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Foreign Entry Requirements: Qatar to Rwanda

Qatar | Romania | Russia | Rwanda
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Qatar FlagQatar A valid passport and Qatar visa are required. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months. U.S. citizens may obtain a tourist or business visa at Doha International Airport upon arrival. Visas are valid for 30 days and may be extended for an additional 30 days. U.S.-citizen travelers will be able to clear Qatari immigration more quickly and be granted a longer stay in country by obtaining visas prior to arrival. Former resident permit holders who return to Qatar for a short business or tourist trip need to present a "no objection letter" issued by their former sponsor.

For further information on visas, residence permits and entry requirements, please visit the Qatar’s E-Government English language web site, http://portal.www.gov.qa/wps/portal.  Travelers may also contact the Embassy of the State of Qatar  at 2555 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, telephone (202) 274-1600, fax (202) 237-0061.  They may also contact the Consulate General of the State of Qatar, 1990 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 810, Houston TX 77056, telephone (713) 355-8221, fax (713) 355-8184, send email inquiries to info@qatarembassy.org.

Military personnel are subject to different entry/exit requirements and should contact the Department of Defense for specific information pertaining to their travel requirements. Additional information may be obtained by calling either the Host Nation Coordination Cell of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at 011-974-3360-0906 or the Office of Military Cooperation Qatar at 011-974-4488-6746.

Romania FlagRomania A passport valid for 3 months beyond one's departure from Romania is required. U.S. citizen visitors are granted 90 days of stay without a visa within a given six-month period. For stays longer than 90 days, an extension of stay may be obtained in Romania from the Romanian Immigration Office in the area of residence. An exit visa must be obtained in cases of overstay. The Romanian Government is enforcing visa regulations more vigorously and a record of visa overstay can result in the assessment of large fines and the denial of entry without a visa for a specified time. Visit the Embassy of Romania web site for the most current visa information or contact the Romanian Embassy at 1607 23rd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone number (202) 332-4829, or the Romanian Consulates in Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York City.

Foreigners are required to carry identification documents at all times. Americans who obtained a temporary or permanent stay permit must be able to present the document upon the request of any competent authorities. Foreigners who do not have a stay permit should present their passports. (The Embassy recommends carrying a copy of the relevant document).

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Rwanda FlagRwanda A passport (at least 6 months validity) is required and evidence of yellow fever immunization is recommended. Visas are required for American citizens entering Rwanda. Visas are available at land borders and at Kigali International Airport. These allow visitors to stay for 30 days and can be purchased for USD $50 (single entry) or $70 (multiple entry). Fees are payable via credit cards or U.S. notes. Visitors planning on staying more than 30 days in Rwanda must apply for a permit at the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration in Kigali within 15 days of arriving in the country.

U.S. citizens planning on working in Rwanda should apply for a work permit at the Directorate of Immigration as soon as possible after arrival in Rwanda. Detailed entry information may be obtained from Rwanda's Directorate of Immigration or from the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda, 1875 Connecticut Ave NW #540 Washington, DC 20009, telephone(202) 232-2882. Overseas, inquiries may be made at the nearest Rwandan Embassy or Consulate.

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IMPORTANT: The foreign entry requirements listed here were obtained from foreign embassies or consulates. This information is subject to change. Verify the data with the consular officials of the countries you plan to visit well in advance. For further information, see our embassy list.

About the Author: For over 20 years, the U.S. Passport Service Guide team has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers with their travel document questions and shared advice about how to make traveling abroad simpler, safer, and more enjoyable.

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