Ministry of Labour establishes branch at Qatar Financial Centre
The Ministry of Labour has inaugurated a representative office at the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), a key hub for finance and commerce in the Middle East. The purpose behind this initiative is to extend labour-related services to businesses and companies registered within the centre.
This establishment of the representative office is a testament to the ongoing collaboration between the Ministry of Labour and the Qatar Financial Centre. It signifies their joint efforts to support investors, streamline business operations, and foster a conducive environment for conducting business in Qatar.
The office will offer a diverse spectrum of services, including managing work permits, issuing new company accounts, updating information, amending work visa approvals, handling employer changes, and reducing notice periods during employer transitions.
Sheikha Najwa bint Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Assistant Undersecretary for Migrant Labour Affairs at the Ministry of Labour, emphasized the Ministry's commitment to enhancing services as an integral part of realizing Qatar National Vision 2030. She outlined the Ministry's strategy, focusing on digitalizing services and improving service levels in external offices and government centers.
The inauguration of the Ministry's office at the Qatar Financial Centre signifies its dedication to fostering cooperation and partnerships within the private sector. Sheikha Najwa Al-Thani stressed the Ministry's relentless pursuit of service enhancement and facilitation for business owners.
Sheikha Alanoud Al-Thani, Deputy CEO and Chief Business Development Officer at the Qatar Financial Centre, expressed delight over the Ministry of Labour's office opening. She highlighted its significance in providing efficient services, supporting investors, and aiding companies in accessing vital resources.
The Qatar Financial Centre is a pivotal platform that offers registered companies competitive advantages, including full foreign ownership, profit repatriation, and a competitive 10% corporate tax rate on locally-sourced profits.