || e.which > 57) e.preventDefault(); var another = $('.currency-inner-inner input').not($(this)); var r =$(this).val(),$(this).next().val(),; if(r!=null) another.text(r); else another.text('0'); }); // excahnge currency $('.currency-inner-inner input').keyup(function() { var another = $('.currency-inner-inner input').not($(this)); var r =$(this).val(),$(this).next().val(),; if(r!=null) another.val(r); else another.val('0'); }); $('.currency-inner-inner select').change(function() { var another = $('.currency-inner-inner select').not($(this)).prev(); var r =$(this).prev().val(), $(this).val(),; if (r != null) another.val(r); else another.val('0'); }); function formatFloat(s) { s = parseFloat(s).toFixed(2); if((s*100)%10==0) s = s.substr(0, s.length - 1); if((s*10)%10==0) s = s.substr(0, s.length - 1); if(s.substr(s.length - 1)=='.') s = s.substr(0, s.length - 1); return s; } function formatAMPM(date, offset, timeOnly) { var hours = date.getHours(); var minutes = date.getMinutes(); var ampm = hours >= 12 ? "pm" : "am"; hours = hours % 12; hours = hours ? hours : 12; // the hour '0' should be '12' minutes = minutes < 10 ? '0' + minutes : minutes; offset = ((offset < 0 ? '-' : '+') + // Note the reversed sign! pad(parseInt(Math.abs(offset / 3600)), 2) + pad(Math.abs(offset % 3600), 2)); while (offset.substr(offset.length -1) == "0") { offset= offset.slice(0,-1); } if (offset == "+0" || offset == "-0") { offset = ''; } else { if (offset.substr(offset.length -2) == "00") { offset= offset.slice(0,-2); } offset = ' (' + offset + ')'; } var strTime = timeOnly? (hours + ':' + minutes + ' ' + ampm + offset): (hours + ':' + minutes + ' ' + ampm); return strTime; } function pad(number, length) { return number; var str = "" + number; while (str.length < length) { str = '0' + str; } return str; } function setWeatherIcon(condid) { switch(condid) { case '0': var icon = 'wi-tornado'; break; case '1': var icon = 'wi-storm-showers'; break; case '2': var icon = 'wi-tornado'; break; case '3': var icon = 'wi-thunderstorm'; break; case '4': var icon = 'wi-thunderstorm'; break; case '5': var icon = 'wi-snow'; break; case '6': var icon = 'wi-rain-mix'; break; case '7': var icon = 'wi-rain-mix'; break; case '8': var icon = 'wi-sprinkle'; break; case '9': var icon = 'wi-sprinkle'; break; case '10': var icon = 'wi-hail'; break; case '11': var icon = 'wi-showers'; break; case '12': var icon = 'wi-showers'; break; case '13': var icon = 'wi-snow'; break; case '14': var icon = 'wi-storm-showers'; break; case '15': var icon = 'wi-snow'; break; case '16': var icon = 'wi-snow'; break; case '17': var icon = 'wi-hail'; break; case '18': var icon = 'wi-hail'; break; case '19': var icon = 'wi-cloudy-gusts'; break; case '20': var icon = 'wi-fog'; break; case '21': var icon = 'wi-fog'; break; case '22': var icon = 'wi-fog'; break; case '23': var icon = 'wi-cloudy-gusts'; break; case '24': var icon = 'wi-cloudy-windy'; break; case '25': var icon = 'wi-thermometer'; break; case '26': var icon = 'wi-cloudy'; break; case '27': var icon = 'wi-night-cloudy'; break; case '28': var icon = 'wi-day-cloudy'; break; case '29': var icon = 'wi-night-cloudy'; break; case '30': var icon = 'wi-day-cloudy'; break; case '31': var icon = 'wi-night-clear'; break; case '32': var icon = 'wi-day-sunny'; break; case '33': var icon = 'wi-night-clear'; break; case '34': var icon = 'wi-day-sunny-overcast'; break; case '35': var icon = 'wi-hail'; break; case '36': var icon = 'wi-day-sunny'; break; case '37': var icon = 'wi-thunderstorm'; break; case '38': var icon = 'wi-thunderstorm'; break; case '39': var icon = 'wi-thunderstorm'; break; case '40': var icon = 'wi-storm-showers'; break; case '41': var icon = 'wi-snow'; break; case '42': var icon = 'wi-snow'; break; case '43': var icon = 'wi-snow'; break; case '44': var icon = 'wi-cloudy'; break; case '45': var icon = 'wi-lightning'; break; case '46': var icon = 'wi-snow'; break; case '47': var icon = 'wi-thunderstorm'; break; case '3200': var icon = 'wi-cloud'; break; default: var icon = 'wi-cloud'; break; } return icon; }

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Recent Events

  • Citizen Services
  • Visas
  • Attestation
  • Foreigners in Qatar
  • Issuance/ Renewing of Passports
  • Issuance of passage permits to return to Qatar
  • Issuance of passage permits for newly- born babies.
  • Power of Attorneys
  • Issuance of “to whom it may concern” certificate.
  • Transport of dead body.
  • Tourist Visa upon arrival
  • Official Visa service
  • Attestation of commercial documents
  • Civil documents
  • Personal Documents
  • Judicial Documents
  • Educational documents
  • Medical documents
  • Other documents
  • Issuance of “Good conduct” Certificate.


How do I contact the Consulate General in New York? ›

Emergency Contact Details

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Consulate at +1 212 230 2480 or +1 212 319 2555 and leave a message on the emergency line.

Does Qatar have an embassy in the US? ›

Qatar Embassy in Washington- USA.

What is the consul of the consulate general? ›

A consul general (CG) (plural: consuls general) is an official who heads a consulate general and is a consul of the highest rank serving at a particular location.

What does a general consulate do? ›

Consulates provide passports, birth registrations, and many other services for visiting or resident American citizens in a country. They also issue visas for foreign citizens to visit, study, and work in the United States.

How do I contact the US consulate of Qatar? ›

Callers in Qatar: Call +974-4423-1248. Callers in the United States: Call 1-703-520-2247.

Can you go to the US consulate without an appointment? ›

Appointments are required for routine American Citizen Services and are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are closed on American and Indian holidays. Appointments are never required for emergencies.

Can a U.S. citizen go to Qatar? ›

Qatar Visa For US Citizens

“Can US citizens travel to Qatar without a visa?” No, US passport holders need a visa for this trip. However, if you're traveling for FIFA World Cup or other tourism purposes, it's very easy to enter Qatar. The tourist visa doesn't require you to apply in a Qatar embassy.

Can a U.S. citizen move to Qatar? ›

Expats who visit Qatar for meetings or to set up a business can enter the country on a business visa. A Qatari company should organize this visa, which is valid for two weeks and may be extended for another two weeks. However, most expats do not travel to Qatar for short visits but in order to live and work there.

How long can a U.S. citizen stay in Qatar? ›

The visa is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitles the holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, or multiple entries during the 30-day validity. It may be extended for a further 30 days. See the Government of Qatar's website for visa information.

What is the difference between a consulate general and an embassy? ›

Here are the primary differences between them: Location: Embassies are usually located in the host country's capital city, whereas consulates can be found in other major cities outside the capital. This allows consulates to provide services to a broader geographical area.

What is the difference between an embassy and a consulate? ›

The embassy is the seat of political exchange, so it is usually located in the capital of the host country. Consulates are located in other major cities — financial capitals, tourist areas or large cities with healthy job markets.

What is the difference between a U.S. embassy and a U.S. consulate general? ›

An embassy is always established in the capital city of the receiving country. On the other hand, consular offices are usually located in large, populated cities that are mostly tourist attractions and economically developed.

How do you address a consul general in person? ›

'Consul General' is not used as an honorific in conversation or in writing. Address a consul general as 'Mr./Ms./Dr./etc. (Name)' – using the honorific to which he or she is personally entitled. Among diplomats, only ambassadors have a special form of address.

Why would someone visit a consulate? ›

There are many reasons why visiting an embassy may come in handy, including emergencies, such as getting a passport or an emergency visa, needing protection from your government and wanting them involved in a legal situation, or in case of simpler issues, like extending your stay abroad.

What does processing at consulate general mean? ›

Consular processing is the application process for a U.S. green card when applying from outside of the United States. The application process for a green card varies depending on whether you're already in the United States, or still in your home country.

How long does it take to get a U.S. visa in Qatar? ›

Please allow at least 10-14 business days for your visa application to be processed.

Who is the current U.S. ambassador to Qatar? ›

Davis – U.S. Ambassador to Qatar.

How do I speak to a U.S. consulate? ›

If you are a U.S. citizen with a serious emergency, call the U.S. Consulate General at 022-2672-4000 (from India) or 011-91-22-2672-4000 (from the United States). After normal business hours (08:00 – 16:30 Monday through Friday), you will be directed to an Officer on Duty.

How long does a Consulate appointment take? ›

You can expect to be at the Embassy or Consulate for approximately two to three hours. The interview with a consular officer is the last step in a two-step process and typically lasts just a few minutes. Prior to the interview staff will collect, data-enter and review your application.

Can I schedule an appointment at the US Consulate? ›

Applicants for U.S. visas are required to appear in person for a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate. You must schedule an appointment for that interview, either online using this website or through the call center.

How do I schedule a consular appointment? ›

To get started, visit the U.S. Visa Information and Appointment Services website. Select “Temporary- Non Immigrant visas”. Then select the country of the embassy you chose in Step 2. Click apply (because never used this site before and you have completed a DS-160).

How much is Qatar visa for US citizens? ›

The cost of the Qatar Tourist Visa is QAR 100 (USD 27) for the main applicant and QAR 50 (USD 13.50) for each accompanying person.

What documents do I need to travel to Qatar? ›

If you don't have a Hayya card, you'll need a visa to enter Qatar. You may be eligible for a visa on arrival. The type of visa you need will depend on your country of residence and the purpose of your travel. From 1 February, all visitors must purchase health insurance prior to or on arrival in Qatar.

Who can enter Qatar without visa? ›

Nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) do not require a visa to enter Qatar.

Can I use my US driver's license in Qatar? ›

Driving Requirements

Most visitors to Doha from countries such as the U.S., Canada, Australia, the EU and Great Britain are allowed to drive for seven days on their national driving license, from their day of arrival. If you are staying longer, an International Driving License is required.

How many US citizens live in Qatar? ›

About 8,000 U.S. citizens reside in Qatar.

Does Qatar accept US drivers license? ›

Qatar signed the United Nations convention that makes it a legal requirement for visitors to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car and drive in Qatar. All visitors who plan to drive must make sure they obtain an IDP in their home country or country of residence before they travel.

Do US citizens need a passport for Qatar? ›

A visa is required for US citizens to travel to Qatar. US citizens must also hold a valid passport, and it is advisable that the passport have a minimum of six months remaining validity after the date the traveler plans to depart Qatar. Tourist visas to Qatar are typically valid for thirty days.

What country can US citizens stay the longest without a visa? ›

Canada – 180 days

If you want to move somewhere different but don't want a huge culture shock or learn a new language (with the exception of Quebec), Canada is an ideal option. You can stay here for up to 180 days before having to go elsewhere.

How can I live in Qatar permanently? ›

Who qualifies for Qatar permanent residency? A permanent residency is issued only for foreigners living in Qatar for at least 20 years, fluent in Arabic, and with a clear criminal record, to name a few of the requirements imposed.

Can you get a visa at a consulate? ›

You should schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at another U.S. Embassy or Consulate, but be aware that it may be more difficult to qualify for a visa outside of the country where you live.

What can an embassy help you with? ›

While the Consular officers provide immediate and personal assistance to American citizens every day around the world — replacing lost passports, assisting injured or ill travelers, and assisting with marriages, births, and adoptions, other sections of the embassy provide more specialized assistance.

What is the difference between Uscis and consulate? ›

Consular processing has a lower risk of refusal. Unlike USCIS officers, consular officers cannot refuse to issue an immigrant visa based on discretion. This means that the consular officer must have specific, factual evidence for denying an application.

Can a US consulate issue a passport? ›

Your local U.S. embassy or consulate will tell you about pick-up or mailing options. Embassies and consulates can issue a limited-validity emergency passport if you have urgent travel needs.

Is a consulate a government office? ›

A consulate is the office of a consul. A type of diplomatic mission, it is usually subordinate to the state's main representation in the capital of that foreign country (host state), usually an embassy (or, only between two Commonwealth countries, a high commission).

Does a consulate have diplomatic immunity? ›

Consular service staff do not enjoy personal inviolability or jurisdictional immunity of any kind, but they do have immunity from the obligation to provide evidence as witnesses in respect of official acts.

Who is the head of a consulate? ›

Ambassador. An ambassador is a head of mission who is accredited to the receiving country's head of state. They head a diplomatic mission known as an embassy, headquartered in a chancery usually in the receiving state's capital.

What is the biggest U.S. consulate? ›

The Embassy of the United States of America in Baghdad is the diplomatic mission of the United States of America in the Republic of Iraq. Ambassador Alina Romanowski is currently the chief of mission. At 104 acres (42 ha), it is the largest embassy in the world; it is nearly as large as Vatican City.

Who works at a U.S. consulate? ›

Embassy workers are considered Foreign Service Officers (FSOs), and are required to pass a number of examinations before being appointed to one of these prestigious positions. Embassy applicants must also have proper documentation and identification to apply for a job with the US government.

Is a consul the highest rank? ›

A consul was the highest elected public official of the Roman Republic ( c. 509 BC to 27 BC). Romans considered the consulship the second-highest level of the cursus honorum—an ascending sequence of public offices to which politicians aspired—after that of the censor.

What rank is a consul? ›

Consul (i.e., official who is conferred or breveted a diplomatic rank at least at the level of Second Secretary or Third Secretary for the period of his/her temporary assignment), Consul General (i.e., an official acting as the chief of a diplomatic mission functioning as Consulate General).

Is a consul a politician? ›

Roman consul

A consul held the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic (509 to 27 BC), and ancient Romans considered the consulship the highest level of the cursus honorum (an ascending sequence of public offices to which politicians aspired). Consuls were elected to office and held power for one year.

What powers does a consulate have? ›

Consulates provide passports, birth registrations, and many other services for visiting or resident American citizens in a country. They also issue visas for foreign citizens to visit, study, and work in the United States.

Can a consulate protect you? ›

In extreme or exceptional circumstances, U.S. embassies and consulates can offer alternative forms of protection, including (in most countries) temporary refuge, a referral to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, or a request for parole to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Why does the consulate keep your passport? ›

When your visa is approved, the interviewing officer will still need to keep your passport and documents for a period of time in order to complete administrative processing. You will be able to obtain your passport with your visa packet once the packet is ready for pickup.

How long does it take to get passport back from U.S. consulate? ›

If you were advised on the day of your interview that your application is successful, you should allow approximately 7 to 10 working days for your application to be processed. If additional information or documentation was required in your case, you must allow additional time.

How long after your application has reached at the embassy consulate and is currently under review process for OCI? ›

It may take up to 6-7 working days for your application to be reviewed.

How long does it take to get a visa at the U.S. consulate? ›

Visa processing takes approximately 21 workdays from the date on which the application is received by the Embassy. A further 2-3 workdays should be allowed for the return of your passport.

How do I contact a U.S. consular officer? ›

Toll-free number
  1. 1-888-407-4747 (for emergencies abroad)
  2. 1-877-487-2778 (for U.S. passports)

How do you call the consulate? ›

Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, or call these numbers in the United States:
  1. From the U.S. & Canada - 1-888-407-4747.
  2. From Overseas - +1 202-501-4444.

What is the difference between a US embassy and a US consulate general? ›

An embassy is always established in the capital city of the receiving country. On the other hand, consular offices are usually located in large, populated cities that are mostly tourist attractions and economically developed.

How do I write an email to the US consulate? ›

Please direct all routine visa inquiries to

How do you address an email to a consulate? ›

Dear Honorable Consul: My name is (Last Name), (First Name) and I reside at (Your US Address).

How do I schedule an interview with the US consulate? ›

Everyone else, follow the steps below!
  1. Step 1: Complete the DS-160 form online! ...
  2. Step 2 - Find the embassy nearest to you! ...
  3. Step 3 - Pay the non-refundable application fee. ...
  4. Step 4 - Schedule your visa appointment! ...
  5. Step 5 - Attend Your Visa Interview. ...
  6. Step 6 - Pick up your passport with visa.

How long does consular processing take? ›

The time needed for consular processing varies from case to case and whether or not your sponsor is a U.S. citizen or green card holder, but you can expect to complete the process in 13–15 months if you're the spouse of a U.S. citizen and 17–33 months if you're the spouse of a lawful permanent resident.

Are consular officers U.S. citizens? ›

To be considered or eligible, applicants must also be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years of age and no older than 59 years of age when applying, and be willing to work anywhere in the world.

Are there US consulates in the US? ›

There are about 168 Foreign Embassies and 731 Consulates placed in the territory of United States. United States itself in total counts near 163 Embassies and 93 Consulates spread all over the world.

What is the consulate process? ›

If you are outside of the United States, you may apply at a U.S. Department of State consulate abroad for an immigrant visa in order to come to the United States and be admitted as a permanent resident. This pathway is referred to as consular processing.


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