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Qatar: Information on whether there have been any recent changes to the regulations relating to sponsorship for the purposes of work visas or residence permits, or whether any such changes are proposed (follow-up to QAT28799.E of 20 Feb. 1998)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1998
Citation / Document Symbol QAT28960.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Qatar: Information on whether there have been any recent changes to the regulations relating to sponsorship for the purposes of work visas or residence permits, or whether any such changes are proposed (follow-up to QAT28799.E of 20 Feb. 1998), 1 February 1998, QAT28960.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab34c0.html [accessed 30 October 2014]
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Information relating to sponsorship for the purposes of work visas or residence permits in Qatar is scarce. However, a 21 May 1997 Compass dispatch reported that Qatar had adopted new rules relating to visas for relatives of expatriate workers in Qatar:

Under the new rules, expatriates can get visas for their families if they have a minimum salary of 3,000 Qatari riyals (about $700) per month. "Approval of applications for family visas ... will be made in accordance with considerations and directives dictated by the public interest and in concurrence with the occupation, qualification and period of residence," the Qatari News Agency (QNA) reported.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

Compass Newswire. 21 May 1997. "Qatar Relaxes Visa Regulations." (NEXIS)

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