Qatar lifts exit visa system for foreign workers

05 Sep 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Foreign workers in Doha were earlier required to obtain the permission of their employers to leave the country.



Qatar has approved legislation to scrap exit visas that require all foreign workers to obtain permission from their employers to leave the country, international news agency AFP reported on Wednesday.

Under the new law, only a maximum 5% of every company’s workforce, who are thought to be those in the most senior positions, will still need permission to leave Qatar. The law change “regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates” was issued as a Royal decree by the country’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

 

 


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