As part of the reopening of Qatar Visa Centres abroad, the Colombo Centre in Sri Lanka would be operational soon, a senior official at the Ministry of Interior said.
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Ministry of Interior (MoI) will reopen its Qatar Visa Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka on January 20, 2021.
Captain Nasser Al Khalaf, Assistant Director of the Visa Support Services Department at the General Directorate of Passports said, “We have reopened the Qatar Visa Centres abroad in India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The Colombo Centre will reopen soon to facilitate the movement of labour.”
Speaking to Qatar Radio yesterday, Al Khalaf said that reopening of some centres was delayed due to new procedures in some countries because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Appointment booking to visit the Centre can be made through the QVC website starting on Janury 13, 2021," MoI said in a statement.
The Colombo Center in Sri Lanka was the first overseas Qatar Visa Centre inaugurated in October 2018.
The project targets employment through 20 service centres in eight countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal, Tunisia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.
One of the significant benefits of QVCs is that they allow workers to get detailed information about their work contracts, including salaries, vacations, incentives, and allowances — in their own languages — before they leave their countries for Doha.