Want to change jobs in Qatar? You should satisfy all these criteria first!

Want to change jobs in Qatar? You should satisfy all these criteria first!

By QLNews

The new residency law that came into effect earlier this month is expected to help people change their jobs more easily.

Under the new law, migrant workers who complete the stipulated tenure with their current employers are eligible for change of jobs.

However, the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has clarified that job changes will be subject to some restrictions.

Expatriates looking to change jobs can be recruited only by those companies that have the visa for the same nationality, gender and profession as that of the candidate, reported Gulf Times. The change can also be effected only if a proper vacancy is available.

The newspaper cited an example for the restriction.

If a ‘Filipino male accountant’ wants to leave his current employer and join another firm, the second firm should have the approval for employing a ‘Filipino male accountant.’

The regulations are applicable only to private-sector jobs in the country, according to a notice posted in the MADLSA website.

Employees on fixed-term contracts should give their employers a 30-day notice before moving out. Similarly, those on open-ended contracts should stay in a job for at least five years.

If arbitration or reconciliation is required, the person concerned should attach relevant documents to prove that the case merits such intervention.

The MADLSA also clarified that only people below the age of 60 can look for a new employer. The ministry said it would stop renewal of employment contracts for people aged above 60. Accordingly, the employee’s residence permit will not be renewed.

Expatriates who encounter problems or technical issues while trying to change jobs can contact the technical support section at MADLSA at E-notice@ADLSA.gov.qa or Phone: 40288888.

By sachin.sharma0• 5 years 7 months ago.
sachin.sharma0

I have one query.If A visa expired and company did not inform to employee so is it automatically renewal for open contract for 5 years.My contract expired in 2014 and i did not sign any contract since i 2012 when i joined.Kindly advice!

By 1977adil• 5 years 7 months ago.
1977adil

Visa of same nationality with new employer is required or not required , it will decide by labor department case to case basis.

By 1977adil• 5 years 7 months ago.
1977adil

Asalamalaikum, new rule is fantadtic. I submitted my application online and in one day i got sms for approval to change job. But this will work if case is geniune. Like i changed job 6 months ago then sonce 3 months no salary. I complaint in human rights Qatar 3 months ago and got NOC from employer after pushing by human rights. With all these information i upload ed the documents in labor department web site and approval received to change job in 12 hours. New job details with offer letter is also needed to upload.

Thanks to Qatar Government for such a good help.

By Olafash• 5 years 7 months ago.
Olafash

What is the step take to change status for the benefit of people that has degree cerficate and they are given labour, technicial .etc as there status.

By Boredman• 5 years 7 months ago.
Boredman

And the new company should have permit from ministry to give offer to your nationality too.

Its look like too complex to get a new job. If am a UK national and lost my abc job, the new company should have a permit for recruiting abc job and offer visa for UK nationality.

How it is possible ?

By Mufti Shahid• 5 years 7 months ago.
Mufti Shahid

Old wine in the new bottle. Changing job has been made more difficult.

By zeeshan mohammed amer• 5 years 7 months ago.
zeeshan mohammed amer

Please clarify,

what if company terminate and didn't provide NOC, can we re-enter Qatar or a ban of 2 year will applicable?

Thanks

Shan Amer

By rampunit yadav• 5 years 7 months ago.
rampunit yadav

where? is located MADLSA office?

By rampunit yadav• 5 years 7 months ago.
rampunit yadav

where? is located MADLSA office?

By rampunit yadav• 5 years 7 months ago.
rampunit yadav

where? is located MADLSA office?

By rampunit yadav• 5 years 7 months ago.
rampunit yadav

where? is located MADLSA office?

By rampunit yadav• 5 years 7 months ago.
rampunit yadav

where? is located MADLSA office?

By rampunit yadav• 5 years 7 months ago.
rampunit yadav

where? is located MADLSA office?

By Gold Dust• 5 years 7 months ago.
Gold Dust

The idea is 'Stay happy in your current job'.

By rishad2013• 5 years 7 months ago.
rishad2013

So what if i exit the country and come back on new visa ?

By perdian• 5 years 7 months ago.
perdian

Thanks for the info helps a lot.

By britexpat• 5 years 7 months ago.
britexpat

This clarifies a lot of things - thanks

The key thing for me is the nationality and the job title have to match

By hamzah1234• 5 years 7 months ago.
hamzah1234

you can exit right? and get the new visa from your new company.

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