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Authentication of Employment Contract

  • Topics : Business and Finance, Employment and Workplace, Visas and Official Documents
  • Audience : Business

The Ministry of ِAdministrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs reviews and authenticates employment contracts to ensure they comply with Qatar’s Labor Law. Authentication is required for the following documents:

  • Work contract
  • Work service certificate
  • Personal sponsorship
  • Profession amendment

Authentication Process for Work Contract

Follow these steps to authenticate a new contract:

  • Bring three copies of the contract, along with a copy of the Establishment ID, new employee’s visa and ID.
  • Visit the Ministry of Labor’s Labor Department to complete the authentication process in person.

Authentication Process for Work Service Certificate

Follow these steps to authenticate a work service certificate:

  • Bring three copies of the service certificate, along with a copy of the Establishment ID, employee’s ID and bank statement showing his/her salary amount.
  • Visit the Labor Department to complete the authentication process in person.

Authentication Process for Personal Sponsorship

Follow these steps to authenticate a personal sponsorship contract:

  • Bring three copies of the contract, along with a copy of the sponsored person’s work visa and a copy of the sponsor’s ID.
  • Visit the Labor Department to complete the authentication process in person.

Authentication Process for Profession Amendment

Follow these steps to authenticate a profession amendment:

  • Bring three copies of the new contract, along with a copy of the Establishment ID and employee’s ID.
  • Visit the Labor Department to complete the authentication process in person.

Additional Information

  • A service fee of QR60 applies for each contract and QR40 for each service certificate.
  • For information about Qatar Labor Law, click here.

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