(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA
Doha: The Ministry of Labour has launched a new package of e-services related to the management of work permits, as part of the Ministry's strategy to digitally transform services and provide them to the public without using paper in order to achieve excellence in performance, streamlining and expediting procedures.
The new services include six different requests, including: a request for a work permit, a request for renewing a work permit, a request for cancelling a work permit, a request for issuing a labour recruitment approval, a request for renewing the validity of a labour recruitment approval, a request for amending a labour recruitment approval.
The new service of the Work Permits Department provides the opportunity for establishments to submit a work permit application that allows them to secure a vacancy in the labour market from different categories, including the person currently residing in Qatar under the sponsorship of their families, citizens of GCC countries, permanent residence permit holders, or investors.
The service enables establishments to submit a request to renew a work license and a request to cancel a work license online, without the need to visit the ministry's headquarters, external offices or government complexes.
In order to avail service of renewing a work permit, it is required to provide a valid residence permit that is not less than 3 months, in addition to a certificate of academic qualification, the residence of the employer, a certificate of good conduct and behavior, and a certificate of practicing professions for the professions that you need such as engineering professions, medical professions, and a letter of approval must also be available from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education if the work is related to schools and kindergartens.
The service of approving the recruitment of workers provides an opportunity for establishments to submit a request for recruitment approval from the Ministry of Labour, where the Ministry of Labour employees study the request and decide on the request. If the application is approved (in terms of gender, number, and profession), the application is then automatically transferred to the nationalities selection system, and after the application is approved, the application information is exported to the Ministry of Interior.
It is also possible, within the new service, to submit a request to amend the approval of the recruitment of workers electronically, and then it is decided upon within the procedures followed.
To benefit from the amendment service, it is required that the approval belong to the establishment and the establishments registration is active and does not have violations of the provisions of the Labor Law, and that the approval is effective, and not all of them have been exhausted. Pre-approved recruitment approvals, and not to exceed the number in the original approval.
The service also enables establishments to submit a request to renew the validity of approval to recruit workers electronically, and it ends with exporting the request to renew the approval to the Ministry of Interior through the integrated link, without the need to visit the ministry's headquarters, external offices or government complexes.
In order to avail the renewal service, it is required that the approval belong to the establishment submitting the application, and the establishments registration is effective, and it has no violations of the provisions of the Labour Law, and all previously approved recruitment approvals have not been used, and that the approval is effective and a week or less remains before the end of the visa.
The Ministry of Labour has been working within an integrated strategy for the digital transformation of more than 80 services since the launch of the Digital Transformation Unit, based on the Agile engineering methodology, which allows the ability to launch new services and updates.