Qatar Visa Center to open in Chennai


Mandated by the Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar, Qatar Visa Center will be opening its centre in Chennai. It will be located at Shyamala Towers,1st Floor, East wing, 136 Arcot Road, Saligrammam, Chennai. Earlier this week the first centre was inaugurated in New Delhi by Mohammed Khater Al Khater, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of India. Having been already launched in New Delhi and Mumbai, the visa centers in Kochi, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Kolkata will also open shortly. At the new Qatar Visa Center, work visa applicants for the State of Qatar will be able to sign on work contracts digitally, enroll their biometrics and undergo mandatory medical test all under one-roof, thus saving time and making it hassle free for the applicants.

The move to get work visa applicants to complete the most essential and critical part of their visa processes in the country of origin (India in this case) is aimed at guaranteeing prospective employees their rights in a manner consistent with the best international standards. The visa center is in sync with international standards guaranteeing greater transparency, traceability and improved anti-fraud measures and security screening mechanisms for the visa applicants. The center will operate between 08:30 am to 04:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

As part of the visa application process, the employer in Qatar will ensure all necessary procedures and make the visa payments on behalf of the applicant. The applicants will only need to
book an appointment online and visit the Qatar Visa Center fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled time on a given day. Once at the center and after the identity of the visa applicant is verified and the list of required documents are checked a token gets issued. Once the token is being referred to, the respective visa applicant will be explained the contract terms and can there by digitally sign the work contract.

Biometric enrollment and the mandatory medical tests will be done at the center. Upon completion of the processes at the visa center, the visa applicant then can choose to track the status of his application online or through their employer in the State of Qatar. On this occasion, the Ambassador of the State of Qatar in India, Mohammed Khater Al Khater, stressed that the State of Qatar, under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, has witnessed a speedy growth and development over the past years and the Indian community in the State of Qatar has contributed significantly in the development process.