Kathmandu: The State of Qatar today inaugurated a visa center in Kathmandu, Republic of Nepal, as part of the ‘Qatar Visa Centers Program’, to facilitate and streamline procedures for bringing expatriates to the country.
The opening of Qatar Visa Center in Nepal is part of the opening of 20 centers in eight countries: Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Tunisia. These centers will serve in of speeding up visa procedures.
Nepal is the fifth country where a Visa Center was open after Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India – which have proved to be a great success in providing premium, simplified and more advanced services.
The center provides facilities for those who have initial approval for entry visas to the State of Qatar where they can complete the registration of their biometrics, medical examinations and the signing of contracts electronically through a unified channel, and thus saving time and effort.
Qatar Visa Center operates in a more rigorous and responsible manner. The Center complies with international standards that ensure greater transparency, traceability, as well as the ability to track and improve procedures.
HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Nepal, Yousef Mohammed Al Hail, said in a press statement following the inauguration ceremony attended by officials from both sides, that the opening of Qatar Visa Center in the Republic of Nepal comes within the framework of strengthening the distinguished relations between the two countries and the keenness of the State of Qatar to support these relations.
His Excellency pointed out that the State of Qatar was keen to choose the Republic of Nepal to be among the first eight countries to launch Qatar Visa Center abroad, in order to facilitate the recruitment of skilled workers, as well as the completion of procedures and legal requirements for obtaining visas to Qatar for the purpose of visit and residence.
His Excellency pointed out that these procedures were carried out in the past after the entry of the expatriate to the State of Qatar, but now these centers will provide these services in the expatriate country.
His Excellency added that this will ensure the speed of special procedures for the issuance of visas and residence permits in Qatar, pointing out that the procedures carried out by Qatar Visa Centers do not affect the internal procedures of the country of the expatriate related to travel abroad.
His Excellency expressed thanks and appreciation to Nepalese workers in the State of Qatar and their participation in development, stressing that the State of Qatar provides an excellent environment for foreign employment, which was welcomed by the concerned international organizations.
For his part, the Director of the Visa Support Services Department at the Ministry of Interior Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi, said that Qatar Visa Center in Kathmandu, comes as a complement to the project of the procedures for bringing in expatriates.
Al Mohannadi added that the center provides many services in the first phase, which include, vital data services, medical examination, signing of work contracts, authentication of documents and scientific qualifications, as well as other services.
Al Mohannadi pointed out that the upcoming stages of the project Qatar visas abroad will cover all types of visas, whether family, business or tourism and other services will be announced in a timely manner. (QNA)