The Ministry of the Interior (MoI) signed an agreement yesterday with a Singapore-based company, Biomet, to implement the first phase of a project for biometric data record, fingerprint, medical checkup and work contract signing for expatriates in their home countries in order to simplify the residency procedures of expatriate workers coming to Qatar.

In its first phase, the project is to be implemented in eight countries whose nationals constitute 80% of the expatriate workers comping to Qatar, with an average of 500,000 work visas, namely India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines and Tunisia. Work is now underway to establish 22 service centers and complete procedures there.

The agreement was signed by General Directorate of Passports Director-General, Brigadier Mohamed Ahmad al-Ateeq, and Suresh Kumar, Manager of the Singapore-based company, in the presence of officials and representatives from both sides.

Source: Government of Qatar