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The Ministry of Interior announces an amnesty program for illegal residents in Qatar which is valid from 1st September 2016 to 2nd December 2016. This gives pardon to those who don't have valid residence visas in the country and will bear no legal consequence if you file for it. Many expatriates visit Qatar for a [...]

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Selected OFWs who are going back to the Philippines for vacation may be exempted from getting an OEC if they have registered at the BM (Balik Manggagawa) online website. This takes effect starting September 15, 2016. This is good news for plenty of Pinoys especially when OEC has always been a requirement whenever we go back [...]

Qatar Visa Online

Those who are planning to visit Qatar and have already applied for a visa, you can check your visa online by visiting the Ministry of Interior website. Here's a guide to help you how you can view it on the internet. The Ministry of Interior has posted instructions on how you can view the status [...]

eid al adha qatar

The annual pilgrimage known as Arafat Day will fall on September 11 which is on a Sunday, this is according to reports from Saudi media. They have also declared that  Eid Al Adha's first day would be on September 12. The dates of these official holidays are yet to be set by our government in [...]

inside hamad international airport

To everyone  travelling out of Hamad International Airport, please be aware of the newly added fees on your tickets. A QR35 charge will reflect on your individual tickets tagged as "departure charge" as you book your flights from any Travel agencies. As mandated by Qatar Airways, the HIA - Hamad International Airport promised to introduce this [...]

work visa pinoys qatar

Qatari Minster Dr. Issa Saad Al-Jafali Al-Nuaimi announced the availability of 77,000 employment visas for technical and highly-skilled jobs for Pinoys in Qatar. This was mentioned during a recent courtesy call done by Wilfredo C. Santos (Philippine Ambassador to Qatar). A post from the official website of the Philippine Embassy in Doha states that Qatari Labor Minister promised thousands of working visas to [...]

christian churches in qatar

Christians in Qatar, here's a list of churches where you can visit to pray, hear mass or join a worship service. Even if Qatar is a predominantly Muslim country and Islam is the main religion, there are also expats practicing different religions. Places of worship that have been set up for those who are looking for their [...]

alcohol ban eid al adha

Eid al-Adha 2016 is expected to begin on Sunday, September 11. In relation to this holy celebration, Qatar is imposing a 10-day alcohol ban. This means alcohol will not be served for a period of 10 days by Qatar’s hotels as well as the only off-license shop. The QTA (Qatar Tourism Authority) has sent a statement to various hotels warning [...]

emergency hotline philippine embassy

A "24/7 Hotline" for all Filipinos to use in case of emergency has been announced by the Philippine Embassy in Doha. This means we can expect immediate assistance for inquiries and no more waiting for regular business hours. Taking note and keeping it handy would be very convenient.. We are foreigners and in times of need, such [...]

qatar family residence visa

Many expats who work in Qatar have thoughts about bringing their family with them either for a short-term stay or long-term. Bringing parents/spouse/children to Qatar for a visit would normally just require a tourist/visit visa. But those who are planning to want their families to stay longer, the Ministry of Interior-Qatar (MOI-Qatar) has posted the conditions [...]

Qatar Summer Festival event

The Qatar Summer Festival is a special celebration which will happen in the month of August. Organized by QTA (Qatar Tourism Authority), this will be the 3rd time the event will take place. This is a summer highlight catered to Qatar residents as well as visitors from different countries which offers entertainment activities, different live performances, [...]

moi qatar residence card

The Ministry of Interior-Qatar posted on their official Facebook page a sample of the residence card, and advises residences to always carry it at all time. The residence permit should be carried when entering or exiting the country as this is the sole proof that validates your residency in Qatar. This is also used for identification [...]