How To Calculate End of Service Gratuity in Qatar (Aug 2022)

What is End of Service Gratuity?

According to Qatar Labour Law, End of Service Gratuity is a sum of money stipulated to be paid to an outgoing employee based on the service period. This is calculated based on your employment contract and the number of years you have worked for the company.

This article explains the Labour Law regarding End of Service Gratuity and how you can calculate the end of service gratuity using the online tool by the Ministry. We have also included a Free Qatar Gratuity Calculator in English.

Qatar’s Ministry of Labour provides an online service that allows applicants to calculate the end of service gratuity on its official website. However, this page is only available in Arabic.

Qatar Gratuity Calculator in English

For your convenience, has developed a similar online calculator in English. You can check the calculator below:

Note that you must enter data per the contract signed between you and your employer.

Please note that you are not eligible for End of Service Gratuity if your service is less than one year.

This calculator will give you an approximate amount of your end of service gratuity. The exact amount would be based on your company’s HR policies.

How To Calculate End of Service Gratuity on Ministry website

You can also calculate the end of service gratuity on the Ministry website by entering your joining date, last working date, basic monthly salary and number of gratuity days due for each year.

Although the service is available only in Arabic, non-Arabic speakers can also easily calculate ESB by following these steps:

STEP 1: Click on this link to open the calculation page. You will see the following fields in Arabic:

Calculate End of Service Gratuity Qatar

STEP 2: In the first field, enter your Date of Joining (as per your contract)  

STEP 3: In the second field, enter your Last Working Date

STEP 4: In the third field, enter your Basic Monthly Salary (as per your contract) 

STEP 5: In the fourth field, enter the Gratuity Days accrued for each year (for example, 21 days for one year). You have to refer to your contract for this.

STEP 6: Click the bottom button to see the result.

This service was introduced to ensure greater transparency and to make foreign employees aware of their rights.

The end of service gratuity is calculated under the Labour Law No. 14 of 2004.

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End of Service Gratuity: What the Law Says

Upon termination of the employment contract, an employee is entitled to end-of-service gratuity and leave salary. Under Article 54 of the Labour Law (Law No. 14 of 2004), the employee is eligible for a minimum of three weeks’ basic salary as the end-of-service gratuity for each year.

As per Article 81 of the said law, if the employment contract is terminated for any reason before a worker takes his annual leave, he shall be entitled to payment instead of annual leave equivalent to his wage for the leave days to which he is entitled.

When the employment contract is terminated, the employer is responsible for repatriating the employee back to the place from where he was recruited or any her place agreed by the parties. However, if the worker joins another employer before departure from the country, this obligation shifts to the new employer.

As per Article 15 of Law No 14/2004,

“In addition to any amounts due to the Worker at the end of his/her term of service, the Employer shall pay an end-of-service gratuity to the Worker who has been employed for a period of one full year or more as of the effective date of this Law.

The gratuity shall be determined and agreed by both parties, provided it is not less than a three-week-pay for each year of service.

The Worker is further entitled to get a gratuity for fractions of the year based on the entire duration of service proportionately. The Employer shall be entitled to deduct from the gratuity the amounts the Worker owes to the Employee.”

The worker’s service shall be considered continuous if it is terminated in cases other than those stipulated in article 61 of this Law and returned to service within two months of its termination.

  • The last basic salary shall be the base for calculating the gratuity.
  • The employer is entitled to deduct from the gratuity any due amount to be paid by the worker.
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Is Gratuity Higher If Employee Has Worked For More Than 5 Years?

As per the current law (Law No 14 of 2004), gratuity shall be agreed upon by employer and employee, provided that it is not less than a three-week remuneration for every year of employment.

The clause that says a worker should be paid four weeks/year for working 5-10 years and five weeks/year for more than ten years was part of the old labour law and is not valid anymore.

Will Gratuity Be Paid in Case of Worker’s Death?

According to Article 55 of the Labour Law, if the worker dies during the service, regardless of the cause of death, the employer shall deposit with the treasury of the competent court any wage or other entitlements due to the worker in addition to the end of service gratuity within a period not exceeding fifteen (15) days from the date of the death.

The minutes shall contain a detailed report indicating the method of calculating the amounts referred to. The employer shall deposit a copy of the minutes with the Department.

The competent court shall distribute the deposited amounts among the deceased Worker’s heirs in accordance with Islamic Sharia provisions or the Personal Status Law applicable in the deceased Worker’s home country.

If three years have elapsed since the date of the deposit without the person deserving the due amounts being known, the court shall transfer these amounts to the State Public Treasury.

Can the Employer Terminate Employee Without Gratuity?

According to Article 61 of the Labour Law, there are certain situations under which an employer may dismiss an employee without the payment of the end of service gratuity. Instances of such gross misconduct include:

  • violation of written instructions pertaining to worker safety
  • employee intoxication while at work, and
  • disclosure of secret information regarding the employer

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FAQ on End of Service Gratuity in Qatar

How is the end of service gratuity calculated?

End of service gratuity is calculated based on the employment contract and the number of years the employee has worked for the company.

How much is the minimum gratuity in Qatar?

According to Law No. 14 of 2004, for each year of employment, the employee is eligible for a minimum of three weeks’ basic salary as the end-of-service gratuity.

How can I calculate the end of service gratuity?

You can calculate end of service gratuity online by going to the end of service gratuity calculator on the Ministry website.

What can I do if my employer refuses to pay end of service gratuity?

If your employer refuses the end of service gratuity without any reason, you can file a complaint at the Labour Court.

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  1. Hi, I have one question, so I will have worked for my company for 11 months in the coming few days if I give my 30 resignation notice does the 30 day notice period count to take my total time with the company to 1 year ? therefore I would be eligible for one year EOS is this correct ?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mark, Yes, the notice period is also included in your service period. Please talk with your HR in advance to avoid any issues.

  2. How long that it takes to arrange exit papers including all necessary details and precautions like i put august 5 but until now august 15 it is not finish can you make me explanations thanks

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mark, If you are asking about cancelling your visa and exiting the country, it shouldn’t take much time. Visa cancellation can be done the same day. Please check with your HR the reason for the delay.

  3. Hi sir/ma’am,I work here in my employer for 11years as khadama,can I also get gratuity?and how can I get my gratuity maybe my employer didn’t know about it.?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Shiley, Gratuity law also applies to domestic workers. Domestic workers are entitled to an end-of-service gratuity which will be a minimum of three weeks of wages for each year of service. You can discuss this with your employer

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Gilbert, It would be 21 days’ basic salary for each year you have worked. Please use the calculator above.

  4. i came here yr 2000 and had to go coz im pregnant by the year 2007 i was not able to comeback for 2 yrs and 5 mos due to my mother sudden demised,i came back to my same company by the year 2009 till present i am working but they my company told me that my gratuity will start only from the time i came back which is 2009 till present .how about from 2000 to 2007?is it included or no?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Jenny, If you are on a new visa, you cannot claim the gratuity for the old one. It should have been settled in 2007.

      1. actually sir im not cancelled i was not able to comback only ,but sir that time when i talk to them they told me i am a new staff again.

        1. Doha Guides Team

          Hi Jenny, since there was a two-year gap, we guess you were recruited on a new visa and new labour contract. It would be difficult to claim gratuity in such a case, but you can still file a labour complaint if you want.

  5. Raquel Caintic

    I worked with my employer,for 5 years but they refuse to give my end of service benefits, because it’s not stated in my contact, what should I do?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Raquel, As per Qatari law, you are entitled to the end of service after one year, even if not stated in the contract. You can file a complaint with the labour department.

  6. Hii my self shedu pravin
    I working in a restaurant.,company from 2019
    On 2020 pandemic period company has provided 35% salary for 6months.
    On 2021 lockdown period company has provided 50% salary for 3months
    On 2022 April, restaurant was closed.
    From April to July company not giving salary expect food allowance 300qr.
    And they hold more than 14 people’s in accomodations for opening a new restaurant. Still there is nothing update about restaurant.

    My point is,
    Is this possible to file a case against the company and we get all the benefits?
    Please let you know by email
    Thank you

  7. Hi
    Is it legal for a company to dictate the maximum years of work they will pay gratuity? Like they will pay only 10 years gratuity even if employee work beyond that period? Can u enlighten please?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Ja, The employer cannot decide the maximum year of gratuity. The employee is entitled to gratuity every year worked after the first year.

  8. I’m only working for 11 months , the company reduce workers due to project finish . Can I still have a gratuity?

  9. Fedelisa A.Llanasas

    Can u help to calculate my gratuity i start working nov.25,2016 end on nov.25,2022. Pls🙏send in my email pls bec. My employer ddn’t believe, they want proven message from POLO PHIL. That’s i need your help…
    Thank all, and god bless…
    Plsss🙏🙏🙏🙏send in my email..

  10. Hi ma’am Sir have a good day Im a house maid here in qatar, how much may Gratuity that i can recieve to my employer in two years?
    Thank You

  11. I’m a house maid I start working here in 2012 to 2022 but I vacation for 2 years 2017 to 2019 but I come back to the same employer can I have my gratuity and how much my recent salary is 2000 qr

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