Word from the Consul

Dear visitor:

I would like to welcome you to the official website of the State of Qatar in Los Angeles, hoping that it will include the answers to all your questions and will meet your expectations.

In launching this website, we intend to provide you with all the information regarding the Consular services that we offer to the Qatari citizens and other nationalities in the city of Los Angeles and the nearby states that lie within the Consulate’s jurisdictions.

Moreover, you will find a wide spectrum of information in different fields including political, commercial, educational, trade and much more, which reflect the level of development and prosperity that the State of Qatar has achieved. In addition to this, you will find quite a few useful links providing information regarding Qatar-related news and events in the area including the conferences and events that takes place in the State of Qatar every year.

The State of Qatar has become one of the most important countries at all levels and in particular the economic sector. Moreover, Qatar’s Capital and largest city, Doha, is the hub of educational excellence.

Despite the expansion and the development of new projects, Qatar still presents itself as a calm and serene environment.

I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to carry on my consular duties in such a prosperous and diverse city to better serve our mutual interests and to foster and strengthen the strong bond that ties the state of California and my country.

Also, I would like to seize this opportunity to develop a prosperous relationship and build cooperation between the State of Qatar and city of Los Angeles specifically in the economy, trade and education sectors.

Our team at the Consulate will always work to improve and update our website to better serve you and we welcome your feedback and suggestions in this regard via our email at



Khalid Bin Yousef Al-Sada

Information: The Consul General of the State of Qatar in Los Angeles since January 2015.

H.E. Khalid Bin Yousef Al-Sada is a career diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar. In January 2015, H.E. Al-Sada became the Consul General of the State of Qatar in Los Angeles. Prior to his post in Los Angeles, H.E. Al-Sada was the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Tokyo, Japan, where he managed economic and investment relations with Japan, Qatar’s biggest trade partner. During his tenure in Japan, H.E. Al-Sada was a member of the Qatar Friendship Fund to Japan, which provided sustainable help and support to the Japanese communities that were left devastated by the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami. 

Prior to his post in Japan, H.E. Al-Sada was a member of the High Committee of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs. H.E. Al-Sada led efforts to monitor the State of Qatar's relations with the United Nations and its specialized agencies and other international organizations and advised other Ministries and their organs on participation in international organizations, conferences and meetings. H.E. Al-Sada began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Assistant Director at the department of Information Systems Technology where he oversaw the development of political, economic, cultural, artistic and other data and information for the administrative units of the Foreign Ministry and Qatari diplomatic missions abroad. 

H.E. Al-Sada earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, with a focus in Information Technology. He also received a Diploma in Foreign Policy studies from Georgetown University in the Doha, Qatar campus. H.E. AlSada is married and has three children.