The Qatari government has introduced new online work permit and visa services.

Key Points:

  • Individuals can now use new online immigration services to apply, renew or cancel a work permit, as well as apply, renew or amend a labor recruitment approval.
  • To apply, renew or cancel a work permit online, individuals must have:
    • A residence permit with at least three months’ validity.
    • Certificates of academic qualification, good conduct and behavior, and practicing professions.
    • Their employer’s address.
  • Individuals will no longer need to visit the Ministry of Labor’s headquarters or external offices to apply, renew or cancel a work permit.

Additional Information: More information regarding the requirements to use the online work permit and visa services is available here.

BAL Analysis: Qatari authorities introduced the new online services as part of their effort to digitalize work permit and visa application processes to streamline and expedite immigration procedures.

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