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.

Sanctions

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.

Action Items

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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