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17 Oct 2018 | 09:30 AM UTC

Qatar: Exit permit requirement for migrant workers to end October 28 /update 1

Qatar News Alert

New legislation on exit permits for foreign workers to come into effect on October 28 in Qatar

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2018, 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 laws, which will allow most migrant workers to exit the country without obtaining permission from their employer. The government has since announced that the new legislation would come into effect on Sunday, October 28.

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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