WATCH: HH The Emir issues law that clarifies a person’s eligibility for permanent residency

By QLNews

HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has officially issued Law No. 10 of the year 2018, pertaining to the issue of permanent residency. The law is now in effect and will soon be published in the official gazette, reported The Peninsula.

 

According to the new law, expatriates in the country are eligible to apply for permanent residency provided they satisfy a few criteria.

 

Article 1

A

If a candidate is born outside Qatar, he/she should have completed 20 years of stay in the country on a legal ordinary residency permit. For those who were born in Qatar, this period has been limited to 10 years. The duration of residency should be consecutive and prior to the date of submission of the application for permanent residency permit.

The residency of an applicant in the county should not be interrupted by staying outside Qatar for more than 60 days in a year. The duration of stay out of the country will be deducted from the balance of the residency in Qatar. If an applicant left Qatar after applying for permanent residency permit for more than six months in a row, the Minister of Interior has the right to disqualify his previous residency duration in the country.

B

The applicant should have enough income to cover expenditures of both him and his family. A cabinet decision will specify the minimum income of the applicant and exceptional cases.

C

The applicant should be of good behaviour and reputation and he/she should not have previously been convicted of a dishonourable offence unless he has been rehabilitated in accordance with the law.

D

The applicant should have enough knowledge of the Arabic language.

 

Article 2

* Those who have a Qatari mother and a non-Qatari father

  • A non-Qatari man married to a Qatari woman
  • A non-Qatari woman married to a Qatari man
  • The children of naturalised Qatari citizens
  • Those who have granted a great service to the country
  • Those with exceptional skills that the country is in need of.

 

Article 3

Qatar’s Ministry of the Interior will establish a committee called The Committee for the Granting of Permanent Residency, which will deal with the applications.

 

Article 4

The Permanent Residency grant will not exceed 100 persons per year. This number can however be altered with the permission of HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

 

Article 5

Taking into account the provisions of Law No. 21 for the year 2015, a person who is granted permanent residency can leave the country and come back without the need for permission to do so.

 

Article 6

The holder of the permanent residency card may receive medical treatment or education in government institutions, in accordance with conditions issued by the Ministry.

 

Article 7

The spouse of the card holder and their children (under 18 years) can obtain all the benefits of residency, healthcare, and education.

 

Article 8

The card holder can invest in national economy sectors without the need for a Qatari partner.

 

Article 9

A permanent residency card holder can own property and real estate in Qatar.

 

Article 10

This article deals with allocating the fees of applying for permanent residency.

 

Article 11

Qatar’s minister of interior will have the right to withdraw the permanent residency from those who have it.

 

Article 12

The minister of interior will issue necessary decisions to implement the law.

 

Article 13

Every institution has to implement this new law.

 

By azizolah• 17 hours 50 min ago.
azizolah

dear amir

By planetqatar• 1 week 19 hours ago.
planetqatar

Tens of thousands are likely eligible so hopefully nobody gets their hopes up for this residency. Its too bad more who deserve this will have no chance. The initial number needs to be at least 1000. Do not know why so limited as privileges potentially will help economy.

By jack245• 1 week 1 day ago.
jack245

How can we apply on that permanent residency? Is there any website or links that we can fill up since my parents are already 20+ years residence of Qatar

Jack G.

günaydın mesajları

By jack245• 1 week 1 day ago.
jack245

How can we apply on that permanent residency? Is there any website or links that we can fill up since my parents are already 20+ years residence of Qatar

Jack G.

günaydın mesajları

By Pooch_25• 1 week 6 days ago.
Pooch_25

How can we apply on that permanent residency? Is there any website or links that we can fill up since my parents are already 20+ years residence of Qatar

By MALAIKA010• 2 weeks 20 hours ago.
MALAIKA010

a welcome move to apply for p.r.but the yrly quota is very less and outreach for the candidates,since the population ratio is high

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By MALAIKA010• 2 weeks 20 hours ago.
MALAIKA010

Its a welcome move to apply for p.r.but the yrly quota is very less and outreach for the candidates,since the population

By daynight• 2 weeks 3 days ago.
daynight

Why does it say "he/she is to be given Qatari citizenship.". Are they giving citizenship or permanent residency?

By akinsamol• 2 weeks 4 days ago.
akinsamol

Great news....but the part that says 'enough knowledge of Arabic'.....Seems someone needs to enroll for Arabic classes

By alrasheed_tbm• 2 weeks 4 days ago.
alrasheed_tbm

Great news for expats who is residing since long for obtaining the permanent residency in Qatar

By Elegy• 2 weeks 4 days ago.
Elegy

Touched & Amazed to read this wonderful news...

By MALAIKA010• 2 weeks 4 days ago.
MALAIKA010

Great news for expats for obtaining the permanent residency in Qatar.

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