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on 2 Sep 2020

I requested to my previous company for NOC as I got new job offer. My previous company is ready to give NOC and only my management's signature is pending. My QID will expire within few weeks. My previous contract period was 5 years. They terminated me due to crisis of COVID 19 and I worked there for 1 year and 7 months in my previous company. Still, my sponsorship is under my previous company and my doubt is if I get NOC still sponsorship can be transferred even after QID expires? Please help and clarify my doubts with exact information as I'm confused.

Claire on 7 Sep 2020 - 08:04

Hi there, I wish you all the best with your new job offer. As far as I can tell, in many cases applicants must leave Qatar when changing sponsorship, and arrange it from outside the country. However, much has changed due to COVID-19 and this may not necessarily be the case for you. There may also be some grace period in relation to your Qatar ID. Have you spoken to your prospective employer about your circumstances or contacted your embassy? 

For some general information on employment visas, you can read Work Permits for Qatar which gives links to official Qatari websites that may also guide you with the most up to date info.

I hope that helps.

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