Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

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Qatar will soon be the first Arab Gulf nation to allow some of its long-time foreign residents to become permanent residents.

Issuing a new law, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani directed the government on Tuesday to grant permanent residency to 100 expatriates every year. The law also allows most migrant workers to leave the country without an exit visa.

Under the new law, permanent residents are entitled to the same social security as Qatar’s citizens, including free health care and education in government schools. They will also be given priority in government jobs.


Al Jazeera News – English