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QATAR: Residence Permit Renewals Now Require Attested Electronic Work Permit

November 5, 2019

Effective 3 November 2019, the immigration authorities will only accept residence permit renewal applications if supported by an attested electronic work contract.

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QATAR: New Temporary Work Visa Introduced

October 16, 2019

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.

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MIDDLE EAST UPDATE: Qatar Blockade Persists One Year Later… With Little Negative Impact for International Business and Global Mobility

June 14, 2018

Update for companies on Middle East business travel and global immigration and the impact of the Qatar blockade, now one year after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties and imposed a trade blockade. Current status on visas and business travel requirements.

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QATAR: Foreign National Engineers Must Register

May 16, 2018

The Qatari authorities have announced a new regulation that requires foreign nationals applying to renew their residence permits or amend their employment contracts for engineering positions to first register with the Engineering Committee of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).

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QATAR: 30-Day Visa on Arrival Can Only Be Extended Online

November 29, 2017

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that visitors who have entered Qatar on a 30-day tourist visa on arrival and who wish to extend their stay for another 30 days must do so via a new online portal, rather than through the Airport Passports Department. Who is affected? The 46 countries whose nationals can […]

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QATAR: Rejected Block Visa Amendment Applications May Not Be Resubmitted Within 20 Days

November 10, 2017

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Labour in Qatar has implemented a new rule, requiring employers whose block visa amendment application has been rejected to wait 20 days before resubmitting the application. Companies wishing to hire foreign nationals in Qatar must first obtain a block visa approval from the Ministry of Labour which accurately reflects the […]

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QATAR: Electronic Travel Authorisation for Holders of Certain Visas and Resident Permits

September 21, 2017

Effective 27th September 2017, Qatar will introduce a single-entry electronic travel authorisation, valid for 30 days and renewable once, for holders of valid visas or residence permits from the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Schengen countries or the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). How does it work? Nationals of eligible countries can apply online with […]

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QATAR: Visa-Free Entry Introduced for 80 Nationalities

August 16, 2017

On 9th August 2017 Qatar announced that, effective immediately, nationals of 80 countries can enter the country visa-free for stays of up to 30 days or 90 days. Who Qualifies? The 34 countries whose nationals can obtain a multiple-entry visa on arrival for stays of up to 90 days, valid for 180 days from the […]

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QATAR: Several Middle Eastern Countries Sever Diplomatic Ties

June 5, 2017

Six Middle Eastern countries, including three Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) Member States, have severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar with immediate effect, citing Qatar’s alleged promotion of extremism and terrorism and a need to ‘preserve (their) national security’. The following countries have announced their withdrawal from diplomatic relations with Qatar: Saudi Arabia The United Arab […]

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QATAR: New Sponsorship Law Implemented

January 26, 2017

A new sponsorship law which came into effect at the end of last year (Law No 21 of 2015) will facilitate the changing of jobs and processing of residence permits for certain residents. Law No 1 of 2017 was issued?

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