Qatar Ministry of Interior implements updated Family Entry regulations

Qatar Ministry of Interior implements updated Family Entry regulations

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By QLNews

The Ministry of Interior has implemented revised regulations and procedures pertaining to the entry process for the families of residents intending to visit or reside in the country.

According to an official statement, this initiative aims to enhance service quality following the state's overall approach. The updated procedures entail certain criteria for sponsoring families, including considerations based on the employee's electronic work contract regarding salary and accommodation.

For government and semi-government employees, securing family housing through their employer or maintaining a salary not lower than QAR 10,000, as confirmed by an employment contract, is required. Private sector employees in technical or specialized fields (non-labour) must have a salary of at least QAR 10,000 or QAR 6,000 along with family housing verified in the employment contract.

Moreover, in family sponsorship cases, children should be under 25 years of age, and unmarried daughters are required. Additionally, comprehensive health insurance covering their entire stay is mandatory from entry into the country.

Children within the compulsory education age bracket (6-18 years old) must be enrolled in licensed schools within the country or demonstrate enrollment in an educational platform overseen by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education if studying abroad. This is a requisite during the issuance or renewal of the residence permit.

Concerning family visits, sponsoring residents must hold professions outside labour sectors, with a salary not less than QAR 5,000 and family housing accredited by relevant authorities. The visiting relative should belong to permissible degrees of relation to the sponsoring resident, without a specified age restriction. However, it is obligatory to have health insurance covering the visitor's stay in Qatar.

The Ministry confirmed that these updated regulations and procedures are currently in effect. To facilitate public accessibility, the General Directorate of Passports provides all its services electronically through the Metrash2 app and the Ministry of Interior's official website.

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