The Ministry of Interior (MoI) outlined a plan for the return of expats in three stages, to organize arrivals of those with valid residencies to avoid crowding at the airport, reports Al Qabas daily.
In the first stage, priority is given to professionals in jobs crucial to the country, such as doctors, nurses, judges, prosecutors and teachers. Details are being gathered from various ministries to prepare a list for their return.
The second stage comprises of those families residing in the country, and those with residency permits of Article 22 (Dependent Visa) or heads of families who hold residency permits in accordance with Article 18 with wives and children in the country.
The third and last stage will allow the remaining expats desiring to return to the country.