The new Qatar Visa Center (QVC) in Pasay City, Manila, just opened this 25 September 2019 to facilitate visa and employment applications of overseas Filipino workers seeking employment in Qatar, so their recruitment process can be systematic in a manner consistent with the best international standards.
The QVC is supervised by Qatar Government authorities, and represented by the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs. Workers wishing to come to Qatar can complete their medical test and biometric enrolment requirements within a shorter period in the Philippines under one-roof and sign their work contract there, thus, saving time when these workers arrive in Qatar so they don't have to undergo the hassle of doing the procedure in here and can immediately start work.
But with this latest development in the employment process in Qatar, many Filipinos now have many questions regarding the new procedure and how to go about it properly. To be able to help our Filipino community here in Qatar in this matter, we have gathered some frequently asked questions about the new process and procedures at the new QVC in Manila.
QVS stands for Qatar Visa Center, it is a center located in your country where you need to undergo biometric data, medical examinations, signing of contacts and validation of certificates if you want to get employed in Qatar.
Biomet Visa Services Lanka (Private) Limited, Unit 106, NU mall of Asia Building, Coral Way st., MOA Complex, Pasay City, Manila, Philippines. Tel: +63 25282554
It is advisable to schedule an appointment on the website to avoid the waiting time at the QVC due to limited slots available for walk-in applicants. There are, however, no limitations for walk-in customers at the Lounge, provided the maximum capacity for the lounge is not reached.
Every individual applying for a visa for employment, settling down in Qatar has to submit their biometric information at the QVC. The Applicants who do not need to submit Biometric Information (‘exempted’) at the QVC are:
The Visa medical includes the following tests and services:
1. Consultation services:
2. X-ray test: Chest X-Ray, posteroanterior view
3. Lab test
Once the above testing is complete, you will be issued a medical certificate.
If you have not travelled within 60 days of completion of the last visa medical test, you will need to undergo the whole process again.
For your appointment, you must bring:
You should also bring:
If you do not clear some of the medical tests, you will be required to visit for retesting, follow up or referral. Please provide accurate contact information as in cases where results are pending, the QVC will be contacting you for further tests or referrals. If these medical tests and treatment processes take more than 2 months (or 60 days), you will be required to undergo the medical test again.
The Work contract is available in a digital format for you to read, agree and sign digitally before you proceed to enroll your biometric details and undergo medical tests.
Applicants are advised to contact their employer to get their personal details corrected and rebook their appointment with the QVC.
Applicants are advised to contact their employer for any amendments that are needed and rebook the appointment with the QVC
Applicants are advised to sign the contract as per the signature on their passport. Any decision on the visa application is the sole prerogative of the Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar.
Philippine Embassy in Doha
Location: St. No. 860, Zone 68, Jelaiah Area, Doha, Qatar
Tel: +974 4483 1585
Hours: 07:00 am - 16:00 pm
Source: Philippine Embassy, Seminar of Philippine Embassy in Qatar, Qatar Visa Center
The newly opened Qatar Visa Center in Manila will be of great help especially to those Filipinos who want to work and get documented properly in Qatar. This initiative of the Qatar government and the Philippines will bring better relationship to both countries. Did you find these FAQ's helpful? Tell us what you think and write it below in our comment section. Also, please like and share this article - it keeps us going!
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