MoI announces grace period for correction of legal status for expatriates

MoI announces grace period for correction of legal status for expatriates

By QLNews

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 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:

  1. Expatriates who have violated residency rules
  2. Expatriates who have violated work visa rules
  3. 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 

 
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By azadshahab• 2 weeks 4 days ago.
azadshahab

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.

Thanks

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