Qatar launches visas on-line
The Government of Qatar has launched a Visa On-line service allowing nationals of 33 countries to apply and receive visas on-line.
Nationals from various nations are elegible for the service including the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Japan. The move is part of the Qatar Government’s e-Government initiative launched to achieve a high performance in executing governmental transactions electronically, through streamlined business processes and integrated information technology solutions.
The State of Qatar partnered with an international consulting firm to draw upon international practices and thought leadership to craft a vision for transforming Qatar into an e-Government leader.
The e-Government pilot project was aimed at building a foundation for an e-service platform for the Government of Qatar. This service includes the Resident Permit Renewal (RPR), provided by the Department of Immigration and Passport of the Ministry of Interior. The new electronic RPR channel enables the Qatar Government to provide some selected corporate and national organizations the facility to renew staff resident permits electronically through an Extranet.
The three main parties to the project are the Ministry of Interior as the service provider, the Qatar National Bank, which is the payment gateway for the service, and the Qatar Central Bank, which is the current host of the e-Government System. — (menareport.com)
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