To help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Qatar, Ministries have been encouraging the use of the e-services to complete necessary transactions. This includes the procedure for changing employer or sponsor which was normally done by submitting physical forms through the offices of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and the Ministry of Interior (MOI). So we reached out to MADLSA to find out about the changes in the procedures for transferring company sponsorship/changing employer. If you are currently in the process of changing jobs, scroll down to learn how the new online procedure for transferring company sponsorship works.
You can also read this guide on how to change jobs in Qatar.
Before you proceed, the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs outlines the following conditions and regulations for changing the employer, as stated on its website.
You need to prepare the following documents as per MADSLA.
Fill-up the "Employer Change / Leave Country, Worker Notice E-Service" form on the MADLSA website.
To log in, fill in the following:
Fill-up the following information:
After submission, you can now wait for the approval from MADLSA.
After the approval, the new company will be notified that you can now be transferred under their company sponsorship. The new company can now proceed with the transfer through the Ministry of Interior's E-services or Metrash2 app and pay the corresponding transfer fees set by the Ministry of Interior.
Note: If you are under family sponsorship, you need to process your sponsorship transfer through the Immigration. For further inquiries regarding this, you can call the Immigration Department at +974 4489 0333.
Sources: MADLSA, 16008
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