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Qatar lifts Exit Permit requirement for most expatriates

Most expatriates in Qatar under the labour law will no longer have to obtain exit permits in order to leave the country temporarily or for good within the duration of the work contract. In a widely-welcomed move, Qatar has amended its residency laws to allow expatriates to leave the country without exit permits from their employers. The Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued on Tuesday the Law No. 13 of 2018, amending certain provisions of the Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates, The Peninsula reported. Law No. 13 of 2018, amends provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 and Law No. 1 of 2017, which regulate the entry and exit of expatriates. Under the new law, most expatriates would be able to leave the country without having to obtain permits from their employers under the law. Who needs exit permit…

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Qatar keen to protect the rights of expatriate workers: MoI

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has reiterated its keenness to guarantee and protect the rights of expatriate workers. The ministry also reiterated its commitment to take care of the requirements of expatriates on such issues as refusal on the part of their employers to grant them permission to leave the country. According to Gulf Times, senior officials of the Expatriates’ Exit Grievances Committee of the MoI said this at a meeting at the Officers Club of the General Directorate of the Civil Defence on Tuesday. MoI keen to address the needs of expatriates While addressing the gathering, committee chairman Brigadier Salem Saqr al-Muraikhi said their team was keen to address the needs and requirements of the expatriates through the effective delivery of its services. This is possible only because of the excellent co-ordination between authorities of various ministries, departments and institutions, he said while informing them that the committee has been…

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Committee for exit permit disputes get Qatar cabinet’s approval

As part of preparations to enforce the new law regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates, Qatar State Cabinet yesterday approved a draft decision by the Minister of Interior to form a standing committee to decide on grievances related to expatriates’ exit. The new sponsorship law No. 21 of 2015, which is to be enforced later this year, has done away with the exit permit system and proposed setting up of a special committee to look into complaints related to exit of expatriate workers. The ministry’s draft decision requires that the proposed standing committee be formed with a representative of the Minister of Interior as chairman and two members from other authorities concerned, QNA reported yesterday. How the new exit system works The ministry had earlier explained that under the new law, an expatriate worker does not need an approval from the sponsor/employer to leave the country. He only…

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Changes in exit permit are clear and simple

Changes in the exit permit system proposed by the new sponsorship law are clear and simple and no need for people to fear about it, says a senior official of the Ministry of Interior. Brigadier Nasser Mohammed Al Sayed, Director of the Search and Follow-Up Department at the Ministry, said that the new sponsorship law has been completed fully and is in the final stage for issuance. “Work on the new sponsorship law started long ago. Qatar took up this issue many years ago, because there is an international system existing in most parts of the world. We need to cope with this development. The idea was under study even before Qatar won the FIFA 2022 World Cup bid. The law is completed fully and is in the final stage for issuance,” Brigadier Al Sayed said in an interview with Al Watan Arabic daily. He said the new law has…

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New sponsorship law likely to be next year

Qatar said yesterday it was still working on the new sponsorship system and it is likely to be finalised next year. The new system will be based on the job contract signed between a foreign worker and his employer. “The traditional sponsorship system we currently have in place cannot keep pace with our vision of modern Qatar,” said Qatar’s Permanent Representative at the UN in Geneva. “We expect to make progress on developing the new sponsorship system by next year,” said Faisal bin Abdullah Al Hanzab. The present sponsorship system was introduced to help protect the rights of workers and their employers but it is not suitable for Qatar anymore, said Al Hanzab. He was speaking at a meeting of the International Labor Organiation (ILO) on labour situation in Qatar. Exit Permits About the exit permit, he said it was being removed and hinted that it was being made contract-based.…