You’ve come to the right place to check the status of your MOI Qatar ID online and find out if you need to renew it soon. Here is a simple 6-step guide that will help you check the status of your Qatar ID online.
So, Let’s start.
How to Check Your MOI Qatar ID Status Online – QID Validity / Expiry Inquiry
- Go to the Ministry of Interior (MOI) Qatar’s official website.
Click here to go to the official website of the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) of Qatar.
- Select the MOI Services
Click on MOI Services, which is right next to “Home” on the top menu.
- Click on the section that says “Inquiries.”
After clicking on “Services” on the MOI menu, click on “Inquiries.”
- Click on “Other Inquiries.“
On the left side of the page, there is a menu with different choices. Click on the section that says “Other questions.“
- Click on the button that says “Official documents.”
- There are four different buttons on the page. Click on the button that says “official documents.“
Here’s how to fill in the blanks:
Put in your QID or passport number here.
Type the Captcha code.
Then click on the Search button as shown below.
The results for Qatar ID status will be shown below.
When you click the search button, the system will tell you when your ID card, passport, and residency will expire.
What is a Qatar ID?
Anyone who lives in Qatar or is a citizen of Qatar must have a Qatar ID. The document is needed by both adults and children.
If you work in Qatar, your Qatar ID is the most important card you should carry. This ID is needed for most business deals in the country. Also, if you want to do business with the government or a private organisation, you will need to show your QID.
Qatar also gives plastic ID cards with photos and information like barcodes to people who move there.
In 2011, the Interior Ministry started giving out smart cards to people living in the country who are not citizens. Residents can skip the lines for passports at immigration by using e-gate cards and putting their index fingers on an electronic scanner, which is linked to the card. The e-gate card makes it easy for air travellers to get into and out of the country.
Residents, like Qatari citizens and people from other GCC countries, who want to get e-gate cards should go to the immigration office in Madinat Khalifa.
Smart QID Fees
Residents can apply for smart IDs and choose from the services offered by the Ministry of Interior (MOI).
The price of being smart – QR 100 for one year of E-gate service QR 100 for two years of E-gate service QR 150 for 3 years of E-gate service QR 200
Benefits of Using a smart QID card
People who live outside of Qatar can now get Smart ID cards. A Smart ID card is safer, more secure, and more useful when it has a security chip. Compared to the old ID card, this Smart ID card has the following advantages:
- Permits for licencing
- Getting your documents renewed
- Getting a driver’s licence again
- Permit payments
- Online transactions with the government
- All people living in Qatar can use e-government services through their smart ID cards. If you have an E-gate card and want to switch to a Smart ID card, you don’t have to pay anything extra.
Qatari officials are working with experts from the airport to stop the E-gate system and make it possible to use Smart ID cards. All the information on a smart card is stored on an electronic chip, and you can use your fingerprint or a PIN to get to it.
What is a Qatari ID number?
Your nationality, age, and date of birth are all stored in your Qatari ID number. This makes it easy for government officials to check your information quickly.
In Arabic, the ID number for Qatar is often called IQAMA.
How to make sense of your Qatar ID number –
1st Digit: The number would be given based on the year of birth. Those who were born between 1900 and 1999 would be number 2. If you were born in 2000 or later, you have 3 2nd and 3rd Digits: These are the last two numbers of the year you were born.
The fourth, fifth, and sixth numbers are the ISO code for your country.
The last five numbers tell you how many Qataris were born in the same year as you.
How long does it take to get a Qatar ID?
Depending on the fingerprints that are taken and the medical results, the whole process can take anywhere from two to four days to finish. You may require to present your passport.
How much does a Qatar ID cost?
People who are renewing their QIDs or getting one for the first time must pay QR100. If you lost your QID or it got broken, you would have to pay QR200.
What address does Fingerprinting service have?
The Ministry of Interior is where you can go to get fingerprinting done. People in Qatar have to go to Salwa Road, which is in an industrial area near the flyover. Mesaimeer, AI Khor, and Duhail are also places where you can get these services.
How does NOC Qatar work?
NOC stands for “No Objection Certificate.” The document says that the employer will not object if the employee wants to change jobs.
How can I get a certificate of my blood type?
You can get a certificate of your blood type at any clinic for a very small fee. Once you have your certificate, you can contact the medical commission of Qatar to set up your medical exam and blood test.
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