The Immigration Officer is responsible for all areas related to Immigration and government procedures and to ensure legal compliance in all cases in Middle East with an emphasis on the location assigned.
Performs a variety of tasks and works under general supervision.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Coordinate with new candidates to discuss visa and Immigration requirements and maintain relationships during employment to ensure all required documentation is received and processed.
Maintain a database of all relevant information on all employees in location including but not limited to all visas and Residence permits.
Obtain and renew all visas, Work permits, Residence, Labor Cards and Contracts.
Managing Third Party Vendors for the Immigration outsourced processes.
Coordinate to obtain visas for visitors travelling on business trips to MEET and work visas / permits for onshore and offshore in GCC.
Responsible in monitoring and updating Company business unit licenses and permits by ensuring their compliance with the systems, structures and standards set by the company and various Government agencies.
Follow up on any updates on local laws and ensure compliance with the same.
Represent the company in Immigration and Labor Department for processing and obtaining related documents as per rules and regulations.
To ensure data on expiried and related Immigration issue are up-to-date in an efficient database.
Ensuring that company management is kept fully informed on all government regulations and instructions affecting company operations, objectives and employees’ interests.
Attending all employees’ queries pertaining to visa and other related processes covering joining and exit process.
Perform other related responsibilities as may be assigned or required.
Good verbal / written skills.
Strong interpersonal skills are essential.
Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy and professionalism.
Works well in a team environment and able to maintain confidential information.
Proficient in MS office.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree / diploma or equivalent from university.
Minimum of three years regional / country experience in Immigration and Government Relations.
Needs to be well versed in Arabic and English language.