* 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 has announced the launch of a fast-track electronic service for new labour requests to enable companies to quickly obtain, within a few minutes, the approval of visas to bring in workers from abroad within the specified criteria and requirements.
The service aims to support establishments and expand the activities of new and existing companies in Qatar.
Only companies committed to the provisions of the Labour Law can benefit from the fast-track service for new labour requests, the ministry said in a statement yesterday.
This new service comes as part of the Ministry of Labour's efforts to develop procedures for the recruitment of workers for the private sector, its policy to develop smart electronic services, improve the system of digital 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 can submit an application that contains the details of the required workers in accordance with the requirements of the establishment of the company.
Existing companies can also benefit from the service by submitting an application containing the details of the required workers 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 requires a smart card to verify the identity of the company official and to access the service through the national authentication system, in addition to completing the registration of basic request data and contact data, describing the justifications for labour requirements, and recording the details of the required labour specifications, detailed by profession, type and number in line with the actual need for establishments, whether newly-established or existing firms, and then reviewing the application and sending it after confirming the details.
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.