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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Request to Extend Temporary Work Visa (Multiple Entry)

  • Last Updated 06 Oct, 2022
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Labour
  • Service Classification : G2B, G2G
  • Topic : Employment and Workplace, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Citizen: Business Owner

Service Description

Establishments may submit a request to the Work Permit Department at the Ministry of Labour (MOL) to extend temporary work visas (multiple entry) before their expiry, in order to be checked by MOL employees to make sure the establishments can extend the visa and, consequently, decide to approve or reject it, then export the approved ones to the Ministry of Interior (MOI).
It is worth mentioning that this procedure is not for visa extension, but rather for approval on the extension period; the employer is expected, after approval on extension and completion of this procedure, to refer to MOI for the actual extension of such visas.

Online Instructions

  • Open “Extend temporary work visa” service, then click on “Apply”.
  • Select ‘QFC Portal/ Establishments Portal/ Governmental Entities’ from the ‘Login Method’ list.
  • Log in to the National Authentication System ‘Tawtheeq’ using a smart card. 
  • Enter all the required details and submit your application.

Additional Information

  • Service conditions and requirements:
    • Conditions: 
      • Access for the establishment to apply for the service.
      • Previous visa approval is about to expire.
      • Valid establishment ID (EID).
      • No violation to the Labor Law provisions against the establishment applying for the service.
      • No applications of the same type under processing.
      • Total approval period not exceeding 12 months.
    • Requirements: 
      • A smart card to verify the identity of the person authorized in the establishment to use the service through “Tawtheeq”.
      • No suspension for the establishment preventing it from using the service
      • A valid establishment ID (EID) upon requesting the service.
  • Service Submission Timings: Sunday to Thursday, from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.


This service is free of charge.

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