Qatar’s Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Ministry has announced it is going to launch two new services, including a work permit service on Sunday. The work permit service will be available to those who are on the residency of their relatives or who are changing profession. This will benefits residents who want to issue a new work permit or renew, cancel or get a replacement for one. It is part of the Ministry’s efforts to provide more services online to improve processing times and allow services to be provided remotely.
It will also benefit employees who are not directly recruited by employers and want to contract with it for regular and main professions with supporting documents attached, particularly if sub-professions in line with the terms and conditions. Those applying to change professions or job titles will have to provide their resident ID card. It can also be provided by the relevant party or the authorised signatory providing the documents required are attached.
The Ministry has prepared an online directory which the relevant person or employer can refer to via the website or through the Ministry’s social media platforms to learn about service requirements, terms, conditions and procedures.