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  • Qatar introduces measures for foreign nationals holding unpaid traffic violations


The government of Qatar will require all foreign nationals with unpaid traffic violations to leave the country until all fees are paid beginning September 1, 2024. The government will offer a 50% discount for all unpaid violations acquired within the last three years, starting June 1, 2024, to August 31, 2024. The discount will apply to Qatari citizens, residents, foreign national visitors, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals.

This new policy aims to address the growing issue of unresolved traffic fines, which has been a concern for the Qatari authorities. By providing a grace period with a significant discount, the government hopes to incentivize prompt payment and reduce the administrative burden associated with collecting these fines. The policy has received mixed reactions; while some view it as a necessary measure to maintain order and ensure compliance with traffic regulations, others worry about the potential inconvenience and financial strain on those affected, especially foreign nationals who may find it challenging to settle their fines within the given timeframe.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check Qatar’s government website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Interior, Qatar

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