No company is allowed to hold your passport..thats the rule here. So may be they just came to know about this rule and are giving back the passports.
The Penalty is QR 10,000/- for keeping your employee's passport illegaly.
A passport is an official government document issued to you by the government of your own country. It is illegal for anyone to take it away from you. If someone holds your passport against you will report it to your embassy. It would make things interesting for the sponsor!
There were this cases in Libya and Kuwait earlier of sponsors having fled themselves and nobody having a clue where the passports of the workers are so maybe people learning from the past experiences
maybe you will be sent home by your employer soon. or maybe they will run and close the company without any notice.
It simply is illegal!
Company is doing it for your own good. It is called safe keeping.
Because they are not supposed to keeping their employees' passports... and yet, there are still those stubborn ones who do not follow this rule..
I wonder how many maids KNOW they can get their passports back.
when our company will come to know this rule...???
I wonder how many maids will be given their passports back?
jeezz..it's illegal for the employers to get and keep your passport..what's the sense to it?anyway if someone wants to go outside the country, he/she will not leave the country is he/she doesn't have clearance or permit to travel, right??
Well thats a official rule and a human right,
Some follow others don't
nothing more nothing less
I wonder how much money Qatar Authorities can collect if they impose the fines as mentioned by Mr. Khattak :)