Recently I published about all about the requirements for Qatar working visa, tourist visa, family visa and business visa. Somebody asked about the requirements for the visa stamping at Qatar Embassy for direct hiring employment so here I am posting this page. The documents are listed below. Apparently, the requirements are also applied to employment via agency too as long as you’re an OFW.
A large population of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) work in Doha, Qatar, the country’s capital. Some OFWs work to other areas and cities like Al Wakrah among others. Jobs in Qatar for Filipinos are mainly in the infrastructure area and construction field. DOLE has provided a POLO office in Qatar to cater and assist OFW and manpower services.
Although there are many Filipinos who use local agencies in the Philippines to get employment in Qatar, thousands of OFW wannabes also use the direct hiring route especially those who have friends and relatives working there already.
There are those interested employers in Qatar who would usually invite and provide business visa to their prospective Filipino employees and get to know them better and just hire them once they get there. There are those who hire and interview via telephone or internet video-call means like Skype, MSN or Yahoo Messenger.
The usual steps in hiring OFWs in Qatar via direct hire:
Once they liked the candidate, they process their employment permit, working visa and contract in Doha Qatar and send them to the Filipino worker in the Philippines. The visa must be certified and stamp with sticker in the Qatari Embassy in Manila before the OFW must register to POEA.
The OFW then must process his or her papers at the POEA to register as official OFW and secure an exit clearance in order to leave the Philippines.
Without further discussion, here are the required documents for the processing of Qatar visa stamping.
Qatar Visa Stamping and Issuance of Stickers Requirements for OFW
These are for working visas only, some visa may require different documents. Please prepare original and photocopies (in A4 size only) of the following and make sure all documents are valid and not expired.
- Application form
- Visa Notice
- Medical Certificate (fit to travel) issued only by an accredited clinic by the Qatar Embassy
- NBI Clearance Authenticated by the DFA
- 2 2×2 colored photos with white background
- P358 payment done in Credit card or Debit card (Visa or Mastercard)
Submit these requirements at the Qatar Embassy in Manila with address below. You need to submit them personally. Should you need a representative to process them for you, you can send an authorization letter of your representative and copies of your valid IDs and his valid IDs.
Online application of Qatar Visa stamping is not yet served and available at current time because the State of Qatar Embassy in Manila has no official website yet. For sure they are doing this soon.
Qatar Embassy in the Philippines
Paseo de Magallanes, Magallanes Village, Makati City
A very helpful commenter shared here how to get to the new office:
From Mantrade MRT Station, cross the Foot Bridge under the Magallanes Interchange. Look for the Magallanes Village Barangay Hall. (Qatar Embassy is on the 3rd bldg. from the barangay hall). It is also at the left side of Eastwest Bank and Bank of Commerce.
2nd Floor, One World Building No. 10
Upper McKinley Road,
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Contact Numbers: 856-6666/ 856-1222/ 856-1444*
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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