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Qatar Visa Center is the first of its kind in the world: Marri

Qatar Visa Center is the first of its kind in the world: Marri

Tribune News Network
THE Ambassador of Qatar to Sri Lanka HE Dr Rashid bin Shafea al Marri inaugurated the first overseas Qatar Visa Center in Colombo on Thursday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, al Marri said,"The Qatar Visa Center in Sri Lanka is the first of its kind in the world. Colombo has been selected to open the first Qatari Visa Center due to the distinguished relations between Qatar and Sri Lanka."
Major Abdullah Khalifa al Mohannadi, director of Support Services for Recruitment at the General Directorate of Passports in the Ministry of Interior said:"The centre bears testimony to Qatar's keenness to protect the rights of expatriates and facilitate their work procedures."
He added that the centre will enable completion of recruitment procedures through one channel easily and within a short period.
The centre will provide a number of services including fingerprinting, biometric data processing, medical examination and signing of employment contracts.
After the ceremony, the attendees and guests toured the centre and learned about the departments and units of the centre and the facilities available in it. They also learned about the mechanism of work procedures from the time a person entered the centre to the signing of the contract and obtaining a work visa.
Muhammad Hassan al Obaidali, assistant undersecretary for Labor Affairs in the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs; Muhammad Abdullah al Sobaie, director of the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Major General Abdullah Salim al Ali, advisor to HE the Minister of Interior; Major General Muhammad Ahmad al Ateeq, director of the General Directorate of Passports; Dr Ibrahim al Shar, director of Medical Commission; and Salman Muhammad Kaladari, head of the Single Window, were among the Qatari dignitaries who attended the opening ceremony.
The event was also attended by eminent dignitaries from Sri Lanka, including Minister of Labour& Trade Union Relations Ravindra Samaraweera, Minister of State for National Unity and Co-Existence Abdul Hameed Muhammed Fawzi, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar HE ASP Liyanage and Member of Parliament Ravi Karunanayaka.
Besides, Oman's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sheikh Juma bin Hamdan bin Hassan al Malik al Shuhi and Palestinian Ambassador Zuhair Hamd Allah Zaid also attended the opening.


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