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Old 31st Oct 2011, 15:04
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moving to QATAR

Few question here.

-- Starting training next month. Wife will join in September with Kids.
Will Qatar let me go back to home Country to travel back to Doha with wife and Kids? Or Wife and Kids have to travel by themself?

-- Can I get a car loan from Qatar or do i need to get one from bank and at what interest rate?
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 16:16
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No leave available during training. You must be done before you can have any leave. But if it happen to be your days off and they are kind enough to give you exit permit then you can go pick your family up.

Car loan with Banks only not with company. Interest rate varies with bank. HSBC offer 6% interest rate now. Goodluck
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 16:27
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Can you please elaborate on the EXIT PERMIT! What on earth is this, do you need permission from QR?

BTW..what is the policy on staying in Qatar during days off, are you allowed to jet set out to another nearby country, or do you have to stay there?
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 16:36
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As an employee in the State of Qatar you need and exit permit to leave the country. Yes, no freedom. Your company must approve for you to leave the country even if it's your days off. Two options. Single exit permit or Multiple Exit Permit.

Multiple Exit Permit can be obtain with an approval from the company and you have to pay QAR 500 (USD 136.98)

As for your family, they are free to enter and exit the country anytime they please after RP (residence permit) has been obtain.

Welcome to the Middle East. It's another world.
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 17:26
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Wow, I don't think other Middle Eastern companies have that. Especially not for pilots. How long does the multiple exit visa last for. Is it hard to get? I mean I'de assume its a blanket restriction for all companies and QR has no problem issuing one, right ??
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 17:36
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Thank you for the info Sky320.

Deconneur.
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 17:45
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Multiple Exit permits last for 1 year. Not difficult to get, but you have to fill some forms and wait for Management to sign and approve then you will get your multiple exit permits after paying QAR 500 (Process usually take less than a week for paper work, but for the permit itself you get in on the spot after paying)
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 18:16
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Multi exit permits are only given to Pilots and upper Management types. Cabin Crew and other employees are not allowed and will not be issued Multi Exit permits. all others will only receive single use exit permits.

the ability to have multi exit permits are given to very few companies in Qatar.

keep in mind when given a multi exit permit the company reserves the right to suspend the privilege.. meaning, if your a bad boy the company will and can block or suspend your exit permit, Thus you will not be able to leave the country.
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 18:33
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MULTIPLE EXIT PERMITS

More on the Exit Permits Please,

Is a pilot able to apply and pay for the multiple exit permit immediateley upon taking up unemployment, i.e starting training? Or is there a waiting period before the benefit kicks in.

I must say it wont be nice to not be able to leave the country if you wish to on your days off.

Suppose its a for the company to make sure people dont jump ship without paying trainining bonds, loans etc.
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 21:57
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What they don't tell you is that if you resign and your Multiple Exit Permit is still valid, YOU MUST PAY 500QR to have it cancelled before they'll let you leave the dump! Just another case of stealing from the expat.
I'll stand corrected, but as far as I'm aware, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are the only countries in the world requiring exit visas.
Find a job somewhere else!
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 22:37
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Get the multiple exit permit, 500QR for the whole year, and leave anytime you wish(when you have a few days off).
Does this sound right?

I don't see where the problem is.
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Old 1st Nov 2011, 09:29
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Just another case of stealing from the expat.
Now that's really funny!
How about the tax free income?!
May be you are talking about Multiple Incidents of Stealing because you were not paying attention?
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Old 1st Nov 2011, 11:13
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Geez,

every time I read something here that makes me question heading over!

Sounds like one is almost better off working for Jetstar with all these hidden little traps and disciplines!?????
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Old 1st Nov 2011, 13:01
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I'm just SLF but I can tell you that Exit Permits apply to everyone working (legally) in Qatar - not just employees of State organisations. The private sector is hit too. AFAIK the only other countries which apply similar restrictions are K.S.A. and Iran.

Good employers can get them instantly via an on-line process. It's no big deal even if you don't have a multiple exit permit. The key words are 'good employers'.....
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Old 1st Nov 2011, 17:45
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And having a multiple exit permit is considered here as a ""privilege""!!!
The privilege of being free to leave the country whenever you want...
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 03:23
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Transport allowance

What is transport allowance?
Is it for home to airport transportation or else?
Just curious!
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 05:29
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If I have it right, transport allowance is

1500 Riyal/month for FO
1000 Riyal SO/fast track SO
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 12:13
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Is a pilot able to apply and pay for the multiple exit permit immediateley upon taking up unemployment, i.e starting training? Or is there a waiting period before the benefit kicks in.
...after 3 month from DOJ you are eligible to request multiple exit permit and it last 1 year. But things may change ...
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 13:47
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But as for the single exit permits, do you get them faster? Or do you need to wait just as long?
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 23:06
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Visa

someone said that it s possible to request the multiply Visa after the training...what doesn it means? after the line training? joining on T7..how long will it take?

thanks for any answer!
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