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Visas & Residence Permits

Apply for Educational Residence Visa

  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Interior
  • Service Classification : G2C
  • Topic : Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Student
Resident: Parent


Expatriate students may submit a request to the Committee Reviewing Recruitment Applications at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) to approve the issuance of an educational residence visa to study in Qatar.

Online Instructions

  • Log in with your smartcard to the e-services portal of MOI.
  • Select “Visa Services”, then “Issue Visa” and choose “Apply for Educational Residence Visa”.
  • Fill out the required information, such as name, birth date and place, passport details, phone number and address.
  • Enter your email address, if you want to receive a soft copy of the visa application receipt.
  • Click on "Confirm” to issue the visa.

Offline Instructions

  • Visit the competent service center as clarified below.
  • Submit the following supporting documents:

  • Letter from accredited educational authority in the country
  • Good conduct certificate, certified by the concerned authorities
  • Proof of pass the required medical examination outside the country, as per the mechanism outlined by the concerned authorities.

Service Center

  • General Directorate of Nationality, Borders and Expatriate Affairs - Headquarters (Check Google Maps)
  • MOI Unified Services Centers

Additional Information

You may check the service details page on MOI website.


This visa is issued for free.

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