If you are a foreign national who has recently gone through the process of company registration in Qatar and is successful with your registration, you might now be in need of new employees. Due to government policy in Qatar, companies must file for an application to obtain a computer card before they receive the authorization to hire employees.
Thankfully, the process is quite straightforward and if you have any doubts or difficulties, do contact us. Here at S & F Consulting, we pride ourselves on putting your happiness and satisfaction first. As officially registered agents in Qatar, we pride ourselves in being able to provide you with the absolute best service. To us, your satisfaction and happiness are our highest priorities. Thus, we strive to ensure that all your needs are met.
By definition, a computer card in Qatar is a document that attests who the authority is in your company by way of signature. This document is mandatory for foreign company owners to issue residence permits in order to hire employees. As Qatar economic policy dictates that you need one or more Qatar nationals to be a company partner, it will be their name that the computer card will be initially registered under. However, you may also add your name afterwards.
In order to apply for your computer card in Qatar, ensure that you have an officially registered company seal. The following documents are mandatory in order to file an application for a computer card:
- An official company seal
- A copy of your commercial residence certificate
- A copy of your trade license
- Identity card copy of partner who is to be registered on the computer card
- Identity card/passport copies of shareholders
- Proof of payment of QR 200 as the application fee
Once you have submitted the application, it may take up to a day to be issued. Once it is issued, you may hire employees by issuing them residence permits and you may also issue said employees exit permits to leave the country.
If you have any questions regarding this procedure, feel free to contact one of our friendly customer service agents. We are happy to say that all advice is free! If you would like to view an in depth guide on the company registration process in Qatar, click here.
Do note that the application fee will be returned if you are not issued your computer card, as it is only obligatory for successfully issued computer cards.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of this registration is QR 200 for all successful applicants.
If you have submitted all documents accurately, it will only take up to a day for your computer card to be registered an issued.
Yes, as it is government policy for all new businesses to register in Qatar with an official company seal or stamp. The process can be done by the individual and generally costs about QR 100. The company seal in this case will be used as a verification for the employment certificate for all future recruits.