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Business Leave Notification

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

All expatriates except wives and children under the sponsorship of their family members are required to obtain a business leave notification when leaving Qatar.

The employer is responsible for arranging the business leave notification. Authorized users may complete the procedure online, through the MOI self-service machine, or in person through General Directorate for Borders Passports and Expatriates Affairs.

Online Instructions

  • Fill out the required information in the application form.
  • Click on "Continue" and complete the required steps.

Additional Information

  • Employees can visit Passport and Expatriate Affairs Dept. to apply in case of employer’s rejection or abstention.
  • Minimum number of days for the business leave notification is one day while the maximum number is 365 days.
  • Please check with the Ministry of Administrative Development and Labor and Social Affairs to authenticate the employment contract.
  • You can issue the business leave notification through Metrash2.
  • The business leave notification is required if the applicant is male and above 18 years, and will stay more than 30 days.


There are no fees for this service.

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