According to a new ministerial decision published in the Official Gazette yesterday, September 20, residents can change their employer even within 90 days from the date of the expiry of their residence permit.
The new decision was published in the Official Gazette, as posted by the Ministry of Justice on its Twitter account yesterday.
The Minister of Interior Decision no. 51 of 2020 amends some provisions of executive regulations of Law no. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit, and residence of expatriates.
As per the new decision, article 1 states the replacement of the texts of articles 65 and 67 of the executive regulations of Law no. 21 of the year 2015. As per the amended article No. 65, the change of the expatriate's employer shall be in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations in this regard.
The expatriate shall notify the department concerned at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs in accordance with the established rules and procedures.
The residence permit of the expatriate should be valid or within 90 days from the date of expiration unless it expired for reasons beyond his control.
According to the amended article No. 67, the employer is required to submit an additional contract in case of hiring a worker temporarily (ayara) to the main job contract of the worker, signed by the employer and expatriate worker which will be endorsed by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs.
Article 2 states that article 66 of the executive regulations of Law no. 21 of 2015 referred to shall be cancelled.
According to Article 3 of the decision, all authorities concerned should implement this decision from the next day of the publication in the Official Gazette.
Source: Ministry of Justice Qatar
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