• 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 State within 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 Employee in 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 Member who is sponsored by such QFC Employee, where the QFC Employee's employment has been terminated, or the QFC Employee has 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 Member who is sponsored by such QFC Employee, where the QFC Employee's employment has been terminated, or the QFC Employee has 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 Employee fails to leave the State as required by these Regulations or any applicable laws, rules or regulations of the State, to cooperate with the Immigration Office and relevant State authorities as may be required;
      (B) to cooperate fully with the Immigration Office and relevant State Authorities 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 Employee in 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 QFC Regulation enacted under the QFC Law or 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 Members in the State.

    • Article 22 - Deportation of QFC Employees

      (1) The Ministry of Interior may issue a resolution for deporting any QFC Employee or Family Member whose residence proves threatening to the security of the State and 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 State criminal courts shall be executed in accordance with State laws, rules and regulations.