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 foreign residents to work without changing their family sponsorship.

Temporary Work Visa

  • This new visa would be available for urgent, seasonal and short-term work for a specific period up to six months.
  • A temporary work visa valid for one month will cost QAR 300; for two months – QAR 500; and for three to six months – QAR 200 per month.
  • Further details are not yet available.

Sons of Foreign Residents

  • The proposals include permission for the dependent male children of foreign residents to work without changing their family sponsorship but after obtaining the necessary work authorization.
  • Currently, male dependents who wish to work must apply for work authorization through a sponsoring employer, and relinquish their dependent status.

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