QATAR – Employee registration on NAS

March 28, 2024

By: Hannah In-Chan

The Qatari authorities have introduced a new process to attest work contracts in Qatar. When processing an application for a Residence Permit in Qatar, the authorities will review and attest the work/employment contract. As part of the new process, sponsoring Qatari companies and the foreign national applying for the Residence Permit will need to be registered on the National Authentication System (NAS). Previously only authorised representatives of the Qatari sponsoring company were required to be registered on the NAS.

Newland Chase Insight

Delays resulting from implementation issues with the new system are anticipated, and companies should allow additional processing time during the initial implementation.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case or company-specific assessments.