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QATAR: New Temporary Work Visa Introduced

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Social and Labor Affairs (MADLSA) have announced some forthcoming new work and residence permit rules.

The proposed measures include a new temporary work visa and permission for sons of foreign residents to work without changing their family sponsorship.

Temporary Work Visa

  • This new visa would be available for urgent, seasonal and short-term work for a specific period up to six months.
  • A temporary work visa valid for one month will cost QAR 300; for two months - QAR 500; and for three to six months - QAR 200 per month.
  • Further details are not yet available.

Sons of Foreign Residents

  • The proposals include permission for the dependent male children of foreign residents to work without changing their family sponsorship but after obtaining the necessary work authorisation.
  • Currently, male dependents who wish to work must apply for work authorization through a sponsoring employer, and relinquish their dependent status.

Our Advice

Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact a Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

This alert was prepared with information provided by FutureGate Business Services.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2019 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.