According to the Senate in Qatar today on the new law provides for the submission of permanent residence cards and that the Minister of Interior may grant a permanent residence card to non-Qataris if they meet the conditions specified in this new law.
On the other hand, the decision of the Minister of Interior may grant this identity card to the children of a Qatari woman married to a non-Qatari as well as those who have provided valuable services to the country and those with the special capabilities that the country needs, as mentioned by the Arabian Peninsula.
ID card holders have some special privileges - they receive the same treatment as Qataris in education and health care in government institutions, and are given priority behind Qataris in public military and civilian jobs.
They also have the right to own real estate and do some business without the need for a Qatari partner, in line with executive decisions issued by the Council of Ministers in accordance with the provisions of the law.
In accordance with the provisions of the law, a permanent committee shall be established in the Ministry of Interior under the name of the Permanent Residence Identity Granting Committee in order to review applications for granting a permanent residence identity card in accordance with the provisions of the law.
At the same time, the Council of Ministers has also taken the necessary measures to pass a bill amending certain provisions of Decree-Law No. 14 of 1993 on Passports,
Under the amendment, Article 12 of Decree-Law No. 14 of 1993 is replaced by the following text: “The decision of the Minister of the Interior shall determine the applicable fees for obtaining ordinary passports, travel documents and transit tickets as well as their passports. Diplomatic, private and important in addition to renewal and amendment "