Part 4: Part 4: Sponsorship
Article 20 - Provisions relating to sponsored QFC Employees(1) Except as required by these Regulations and subject to paragraph (2) of this Article, the
QFC Employee, and any Family Member who is sponsored by the QFC Employee, shall leave the Statewithin ninety (90) days from (A) the date of termination of the employment for which he was granted the entry visa or residence permit; or (B) the date on which such entry visa or residence permit expires, if earlier.(2) Paragraph (1) of this Article shall apply to the extent the QFC Employeein question is sponsored by a QFC Employer. Amended (as from 12th May 2016)
Article 20A - Transitional Provisions Relating to Article 20(1) Article 20 (as amended by QFC Immigration Regulations Version 2) shall not apply to any
QFC Employee, and any Family Memberwho is sponsored by such QFC Employee, where the QFC Employee's employment has been terminated, or the QFC Employeehas received or given notice of termination of his employment, at any time prior to the coming into force of Article 20 (as amended by QFC Immigration Regulations Version 2).(2) The provisions of Article 20 of QFC Immigration Regulations Version 1 enacted on 20 December 2006 shall continue to apply to the QFC Employee, and any Family Memberwho is sponsored by such QFC Employee, where the QFC Employee's employment has been terminated, or the QFC Employeehas received or given notice of termination of his employment at any time prior to the coming into force of Article 20 (as amended by QFC Immigration Regulations Version 2). Inserted (as from 12th May 2016)
Article 21 - Obligations of Employer(1) The obligations of the Employer are:(A) if the
QFC Employeefails to leave the Stateas required by these Regulations or any applicable laws, rules or regulations of the State, to cooperate with the Immigration Office and relevant Stateauthorities as may be required;(B) to cooperate fully with the Immigration Office and relevant StateAuthorities in connection with any criminal or security proceeding involving the QFC Employee; and(C) to bear the expenses of preparing and burying the body of his deceased QFC Employeein the cemeteries designated for that purpose in the State, or, at the request of a legitimate heir of the deceased or any other party, to transport the body to the native country or permanent place of residence of the deceased QFC Employee, whatever the reason of death might be.(2) Except as provided in any QFCRegulation enacted under the QFC Lawor unless expressly consented to in writing by the Employer, no Employer shall be liable for any civil obligation or civil liability incurred by its Employees or their Family Membersin the State.
Article 22 - Deportation of QFC Employees(1) The
Ministry of Interiormay issue a resolution for deporting any QFC Employeeor Family Memberwhose residence proves threatening to the security of the Stateand public safety, whether domestically or abroad, to its economy, public health or accepted standards of behaviour or if he constitutes a cost to the State.(2) Consistent with Article 18(1) of the QFC Law, any final deportation decision issued by the Statecriminal courts shall be executed in accordance with Statelaws, rules and regulations.