Doha: Those who violate the provisions of Law No. (21) for the year 2015 will have an additional six months to correct their legal status within the country, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior.
In order to accommodate this, the grace period has been extended until March 31, 2022. It was originally scheduled to conclude on December 31, 2021.
According to a statement issued today by the Ministry, this procedure falls within the framework of the Ministry’s desire to take into consideration the interests of business owners and expatriate workers, who will be able to benefit from a 50 per cent reduction in the settlement amount for companies and workers seeking legalisation of their legal status.
The Ministry of Interior encouraged the organisations who were benefiting from the grace period to visit the appropriate authorities to fix their legal status during the time frame specified above.
If an expatriate or employer violates the law, they must submit a request for reconciliation to the Search and Follow up Department or to any of the service centres, which include the Umm Salal Services Center, Umm Sunaim Services Center, Musaimeer Services Center, Al Wakra Services Center and Al Rayyan Services Center, within the specified time period.