The Qatari authorities have announced a new regulation that
requires foreign nationals applying to renew their residence
permits or amend their employment contracts for engineering
positions to first register with the Engineering Committee of the
Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
Who does this apply to?
The requirement to register applies to all categories of
engineers, project managers and surveyors already holding residence
permits in Qatar.
The practice of these professions without registration will be
considered a violation of the law, punishable by imprisonment for a
term not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding 100,000
riyals, or both.
Employers of foreign national engineers in Qatar should ensure
their engineer employees are registered with the MME's
Engineering Committee as soon as possible.
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