Procedure for Visa transfer

By karoly

1) Get NOC letter, CR copy, Computer card copy from the current sponsor. If you dont have NOC forget about everything, whether you are locally hired or globally hired, under current rules.

2) Current sponsor fills the visa transfer application form (form requires new sponsor company name, computer card no, telephone no to be filled) and perform sign verification at the emigration and give to you.

3) Take that to new company who do the same verification at the emigration and give that to you along with reference letter to CEID for Qatar PCC (CEID verification may not be needed for private companies)

4) Take your country's PCC at your embassy (2 days for Indian PCC)

5) Take these to CEID at Salwa road (to repeat, this may not be required for private companies) and submit form for Qatar PCC filled (given by them), along with original India PCC, copy of visa transfer application, copy of NOC, copy of Qatar ID, copy of Qatar attested educational certificate. They may require you to take fingerprint in the same building. Also take originals of the copies with you in case they ask, even though they didnt for me.

6) Give the receipt to the new company (keep a copy for yourself) who will follow up.

7) When Qatar PCC is obtained (informed by Metrash also, takes 2-5 days) the new sponsor collects it and submit the original visa transfer application, original Passport, original NOC and ID, old and new company CR and computer card copies along with the PCC and Attested Degree certificate copy to the labour for sponsorship change approval.

8) When the labour approval is obtained (9 working days for me), which can be checked online if you have the application number, the new sponsor goes to the emigration and obtain the new ID by paying the transfership fees.

You may note that the degree certificate should be attested by Qatar embassy in your country and then at MOFA at Qatar. Agencies may take 2 weeks to 1 month for completing the attestation. So if you want it fast you may have to catch a flight yourself. Also I heard now MOFA is demanding reference letter from the institution where the degree was granted for attestation for some countries. Also this certificate has to be translated to Arabic and authenticated by some approved typing center.

Also note that there are uncertainties involved like chances of rejection at various stages like CEID verification, labour approval etc even though they are supposed to be rare.

So plan in advance.

By Sanuka456• 3 weeks 16 hours ago.
Sanuka456

I have NOC now.but my ID expired 4 month. Can I change sponsorship to another company.

By Gowtham Ravikumar• 1 month 23 hours ago.
Gowtham Ravikumar

I joined a company and complete 8 months. Now i got better oppurtunity from other company.current company ready to give NOC & transfer visa. Is it possible to transfer my visa to new company before one year? ( my certificates are attested both mofa and embassy)

By suryasudheer• 10 months 2 weeks ago.
suryasudheer

Is it possible to change the sponsor (provided employer agrees to give NOC)with out completing one year of employment? Any suggestion in this regard is highly appreciated.

Thanks.

By shehim66• 1 year 1 week ago.
shehim66

I joined a company and complete 8 months. Now i got better oppurtunity from other company.current company ready to give NOC & transfer visa. Is it possible to transfer my visa to new company before one year? ( my certificates are attested both mofa and embassy)

By rathish_erd• 1 year 5 months ago.
rathish_erd

Karoly, I am in the process of Transfer the RP. I submitted everything to the new employee... Almost a week gone... How to check the status of the same whether RP changed to new employee or not yet......

By Antony Wainaina• 1 year 11 months ago.
Antony Wainaina

When transferring your sponsorship will your designation be affected or what?

And if you I want the designation to remain the same what should I do

Kindly assist

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