Cancelling a visa - Is it possible?

By chand

Hi Friends,

I have been reading the notings in this website for quite sometime. I was due to arrive Doha by this week, but it has got postponed.

What happened is like this: I had agreed to join a company there & they have prepared my work visa. Just after that I got another offer from another company in Doha for a much bigger amount. I wanted to take the 2nd offer & have requested the 1st company to cancel my visa. They have reluctantly agreed but I will have to reimburse their expenses.

Can someone who is aware about local laws & visa regulations, may advise me whether it is possible to cancel my visa by the 1st company & then the 2nd one applies for it afresh? Or is there a waiting period in between? I have not yet traveled to Qatar & my passport has not been stamped consequently.

I will be thankful for some serious advice from any well informed person.

By function• 16 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
function

I'm told that you can transfer your work visa from one company to another if your current employer signs a letter of no objection. Then all is fine. If they do not, and they cancel your visa, you must leave Qatar, and cannot return for two years. Normally the rule is that you have to be with your current employer/sponsor for at least a year before transferring/cancelling. I'm not sure if they're are different rules for different nationalities.

I'm not an expert, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

By tjdon007• 11 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
tjdon007

first you need to come to qatar with that entry visa then obtain a NOC from the 1st party and then provide your passport and NOC to new company for visa processing

i am very sure about it as i am doing the same

By palos_007• 9 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
palos_007

zapuap said We have same case... ...

I have been issued visa but i refused and wish to be cancelled because of better offer from ANOther office. my visa type is work visa-1 visit and the purpose is visit. EXPIRES 32JULY2012......As you previously asked, is it possible to cancel visa even if you never been to qatar?... please advice.

Read more: http://www.qatarliving.com/discussion/cancelling-a-visa-is-it-possible-01apr2006#ixzz2EPlthpFo

we got a little same problem.,

i got a working visa from qatar and already stamp in my passport, unfortunately they have't sent me yet to qatar and waited for months and too many alibi. I want to cancelled my visa/application to them since they are not trust worthy anymore. They agreed to cancelled it and they are the one who initiated the call to cancelled it since they can not give me ticket or they still do not know when they can sent me to qatar because the employer having problems in their permits. i got my passport to them and they want to get it back before giving my money back. ( placement fee + processing fee ).., THE PROBLEM is they do not assure me AGAIN when can i get my passport back if i gave it to them. i am just curious that They still need my passport to cancelled the stamp visa??? anyone can help me with this problem??? thanks a lot guys

note: i completed all the requirements months ago

By nirmanpatel• 11 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
nirmanpatel

First of all tell what kind of visa has employer issued for you . If it is Business visa then no issue you just wait for automatically cancellation and inform second employer for new visa process.

By Anonymous• 10 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5

I have been issued visa but i refused and wish to be cancelled because of better offer from ANOther office. my visa type is work visa-1 visit and the purpose is visit. EXPIRES 32JULY2012......As you previously asked, is it possible to cancel visa even if you never been to qatar?... please advice.

By abel2989• 9 years 4 months ago.
abel2989

Hi function,

Were you able to have your visa cancelled? I have rhe same problem. What will i do? Thanks.

By nirmanpatel• 11 years 1 month ago.
nirmanpatel

I dont think so if your first employer not ready to provide NOC just wait for 3 months and start work with another .

By palos_007• 9 years 5 months ago.
palos_007

sori fior double post

By engr2002• 14 years 4 months ago.
engr2002

Did you get an answer to your question Chand?

Thanks

By chand• 16 years 1 month ago.
chand

Hi function,

Thanks for the feedback. But I need to highlight one thing: is the same 'no objection' issue applicable even for a person who has not arrived at Qatar? As I said they have obtained my visa, but I am yet to come to the country & my passport has not yet been stamped.

Can someone highlight please?

Rgds

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