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Ministry Issues Clarification On Tweet Regarding Repatriation Cost Of An Expatriate Employee


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula Online

Doha: Ministry of Interior issued a press statement on an old tweet from its account which is being circulated on social media regarding the obligations of the employer towards the repatriation cost of the expatriate worker during a specific period.

The ministry stated that the tweet being shared is an old 'refers to Law No. (4) of the year 2009, which was canceled by Article No. (49) of Law No. (21) of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residence of expatriates, and Article No. (19) of which stipulated in Paragraph No. (2) regarding the obligations of the recruiter.' 

It further stated that as per the existing Article No 19, the obligations of the recruiter are as follows:

- Bear the expenses of deporting the expatriate to his country in the cases stipulated in this law. If it is proven that the expatriate was working for another organisation, in violation of the provisions of this law, then that organisation shall bear the expenses of his deportation. In case the organisation is unknown, then the expatriate shall assume the cost. If he is unable to pay and has no funds inside the country, the recruiter shall assume such a cost.

- In all cases, whoever employs any expatriate who. he/she has not recruited in violation of the provisions of this law shall pay the cost of repatriation, without violating any of the different responsibilities specified in the law.

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