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New Temporary Work Visa Introduced

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 andshort-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 malechildren of foreign residents to work without changing their family

    sponsorship but after obtaining the necessary work


  • Currently, male dependents who wish to work must apply for workauthorization through a sponsoring employer, and relinquish their

    dependent status.

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