The Ministry of Labour has announced the launch of a fast-track service for new electronic labour requests to enable companies to quickly obtain, within a few minutes, the approvals of visas to bring in workers from abroad within the specified criteria and requirements.
The service aims to support companies and expand the activities for both new and existing companies in Qatar.
In a statement on Sunday, the ministry indicated that only companies committed to the provisions of the labour law can benefit from the fast-track service for new labour requests.
This new service comes as part of the Ministry of Labour’s efforts to develop procedures for requesting the recruitment of labour for the private sector, its policy to develop smart electronic services, improve the system of electronic services in the labour sector, and contribute to facilitating and speeding up the completion of services provided to its clients.
To benefit from the new fast-track service, newly established companies must submit an application that contains the details of the required labour in accordance with the needs of the company.
Existing companies can also benefit from the service by submitting an application containing the details of the required labour that is compatible with the activity and size of the facility and its natural growth, according to determinants and criteria based on rates of increase in employment in similar establishments.
According to the ministry, applying for the fast-track service for new labour requests requires a smart card to verify the identity of the facility official to access the service through the national authentication system.
In addition, it requires completion of the registration of basic request data from contact data, describing the justifications for labor requirements, and recording the details of the required labor specifications, detailed by profession, type and number in line with the actual need for establishments, whether newly established or existing establishments, and then reviewing the application and sending it after confirming the details of the required labour.
Owners and representatives of companies can also apply for the fast-track service through the services of the Ministry of Labour on the Qatar e-government portal ‘Hukoomi’.
The Ministry of Labour confirmed its endeavor to launch a comprehensive electronic system for all the services it provides during the coming period, leading to paperless services, in a manner that ensures the speed of procedures, especially for companies committed to the provisions of the law.