Article 11 - Residence permit

(1) Within five (5) working days of the arrival of the QFC Employee in the State the Employer shall apply to the Immigration Office for a State residence permit for the QFC Employee using the application form provided by the Immigration Office. The documents required in support of such an application shall be those identified for this purpose by the Immigration Office.
(2) The QFC Employee shall complete a medical examination at a hospital designated by the Immigration Office and must have his fingerprints taken at the Immigration Office on the date and at the time specified by the Immigration Office.
(3) Absent any disqualifying information, the residence permit shall be issued within five (5) working days of the date of the completion of the matters specified in Article 11(2) and in no event shall it extend past ten (10) working days of the filing of the application, provided the QFC Employee has provided all necessary information and completed all necessary procedures.
(4) The Immigration Office shall notify the Employer when the residence permit has been issued to its QFC Employee. The duration of the residence permit will be for three (3) years provided that his passport remains valid during that period.
(5) The Employer shall apply to the Immigration Office to renew an expired residence permit on behalf of a QFC Employee.