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Eligibility for permanent residency in Qatar explained in new law

Qatar Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has officially issued Law No. 10 of the year 2018, pertaining to the issue of permanent residency, QNA reported. The law is now in effect and will soon be published in the official gazette. Here are the conditions to grant permanent residency: Article 1 If a candidate is born outside Qatar, he/she should have completed 20 years of stay in the country on a legal ordinary residency permit. For those who were born in Qatar, this period has been limited to 10 years. The duration of residency should be consecutive and prior to the date of submission of the application for permanent residency permit. The residency of an applicant in the county should not be interrupted by staying outside Qatar for more than 60 days in a year. The duration of stay out of the country will be deducted from the balance…

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…

Qatar to offer permanent residency for certain expatriates

Qatar’s Cabinet on Wednesday has approved a bill to grant permanent residency status to certain expatriates, Qatar News Agency has reported. Under the provisions of the bill, the Minister of Interior may grant permanent residence card to non-Qatari nationals if the conditions specified by the law are met. Conditions for permanent residency A decision of the Minister of Interior may grant the permanent residency status to a non-Qatari if he/she meets any of the following conditions: Qataris married to non-Qataris Those who performed great services to the State People with the “special competencies” needed by the State Advantages of permanent residency The permanent resident card grants its holders a number of privileges, which include state benefits in education and health care in government institutions. They would also be given priority to recruitment after Qatari nationals in military and civilian public posts. The holder of this card also has the right…