The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of

Administrative Development, Social and Labor Affairs (MADLSA) have

announced some forthcoming new work and residence permit rules.

The proposed measures include a new temporary work visa and

permission for sons of foreign residents to work without changing

their family sponsorship.

Temporary Work Visa

  • This new visa would be available for urgent, seasonal and

    short-term work for a specific period up to six months.

  • A temporary work visa valid for one month will cost QAR 300;

    for two months – QAR 500; and for three to six months –

    QAR 200 per month.

  • Further details are not yet available.

Sons of Foreign Residents

  • The proposals include permission for the dependent male

    children of foreign residents to work without changing their family

    sponsorship but after obtaining the necessary work


  • Currently, male dependents who wish to work must apply for work

    authorization through a sponsoring employer, and relinquish their

    dependent status.

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