Moving to a new country has its own stresses and hurdles, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. Every years thousands of expats move to Qatar for the purposes of employment, however, in the recent times changes have been made to many rules that in one way or another affect expats such as the Kafala Law.

Moving to new place entails a lot of planning, sorting out relevant documents, adapting to a new environment and then socialising with a whole bunch of new people, the experience can be hectic to say the least.

Today we bring you a list of things that new expats must know while trying to adjust to life in Qatar. Here’s the list:

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1. Employment of expats in Qatar would now be entirely governed by contracts.

2. The post-residency restrictions have been scrapped, the previous restrictions imposed a two-year ban on a new work visa; such restrictions will no longer be legal.

3. No approval from former employer if he is recruited by a new employer.

4. Worker who has got a new contract to work in Qatar can come back even on the next day.