Despite doubts, Qatar Advisory Council signs off on kafala changes

During its last session before summer recess, Qatar’s Advisory (Shura) Council has signed off on changes to the country’s kafala sponsorship law, and has reportedly included proposals for change that, if adopted, would actually tighten regulations on expats.

Despite expressing dissatisfaction last month with some of the changes, members of the council unanimously approved the new draft this week, which would update the current Law No. 4 of 2009 Regarding Regulation of the Expatriates Entry, Departure, Residence and Sponsorship.

After a month of scrutiny of the proposed changes by a committee, the 30 Qatari members who make up the Advisory Council also put together their own list of amendments for the existing draft law.
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Source News: Doha News
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