Employee Immigration

In Qatar, accepting a job offer doesn’t mean you can begin work immediately.  Unless you are a Qatari citizen, employment requires sponsorship.  This can come from the Qatar Foundation, which sponsors GU-Q’s work in Qatar or from an individual’s family.  Some of Georgetown University in Qatar’s (GU-Q) positions are sponsorship-eligible and some are not.  This distinction will be made clear in the job posting.

In order to be considered for a non-sponsored role, a candidate must be sponsored by a family member, such as a husband or parent.  Men are ineligible to work on family sponsorship unless they are a student and are working part-time (for a maximum of 20 hours a week).

In both instances, there are steps that need to be taken so that the new employee is legally eligible to work.

The Immigration Process and Documents Necessary for Legal Employment