Qatar: New Temporary Work Visa Introduced

Posted on October 22, 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. The proposed measures include a new temporary work visa and permission for sons of… Read more »

Qatar – Foreign National Engineers Must Register

Posted on May 21, 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… Read more »

Qatar – New Policy for Visa on Arrival

Posted on October 13, 2017

  Foreign nationals that are eligible for a visa on arrival must exit and re-enter the country if applying for a change of status to residency or employment for their visa.  The new policy does not affect dependent family members… Read more »

Qatar – Electronic Travel Authorization for Holders of Certain Visas and Resident Permits

Posted on September 25, 2017

  Effective September 27, 2017, Qatar will introduce a single-entry electronic travel authorization, 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… Read more »

Qatar – New Sponsorship Law takes Effect

Posted on August 28, 2017

A new sponsorship law which came into effect at the end of last year (Law No.21 of 2015) changes the rules for the processing of residence permits, changing jobs, and obtaining exit permission. Law No.1 of 2017, which amends some… Read more »

Qatar – Visa-Free Entry Introduced for 80 Nationalities

Posted on August 21, 2017

  On August 9, 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… Read more »

Qatar – Educational Documents to be Attested

Posted on August 26, 2016

Stricter requirements for educational diplomas are now in place for visas that require an attested educational diploma or certificate.  If the educational document was attested previously, it is not subject to the new requirements. To attest the diploma or certificate,… Read more »