New e-system for work permits


Qatar Chamber hold Seminar to introduce the new electronic visa system which is going to replace the permanent committee of the Ministry for recruiting labour from abroad. The meeting was attended by a number of Qatari business personalities representatives of companies, along official from the Ministry of Labour including Fawaz Al Rayes, Director of Recruitment Department at the Ministry, Mohammed Ali Al Meer, Director of Labour inspection Department and Fahad Jaber Al Kawari, Director of Labour Relation Department, and Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Director General of Qatar Chamber.

The new system will also replace the permanent recruitment committee which was facilitating recruiting from abroad and the system will carry out the committees duties to facilitate procedures, The new system will provide the employers with all needs and included all necessary details such as careers, number of employees required, nationalities, professions and may other details.

All the observations will be taken into consideration and the Ministry’s representatives will include them into the system in order to facilitate procedures and the choices for employers, said the Director General of Qatar Chamber, Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi.

Sharqi noted that the new electronic visa system will be value added for businessmen, especially as it will facilitate access to visa services and recruitment of expatriates without any obstacles.

This joint seminar is aimed to make the businessmen play a role and give input to the new system before of its full implementation he said adding that businessmen and companies also can highlight the difficulties they have faced when they were using the online system.

Al Sharqi pointed out that the role of the Chamber is to follow-up and coordinated need of employers and the ministry, in order to give their comments to help the ministry develop the system.

The Chamber will also hold another meeting before launching the system to check it before presenting it to the private sector, He added that the services provided by the new electronic visa system are either free or with convenient price, in line with the services provided by some ministries and government agencies.

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