Amir issues decree law regulating entry, exit and residence of expats
September 16 2019 11:36 PM
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

QNA/Doha

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Monday issued Decree Law No. 23 of 2019, amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and their residence.

According to the amendment, the competent authority in the Ministry of Interior may issue entry permits and grant residence permits without sponsor for investors subject to the provisions of the law regulating the investment of non-Qatari capital in economic activity for a period of five years, renewable, and owners and beneficiaries of real estate in accordance with the provisions of the law regulating the non-Qatari ownership and use of real estate for a period of five years shall be automatically renewed for the duration of their ownership or use of real estate, and any other categories determined by a decision of the Cabinet.

The decree is effective starting from its date of publication in the official gazette.

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Amir issues law on workers' complexes within areas of family housing

His Highness the Amir the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued on Monday Law No (22) of 2019 amending some provisions of Law No (15) of 2010 on the prohibition of the accommodation of workers' complexes within the areas of family housing.

The law is effective and is to be published in the official gazette.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 25 of 2019, amending the organisation of some administrative units comprising the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and assigning their competencies.

His Highness the Amir ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 26 of 2019 to establish a national committee for women, children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

His Highness the Amir ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 27 of 2019 on the conditions and regulations for the permanent residency card holders to receive treatment and education in government institutions within the country.

His Highness the Amir ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 28 of 2019 determining the conditions and regulation for licensing non-Qatari real estate brokerage firms and offices to practise real estate brokerage.

His Highness the Amir ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 29 of 2019 forming a committee for real estate brokers’ affairs, its work system and remuneration.

His Highness the Amir ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 30 of 2019 determining the duration of the licences of commercial, industrial and similar general shops and street vendors.

Under the decision, the licence period for similar commercial, industrial and general shops and street vendors shall be for a period not less than one year. For commercial, industrial and public shops the license shall no exceed five years and two years for the license of street vendors.

This period shall be renewable for a similar period or periods in accordance with the provisions of Article No 8 of Law No 5 of 2015 on commercial, industrial, and similar public shops and street vendors amended by Law No. 6 of 2018.

His Highness the Amir ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 31 of 2019 determining the validity in the commercial register.

Under the decision, the validity in the commercial register shall be for a period of not less than one year and not more than five years.

The branches of foreign companies and commercial representation offices shall be valid within the period authorised for the company or office to practise its activities in the country. In all cases, validity or renewal shall be within the company's term.

The decisions are effective starting from their date of publication in the official gazette.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 23 of 2019, on the terms and conditions of the participation of companies and entities established and registered at the Qatar Free Zone Authority and the Qatar Financial Center or with other bodies authorised by law in tenders, auctions, procedures, competitions and direct agreement.

His Highness the Amir ratified on Monday Cabinet Decision No 24 of 2019 to establish a national committee for Qatar's hosting of the Horticultural Expo 2021.

The decisions are effective starting from their date of publication in the official gazette.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued Monday Law No. (21) of 2019 on extending the concession granted to Qatar Fuel Company (Woqod) for selling, marketing, transporting and distributing gas and petroleum products.

The law provided for the extension of the concession for marketing, selling, transporting and distributing gas and petroleum products with the exception of bitumen to the country’s airports, ports and petrol stations through its distribution, transportation and sales networks granted to Qatar Fuel Company (Woqod) under Law No (4) 2003 referenced, for five years.

The law is effective starting from its date of publication in the official gazette. (QNA)



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