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09 Oct 2018 | 09:40 AM UTC

Qatar: Exit permit system for migrant workers to end in October

Qatar News Alert

Exit permit system for foreign workers to be lifted by the end of October in Qatar

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/1/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Qatar

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Event

In September, the Qatari government amended the country's residency law, which will allow most migrant workers to exit the country without obtaining permission from their employer. An international trade union announced on Monday, October 8, that the decision to lift the exit permit system would take effect at the end of October.

Context

Qatar hosts around 2 million migrant workers, most of whom are currently working on significant infrastructure projects for the 2022 Soccer World Cup.

Advice

Individuals are advised to contact their nearest Qatari consulate for further details.

 

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