The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior in association with the Search and Follow Up and Unified Services Departments and in collaboration with India Cultural Center (ICC) and Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF), will be organizing a webinar on “Procedures of the Grace Period” for the members of the Indian community in Qatar at 7 pm on Monday (14/2/2022) through Cisco WebEx virtual meeting application.
The webinar is conducted for explaining the procedures of the “Grace Period” announced by the Ministry of Interior from 10/10/2021 to 31/3/2022 for correcting the status of expatriates who are staying in the country violating the provisions of the law No. 21/2015 that regulates the entry, exit and residence of expatriates.
During the webinar, the officer from the Unified Services Department under the General Directorate of Passports will be explaining the details of the procedures for correcting the status of the violators of the law no. 21/2015, under the employment of the companies through various service centers of the Ministry of Interior such as Umm Salal, Al Rayyan, Mesaimeer, Al Wakra, Umm Senaim, Al Shamal, Al Khor, Al Daayen, Umm Salal, The Pearl, Onaiza, Souq Waqif, Al Rayyan, Umm Senaim, Al Shahaniya, Mesaimeer, Al Wakra and Dukhan.
On the other side, the officer from the Search and Follow Up Department located at Salwa Road will share the details of the services provided for the violators during the grace period through the main reception of the Department. All the services related with the grace period is offered by the Search and Follow Up Dept. and service centers of the Ministry of Interior from 1.00 PM until 6.00 PM from Sunday to Thursday.
The Ministry of Interior has extended the grace period announced from 10th October to 31st December 2021 to 31st March 2022, as part of its keenness to consider the interests of company owners and expatriate workers, to benefit from the 50% reduction in the violation settlement amount. The Ministry has provided all facilities for the violators to correct their legal status while they are inside the country by transferring from one employer to another or by leaving the country on their own interest with exempting them from all consequences of legal responsibility.
Webex meeting link for the webinar is: https://moitelecoms.webex.com/moitelecoms/j.php?MTID=mce8a2fc99836f3ad7d25d51b0e0bb578 and the meeting number (Access code) is 2407 692 3873 with password: 1234.
The webinar will be held in Arabic with a translation to English, the Webinar is open for all, and any interested person can join the meeting using above link. The first time users of the Cisco WebEx meeting app are requested to download the app in advance in order to avoid any inconvenience in joining the webinar on time.
The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior herewith urges the members of the Indian community to attend this webinar in order to raise the awareness among the targeted audience of the grace period and get benefit of it before it ends in the end of March 2022.