ADVISORY COUNCIL NODS PERMANENT RESIDENCY DRAFT LAW

The Advisory Council on Monday gave its approval to a draft law on permanent residency for non-Qataris and decided to submit its recommendations on the matter to the Cabinet.

Under the provisions of the draft legislation, HE the Minister of Interior may grant a permanent residency identification (ID) card to a non-Qatari if the person meets the conditions specified in the law.

Also, a decision by HE the Minister of Interior may grant this ID to the children of a Qatari woman married to a non-Qatari, as well as those who have offered valuable services to the country and people with special capacities that the country needs, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

The Advisory Council took the decision at its regular weekly session on Monday, held under the chairmanship of its Speaker HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

Source: Government of Qatar