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Guide: Medical test for visit visa extension in Qatar

Visit visas to Qatar are normally issued for 30 days only and can be extended after arrival. A medical test is compulsory for extension of the visit visa. This guide explains the process required for medical test. Timing of the medical test The medical test can be done any time before expiry of the visit visa. Considering that the test results may take up to 3 working days to be updated, it is advised to do it at least few days before expiry. 15-20 days after arrival in Qatar would be ideal. Locations for medical test Most people opt to do medical tests at the government-run Medical Commission Office in Doha. The tests may also be carried out in the accredited private hospitals (Al-Ahli Hospital, Doha Clinic Hospital or Al-Emadi Hospital) and authorized primary healthcare centers (Al Shamal Healthcare Center, Al Khor Healthcare Center, Al Wakra Healthcare Center). The below process is…

Interviews for family visa through video conference

Expatriates applying for family visas can now attend the interview with the Recruitment Committee at the Ministry of Interior through video conference from the Mesaimeer Service Center. The General Directorate of Nationality, Borders and Expatriate Affairs at the Ministry launched the new service yesterday. Earlier, the applicants had to attend the interviews at the headquarters of the general directorate in Medinat Khalifa.The recruitment committee is responsible for approving family visa applications. The service is provided through a live broadcast from a special room set up for interviews at the Mesaimeer Service Center where the screen is connected to the Recruitment Committee at the headquarters of the General Directorate. The committee can seek all required documents from the applicant directly, said a ministry statement yesterday. The online service aims to help the public attend the interviews from the Ministry of Interior service centres close to their localities. The service at Mesaimeer…