Expats in Qatar need to have a valid Qatar ID which must include the profession they are actually working in. However, if the profession written on the Qatar ID is not correct, for whatever reason, this may affect you in different ways and may not allow you to obtain certain privileges and services at banks, official institutions, getting a driver's license, visa on arrival for family and friends, and problems when it comes to obtaining a family visa so your family can come to stay with you in Qatar.
The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs allows you to apply for the amendment of your profession title on your Qatar ID either through a
concerned person, or
Documents required for profession change
No Objection Certificate from employer to change profession.
Copy of Qatar ID of the authorised signatory.
Copies of company documents like Company Registration (CR), municipality certificate/license and computer card.
Copy of the office electricity bill.
Three copies of the labour contract with the new profession mentioned (signed by both parties, and the authorised person).
Copy of QID and Passport.
Copy of academic qualifications attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and their certified Arabic translation.
Previous labour contract
Six-month salary statement + detailed salary bank statement
Attach the documents mentioned in the 'Documents required for profession change' section and submit.
What happens when all the information for profession change is submitted
A text message containing the request number and the requested data is sent to the same mobile number in which the service was entered. You will also receive a similar message.
When the application is successfully submitted, it gets treated at the MADLSA following the procedures in place, and all the data given and documents attached are reviewed and the necessary action is taken.
If the application is approved, rejected or any further action is required on the request, you will be notified by a text message about the status of the request.
If the application is approved, your current employer will be also notified. You must then must complete and follow up the request at the Ministry of Interior, the General Directorate of Nationality, Ports and Expatriate Affairs and have the new QID with profession change printed out.
If further action is required, you will receive a text message requesting you to modify the request or send documents that were not attached to the application.