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Congratulations on your new job abroad! You will encounter new adventures, experiences and opportunities. But for sure, you will miss your loved ones back home. It can be a bit sad waking up and realizing that you are miles away from your family. If this is your first time working abroad, or even if you [...]

One of the downside of working so far away from home is being homesick. Especially if it’s your first time working abroad, you will have a lot of adjustments to do. It can cause you to reminisce about home. But did you know that the feeling of homesickness also has its benefits? You don’ have [...]

women's clothing

Being an Islamic country, Qatar follows a very traditional mode of dressing. In fact, Qataris are encouraging tourists and expats alike to respect their culture and dress modestly, especially in public. They even had a slogan ‘Reflect your Respect’ to call out to tourists of what is and what is not an acceptable style of [...]

exit visa cancellation process

Are you leaving Qatar for good? If you are a Residence Permit holder, it is very important for you to cancel your residency status and close all your existing accounts before leaving. You also will be advised to pay off fines or debts you may have during your stay in the country. Ensuring that everything [...]

If you are a Qualified Filipino While Abroad (QWFA), you can avail of duty and tax-free sending of balikbayan boxes through the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. Under this law, the balikbayan boxes that you will send to your family or relatives will be tax exempt for up to three times a year, provided that [...]

Working abroad gives OFWs an opportunity to provide a better life for themselves and their families. However, the better life you enjoy can only last as long as you handle your earnings well. If you have noticed that you never can seem to save up, then maybe a review of how you handle money is [...]

Interesting Facts about Qatar you need to know. ©Steven Byles/Flickr Years ago, very little is known about Qatar, let alone knew what the country is like. But in just a short period, Doha has evolved into a first-class city with its remarkable vista, quintessential architecture, and boasting some of the finest gastronomic restaurants that give [...]

      Be with your family. Convert the family visit visa to residence visa in Qatar. ©Juanedc/Flickr Initially, the family visit visa is granted for one month and can be extended for another five months for first and second-degree relatives and in-laws (Father, Mother, Sister and Children). For other relatives, it can be extended only for [...]

Our earnings as OFWs will go far if we know how to make it grow. One of the ways to grow our money is to set up a business because it can provide us with another source of stable income. In this post, we shared some business ideas that you can try. Your family back [...]

Resigning from a job can cause trouble to an employee especially if the employer refuses to accept the resignation. It can jeopardize your future employment opportunities and can reflect badly on your qualifications as a job seeker when your new employer conducts a background check on you. To avoid these kinds of situation, you have [...]

If you want to apply for a tourist visa to Qatar, you can now do it online. This service is brought to you by the Qatar Tourism Authority, Qatar Airways and VFS Global. The updated feature can be used by anyone flying into Qatar, using any airlines. In the past, you need to have a [...]

If you’re moving to Qatar for employment, make sure you follow the proper guidelines when getting a work permit. You will need a local sponsorship before you can be allowed to work in Qatar. It’s usually the employers who will sponsor you. They are also the ones who will process the necessary documents and submit [...]