Moving to Qatar from UK in 2024

If you are planning on Moving to Qatar from UK in 2024. Then you can use Advance moves to quickly find you a house removal company, and give you an instant online quotation for Moving to Qatar from UK . Advance moves can save you a lot of time and money when finding a removal company for Moving to Qatar from UK in 2024.

Get an instant online quote in just 30 seconds for a removal to Qatar from the United Kingdom. Click on the link now to save up to 40% on removal costs by comparing prices between the best removal companies for your move to Qatar.

Advance moves is a removals comparison and referral site that allows you to enter some basic details about your removal to Qatar , and then get up to 5 quotes from professional removal companies selected to match your own specific removal requirements.

If you would like an instant online quote in just 30 seconds for a house removal to Qatar then click on the link and start the Quick quote process.

Save time Moving to Qatar from UK with Advance moves.

Save money Moving to Qatar from UK with Advance moves.

Use advance moves Quick quote system to find a mover quickly for Moving to Qatar from UK.

Entry and residence requirements for Qatar

For information on entry requirements, visit the UK gov Travel Advice pages.

Work Residence Permit in Qatar

Expatriate workers are required to have a residence permit in order to live and work in Qatar. The permit is granted to expatriates who hold employment contracts in Qatar. It is usually the responsibility of the sponsor to handle all paperwork involved in obtaining the residence permit. Once the process to get a residence permit has begun, applicants should not leave the country as the application will be rejected and the process will have to start again on re-entering Qatar.

Transfer of employment in Qatar

The ability to change your employer and when you can do this will all depend on the type of contract you have, fixed term or indefinite, with your current employer.

To change your employer before the end of a fixed term contract or the lapse of five years, if employment was under the terms of an indefinite contract, you will need approval from the following:

  1. your current employer in the form of a No Objection Certificate;
  2. the Ministry of Administration Development, Labour and Social Affairs; and
  3. the Ministry of Interior’s Immigration Department

For further information, please refer to the employment and workplace section of the official portal of the Qatar Government.

Register as working woman in Qatar

Women who are in Qatar on family sponsorship may register to work in the country without obtaining a separate work permit. Applicants may visit the Ministry of Interior’s Labour Department or the service centres to complete the application process.


  1. Copy of Company Registration Card.
  2. Copy of passport with a valid residence (Temporary residency for individuals bearing a Qatari document).
  3. Copy of academic certificates certified and translated + License to practice for medical professions
  4. Copy of current sponsor’s ID Card.
  5. Photo ID
  6. Certificate of good conduct issued by the State of Qatar.
  7. Letter of resignation or statement of services termination in case of a previous job.
  8. Labour Contract (3 original counterparts)
  9. Letter of approval from the Ministry of Education & Higher Education (for Independent schools, private schools and kindergarten).
  10. Letter of approval from the Family Affairs Department – Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs (for nurseries)
  11. Letter of approval from the Social Development Centre (for beauty salons)

Exit visa for Qatar

In 2019 the requirement for most expatriate workers in Qatar to hold a valid exit permit when leaving the country was abolished. However, certain companies are able to nominate up to 5% of their workforce as still requiring an exit permit. You should check with your sponsor if this applies to you. The sponsor is responsible for arranging the exit permit. This requirement does not extend to spouses and children under the sponsorship of family members.

The British Embassy Doha cannot issue exit permits for British passport holders under any circumstances, this must be done through the employer and the Ministry of Interior.

British nationals who believe they have been unfairly denied an exit permit by their sponsor may seek redress through the Ministry of Interior’s Expatriate Exit Grievance Committee. Further information can be sought from any Government Services Centre (a full list of centres is available here)

How to move to Qatar.

To get an instant online quote in just 30 seconds for moving to Qatar, just click on the link to start the quick quote process.

Once in the Quick quote process you must firstly enter the countries that you are moving from and too. This allows the Quick quote to establish the Collection and delivery locations.

Then you will need to select an icon that best describes the size of your removal to Qatar. You can choose from House size, Truck size, or just enter the volume of your furniture and effects if you know it. For smaller moves you can just select the number of boxes you want to move……………The important thing here is to give the best indicator of the size of your removal, to establish roughly how much stuff you are taking.

You don’t have to be too accurate on move size.

When selecting the icon that best describes the size of you move. it is only to establish the most accurate representation of the size of your move. You don’t have to be too accurate. it is just a guide. But the Quick quote is worked out on it so the more accurate the better.

Then enter some basic address and contact details and if you want to, you can enter some additional information into the comments box. If you have a list items to move, or more details about your move then enter them here, the more info the better.

However this will not effect the Quick quote price given, but it will be handy information for the removal companies selected to further quote on your move to Qatar. (see below)

You will need to select an approximate moving date for your move to Qatar. Again this is just a guide. Please be aware that a removal date too far into the future will not be passed onto our removals agents to quote upon as any quote will be too far in the future to be accurate. Therefore only a Quick quote will be generated.

Now hit the submit button and 30 seconds later you will have a Quick quote emailed to you.

Socials ethics and traditions in Qatar

Thinking about visiting or living in Qatar? There are a few things you need to know before you go and while you are here to ensure that your time in Qatar is memorable, for all the right reasons. Keep in mind that you are no longer in the UK. Respect the laws and values of the country and your stay should be an extremely enjoyable one.


Qatar is built on generations of Islamic traditions. These traditions have been passed down from generation to generation and form the very cornerstone of everyday life for a Qatari family. The Qataris are welcoming people who show tolerance and an open minded approach to visitors to their country and embrace change; but their culture and values should always be respected.

Expat community

The population of Qatar is now almost 3 million. In the last 20 years, Doha has gone through a total transformation from small Arab pearl trading port into a modern city with a vision taking it through to 2030. The shopping malls and West Bay area are vibrant and you will meet many people from many places and cultures, with different values and opinions.

Social ethics

The culture and laws in Qatar are designed to ensure that everyone is respectful of each other regardless of their faith and nationality. Visitors and residents alike should avoid types of improper conduct and behaviour which can otherwise lead to fines, imprisonment and deportation.

Sexual relationships outside of marriage are illegal, irrespective of any relationship you may have with your partner in the UK or elsewhere. Cohabiting, including in hotels is also illegal. If you become pregnant outside of marriage, both you and your partner face the possibility of imprisonment. You will also find it very difficult to seek medical attention during the pregnancy and there are legal ramifications when registering the birth with the local authorities and obtaining a birth certificate. Holding hands for married couples is tolerated but kissing and hugging or any other public displays of affection are considered offences against public decency. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar. There have been reports of individuals being punished for homosexual activity and/or sexual activity outside marriage, particularly where there is any public element, or the behaviour has caused offence. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.

Dancing is only allowed in the privacy of your home or at licensed clubs. Dancing in public is classed as indecent and provocative.

Sexual harassment or randomly addressing women in public, or taking their photos without permission, is strictly frowned upon.

Offensive language, spitting and aggressive behaviour (including hand gestures) are viewed very seriously and can result in imprisonment and deportation. This includes “road rage”.

Qatar has a zero-tolerance policy towards drinking and driving. You can be charged and imprisoned if you are caught with even the smallest amount of alcohol in your system.

Smoking is forbidden inside government buildings, offices and shopping malls. There are however many designated areas where smoking is allowed. Smoking inside in bars and clubs remains common in designated areas.

Be aware of cultural sensitivities when filming or photographing people and religious, military or construction sites. Some visitors attempting to film or photograph in sensitive areas have been arrested. If in doubt, seek permission.


It is an offence to drink alcohol or be drunk in public. Alcohol consumption is allowed only by non-Muslims in licensed restaurants, bars, clubs and at home (for residents who have acquired a liquor licence). For those living in Qatar a special licence must be obtained with permission from your employer before purchasing alcohol from the sole licensed alcohol store. This licence is only a permit for buying alcohol. It does not give any immunity from alcohol related criminal offences. Don’t carry alcohol around with you (except to take it on the day of collection from the warehouse to your home). It is an offence to carry alcohol in your car if you do not hold the liquor licence. If you come to the attention of the police, you may be arrested, even though you may have purchased the alcohol legally. The legal drinking age in Qatar is 21, and establishments serving alcohol will ask for original photo ID upon entry.


Drugs are strictly forbidden, regardless of the amount. Consuming or carrying drugs, even if you are transiting through the airport from one country to another, is taken very seriously in Qatar, and can result in severe penalties. Buying or selling narcotics is considered a serious crime which can result in life-imprisonment or can be punishable by death. If you are using prescribed drugs it is advisable to carry a doctor’s note with you. There is no prescribed list of banned medications for Qatar.

Dress code

Qataris dress conservatively in traditional dress and can be offended when people dress inappropriately or not in accordance with Islamic values. You should dress modestly when in public, including while driving and in public places including shopping malls, restaurants and parks. Be aware that if you enter one of these areas dressed inappropriately you may be asked to leave. Clothing should not be transparent, indecently expose parts of the body or display offensive pictures or slogans. Women should cover their shoulders and avoid wearing short skirts. Any form of nudity is strictly forbidden, including topless sunbathing for women.

Respect for religion

Islamic religious values are greatly respected in the Qatar. Showing any disrespect towards religious beliefs or practices is considered deeply offensive and very likely to result in a heavy fine and/or imprisonment. Other religions are respected and can be followed by the expatriate community.

Learn a few simple facts:

  • Muslims pray five times a day. You will notice that the Mosques call people to pray through a speaker system. At this time you will also notice public music is turned off as Muslims perform their daily prayers.
  • be aware that drivers, who are not close to a Mosque, may stop at a convenient lay-by to pray privately.
  • During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. Throughout this month eating, drinking, smoking, playing loud music and dancing in public places during daylight hours are strictly forbidden and punishable by law, including for non-Muslims.
  • Every evening during Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the breaking of their fast with an evening meal called Iftar. You will find many hotels and restaurants throughout Qatar who provide Iftar buffets.

Access to media and the internet

Access to certain media outlets and internet sites is restricted if they are deemed to cause offence to public decency. There is a number of cinemas in Qatar showing latest releases. These may be censored to comply with local sensitivities.

What is the Quick quote?

The Quick quote will give you a price range and volume range for your house removal to Qatar. The price is a rough guide for your own budgeting. The price range is just the basic removal price range.

Further charges may apply for taxes, duties, wrapping, packing, access, storage and insurance.

Multiple quotes for moving to Qatar from UK in 2024.

Once you have received your Quick quote you will then start to receive up to 5 more accurate quotes from independent professional removal companies. These removal companies have been selected from the list of Advance moves agents.

They have been selected as the best matches from your own removal requirements that you entered into the Quick quote.

Advance moves selects the movers that are best suited to undertake your removal to Qatar.

Not all removal companies are as competitive as others, when it come to moving to Qatar from UK. Advance moves selects the movers most likely to offer the best levels of service and the most competitive prices for your move to Qatar.

You can then compare quotes. Looking at levels of services and price.

Remember that not all quotes include the same services. The best price might only be because another quote includes more. Also make sure that the mover you choose, is available for the moving dates that you require before you book.

Advance moves makes moving to Qatar from UK a lot easier for you. You can save time and money when finding a suitable moving company for any international move with Advance moves.

Saving money on International removals.

You can save money when moving internationally by working on reducing the volume of your consignment. Most international removals are based on a price per cubic metre.

By reducing your volume you should be able to reduce your removal costs.

Firstly really analyze what you are taking. If its cheap, big and bulky maybe its not worth taking? After that then flat pack down any furniture that you can and dismantle items to make them as compact as possible. The smaller the better. Maybe tape bits together or box them to make things easier to move and stack.

When packing boxes use clothes and bedding as padding rather than bubble wrap to further reduce your volume.

Remember not to pack boxes too heavy, make sure you can still lift it yourself. max box weight should really be 15 to 20 Kgs or the removal men will struggle and crushing may occur in the box or within the load on the truck.

More info on Moving to Qatar.

The UK government has an information page all about moving to Qatar from UK. Check it out for more details on all aspects of moving to Qatar from UK and then being able to live and work in Qatar legally.

Employment and recognised qualifications in Qatar

For information on employment in Qatar, please visit the employment and workplace section of the official portal of the Qatar Government.

For recognition of UK educational qualifications and details of the legalisation process for Qatar, please see the FCDO website. In the publications section you find detailed instructions on how to prepare your documents for use in Qatar.

British nationals seeking advice on employment issues or disputes are advised to consult our guidance here.

Moving to the UK from Qatar.

If you are moving to the UK from Qatar, then Advance moves can help you find a mover. Use the Quick quote to get an instant online quote for Moving to the UK from Qatar, and then get up to 5 quotes from movers competing for your removal to the UK from Qatar.

Save money on removals to the UK from Qatar with help from advance moves.

Save time moving to the UK from Qatar with advance moves help.

Use advance moves to find you a mover today, wherever you are moving.

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