MoI announces grace period for correction of legal status for expatriates
The Ministry of Interior has highlighted a time frame for the correction of the legal status for expatriates who have violated the provisions of the law regulating entry and exit from October 10 to December 31, 2021.
Expatriates who have broken the residency, employment visa, or family visit visa regulations have been given a grace period to make a request for reconciliation in order to amend their legal status and avoid legal proceedings.
The Ministry of Interior announces time limit to correct the legal status of expatriates who violated the provisions of Law No 21 of 2015 Regulating the Entry and Exit of Expatriates and their Residence, from October 10, 2021 to December 31, 2021. #MoIQatar #Qatar pic.twitter.com/6EzoiNOifU— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) October 7, 2021
The announcement was made by the Ministry via its Twitter account today, stating that all violating expatriates or employees/hosts shall approach the Search and Follow-up Department or any of the service centers located at Umm Salal, Umm Sunaim (formerly Industrial Area), Mesaimeer, Al Wakra, and Al Tayyan.
Violators can submit a request for reconciliation to consider exemption from reconciliation amount or its reduction based on the provisions of law No. 21 of 2015.
The Ministry advised the concerned to visit the department or service centers mentioned above during the specified time frame from 1 pm to 6 pm.
According to MoI, categories that can benefit from correcting their legal status are as follows:
- Expatriates who have violated residency rules
- Expatriates who have violated work visa rules
- Expatriates who have violated family visit rules
Furthermore, the Ministry called upon the employers and expatriates to use this grace period for reconciliation to correct their legal status and avoid legal repercussions against them for not legitimizing their status.
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Source: MoI Qatar
Hi, My family is out of Qatar now from Aug 2019, and their RP is still valid till 2022. Due to corona they were not able to come back. I tried for return permit but it was denied because it has been violated the rule of stay out side
More than 1 year. So Can I approach now after these exemption. Kindly help.