Qatar to give foreigners permanent residency

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 03 Aug 2017, 21:57:12
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Qatar approves law allowing some foreigners permanent residency

Qatar plans to allow some expatriates to obtain permanent residency.

The move is the first move of its kind among Gulf Arab states that rely heavily on foreign labour, according to state news agency QNA.

A draft law approved at a cabinet meeting will allow permanent residence to the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, as well as expatriates who provide outstanding services to Qatar, the Wednesday evening report said.

"According to the provisions of the bill, the minister of interior may grant a permanent residency ID to a non-Qatari if they meet the conditions specified in the law," the cabinet statement carried by QNA said.

Holders of the new permanent residency can for the first time access free state education and healthcare and have the right to own property and run some businesses without needing a Qatari partner, QNA said, reports Reuters.

 
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