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  1. Qatar - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2017 amending several provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015, which regulates the entrance, exit and residence of expatriates. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-02-12 | Date of entry into force: 2017-02-13 | QAT-2017-L-105098

    Article 7 of of Law No. 21 of 2015, which regulates the entrance, exit and residence of expatriates, is replaced by a new text.

  2. Qatar - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No 15 of 2016, ratifying an agreement on the regulation of the employment of Cambodian Manpower in Qatar between the governments of Qatar and Cambodia, which was signed in Doha on May 9, 2011. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-02-12 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-23 | QAT-2017-R-105411

    Qatar and Cambodia governments ratified and agreement that regulates the employment of Cambodian Manpower in Qatar.

  3. Qatar - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 51 of 2016 on the formation of Migrant Workers Exit Permit Grievances Committee. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-13 | QAT-2016-R-105418

    The Committee includes four members represented by Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and NHRC. The committee is entitled to make decisions on the grievances of migrant workers if their employer is not allowing them to exit the country during their holidays or in case of an emergency.

  4. Qatar - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and their residence.

    Adoption: 2015-10-27 | QAT-2015-L-102231

    Chapter I - Definitions
    Chapter II - Entry and Exit of Expatriates
    Chapter III - Residence of Expatriates in the Country
    Chapter IV - Recruitment of Expatriates
    Chapter V - Changing the Workplace
    Chapter VI - Departure, Repatriation, Deportation and Return
    Chapter VII - Entry, Exit and Residence of Certain Categories
    Chapter VIII - Penalties
    Chapter IX - Conciliation
    Chapter X - General Provisions

  5. Qatar - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 14 of 2015 ratifying the agreement between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania on the regulation of the recruitment Albanian workers in the State of Qatar. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2015-02-18 | INT-2015-R-102792

    The Government of the State of Qatar and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania ratified the agreement on the regulation of the recruitment Albanian workers in the State of Qatar.

  6. Qatar - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 18 of 2014 Determining the Requirements and Specifications of Adequate Housing for Workers. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-11-20 | Date of entry into force: 2014-11-21 | QAT-2014-R-100252

    Determines the requirements and specifications of adequate housing for workers.

  7. Qatar - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minister of Civil Service Affairs and Housing Decree No. 8/2005 on regulating the conditions and procedures for issuing licenses to Qatar nationals wanting to employ foreign workers.

    Adoption: 2005-08-22 | Date of entry into force: 2005-08-22 | QAT-2005-R-78601

    The issuing of licenses to nationals is to be undertaken according to the rules and regulations set out in this Decree.

  8. Qatar - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act No. 23 of 1994 to make provision for conciliation in connection with the offences provided for in Act No. 14 of 1992, to regulate the importation of workers from abroad for third parties.

    Adoption: 1994-09-18 | Date of entry into force: 1994-10-30 | QAT-1994-L-40275

    Provides for conciliation by the Director of the Department of Labour in the event of the commission of one of the specified offences, either before the institution of legal proceedings or while such proceedings are in progress.

  9. Qatar - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act No. 14, 1992, to regulate the operation of labour-importing agencies

    Adoption: 1992-08-11 | Date of entry into force: 1992-09-20 | QAT-1992-L-31288

    Only duly licensed agents are now permitted to bring foreign workers into Qatar. However, subject to special permission from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Housing, an employer can import migrant labour himself strictly to meet his own needs. People who want to bring over domestic servants for their own household are exempt from this formality. The Act prescribes the conditions that labour-importing agents must meet to qualify for a license (minimum age of 21, bank guaranty, etc) and provides for inspection of their books and premises. Such agents are strictly forbidden to charge migrant job-seekers a fee for their placement. Travel costs and the agency commission must be paid by the employer on whose behalf the agency imports foreign labour. All existing labour-importing agencies must comply with the provisions of the Act by 19 March 1993.

  10. Qatar - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act No.7, 1992, to promulgate regulations on the employment of non-Qatari workers in ministries and other government bodies.

    Adoption: 1992-03-28 | QAT-1992-L-29420

    Spells out conditions and procedures for recruitment of foreigners, specifying that preference will be given to those already holding residence permits. A foreigner may be recruited only if no suitable Qatari can be found. Contracts of employment are to be concluded for an unspecified duration and may be terminated by either party subject to thirty days' notice. Chapter II of the Act lists occupational categories and corresponding wage levels applicable. Provisions are made for the protection of wages; paid leave entitlements; sick leave (not exceeding six months) and disability benefits; housing allowances; end of service benefits; etc. Model contracts of employment are appended to the regulations.

  11. Qatar - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act No. 7, 1988, to specify the rules applicable to nationals of the Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council practising self-employed occupations in Qatar.

    Adoption: 1988-05-03 | Date of entry into force: 1988-06-01 | QAT-1988-L-26703

  12. Qatar - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law No. 2 of 1981, amending certain provisions of Labour Law No. 3 of 1962.

    Adoption: 1981-01-31 | Date of entry into force: 1981-03-11 | QAT-1981-L-41710

    Amends articles 17(d) and 18(3) of Labour Law No. 3 of 1962, which provide that if foreign workers terminate their employment, they shall leave the country. Translation to English.


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