Gulf Times | 27 September 2018

The first Qatar Visa Service Centre will open in Sri Lanka on October 12 as part of an initiative to enable expatriate workers to complete work visa-related procedures in their home countries, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has said.

Under the new system, procedures such as fingerprinting and biometric data processing, medical examination and the signing of work contracts will be carried out abroad before the workers arrive in Qatar.

Beginning with Sri Lanka, the initiative is being launched in eight countries in the first phase. The other countries are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tunisia, the Philippines and Indonesia.



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