The Council of Ministers recently endorsed a plan to abolish the exit permit system in Qatar for all categories of foreign nationals, including those not subject to Qatar’s labour laws. Legislation pending
The Ministry of Interior has introduced and announced a new process for employers to complete their work visa procedure, which must now be undertaken through the newly established Qatar Visa centres
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The new law has been approved and is awaiting publication in the Gazette.
This law introduces the ability of expatriates to apply for permanent residency in Qatar.
New law, pertaining to an employer’s ability to prevent a foreign national employee from exiting the country, removes the requirement for employees to obtain a no objection certificate (NOC) from their employer in order to exit the country
Cabinet Resolution No. 6 of 2018 was brought into effect to enhance and implement a regulatory framework within which labour disputes will be heard
On 16 August 2017, Law No. 13 of 2017 was issued amending certain provisions of the Labour Law, Law No. 14 of 2004 and the Civil and Commercial Procedure Code, Law No. 13 of 1990. The New Law seeks to amend the course of resolving employment related disputes and introduce the newly established Labour Disputes Settlement Committee
The Qatar Ministry of Interior and Tourism Authority announced a new visa exemption scheme.
The new law provides labour rights for domestic workers