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Expats to get similar benefits as Qataris after getting ID cards

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Permanent Residency ID Holders To Get Same Benefits As Qataris In Various Fields

The cabinet has approved a draft law on the permanent residency identification card, which allows the card holders to enjoy the same benefits as Qataris in the fields of education and healthcare at government institutions, they will also be given the priority after Qataris in holding public, military and civil jobs.

The owners of the card will also have the rights to run their own business without a partner from Qatar and also have the rights to property ownership.

The ministry will form a permanent committee to assess the requests for granting the ID cards in line with the provisions of the law.

The cabinet took the necessary measures to issue a draft law amending some provisions of Decree Law No. 14 of 1993 on passports, after the cabinet reviewed the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the draft law.

The amendment stipulates that Article 12 of Decree Law No. 14 of 1993 shall be replaced by the following text: “A decision by the minister of interior shall specify the applicable fees to obtain normal passports, travel documents and transit tickets as well as their renewal and amendment. And a decision by the foreign minister shall specify the applicable fees to obtain diplomatic, special and mission passports as well as their renewal and amendment.”

READ: Qatar’s EMIR Approves Draft Law To Grant PERMANENT RESIDENCY ID CARD to Expats

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