What is the change? Qatar has begun requiring applicants for family visas to submit applications through the Ministry of Interior’s Metrash app rather than in person at an immigration office.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Visas affected: Family Visas.
  • Who is affected: Foreign workers bringing dependent family members to Qatar on Family Visas.

Background: Foreign residents in Qatar can sponsor family members on Family Visit Visas or Family Visas. Qatar had previously required Family Visit Visa applicants to use the Metrash app and is now doing so for Family Visa applicants as well. The Ministry of Interior hopes that use of Metrash will simplify service procedures.

Analysis & Comments: Applicants should take note of the change and submit Family Visa applications through the Metrash app. Applicants are encouraged to contact your immigration provider if they are in need of assistance.

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