Game-Changing Qatar Law to Grant Expats Permanent Residency

Game-Changing Qatar Law to Grant Expats Permanent ResidencyQatar, facing a Saudi-led boycott, approved landmark legislation with the potential to ultimately transform Gulf societies by granting permanent residency to some of the foreigners who dominate its population.

The elevated status would be the first in the Gulf region, where the privileges of nationals have been zealously guarded and expatriates’ access to public services and property rights are sharply curtailed. Under the new law, permanent residents will be treated more like Qatari nationals and will benefit from elements of the state’s generous welfare system, including education and health-care services, the official Qatar News Agency reported late Wednesday.Game-Changing Qatar Law to Grant Expats Permanent Residency

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