The second Qatar Visa Centre was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Mishal Mohammed A.A. Al-Ansari, Consul General of the State of Qatar in Pakistan. The opening ceremony was attended by Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi – Director of Visa Support Services Department – Qatar Ministry of interior &Mohamed Ali Al Meer Labour Expert – Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.Event was attended by a group of officials and businessmen from the Qatari and Pakistani side.
Work visa applicants migrating to the State of Qatar will be required to sign work contracts, enrol their biometrics data, and undergo medical test at the Qatar Visa Center. The center operates through an integrated electronic system to complete the enrolment of biometric data and required medical check-ups.
The application process for work visa applicants requires the applicants to;
1. Get a visa reference number from the Ministry of Interior in the State of Qatar,
2. Book an appointment by visiting www.qatarvisacenter.com and visit on appointment date
Qatar Visa Center no earlier than fifteen minutes before the scheduled time
3. At the reception, the identity of the visa applicant is verified, the list of required documents
checked, and a token issued.
4. Once the token is called, visa applicants are required to digitally sign their work contract, enrol
biometric data and undergo the required medical tests.
5. Upon completion of the process at the visa center, visa applicants will be able to track the
status of the application online or through their employer in the State of Qatar
At this occasion, The Consul General of the State of Qatar in Karachi-Pakistan H.E. Mr. Mishal Mohammad Al-Ansari stated “In the line of achieving another milestone to strengthen the distinguished relations between the two countries and the keenness of the State of Qatar to furthermore enhance it to high level of confidence to work jointly for the benefits of two countries. The State of Qatar has decided to establish Qatar visa centre in 8 countries to simplify Visa procedures for expatriate workers. In the light of the long standing bilateral ties that exist between Pakistan and Qatar and as two countries that share a common ideological narrative, Pakistan has been selected as one of the first eight countries for establishment of such centres in the cities of Islamabad and Karachi. Through these centres, the Visa related procedures will be complete in the home countries of expatriate workers before their departure to Qatar unlike in the past where they took place in the state.
He added “This is in line with Qatar’s pledge to increase the number of Pakistani workers there especially the FIFA 2022 World Cup infrastructure projects that are a huge undertakings, requiring a huge influx of professional and semi professional cadres of Pakistani migrant workers”.
The Consul General also said that, “It is pertinent to mention the humongous contribution of Pakistani migrant workers to the development of the State of Qatar”.
He also assures that Qatar has always been committed to protecting workers rights. Consequently. The united Nations Agency, International Labour organization has lauded Qatar’s wide ranging reforms in this regard.
Conveniently located at Ground Floor, 37-B / Block 6 Main Shahra-e-Faisal – PECHS, Karachi, the visa center is equipped with state-of-the art biometric enrolment & medical test facility. The visa center is designed in line with international standards ensuring greater transparency, traceability and increased security for the visa applicants.
The center operates between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday. In consideration of facilitating procedures for Pakistani applicants, the first QVC in Pakistan was inaugurate on the 27thof December 2018 at Islamabad.
Some of the key medical tests to be conducted at the center include blood tests, x-ray, visual assessments, and physical examinations. The operations are backed by a team of highly qualified healthcare professionals with internal systems and processes based on the latest medical standards and best practices.
Qatar Visa Center maintains robust multi-lingual information services for the benefit of visa applicants across multiple touch points. Information on appointment scheduling, requirements and steps at the visa center can be found in English, Urdu and Arabic through its dedicated website (http://www.qatarvisacenter.com), call center helpline +920 51 843 938 4, email Info.firstname.lastname@example.org and walk-in at the reception.