Residence Permit for Foreign Workers in Qatar

2nd Step. A work permit must be arranged within seven working days of the employee’s ones they arrive in Qatar. This can only be done after an employment arrangement has been agreed upon, usually. Before an application for the work permit is submitted, a medical certificate must be obtained indicating the health result of the employee. The employee must take a medical test at a government approved hospital and requires a copy of their passport, employment visa, four passport sized photos, and a fee.

Once the medical certificate is done issued, an application for a work and residence permit can be applied for issued for one two or three years.

The required employer’s documents needed for a work permit are as follows:

  • Completed application form from the Ministry of Labour
  • Employment contract
  • Medical certificate of the employee
  • Copy of the Commercial Registration of the business
  • Immigration card of the business
  • 2 passport-sized photos of the employee
  • Copy of the employee’s passport
  • Employment visa
  • Relevant educational documents
  • Biometric fingerprints test

Time: 2 – 4 weeks

Work Visa Residency Permit in Qatar

Qatar Work Visa Processing Time

A work permit must be arranged within seven working days of the employee’s ones they arrive in Qatar. This can only be done after an employment arrangement has been agreed upon,

Qatar Work Visa Cost

  • Employment entry visa for expatriate: QR 200
  • Conversion of Entry visa to RP: QR 500
  • The cost for both necessary visas in Qatar (Entry and RP) are:
  • Total: QR 700 (US$2450)

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