Step 2: Approval of Ministry of Labour
A business would have to apply for general approval of the Ministry of Labour for the entire number of expatriates it intends to employ, before applying for an employment visa for any specific expatriate.
You would have to submit the completed application form, which can be downloaded from the Ministry of Labour’s website by clicking here and also provide the following information:
- the total number of expatriates to be employed;
- the positions/ designation of the employees;
- the nationalities of the employees.
An online application can also be made on the Government's Hukoomi website. Click here to here access details.
The Ministry will consider certain factors when reviewing the application, including whether there are unemployed Qataris who are able to perform the job in question.