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To Change Jobs In Qatar, You Still Need A ‘No Objection’ Letter

To Change Jobs In Qatar, You Still Need A ‘No Objection’ Letter

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Qatar declared it ‘abolished’ the Kafala system in December 2016, instituting a contract-based system in its place. In the last few months, thousands of expatriates have attempted to change jobs, taking advantage of new regulations that stipulate workers don’t need their current employer’s permission to change jobs at the end of contract period. The ‘No Objection’ letter (template in pic) that a sponsor has to issue for the employee to change jobs is still required. The ‘No Objection’ letter (template above) that a sponsor has to issue for the employee to change jobs is still required. Some expatriates who recently changed jobs told Migrant-Rights.org that the process is not as straightforward as promised. Due to fear of penalisation, their names are withheld. Qatar, like th
Qatar New Labor Law: If You’re Working In Qatar Or Interested In Working Here Are The Things You Should Know About The Recent Changes!

Qatar New Labor Law: If You’re Working In Qatar Or Interested In Working Here Are The Things You Should Know About The Recent Changes!

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10 must know things about the amended labour law A few amendments to the Law No 21 of 2015 were issued by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the form of Law No. 21 of 2015 meant for the regulation of entry, exit and the residence of expats. Following are the highlights of the amended law: 1. The amended law gives expat workers the the right to exit the country for vacation, in case of any urgent circumstance, or any other purpose after informing the recruiter, according to the employment contract. 2. Expat workers can leave the country before the expiry of the employment contract after duly informing their employer. 3. In a scenario where an employer objects to the departure of the expat worker from the country, the expat worker has the right to approach the exit p...
Happy News: Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free

Happy News: Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free

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Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, with immediate effect, Qatari officials announced today. The countries include the UK, the USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia and New Zealand. Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the port of entry, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket. Depending on the nationality of the visitor, the waiver will either be valid for 180 days, and allow the visitor to spend a total of 90 days in Qatar (multiple-entry); or it will be valid for 30 days and entitle the visitor to spend up to 30 days in Qatar (multiple-ent...
Qatar Introduces Permanent Residency to Qualified Expats

Qatar Introduces Permanent Residency to Qualified Expats

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The Qatar government has approved the bill allowing qualified expats to become permanent residents. Along with this status are benefits commonly enjoyed by the citizens. The Ministry of Interior will set up a committee to review the applications, as stated in the law. This same bill also allows children of Qatari mothers who married non-Qatari fathers to receive permanent residency status. Among the Gulf countries, Qatar is the first to offer this. Permanent Residency to Qualified Expats The recently approved bill will grant a permanent residency ID to a non-Qatari. Those who qualify are: children of Qatari mothers who married non-Qataris, people with special talents “needed by the state”, and other individuals who rendered notable service to the country. However, citizenship will
Emir meets outgoing Belgian envoy

Emir meets outgoing Belgian envoy

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His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the outgoing ambassador of Belgium to Qatar, Christophe Payot, at the Emiri Diwan yesterday. The Emir wished the outgoing ambassador success in his future assignments and further progress and prosperity for the relations between the two countries. The ambassador thanked the Emir and the officials in the State for their co-operation which contributed to the success of his mission. Source: www.gulf-times.com
Qatar and Turkey conclude naval exercise

Qatar and Turkey conclude naval exercise

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The Directorate of Defence Communications (DDC) at the Ministry of Defence announced the conclusion of the joint maritime exercise (Rapid Response), executed by Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) and its Turkish counterpart in the Qatari territorial waters over a period of two days. The Director of Defence Communications Lt.Col Nawaf bin Mubarak bin Saif AlThani said that “the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF), Special Naval Force (SNF) of the Special Joint Forces, General Directorate of Coasts & Borders Security have also participated in the exercise” Surface missile live fire also happened during the maritime manoeuvres, in addition to the participation of the visiting Turkish TCG GOKOVA, one of Turkey’s state-of-the-art Naval assets. Naval formation commander Lt Col (Sea) Falah Mahdi
Qatar Airways to start using new air routes

Qatar Airways to start using new air routes

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The Civil Aviation Authority has announced that Qatar Airways and international airlines will begin using the new air routes for their flights, which were approved following the extraordinary meeting of the  International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Executive Council held last week. The ICAO Executive Council held an extraordinary session at its headquarters in Montreal, where it reviewed the State of Qatar’s technical file on the negative impacts caused by the siege countries on aviation and air safety where emergency corridors have been facilitated to the aircraft (from and to Qatar) based on Article 54 of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation of 1944. The Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority, H E Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaie, said yesterday tha
US envoys are said to seek shift away from 13 Qatar demands

US envoys are said to seek shift away from 13 Qatar demands

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Two US envoys shuttling between Middle East capitals to resolve the Gulf crisis want to shift the focus away from the 13 conditions demanded by the Saudi-led alliance, according to a Gulf official with knowledge of the matter. General Anthony Zinni, a retired former head of US Central Command, and senior State Department official Timothy Lenderking will promote a solution based on a road map proposed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as well as six broad principles that include combating terrorism, the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential deliberations. The alliance of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt last month reinstated the conditions, which include shutting down Al Jazeera television, after initially dropping them to...
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