Cabinet Okays Permanent Residency Draft Law

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gulf Times --  The Cabinet on Wednesday took the necessary measures to issue the draft law on permanent residency (PR) card, after reviewing the recommendations of the Advisory Council on the topic.


Under the provisions of the draft law, a committee shall be established within the Ministry of Interior to consider requests of granting permanent residency identity cards (IDs) to a limited number of non-Qataris, in accordance with the provisions of the draft law.


The committee will submit its recommendations to HE the Minister of Interior to issue the appropriate decision on the mentioned requests.


Among the benefits permanent residency ID holders may obtain are treatment and education in government institutions and other privileges, in accordance with the terms and conditions set by the Cabinet.


HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held at its premises at the Amiri Diwan.


The Advisory Council had on Monday given its approval to the draft law and submitted its recommendations to the Cabinet.


According to the draft reviewed by the Advisory Council, a decision by HE the Minister of Interior may grant PR IDs 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.


In January this year, the Council had discussed the draft law at its weekly session and referred it to the Internal and External Affairs Committee for further study and a report.