UCL-Q Immigration Procedures
To live and/or work in the State of Qatar, anyone who is not a Qatari citizen must have a sponsor and a Residence Permit (RP) issued by the Ministry of Interior. On that note, Qatar Foundation sponsors all UCL Qatar employees.
Once you have accepted your offer of employment with UCL Qatar, we will start the process of applying for your entry work visa and upon arrival in Qatar, your RP. Once the latter has been issued, we will apply on your behalf for a Multiple Exit Permit (MEP). This will allow you to leave and re-enter Qatar freely.
Dependents – spouses and children – who you wish to join you in Qatar will generally be sponsored by you and as such receive family residence permits. UCL Qatar will facilitate this process after your arrival in Qatar. Dependent female spouses on family residence permits do not need a MEP. However, dependent male spouses need to obtain either a MEP or a single exit permit each time they travel.
In the links below, you will find a detailed outline of the immigration process you need to undertake as well as the necessary documents you need to submit to the UCL Qatar HR Team. For your convenience, we have classified our requirements in three categories (pre arrival, preparing for arrival and post arrival into Qatar).
- Pre arrival - This provides information about the documentation required to process a Permanent Work Entry Visa for new employees and dependant visas.
- Preparing for your arrival - This provides information about preparing for arrival in Qatar and key considerations to ensure as smooth departure as possible from your home country.
- Post arrival - This provides information about obtaining a Residence Permit (Qatar ID), including the required medical and fingerprint/eye scan checks and orientation/induction processes.
If you have any questions about the immigration process, please contact the UCL Qatar HR Team