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 provided by the Ministry. We have also included a Free Qatar Gratuity Calculator in English.
- What is End of Service Gratuity?
- Qatar Gratuity Calculator in English
- How To Calculate End of Service Gratuity on Ministry website
- End of Service Gratuity: What the Law Says
- Gratuity During Unpaid Leave
- Is Gratuity Higher If Employee Has Worked For More Than 5 Years?
- Will Gratuity Be Paid in Case of Worker’s Death?
- Can Employer Terminate Employee Without Gratuity?
- FAQ on End of Service Gratuity in Qatar
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, DohaGuides.com has developed a similar online calculator in English. You can check the calculator below:
Note that you must enter data as 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. This is done by entering your joining date, last working date, basic monthly salary and the number of gratuity days due 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:
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 make foreign employees aware of their rights.
The end of service gratuity is calculated under Labour Law No. 14 of 2004.
End of Service Gratuity: What the Law Says
Upon termination of the employment contract, an employee is entitled to an 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 an end-of-service gratuity for each year.
|Service Period||Gratuity Amount|
|Less than one year||No gratuity|
|One year and more||21 days basic salary per 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 other 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 54 of Law No 14/2004,
“The employer shall pay at date of termination the end of service gratuity in addition to any amounts due to the worker who spent one year or more in employment. This gratuity shall be agreed upon by the two parties, provided that it is not less than a three-week remuneration for every year of employment. The worker shall be entitled to gratuity for the fractions of the year in proportion to the duration of employment.”
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 gratuity calculatio
- The employer is entitled to deduct from gratuity any amount due to be paid by the worker 
Gratuity During Unpaid Leave
If the employee takes unpaid leave, this period is excluded from the service period calculation. As a result of unpaid leave, the period of service is reduced by the number of days served as unpaid leave.
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. This shall be done 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 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 Ministry of Labour.
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 Law No. 14 of 2004 – Article 81
 Law No. 14 of 2004 – Article 54
 Law No. 14 of 2004 – Article 13 is about repealing Law No. 3 of 1962 – Article 24
341 thoughts on “How To Calculate End of Service Gratuity in Qatar (2023)”
Good day what if they not gave my gratuity what im doing im done gir 2 years here in qatar pls help me how i explaine to my employer..
Hello, Who is eligible for End of service Gratuity? If I work under international commuter contract will I eligible for that? Thanks in advance
Hi Ruslan, If your employer is based in Qatar and your labour contract is signed as per Qatar laws, you are eligible for gratuity after one year.
Hello sir kindly advise me,I was involved in an assault case and was taken to police along with my friend after the complainant open a case against us,after the investigations I was released by police that I have no case after 24hrs and my company terminated me the next day, will this affect my gratitude and exiting the country. thank you kind regards .
Hi Bryan, The case will not affect your gratuity. If there is no case, you can leave country without any issue. Make sure your company cancels your visa (to avoid future issues).
Hello good day
This is jhon i was working in company almost 18 years so i wana know how many days service gratuity I can get i am couriers i read some articles
If lass then 5 years service 21 days
Less then 7 then years service 28 days
More ten years service 35 days
Is this true?? Please answer thank you.
Hi Jhon, Those articles are outdated. Qatar government has changed that rule few years ago. As per the current rule, it is 21 days per year (irrespective of how many years you work). If your contract mentions more than this (eg. 30 days), it will be as per the contract.
Husemaid also can avail the gratuity
Hi Ruby, Yes, this law is applicable to domestic workers also.
I need help i’ved been working for almost 12 years in this company and now i go for good but they didnt agree that im going for good instead stay free vacation, my concern is ill never receive any benefits like vacation leave pay per 21 days per year and my end of settlement they never give to me,please help to get this benefits from this company
Hi Nicandro, If your company is not agreeing to give your end of service benefits, you can file a labour complaint: https://www.dohaguides.com/labour-complaint-in-qatar/.
You should also make sure your visa is cancelled before you leave.
What about sir they pushed me to take vacation even 3 4 5 years th e said i am free but they never give my vacation leave pay and i asked to pay in advance my gratuity but they said when i resigned, but i already tried many times to resign there reason do not resign only vacation.
please advise and if how i can get my 11 years and 5 mont.hs in service
Hi Nicandro, It is better to file a labour complaint as your employer seems like not following any labour laws. https://www.dohaguides.com/labour-complaint-in-qatar/
I have work for 11 months,and they have terminated my contract,it was unlimited contact will l get gratuity really?
Hi Hassan, For gratuity, you need to complete one year.
Hi,until now they didn’t give my end service benefits for more than 13yrs service and my vacation air ticket plus 3 months pending salaries
Hi Domino, You can submit a labour complaint if you want to: https://www.dohaguides.com/labour-complaint-in-qatar/
I am from Philippines, started working since 2015 until now I just want to know if I can claim gratuity from my employer, never I experience day off and never recieve any benefits, how can I take my end of service and my vacation leave.
Hi Melany, You are eligible for gratuity (21 days basic salary per year). Discuss with your employer and if they don’t agree, you can file a labour complaint.
I have been working in the same company for the past 25 years, ie from March 1998 until now. When do I get my graduation and how much do I get in a year?
Hi Tej, It will be 21 days basic salary per year. This year’s basic salary is considered for all years.
I am from Philippines and i joined my employment last Dec 24, 2011 up to the present, since then i’ll never received any benefit life vacation leave pay and any bonuses according to the Qatar Labour Law, now i submitted three times the resignation letter but they refused it and said remain vacation only, due to my healthy condition i am decided to resigned just for my medical health problem. Now i need your help how i take my end of service and vacation leave pay, thus, they dont give to me either….what is your advise.
Hi Nicandro, If your company is refusing to give your dues, you can file a complaint with Ministry of Labor ( https://www.dohaguides.com/labour-complaint-in-qatar/ ). Or else you can seek help from Philippines Embassy in Qatar.
Hello, I’ve been working 1year in company, during the 1 year I didn’t get vocation and I want to resign, am I able to take service gratuity and company shall be pay my home (one way) ticket as per contract in 2years provided home and return ticket?
Hi Nozim, You are eligible for gratuity if you have completed one year. If your visa is cancelled, company has to provide one way ticket to home country (as mentioned in the contract).
I signed a contract of 5 years but after 2.5 years i resigned and required NOC letter. But the company is refusing to giving my gratuity as they are saying that you didn’t complete the contract and it was limited contract so your are not eligible for the gratuity. And also deducting air ticket money from the leave salary, because I’m going to join another company.
As per the above scenario am i eligible for the gratuity?
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