QATAR – New Sponsorship Law takes Effect

A new sponsorship law which came into effect at the end of last year (Law No.21 of 2015) changes the rules for the processing of residence permits, changing jobs, and obtaining exit permission. Law No.1 of 2017, which amends some of the provisions of Law No.21 of 2015, was issued at the beginning of January.

However, as of 2 February 2017, Executive Regulations clarifying the new law have not been published.

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