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Posted On: 5 September 2018 12:39 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

ILO praises Qatar’s law to end exit permit system for expats in Qatar

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The International Labour Organisation (ILO), which opened its first office in Doha in April 2018, praised the new Qatar Labour Law No.13 of 2018 pertaining to ending the exit permit, and stated that the law marked a ‘significant step in upholding the fundamental rights’ of expats working in Qatar.

Under the new law, expats in Qatar covered by the Labour Law, will no longer need exit permits when they want to leave the country and travel abroad.

Upon this news, Houtan Homayounpour, the Head of the ILO Project Office for the State of Qatar stated on the website: “The ILO welcomes the enactment of Law No.13 which will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of expats working in Qatar. This first step towards the full suppression of exit permits is a clear sign of the Government of Qatar's commitment towards labour reforms and a key milestone in the process.”

The ILO will continue to work closely with Qatar's government on these reforms.

For more information on Law No.13, please click here.

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