Report: Filipino engineers, architects given one year to register in Qatar

To quell fears that thousands of Filipino engineers and architects in Qatar could lose their job or be driven underground, authorities say local rules are being relaxed to give expats more time to become locally certified.

According to media reports, Filipino engineers and architects working in Qatar will have one year to apply for an exam that will allow them to officially register to practice in the state.

It requires them to register with the state’s Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA), which issues equivalency certificates that enable them to practice.