Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) – Five more added and now 7 centers in India

Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) – Five more added and now 7 centers in India

Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) were launched at New Delhi and also in Mumbai on 27th March & 29th March 2019 respectively. Likewise, MoI Qatar has opened five more centers now in India. With the new addition, now QVC’s are in 7 locations in India. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai as well as Kochi are the QVC Centers in India. Qatar has opened five new visa centers in India as part of its project, launched last year, targeting eight labour-exporting countries.

The QVCs project has been successful in providing distinct services which streamline procedures for expatriates to work in the country and also facilitating all kinds of visa procedures in India itself. QVC’s provides Biometric Enrollment and also Medical Screening Services.

Qatar Visa Center in India – Location, Address and also Working Hours

Mumbai (Bandra East): 201/2, Hallmark Business Plaza, Sant Dyaneshwar Marg, Near Gurunanak Hospital, Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051
Chennai (Saligrammam): Shyamala Towers,1st Floor, East wing, 136 Arcot Road, Saligrammam, Chennai – 600 093
Delhi (Akshardham): Unit no 2, Lower ground floor, Parsvnath Mall, Akshardham Metro Station, Akshardham, New Delhi. 110092
Hyderabad (Telangana): Ground Floor, South Wing (Krishe Block), Krishe Sapphire Building, Hitech City Road, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500081.
Cochin (Edappally): Door No 38/4111/D, Ground Floor, National Pearl Star building, Near Changampuzha Park Metro Station, Edappally Cochin-682024, Kerala
Kolkata: Bengal Intelligent Park, Building Gamma, 1st Floor, Block-EP & GP, Sector-V, Salt Lake Electronics Complex, Kolkata – 700 091
Lucknow (Gomti Nagar): BBD Viraj Towers, 2nd Floor, TC G/1A – V/3 Vibhuti Khand, Shaheed Path, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow Pincode – 226010, Uttar Pradesh.

Qatar Visa Centers in India – Working Hours:

Biometric Enrollment: 08:30 HRS – 16:30 HRS
Medical Screening: 09:00 HRS – 17:00 HRS
Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +91 44 6133 1333
(Phone assistance is available from Monday to Friday between 08:30 HRS – 17:00 HRS)

Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi, Director of the Visa Support Services Department at the General Directorate of Passports said that “QVCs project targets the opening of 20 service centers in eight countries. Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Tunisia”. He also pointed out that QVCs are characterized by rapid completion of procedures for the residency of expatriates. As well as follow-up by the relevant authorities in Qatar. Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

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Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) now in Delhi and Mumbai – Five more centres will be opened in India

Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) now in Delhi and Mumbai – Five more centers will be opened in India

The State of Qatar launched its first Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) at the capital city of New Delhi in India on Wednesday (March 27, 2019). QVC in New Delhi launched in the presence of officials from both Qatar and India.

The Ministry of Interior posted on its official Twitter account on 27-March 2019, “Six more centres will be opened in #India in coming days in the cities of #Mumbai, #Kolkata, #Lucknow, #Hyderabad, #Chennai, and #Kochi”

On Friday 29th of March, Qatar launched its second Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) in Mumbai, India, in the presence of officials from both countries.

The center in Mumbai is the second one in India after New Delhi, which was opened a few days back, reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) will enable Indians who are moving to Qatar on employment to complete fingerprint, biometric data processing and also employment contract signing in India itself through. Also, work visa procedures will speed up as expats complete procedures before they leave.

Earlier, Qatar Visa Centre’s were opened in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and also in Pakistan. There is no change in terms of recruitment procedures, expect that home countries now facilitate the procedures which simplies the process and also reduce the time. The Ministry of Interior website and Metrash 2 service provides all the necessary steps to apply for recruitment through the QVCs. All the fees necessary for the recruitment are to be paid by employers in Qatar and allow the expatriate to complete the procedures in QVC’s.

QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians thank everyone, who is behind this initiative.

About Qatar Visa Centers (Source Credit: QatarVisaCenter)

Qatar Visa Centers are managed by a team of professionals who are dedicated to the ideal of building an organization on the principals of trust, transparency and transformation. Together, a culture is being built that is able to serve the visa applicants with highest commitments to quality, comfort and care. Visit QVC Website for more information.

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New exit permit law for Qatar expatriates implemented

New exit permit law for Qatar expatriates implemented yesterday

New exit permit law for Qatar’s expatriates has been implemented from yesterday, 28th Oct 2018. With this law in place, no exit permit required for most of Qatar’s expatriates to leave the country temporarily for a short period or permanently for good. Except for the list of employees (who require prior consent to exit the country) submitted by an employer through the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) Website (http://www.adlsa.gov.qa)

Qatar has recently brought a major policy change in which it has put an end to exit permits expect 5% of a company’s workforce to obtain a prior consent to exit the country because of the nature of their work. Before this new law, it was mandatory for the expat worker to obtain an exit permit through his sponsor / company to exit Qatar temporarily for a short period or permanently for good.

QatarIndians.com team along with the Indian community living in Qatar and expatriate community from other countries welcomes this move.

The official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported that the Ministry of Interior (MoI) yesterday started applying the amendment to Article No 7 “concerning the cancellation of the travel permit notice of Law No 21 of 2015 regarding the entry and exit of expatriates and their residence” Reported gulf-times.com

 

In a post on Twitter, the MoI said “Law No. 13 of 2018, which amended certain provisions of the Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates is being implemented starting today, Sunday 28 October 2018. #MoIQatar

Also, MoI tweeted that “The expatriate workers, who are unable to leave the country for any reason, can approach the Expatriate Exit Grievance Committee, which will look into the complaint and take a decision within three working days. #MoIQatar

 

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New exit permit law in Qatar commences from 28th Oct

New exit permit law in Qatar commences from 28th Oct

Qatar has recently brought a major policy change in which it has partially put an end to exit permits. Expat workers will no longer have to obtain exit permits in order to leave the country within the duration of the work contract.

Now, a firm date has been set to put to enforce the new entry and exit law. New exit permit law will commence on 28th of October. Majority of workers will not need an exit permit from 28th Oct.

Read “End of exit permits in Qatar for most of the expatriate workers

Also, the ministry has announced that the employer has the complete right to choose 5% of employees who will need to avail an exit permit from the company to leave the country. The names should be submitted through recently launched Ministry’s website — www.adlsa.gov.qa

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No consent required from employees: Lists of employees who will require an exit permit

No consent required from employees: Lists of employees who will require an exit permit

Qatar MoI has recently brought a major policy change to put an end to exit permits through which expat workers can exit the country without obtaining an exit permit from the employer. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) have recently called on all private companies and employers to prepare for the implementation of the amendment of the law regulating entry, exit and residency of the expatriates.

The Employer has the complete right to choose 5% of employees who will need to avail an exit permit from the company to leave the country. They do not have to get any consent or confirmation by the employees to include them in the list as confirmed by The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) 

The workers’ approval for placing five percent employees on exit permit lists is not required as it is the right of the employers,” Mohammed Ali Al Meer, Director of Labour Inspection Department at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs said. He also asked the companies to respect new amendment and know that the workers now do not need exit permit but “they should also develop their work systems to avoid any problems by workers”. “In case, any worker commits any violation of law and is not in the list of employees who need prior approval of exit permit, the employers must report about him to authorities concerned to ban him from traveling,” he said. Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

From today, The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) will accept requests seeking the list of 5% of employees from the private firms.

 

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MoI urged employers to prepare for new entry and exit rules for expats

MoI urged employers to prepare for new entry and exit rules for expats

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) have called on all private companies and employers to prepare for the implementation of the amendment of the law regulating entry, exit and residency of the expatriates. “The Ministry has completed all the procedures related to the implementation of the law. The law allowed the employees of private companies to leave without exit permit except the proportion of five percent of their workers, which is a percentage determined by the employer due to the nature of their work like those who work in money exchange companies and gold shops and so on,” said Director of Labour Inspection Department at the MADLSA, Mohammed Ali Al Meer, Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

Qatar MoI has recently brought a major policy change to put an end to exit permits through which expat workers can exit the country without obtaining an exit permit from the employer.

Also, MoI has brought an initiative which allows expat workers to complete certain procedures including fingerprinting and biometric data processing, medical examination and the signing of work contracts at their home countries.

The project will be implemented in eight countries as a first stage, namely: Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia. The project will be implemented in Sri Lanka next month and later in the rest of the eight countries and be followed in all the countries from where the recruitment is made.

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End of exit permits in Qatar for most of the expatriate workers

End of exit permits in Qatar for most of the expatriate workers

It was mandatory for the expat worker to obtain an exit permit through his sponsor to exit Qatar temporarily for a short period or permanently for good. Qatar has now brought a major policy change in which it has partially put an end to exit permits. Expat workers will no longer have to obtain exit permits in order to leave the country within the duration of the work contract.

The Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued on Tuesday the Law No. 13 of 2018, amending certain provisions of the Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit, and residency of expatriates. New legislation adopted on September 4, 2018, marks a significant step changing one of the most controversial points in Qatar Labour Law and it upholds the rights of workers in Qatar. Law No. 13 of 2018, amends provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 and Law No. 1 of 2017, which regulate the entry and exit of expatriates. Under the previous legal framework, all migrant workers were required to obtain an exit permit from their employer in order to leave Qatar. With this new law, migrant workers covered by the Labour Code will be able to leave Qatar without having to obtain such a permit, reported in thepeninsulaqatar.com,

As per the new law,

  • The employers may submit the names of workers for whom a “no objection certificate” would still be required(must not exceed 5% of their total employees).
  • Employers should submit the names to the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA)for approval.
  • The companies will be notified upon approval of the submitted names

The new law also stipulates that an expatriate worker, who is not allowed to exit the country for any reason, can approach the Expatriate Exit Grievances Committee. For this, HE the Minister of Interior shall issue a decision regarding its formation, jurisdiction, procedures, and work mechanism. The committee shall decide on grievances within three working days. The new law is effective starting from the day following its publication in the official gazette, reported gulf-times.com

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Qatar to open ‘authorised medical centres’ for residency procedures in eight countries this year

Qatar to open ‘authorised medical centres’ for residency procedures in eight countries this year

Completing medical procedures for a work visa to Qatar will become a lot more simpler by the end of the year.

This is because the country is keen to start centres for medical check-ups in the country of a worker’s origin before they even board the plane to Qatar.

People from eight countries will be able to make use of this facility by the end of the year, according to Abdulrahim Mohammed Al Mushiri, who is the Supervisor of the Medical Commission in Doha.

“The work in this regard is currently ongoing in eight source countries at the moment including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Tunisia. Under this arrangement, foreign workers can go for medical tests at selected hospitals or medical centres approved by Qatar in their home countries,” Al Mushiri told Qatar Tribune.

In its efforts to protect rights of expatriate workers, Qatar has made residency procedures easier for foreigners heading for jobs in the country.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) had signed an agreement with a Singapore-based Company in this regard in 2017.

Under the new system, those coming for work in Qatar can complete their medical checkup, record bio-metric data and fingerprint and sign work contracts in their home countries itself before coming to Qatar.

The move will help bring down the cases of rejection of expat workers on the grounds of being medically unfit. Currently, such cases stand at 3% of the total number of workers.

“The authorities concerned will take necessary actions against agencies which violate the instructions about the medical tests specified by Qatar,” Al Mushiri said.

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