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Old 20th Oct 2013, 16:48
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RV6
 
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Exit visa

Just to clarify, QR pilots are treated a little differently to other employees in Qatar. Most people do have to ask their employer for a no objection letter for an exit visa in order to leave the country. I understand QR cabin crew have to, though I am not certain of this. However, the company requires pilots to obtain a mulit-exit permit, at their own expense - 500 Q Rials. So no, QR pilots are not slaves, they can leave the country without seeking permission.
Sadly this is not the case for thousands of low skilled labourers in Qatar.

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