Qatar: Law No. 1 of 2017 Amending Some Provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 Regulating the Entry and Exit of Expatriates and Their Residence

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Title

 

 

Qatar: Law No. 1 of 2017 Amending Some Provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 Regulating the Entry and Exit of Expatriates and Their Residence

 

 

Date of adoption

 

 

04 January 2017

 

 

Entry into force

 

 12 February 2017
 

Text versions

Arabic

Source:

– Official Journal Issue No. 1 (2017), p. 10. Retrieved from: Al-Meezan Qatar Legal Portal, accessed: 19 March 2017, retrieved from: http://www.almeezan.qa/LawView.aspx?opt&LawID=7154&TYPE=PRINT&language=ar

 

 

Abstract

 

Article 7 of Law No. 21 of 2015 is replaced with the following (Art. 1):

An expatriate residing in Qatar for the purpose of work is entitled to exiting the country for vacation, or in cases of emergency, or for any other purpose, after notifying his recruiter in accordance with the work contract.

The expatriate’s final exit shall be before the end of his work contract, after notifying his recruiter, and in accordance with the work contract.

Should the recruiter or competent authority object to the exit of the expatriate in any of the cases stipulated in the paragraphs above, s/he may submit an objection to the exit petitions committee whose formation, competencies, procedures and operation shall be determined by a ministerial decision.

The committee shall issue a decision on the submitted petition within three working days.