About PRO Services in Qatar

The duty of a Government Liaison Office, otherwise know a Public Relations Office (PRO) is to carry out Government related work for companies or individuals in the state of Qatar. Every company requires the services of a PRO, which include managing requirements of the ministries to set up a business, acquire trade licenses and assist with visa applications for staff and family members.

Outsourcing PRO services can offer advantages to new or existing companies, allowing businesses to focus on core activities, enhancing productivity and profitability.

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The most common requirements for PRO services in Qatar include:

Corporate Services and Licensing

Correct company licenses and approvals are required to set up and operate within the State of Qatar this includes, but is not limited to, commercial registration, trade licensing and immigration cards.

Visas and Individual Services

The Labour Law requires that all employees obtain a resident permit and individuals will require a work visa. Business visitors to Qatar require a business visa, to allow for a 30 day stay (extendable for up to three months).

Family visas allow for individuals to sponsor their family to relocate to Qatar or visit temporarily based on specific needs.

A list of the Types of Services provided is below

  • Resident Permits
  • Labour and Immigration Cards
  • Labour Quota applications
  • Business Visa
  • Family Visas
  • Qatar ID Cards
  • Company and Branch Office formation
  • Annual Licence renewals and updates
  • Changes to Trade Licences, transfers
  • Regulatory approvals and NOC letters
  • Notarisation / Attestation of Legal Documents
  • Liquidation and Deregistration of Companies or Branches
  • Trademark Registration
  • Legal Translation and document support
  • Payroll Services
  • WPS services
  • POA and authorised signatory services
  • Resident Manager Services

Benefits of outsourcing your PRO Services in Qatar

Efficiencies – PRO Partner Group (PPG) Qatar PRO services can help in reducing the cost and time involved document processing and its clearance. PPG Qatar will track documents and proceedings, ensuring companies are complying with the rules and regulations of the government and keeping documents up to date and renewed.

Extensive Experience - Having assisted with the successful establishment of over 1000 companies, branch and representative offices in the Middle East, PPG Qatar are fully acquainted with the necessary processes and legalities for all PRO services. With extensive experience in Qatar, PRO Partner Group have established solid relationships with trusted partners, government authorities, and professionals within the legal and audit professions.

Transparency – PPG Qatar offers a trusted and transparent service, providing all official documentation to ensure the highest quality client servicing.

Bespoke Service – PPG Qatar provide a personalised approach to PRO services, with a dedicated service tailored to your business’s specific requirements. Processing government documents can be a complex task for many businesses, particularly for foreign investors who are unfamiliar with the region. PPG Qatar’s service facilitates this, making the entire process quicker and simpler.

  1. Reduce the costs of running an internal PRO
    PRO Partner Group Qatar corporate PRO retainer service removes the requirement for your company to hire a PRO team. The fees for our PRO services retainer will always be significantly below what it would cost for you to hire and manage equivalent personnel with the same expertise. This will save your company money on staff salaries as well as relevant running costs, gratuities, leave expenses, transport, miscellaneous expenses, management time and internal HR resources that come with the running and maintenance of a PRO department. In addition, you will have access to a much larger resource with PPG Qatar, with multiple PROs and experts to assist you in getting your processes done on time and correctly.
  2. Access to a Knowledgeable Team
    PRO Partner Group Qatar’s expert operational and PRO services team have fully up to date information on all relevant government procedures and are in communication with the Qatar government or Quasi government departments on a day to day basis. The PPG team will keep you up to date on every change to rules and regulations, as well as procedures and practical processes. This enables us to keep you informed and also to ensure we process all your PRO and Visa Services accurately and quickly.
  3. Save your time and internal resources
    PRO Partner Group Qatar’s expert team are at your disposal with just a single point of contact. We utilise multiple PRO resources to ensure that your PRO processes are undertaken with minimal input from your side. We ensure that your time is used efficiently in obtaining all permits, staff visas and other corporate and licencing documentation.
  4. Prevent fines and reduce delays and downtime
    Working with a professional PRO company like PRO Partner Group Qatar will ensure that your Visa, HR and Company Licencing procedures are carried out correctly, professionally and on time. Often companies that handle their own PRO processes, as well as staff and corporate administration and government liaison work, lack on the ground expertise to complete the tasks fully and on time. Expired documents, licences and visas can incur heavy fines and will cause delays with knock on effects in other areas of your business. PPG ensure that all your processes are completed before expiry or deadlines, and we ensure that we have alerts in good time to notify you of pending work and our operational team will ensure all documents are in place to complete each task requested in a timely manner.
  5. A single point of contact with a dedicated accounts manager
    As soon as you choose us as your outsourced PRO Support provider, you will be allocated a single point of contact with one of our dedicated operations accounts managers. Our operations team account managers are highly trained to handle all of your procedures and to ensure that you are updated with all necessary information, with regular reports and contact. The operation team manager then handles the multiple PRO resources within PRO Partner Group Qatar to execute your processes swiftly and to provide regular feedback and delivery of service to you.
  6. Deadline, expiry and renewal reminders
    Once onboarded with a client, PPG maintain a detailed CRM alert system that keeps a record of all necessary company and employee documentation; with expiry dates and alerts programmed to ensure that we can provide timely reminders for corporate licencing and documentation renewals, as well as employee ID and Visa renewals and other HR documents and processes.
  7. Full transparency on process steps and costs
    Your PPG operations account manager will detail all the steps, requirements and timelines for each process to ensure that we are able to deliver the PRO Services to you in a timely and accurate fashion and give you full visibility and transparency. In addition, we will set out all the relevant procedural costs - all government fees and other third-party charges will be undertaken at true cost, with original receipts provided, and regular statements of account communicated to your finance team.
  8. Less internal resources, time and hassle
    With our dedicated operations account managers managing our PROs and your processes and documentation, you will be informed of the detailed progress of the job, and every step of each process. You can leave the stress and organisation to us and enjoy hassle-free PRO processing.
  9. Secure managed CRM and alert system
    Our bespoke CRM system managed by PRO Partner Group Qatar securely manages all client documents and provides reminders and alerts to allow us to manage and update our clients and ensure that no deadlines are passed and no documents expire.

  10. Allow you to focus on your core business
    Outsourcing your PRO, HR and Administrative functions to PPG, will allow you to concentrate on your core business activities and will allow you to spend the time and the money saved on admin costs, on developing your business.
  11. Flexibility to grow or contract with your business
    PRO Partner Group Qatar’s outsourced PRO services are also flexible, in that the scope of work contained in the PRO Services retainer services agreement can be adjusted as your business grows, to swiftly encompass more transactions, staff and licences, or can also be reduced if you are looking to downsize.

Outsourcing a trusted PRO with experience and extensive knowledge across Qatar to handle the legal obligations of your company is not only cost effective, but means that you save time and avoid any complications or risks that can occur. For example, the risk of fines if deadlines are not met. It also allows you to concentrate on the management of other operational departments, benefiting productivity and profitability in other areas of your business.

Requirements for PRO Services in Qatar

Many of the activities which constitute PRO services are legal requirements for all companies and employees. Ensuring that the processes are dealt with correctly and in a timely manner reduces the risk of any unnecessary fines or similar detrimental consequences.

Despite the obvious legal consequences, failure to carry out these activities can also have an unfavourable impact on a number of different factors outside of the business too. To legally work in Qatar, every employee must obtain a resident visa and a work permit, which is also required to open a bank account, sign a residential lease, connect to utilities such as electricity, and obtain a Qatar ID.

How can we help?

As one of the leading business formation and support providers in Qatar, PRO Partner Group (PPG) Qatar offers a wide range of PRO services, looking after legal compliance, paperwork and government approvals. This enables companies to overcome long documentation processes for set up, delivering a reliable and cost-effective solution for both individuals and companies.

PPG, as a company, can act as the Government Liaison Officer (PRO) for Companies and their staff, providing full assistance to new companies looking to set up in Qatar. With extensive experience and expertise, PPG provide complete PRO services enabling a smooth set up for all new businesses.

PRO Partner Group Qatar has a professional team with extensive experience and knowledge across Qatar, Oman, the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, providing efficient management processes of PRO Services.

We offer dedicated PROs who have strong relationships with government authorities, to ensure that the correct information is provided and requirements are met in an effective and timely manner.

If you need assistance in outsourcing PRO Services, then please do get in touch and our team of experts will be happy to assist and advise you on the steps and processes required. You can contact us on +974 4478 8765 for Qatar, email us at info@propartnergroup.com or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist with meeting your needs at this time.

Qatar PRO Services FAQs
Do I need a company bank account for my Qatar company?

Whilst opening a local bank account is not a mandatory requirement for companies without staff, it’s strongly advised to open one as soon as possible. It is beneficial to the local business transactions and once the business does have staff, it becomes essential for payments through the Wage Protection System (WPS) banking system. Failure to do so will result in a block against the company.

How do I sponsor my family in Qatar?

Family visas allow for individuals to sponsor their family to relocate to Qatar or visit temporarily based on specific needs. The Ministry of Interior has outlined that employees in the private sector with technical professions and a minimum salary of QAR 5,000 can provide family visit visas to their families and a minimum salary of QAR 15,000 to obtain a permanent residency for them. (subject to the Immigration Department).

What are the benefits of outsourcing PRO services in Qatar?

When outsourcing PRO you gain the advantages of extensively experienced representatives who will provide efficiency and transparency through a bespoke service. The costs of outsourcing PRO will also reduce the costs associated with running an internal PRO, saving time and resources.

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