Family visa application to go electronic soon says General Directorate of Passports Official

Family visa application to go electronic soon says General Directorate of Passports Official

In an exclusive interview with The Peninsula newspaper, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq, Director General of the General Directorate of Passports has stated that there is a process to introduce new procedures that will enable people to submit their family visa applications (family residency) electronically through the systems and available online mechanisms like Hukoomi website, Metrash2 and the internal services system.

Since the issuance of the executive regulation of Law No. 21/2015, there are no new conditions set for obtaining families Residency Permit (RP), rather the in force conditions have been simplified, and procedures have become much easier. No applications fulfilling the requirements have been rejected.

In addition to this, the government has decided to allow children of residents to work while they are under the sponsorship of their guardians, said Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq.

He added that the new, in this aspect, is the provision of family RP service through the Metrash system, and making the personal interview of an applicant through a visual device is available at the nearest unified service centre in different parts of the country.

In this regard, he explained, in the past, the applicant was required to come personally to the headquarters of the General Administration of Passports to meet with the competent committee. After connecting the visual equipment to the headquarters, the service has been simplified saving effort and time of applicants as the applicant now does not need to take the burden of transportation and can easily visit the nearest service centre, he added.

Regarding the percentage of accepted and rejected applications, he pointed out that applications that meet the required conditions are accepted due to simplified conditions and easy procedures. “Rejection of application is only because of lack of fulfillment of requirements or failure to present some documentation,” he said, noting that even in such cases “applicants are directed to bring the documents and fulfill the requirements to get the application approved”.

He pointed out that there is an increase in the number of applications for family residency and a significant increase in the number of applications is being witnessed every year. For example, 40160 applications were approved in 2018 compared to 39612 applications in 2017, showing an increase of 548 applications.

“The Ministry thoughtfully planned to offer the necessary facilitation to ensure their stability. We believe that when the resident stays with his family he is more stable and productive.”

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq, Director General of the General Directorate of Passports

In response to another question about the continuous growth of population despite the completion of most of the mega infrastructure projects in the country which could be a cause of return of large number of expatriate workers to their countries, Major General Al Ateeq said: “There is a coordination between the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs to adjust the conditions of these workers with the completion of major projects to benefit from their experiences and skills in other projects in process and benefit from available job opportunities in the Qatari labour market.”

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq also talked about the period allowed for newborn children born outside Qatar and whose parents reside in Qatar. He said they shall be granted an immediate entry visa from the airport/port of entry before the lapse of six months from the date of their birth. In case, babies exceeded the six month period, they need to get an entry visa prior. For children who are grown up and exceed the legal age they are granted RP under their parents for one year in order to find an employer for the following year.

Moreover, he said, the Ministry has decided to allow children of residents to work while they have residency permits under their parents regardless of their age. He also commented on complaints of some residents who think that they meet the requirements for obtaining a family residency permit despite that their application for family RP get rejected by the Committee, saying: “Any application that fulfils the requirements gets approval.

Applications which does not fulfill requirements and have deficiencies are the only ones rejected by the Committee. However, applicants are also directed to complete the requirements and resubmit the application for approval. He reiterated that no application that meets the required conditions will be rejected.

In response to another question regarding a connection between family residency and a university degree, he explained: “After the issuance of Law No. 21 of 2015 and its executive regulations, this condition has been canceled therefore the Committee does not require a university degree for obtaining a family residency permit.

However, he said, the competent authority looks at the profession of the applicant and the salary ceiling and also on family housing to make sure that the applicant is capable to bear the burden of living with his family, and accordingly, RP approval takes place.

Regarding a question that a husband cannot be a sponsor of his wife in case the wife has a university degree and he does not have it, the Major General stated that this condition of having a university degree is no longer required.

Speaking about requirements of a family visit, the Director-General of the General Directorate of Passports said any person applying for a family visit or wants to bring relatives on visit visa needs to prove that he can provide them housing and capable to bear their responsibility. As for the requirement of being the first-degree relatives, the Major General said that the first-degree kinship was not a condition that can prevent entry visas for relatives of other degrees such as uncles as well as it also applies to the relatives of the wife.

When asked about any plans for opening new unified service centers, he stressed that the State has opened 15 service centers distributed throughout the country, and six service offices located at Qatar Airways, Qatar Financial Center, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, and the Higher Committee for Inheritance and Projects, adding that new outlets will open when and where needed. Al Ateeq explained that the new administration for recruitment support services plays an important coordination role between Qatar and labor-exporting countries through Qatar Visa Centers abroad.

He said that the service centres opened in the labour-exporting countries complete the procedures for obtaining residency permits for new workers, where they go through biometrics, medical check-up and also sign employment contracts and according to the results, they are granted entry visas and a residency permit in Qatar.

In response to a question whether the attestation of an employment contract from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Labour is a prerequisite for obtaining the entry visa, he explained that it is necessary to make sure that employment contract is attested and all the relevant documents are available via electronic systems and used by Qatar Visa Centers abroad to complete the necessary procedures for the entry visa and granting a residency permit to work in the State of Qatar.

With regard to non-renewal of residency permit, the Director General of Passports said that any person who fails to renew his residency permit in the required time, is actually committing a violation of the provisions of the law of entry, exit and residence of foreigners in the State of Qatar. In case of the inability to renew the residency permit within the legal period which is three months, there is a fine of QR10 enforced by the law which is paid by the violator for each day of delay for non-renewal of residency permit and QR200 for the visitor who exceeded the permissible period.

In case of non-renewal, the residency of the expatriate in the country shall be considered illegal and shall be subject to legal prosecution and the penalty as prescribed by law.

Regarding the accumulation of these fines, Al Ateeq said these fines have a financial limit of QR12,000 as a maximum for violating the non-extension of the visit visa and QR6,000 for the violation of non-renewal of RP.

With regard to the exit permit for employees and their job transfer to another employer, he said: “After the issuance of law No. 21/2015 regulating the entry and exit and residence, a committee has been formed to look into the grievances and complaints of residents related to exit.”

The Committee responds to any complaint or request relating to exit permit within three working days and the resident is allowed to leave the country unless there is a travel ban by courts or public prosecution as in this case it is not allowed to leave the country that can be done only after the removal of the order prohibited by the justice authority.

When asked why people visit the General Directorate of Passports despite the effectiveness of the service of Matrash 2 and its availability in the hands of people, Maj. Gen. Al Ateeq explained that the State has made great strides in utilizing electronic services especially the Matrash2 system and most services are provided through online service.

The Directorate General of Passports strives to provide all services through this system and other electronic applications in the coming period, he added.

Regarding the visitors, he stressed that most of them are elderly or individuals who are unable to use this service or companies’ representatives who have a shortage of certain conditions or sometimes people make mistakes and they visit for their correction or on reasons related to the system when it does not accept their applications due to some deficiencies and requirements which are lacking.

Regarding unbridled labor, Al Ateeq said that the existence of this phenomenon is linked to the fake companies that bring employees and leave them without jobs or allow them to work with others, sometimes with their consent and sometimes without their consent. “We coordinate with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and the security departments to carry out inspection campaigns, arrest violators and take legal action against them.”

He said that legal action is taken against companies that have hired them and companies that employ them illegally; as well many such companies were blacklisted and banned.

He added that the Ministry of Labour, scrutinises and examines the conditions of companies and their activities before agreeing to grant them permission to bring workers from abroad, and attest the contracts before saving them in the electronic system.

Al Ateeq stressed that this phenomenon has not disappeared permanently despite its significant decline. The situation is not like it used to be several years ago thanks to the strict measures taken by the concerned authorities against the fake companies violating the rules and rights of workers.

He added there were cases of unbridled labourers and workers being recruited without granting them jobs. “We also coordinate with the Embassies of their countries, cooperate in solving their problems, protect their rights by settling their situations in accordance with the law, and punish those who committed these violations.”

He added that the opening of Qatar Visa Centers abroad plays an important role in preventing such violations because the contracting process requires to ensure the integrity of the legal status of the company, its activities and also ensures the right of the worker, and these procedures eliminate the phenomenon of loose labor and protect rights of workers.

In this regard, he said, the General Directorate of Passports has plans to open new visa centres abroad in more countries. Currently, the focus is on Asian countries as main source of labour. He said that these centres will be opened in other labour-exporting countries, including Arab countries.

He said: “There are some workers who claim that the companies they work with have allowed them to work on their own.” He advised such workers not to violate the laws under the pretext that companies have allowed them because the company is the employer. If the company is unable to provide them with a job opportunity, they should look for another employer by resorting to the competent authorities to whom they should submit their complaints, Legal actions will be taken against the violating companies and the workers’ rights will be protected and their legal status will be rectified.

But if the worker is arrested without doing these procedures, it is considered an offending act same like the company that allowed him to do so, and action will be against them. At the end of the interview, Maj. Gen. Al Ateeq said that the law has become clear to all, including residents, and what we ask them to abide to its provisions.

“If they face a problem in renewing their RP, they should check with our concerned authorities before fines accumulation without complicating the problem and making their stay in the country illegal. It is best to address the problem at the earliest to avoid violation of law.”

Directing his talk to the citizens and residents, he said people should abide by the laws in force in the country because these laws laid the basis for their service.  “We have awareness campaigns through the Department of Public Relations and inform citizens and residents of all new laws, regulations, systems or procedures related to the work of this department.

Source Credit: thepeninsulaqatar.com

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Residents children can work in the private sector without sponsorship change

Residents children can work in the private sector without sponsorship change

Doha: Ministry of Interior (MoI) made some important announcements today regarding the laws and regulations governing the expatriates and the labor market.

According to local media, a press conference was held today at the Officers Club of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Wadi Sail where an official from the ministry said that children of residents will be allowed to work in the private sector without transferring sponsorship.

Director-General of Passports Major General Muhammad Ahmad Al Ateeq also said that a special work visa will be created for temporary work in industries, according to the need of the labor market. Work visas for temporary work will vary from one to six months.

The official also said that the fees for online MoI services will be reduced by 20 percent.

Officials from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs attended the event.

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MOI Qatar launches online visitor authorisation – Free on arrival visa from 04Jun to 16Aug 2019

MOI Qatar launches online visitor authorisation during Summer in Qatar – Free on arrival visa from 04Jun to 16Aug 2019

Ministry of Interior Qatar (MOI Qatar) in partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has launched an electronic authorization system via http://www.qatarvisaservices.com. This has been launched for all those who wish to travel to Qatar as a part of the ‘Summer in Qatar’ program.

‘Summer in Qatar’ program started from today the 4th of June and runs until 16th of August 2019.

  • During ‘Summer in Qatar’ program residents and citizens of Qatar can bring their families and friends on arrival visa to Qatar.
  • Expats who which to bring friends and relatives receive an electronic notification allowing them to enter the country on a visa upon arrival.
  • This visa can be availed for free upon arrival
  • Anyone who wishes to visit Qatar during this period can avail visa upon arrival (on arrival visa) after applying through qatarvisaservices.com

Requirements for “Summer in Qatar” program visa depends on the purpose and type of visitor:

If the visitor is your relative or a friend:
  • Return ticket
  • Host’s valid residence permit
  • Proof of kinship
If the visitor is a former expat:
  • Return ticket
  • Proof of the previous residence in Qatar
  • Hotel reservation for the duration of the visit
If the visitor is your immediate family member:
  • Return ticket. All tickets must have the same reservation code.
  • Proof of kinship
  • Booked hotel stay for the duration of the visit

Summer in Qatar Program:

This year, QNTC has brought one of the biggest summer festivals ever in Qatar with a lot of family-fun activities and events. Also, it includes retail discounts, indoor theme parks, live entertainment acts, Qatar Museum’s culture pass, movie premieres, hospitality offers and many more.

Commenting on the announcement, Major Abdullah Khalifa al-Mohannadi , Director of Visa Support Services Department at the General Directorate of Passports, MOI stated that. “the UN World Tourism Organization recently ranked Qatar as the most open destination in the Middle East and the eighth worldwide in terms of visa facilitation. The new facilitation for expat families and former expats during the Summer in Qatar program will further enhance Qatar’s openness, and enrich traveler experiences.

Khalid Al Jumaily, QNTC official, stressed that providing visitor experiences that reflect Qatar’s modernity and vision while celebrating Qatari heritage and tradition of hospitality is at the core of the tourism development strategy. Also added “This experience begins even before a traveler arrives in Qatar, during their planning process. This latest development is part of QNTC efforts to introduce the biggest summer season in Qatar.”

The online authorization service is open for all nationalities. The concerned immigration department will process applications and respond to them within 24 hours. This speedy response will make it easier for travelers to choose Qatar as their destination during the summer season.

Qatar embarked on a journey to enhance visa facilitation and ensure Qatar is ready to welcome the world in 2016 when an agreement was signed between QNTC, Qatar Airways, Qatar’s Ministry of Interior and VFS Global to create an online platform for processing visa applications and issuing e-visas. The new service, launched in 2017, has significantly eased visitor access to Qatar, offering a more efficient and transparent visa application system, with standardised fees.

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Visa free entry to Qatar during the ‘Summer in Qatar’ festival – June 4 to August 16

Visa free entry to Qatar during the ‘Summer in Qatar’ festival – June 4 to August 16

Summer in Qatar’ program starts from June 4 and will happen until August 16. During ‘Summer in Qatar’ program families and friends of residents and citizens of Qatar can make Visa free entry to Qatar.

During a press conference held at Sharq Village and Spa on Saturday, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) secretary-general and Qatar Airways GCEO HE Akbar al-Baker said: “Families, relatives, and friends of Qatar residents will have the opportunity to visit the country visa-free during the ‘Summer in Qatar’ festival,” reported Gulf Times

Besides a wide range of exciting indoor activities and thrilling outdoor experiences along with a lot of entertainment programs, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) made this announcement on visa free entry to Qatar offer as an exciting summer experience. This will be one of Qatar’s biggest summer program organized by QNTC in collaboration with more than 35 public and private partners.

Summer in Qatar’ program will feature a lot of activities and entertainment programs by local, regional and international artists to perform in Qatar among other activities focused on edutainment, summer, and sports, travel promotions, and hospitality and shopping discounts.

Qatar Airways offers a discount of 25% on all flights to Doha from 160 destinations across the globe. This offers starts from 15th of May onwards for booking tickets between 30th of May to the 16th of August 2019.

We will even attract families and friends of people living in Qatar and make for them visa-free arrival at the Hamad International Airport,” Al Baker told reporters at the press conference. Also, he added “Aviation and tourism go hand in hand, and this year, we are leveraging the collaboration between these two sectors to offer travelers airfare discounts, promotional travel packages, and exceptional airport experiences throughout the summer,

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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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A new update from MoI on visa-free entry for Indians – Traveller can carry a valid debit or credit card

A new update from MoI on visa-free entry for Indians – Traveller can carry a valid debit or credit card

During the first week of November, Ministry of Interior on its website updated the rules to obtain on arrival visa for Indians. The new update said, from 11th of November 2018 visa can be obtained only for 30 days and cannot be extended.  Also, it was made mandatory for the visitor to hold a valid credit card (in visitors name or the male head of a family)

In a recent announcement on the MoI website, Ministry of Interior has made a further update on the rules to obtain on arrival visa for Indians. As per the new update, a traveler can carry a valid debit or credit card. When traveling as a family, the family head should have a card in his name.

“Applicant must be in possession of a valid credit or debit card (Mandatory to present a valid credit or debit card in the name of the traveller; in case of travelling with family, the family head should have a card in his name),” said the announcement on the MoI website.

 

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No extension beyond 30 days on visa free entry to Indians, Starting 11 Nov 2018

No extension beyond 30 days on visa-free entry to Indians, Starting 11 Nov 2018

India is one of the countries whose citizens are offered visa-free entry to Qatar. Ministry of Interior has updated rules for visa-free entry to Indians by putting an end to the extension of visa starting 11th of November, 2018.

Ministry of Interior on its website has updated that starting from 11th of November 2018, the on-arrival tourist visa facility for Indians can be obtained for 30 days and cannot be extended further. Also, another important update is that it is now mandatory for the applicant to possess a valid credit card. (in the name of the traveler or the male head of a family).

Brief of new update by MoI:

  • Free entry visa for Indians cannot be extended beyond 30 days starting from 11th November 2018 (earlier it can be extended for 30 days with a maximum period of stay up to 60 days)
  • It is mandatory that applicant must hold a valid credit card in his / her name or in the name of the head of the family (male head)

Other rules to obtain a visa-free entry for Indians remains the same which includes,

  • Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry to Qatar
  • Confirmed return ticket

Indians were among the six major nationalities who visit Qatar, according to statistics released in April 2018 from the Ministry.

Qatar was ranked as the most open country in the Middle East and 8th most open country in the world following a string of visa facilitation measures introduced by the country, including allowing nationals of 88 countries to enter Qatar visa-free and free-of-charge. As a result, Qatar’s openness score had leaped by 71.3 points since 2014, when it ranked 177th, posted thepeninsulaqatar.com

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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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Now expats can apply for family visit visa online

Now you can apply for family visit visa online through MoI’s website and Metrash2.

Great news for all the Indians and Expats living in Qatar. As a part of e-services initiatives, MoI has launched an online family visit visa application through MoI’s website and also through Metrash2.

This came within the framework to develop services to the public. Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq, Director General of the Department of Passport and Expatriates Affairs at MoI, said the new service has been added to the various e-services already provided by MoI by the use of modern technology in providing a high quality of services to residents and their families – Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

He added that this service is easy and in case of some missing documents or any other issue, the applicant will get the required alert. Al Ateeq said that this e-service is for the purpose of providing family visit visa to expatriates in the country. He pointed out that the Department has evaluated this electronic service over two months and proved a great success by 100% – Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

In 2017 June, The Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority, have launched an e-visa platform through which visitors to Qatar can directly apply for tourist visas

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