Qatar said to bring in new kafala laws on December 13


news5454sf45fQatar will reportedly bring in its long-awaited new kafala sponsorship laws in December.
According to Arabic daily Al Sharq, the new law, which should make it easier for some expats to leave the country or change jobs, will come into force on December 13.
No official announcement has been made but government officials suggested earlier this year that it would take effect by the end of 2016
One of the key changes in the new law, approved by the Emir in October, is that expats will apply to the government rather than their sponsor for an exit permit, making it easier for some to leave the country or change jobs.
Sponsors will be able to object to an individual leaving the country, while applicants can appeal a decision to refuse an exit permit.

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