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Employment and Workplace

MOI Amends Requirements of Changing Employer for Expatriates

21 Sep, 2020 12:00 AMAl Sharq NewspaperIntended Audience
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The Official Gazette published yesterday Resolution No. (51) of 2020 for HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, amending some provisions of the executive regulations of Law No. (21) of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates issued by the Minister of Interior’s decision No. (25) of 2019.
The decision stated:

Article (1): The following two texts shall be replaced with the texts of Articles (65) and (67) of the Executive Regulations of Law No. (21) of 2015 referred to:

(Article 65) - The change of an expatriate's employer shall be in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations and in accordance with the following controls:

1- Notifying the concerned department of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) in accordance with the established rules and procedures.

2- Expatriate's residence permit should be valid, or within a period of (90) days from the expiration date, unless it has expired for reasons beyond his control.

(Article 67) - The employer who requests the secondment of the expatriate to work, to work for him, must present the appendix of the contract added to the work contract, signed by the recruiter and the employee to work, and certified by MADLSA.

Article (2): Article (66) of the executive regulations of Law No. (21) of 2015 referred to shall be canceled.

Article (3) All competent authorities, each within its jurisdiction, shall implement this decision, and it shall be enforced from the day following the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

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