How To Calculate End of Service Gratuity in Qatar (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 period of service. 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 Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) 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 have to enter data in accordance with 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.

The result from 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 MADLSA website

You can also calculate the end of service gratuity on the Ministry website by entering 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 on the bottom button and you can 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. In accordance with Article 54 of the Labour Law (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.

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 in lieu 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, then 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 the calculation of 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 4 weeks/year for working 5-10 years and 5 weeks/year for more than 10 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 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 Ministry website.

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

In case 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. Julito Mendoza

    Regarding the incorrect computation of my annual leave vacation and ticket fare for a 2 way cost.
    I am working in my company for 11 years and during my application of vacation. They said that i didnot finished 2 years. There is a 40 days balance to complete. Then they gave less in my settlement. Instead of 30 days per month. They gave me only 51 days for 2 months. Instead of 60 days. Also ticket fare is less. They gave only 2,600 riyals. Instead of 3,600 riyals.
    I just wanted to know if the said numbers are all correct?
    Please advise me, i need a justification.
    Thank you

  2. Please enlightened me, I will ask only if I’m still have a chance to get my ticket entitlement?
    I’m getting my settlement to my previous company but sadly they giving only is my leave salary and gratuity. I change my employer since 1st of March. I have still rights to complaint this matter in labor? Because they are not giving my ticket entitlement. Thank you!

  3. Justice joy godio

    I’m a housemaid employed to employer for 5 years and I want to claim my gratuity.how and what can I do to claim it?what if my employer refuse to give it?

  4. Hi sir, this is kesavan
    Last 2 year 10 month I worked in qatar. My last working day on 16 the of march. How many days take for settlement process. When I will get my settlement in hand. Exactly how many days will take.
    Thanks

  5. Hilda B. Lacsamana

    Have a good day Ma’am/ Sir I’m HILDA B LACSAMANA a house made cooker here in Qatar my contract finish already last January 16 2021 and I’m still working until now my employer did not want me to go home bcz they said very expensive the ticket and I talk to my employer last month that I need to go home this coming 1st week of June my working service is 3 years and 5 months I want to take my end of service but my problem is if I tell to my employer they did not want to give my end of service can you help me how can I take before I go home this coming of June
    Thank u very much

    1. Hi sir I’m 3 years here may employer this coming September I will vacation have gratuity in may employer sir

      1. Doha Guides Team

        Hi Rhea, You are eligible for gratuity if leaving the job after one year. Please note this is if you change job, not for vacation.

  6. I was work in one company 3 years and 6 months in case of emergency I was went on vecation I not come back and then I come back after 4 year in other company
    My old company graguaty how can I get as that possible I get it or not
    Please explain me by Qatar labour law

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Rehmat, It would be difficult to claim gratuity from the old company after several years. You can approach Labour Court and see.

  7. Have a good day sir: May I ask if gratuity is not the same as 2 months salary vacation fee for 2 years end contract? At the end of my 2 years contract I went to Philippines for 2 months vacation and then come back. Im working 11 years in 1 employer only. Everytime I went for vacation, my employer gave me 2 months salary fee. I’m asking if I still can claim the gratuity fee since I’m 11 years here. Hoping for your favorable action. Thank you

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Chona, Gratuity is not the same as vacation pay. You can claim gratuity even if you were paid during your vacation.

  8. Clara Jane Esteban Cabacungan

    Goodafternoon madam/sir
    I have my concern about my graduity and other benefits to my company. It’s almost 1 month now I don’t have work and they let us find other job and give us release paper and according to them they will not give my graduity and other benefits because they release me unless I will not find new job and going back to our country. And last week they give me my release already cause I give them my job offer for my new job. Before they give me the Noc they let me sign the quit claim that it’s written there I will not complain and it says there that I get already all my graduity and other benefits and I Don’t have any against with them but the truth is they didn’t yet give my graduity and benefits. I Don thave no choice cause I need to get the noc to start to my new job so I sign the quit claim paper. And the other manager told me that he will pay me if our other manager will get out from jail so till now stilim waiting and I don’t know if they give it or no.. And when I show to our other manager for the graduity they need to pay me cause I’m already 4years and 9months since the day I dont have work. But sad thing is that my manager telling me why it’s so bug the amount he need to pay me and I said I just base the calculation according to the labor and when I said to go in the labor to check the correct calculation he don’t like and told me that he let the hr to calculate it every one year and I told him why he need to calculate it every one year and not the year I finish because I finish 4years and 9months with any vacation. And my question is what is the correct calculation of graduity? And how much should I get for the reimbursement for my ticket since 4yeara I didn’t take my vacation cause they said that if I didn’t take my vacation I will work and they will reimburse my plane ticket. I hope you can answer me and help me for my concern asap cause till now they didn’t give my graduity and still waiting for the other manager to get out from jail. Thank you.

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