Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

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Legal module

 

Country: Qatar


Bilateral Agreements

Bilateral Agreements

Qatar: Decree No. 18 of 2014 Ratifying the Agreement Between the Governments of Qatar and Macedonia Regulating the Employment of Macedonian Workers in the State of Qatar

Qatar: Agreement between his Majesty’s Government of Nepal and the Government of the State of Qatar Concerning Nepalese Manpower Employment in the State of Qatar

Qatar – Bangladesh Agreement and Additional Protocol (AP) regulating the Employment of Bangladeshi Workers in the State of Qatar

Additional Protocol to the Agreement between Qatar and Turkey regulating the Employment of Turkish Workers in the State of Qatar

Qatar-Tunisia Agreement regulating the Employment of Tunisian Workers in the State of Qatar

Somalia – Qatar Agreement

Sudan – Qatar Agreement and Additional Protocol (AP) regulating the Employment of Sudanese Workers in the State of Qatar

Morocco – Qatar Agreement regulating the Employment of Moroccan Workers in the State of Qatar

India – Qatar Agreement on the Employment of Indian Workers in the State of Qatar

Gambia – Qatar Agreement regulating the Employment of Gambian Workers in the State of Qatar

China – Qatar Agreement regulating the Employment of Chinese Workers in the State of Qatar

Iran – Qatar Agreement on Labor & Social Cooperation and its Additional Protocol

Additional Protocol to the Agreement between Qatar and Nepal regulating the Employment of Nepalese Workers in the State of Qatar

Qatar – Pakistan Agreement and Additional Protocol (AP) regulating the employment of Pakistani workers in the State of Qatar

National Legal Framework

General Framework

Qatar: The Permanent Constitution of Qatar

Visas

Qatar: Emiri Decision No. 9 of the year 1963 regulating the granting of visas, their types, and fees implementing law No. 3 of 1963 regulating the entry and residence of aliens in Qatar

Entry and Exit Conditions

Qatar: Law No. 5 of 1996 Regarding the Imposition of Exit Fees at Doha International Airport

Qatar: Ministerial Decision No. 4 of 1996 regarding allowing citizens of Kuwait to enter and exit Qatar using their personal identification cards

Qatar: Law No. 4 of 2009 Regulating Expatriates’ Entry, Exit, Residence and Sponsorship

Residence

Qatar: Law No. 10 of 2018 Regarding Permanent Residence

Qatar: Law No. 21 of 2015 Regulating the Entry, Exit, and Residence of Expatriates

Qatar: Law No. 1 of 2017 Amending Some Provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 Regulating the Entry and Exit of Expatriates and Their Residence

Qatar: Law No. 3 of 1984 Regulating the Sponsorship of Expatriates and Their Exit

Qatar: Law No. 5 of 1965 on personal identification cards

Qatar: Law No. 21 0f 1989 regulating marriage to foreigners

Qatar: Law No. 4 of 2009 Regulating the Entry, Exit, Residence and Sponsorship of Expatriates

Labour Migration

Qatar: Cabinet Resolution No. 6 of 2018 Establishing the Labour Dispute Resolution Committees and Developing the Rules and Procedures to Be Followed by Them

Qatar: Law No. 17 of 2018 Establishing the Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund

Qatar: Law No. 13 of 2018 Amending Some Provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 Regulating the Entry, Exit, and Residence of Expatriates

Qatar: Law No.13 of 2017 Amending Some Provisions of the Labour Law Issued in 2004

Qatar: Law No. 15 of 2017 Regarding Domestic Workers

Qatar: Decision No. 39 of 2018 Specifying the Probation Period for Domestic Workers and Work Regulations

Qatar: Law No. 15 of 2016 Issuing the Civil Human Resources Law

Qatar: Ministerial Decision No. 18 of 2014 Setting the Conditions and Specifications for Workers’ Accommodations

Qatar: Ministerial Decision No. 4 of 2015 Issuing the Regulations for the Wage Protection System for Workers Subject to the Labour Law

Qatar: Law No. 1 of 2015 Amending Some Provisions of the Labour Law No. 14 of 2004

Qatar: Law No. 13 of 2000 Regulating the Investment of Non-Qatari Capital in Economic

Qatar: Law No. 3 of 2014 amending certain provisions of Law No. 14 of 2004 issuing the Labour Law

Qatar: Ministery of Municipal Affairs and Civil Planning Decree No. 83 of 2011 regarding Family Housing Zones

Qatar: Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Housing Decree No. 18 of 2005 regarding Work Injuries and Occupation Disease Statistics Templates and Reporting Procedures

Qatar: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Civil Planning Decree No. 83 of 2011 regarding Family Residential Areas

Qatar: Law no. 15 of 2010 on the Prohibition of Housing Workers within Family Residential Areas

Qatar:Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Housing Decree No. 16 of 2005 regarding the Regulation of Medical Care for Workers in Facilities

Qatar: Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Housing Decree No. 17 of 2005 on Workers’ Living Quarters

Qatar: Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Housing Decree No. 7 of 2005 issuing a Template List of Penalties

Qatar: Law No. 7 of 1988 regarding the rules for GCC citizens’ practice of freelance work within the State of Qatar

Qatar: Law No. 3 of 1992 regarding allowing GCC citizens to carry out new economic activity in the State of Qatar

Qatar: Law No. 6 of 1988 of the rules for GCC citizens’ economic activity in the State of Qatar

Qatar: Ministerial Decision No. 19 of 2005 regarding periodical medical exams for workers susceptible to occupational disease

Qatar: Ministerial Decision No. 45 of 2001 setting the conditions for bringing in family members of residents working in the State

Qatar: Ministerial Decision No. 16 of 2007 determining the working hours in exposed work places during the Summer

Qatar: Ministerial Decision No. 8 of 2005 regarding the conditions and procedures for obtaining a license to recruit foreign workers for others.

Qatar: Law No. 14 of 2004 issuing the Labor Law

Rights and Obligations

Qatar: Law No. 7 of 2013on the Social Health Insurance System

Qatar: Decree No. 7 of 1980 regulating Private Schools

Qatar: Law No. 15 of 1999 regarding the payment of study and accommodation fees by non-Qatari students at the University of Qatar

Qatar: Law No. 12 of 1996 regarding the collection of school books and transportation fees from non-Qatari students

Qatar: Law no. 17 of 2004 regarding the Organization of Ownership and Use of Real Estate and Residential Units by non-Qataris

Qatar: Law No. 21 of 1989 regulating marriage to foreigners

Qatar: Law No. 22 of 2006 issuing the Family Law

Qatar: Law No. 11 of 2004 issuing the Penal Code

Qatar: The Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar

Anti-trafficking

Qatar: Ministerial Decision No. 15 of 2017 Regarding the Establishment of a National Committee for Combatting Human Trafficking

Qatar: Penal Code No. 11 of 2004

Qatar: Law No. 15 of 2011 Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

Citizenship and Statelessness

Qatar: Ministerial Decree No. 1 of 1984 on Granting Temporary Residence Permits to Non-Qataris

Qatar: Minister of Interior Decree No. 14 of 2007 Specifying the Documents required for Applying for Qatari Citizenship and for Qatari Citizenship Reinstatement

Qatar: Law No. 38 of 2005 on the Acquisition of Qatari Nationality

Qatar: The Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar

Emigration and Diaspora

Qatar: The Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar

Explanatory Notes

Explanatory Notes

Qatar’s Legal Framework of Migration


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