Qatar search unit boosts facilities for ex-pats

Qatar recently unveiled the new facilities and physical improvements to its Search and Follow up Department, with civic leaders on hand to discuss improvements made for the benefit of individuals housed there.

The department is where expatriates who have violated residency laws and want to leave Qatar voluntarily go for processing. It operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Border Passports and Expatriates Affairs.

At a ceremony, Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed Al Atiq, director general of the Department of Passports, presented the new waiting area and reception hall designed for women, pointing out its growth and additional features.

Also attending were Brigadier Jabir Abdullah Al Lubada, who talked about the comfort and safety of detainees at the center, saying the state is dedicated to protecting expatriates’ human rights. Recent renovations allowed for beds, dining and relaxation areas and mosques, for example.

The site also has telephones and shopping facilities for everyday needs, in addition to fingerprinting and case study areas, a clinic and courtrooms.

The department is located in Doha’s Al Gharafa district.

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