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Qatar Reciprocity Schedule
A-1 None Multiple 24 Months A-2 None Multiple 24 Months A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months B-1 None Multiple 120 Months B-2 None Multiple 120 Months B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months C-1 $5.00 Multiple 60 Months C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months C-2 None Multiple 6 Months C-3 None Multiple 12 Months CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months D None Multiple 60 Months E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months F-1 None Multiple 60 Months F-2 None Multiple 60 Months G-1 None Multiple 24 Months G-2 None Multiple 24 Months G-3 None Multiple 24 Months G-4 None Multiple 24 Months G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months H-1B None Multiple 24 Months 3 H-1C None Multiple 24 Months 3 H-2A None Multiple 24 Months 3 H-2B None Multiple 24 Months 3 H-3 None Multiple 24 Months 3 H-4 None Multiple 24 Months 3 I None Multiple 12 Months J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months K-1 None One 6 Months K-2 None One 6 Months K-3 None Multiple 24 Months K-4 None Multiple 24 Months L-1 None Multiple 24 Months L-2 None Multiple 24 Months M-1 None Multiple 60 Months M-2 None Multiple 60 Months N-8 None Multiple 12 Months N-9 None Multiple 12 Months NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A O-1 None Multiple 24 Months 3 O-2 None Multiple 24 Months 3 O-3 None Multiple 24 Months 3 P-1 None Multiple 24 Months 3 P-2 None Multiple 24 Months 3 P-3 None Multiple 24 Months 3 P-4 None Multiple 24 Months 3 Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3 R-1 None Multiple 24 Months R-2 None Multiple 24 Months S-5 7 None One 1 Month S-6 7 None One 1 Month S-7 7 None One 1 Month T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A T-2 None One 6 Months T-3 None One 6 Months T-4 None One 6 Months T-5 None One 6 Months T-6 None One 6 Months TD 5 N/A N/A N/A U-1 None Multiple 48 Months U-2 None Multiple 48 Months U-3 None Multiple 48 Months U-4 None Multiple 48 Months U-5 None Multiple 48 Months V-1 None Multiple 120 Months V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8 V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
Visa Category Footnotes
The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:
- G-1 through G-4
- NATO 1 through NATO 6
An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.
Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.
The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.
Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.
Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.
There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.
Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.
In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).
However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.
Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.
Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.
Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.
Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.
No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.
V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.
Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:
- T-2 (spouse)
- T-3 (child)
- T-4 (parent)
The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.
The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.
The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.
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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates
Birth and Death Certificates
Available for births and deaths occurring after l969; prior to that date records are not complete. Applicants should apply at the Ministry of Public Health in Doha. Certificates will not be mailed to nonresidents but will be released to individual acting on their behalf.
Marriage, Divorce Certificates
Available for Moslems after l957; not available for Christians. Applicants should apply to the President of the Sharia Court, P.O. Box 232, Doha, and furnish names of both spouses and date of marriage and/or divorce.
Note: Documents are released in Arabic only.
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Police, Court, Prison Records
- Available/Unavailable: Available
- Fees: 10 Qatari Riyals for residents – 10 U.S. dollars for nonresidents.
- Document Name:
شهادة حسن سيرة وسلوك
POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE
- Issuing Authority:
General Directorate of Criminal Investigations
Criminal Evidence and Information Department
P.O. Box 23004
Salwa Road, Exit 15
- Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A4-size paper carrying State of Qatar, Ministry of Interior seal as a watermark in Arabic language with colored Ministry of Interior insignia on the top-center of the document. The applicant’s photograph is on the upper left corner with a Department wet seal on top of the photograph. A similar seal is also placed on top of the signing authority’s name and signature. The certificate carries information both in Arabic and English. It is not necessary to notarize the certificate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director of Criminal Evidence and Information Department
- Registration Criteria: Any current or former resident may apply. The applicant’s first entry date and last exit date in Qatar is required.
- Procedure for Obtaining: Residents of Qatar can apply by visiting the Office of the General Directorate of Criminal Investigations in person. Former residents now living outside Qatar can apply via mail by including a return envelope and a processing fee of 10 U.S. dollars in cash. They may also ask a friend or relative to act on their behalf by applying in person and paying the in-person processing fee of 10 Qatari Riyals. Details on the application procedure are available at the Ministry of Interior’s website at www.moi.gov.qa.
- Certified Copies Available: N/A
- Alternate Documents: N/A
- Exceptions: Applicants are required to submit evidence of their legal stay in Qatar. If someone is unable to provide evidence or details of his/her entry into or exit from Qatar, that applicant is required to visit the Directorate of Expatriate Affairs at the Ministry of Interior to get a certificate of entry/exit record.
- Comments: For local residents, it can take up to two weeks to issue a certificate. For applicants from outside Qatar, it can take one month or longer. The certificate is valid for six months from the date of issuance.
- Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.): N/A
Available. Applicants should apply to the Commandant of Police, P.O. Box 58, and Doha. Applicants should include full passport data, name of Qatari sponsor while in Qatar, dates of arrival and departure, and one full set of fingerprints. All requests by Qatari citizens for such records must be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Commandant of Police. All available information will be sent in every case and is recognized as valid for a period of three months.
Passports & Other Travel Documents
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Visa Issuing Posts
Doha, Qatar (Embassy)
The U. S. Embassy is located at the Al-Luqta District on 22nd February Street,
P.O. Box 2399, Doha.
Tel: (974) 488-4101
Fax: (974) 488-4176
All visa categories for all of Qatar.
Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.