Step 3: Employment Visas
It would be preferable for your business to obtain an employment visa for your intended employee before he/she entered Qatar. It is possible for the person to enter Qatar on a visit visa and then apply for an employment visa, but he/ she would not be allowed to work before the employment visa is issued.
When an application for an employment visa is made, the proposed employer will be the person’s sponsor. The information that must be submitted in order to obtain an employment visa is available on the following link: Work and Residence Permits in Qatar
Once the employment visa is issued, a copy should be sent to the employee and the original lodged at the airport at least one hour before the employee’s arrival.