How to Apply For A Qatar ID

How to Apply For A Qatar ID

Every citizen of Qatar needs a Qatar ID for staying in Qatar and doing day-to-day work. Such as shopping discounts, cell phone service, browsing particular websites, etc.  Even for the government’s activities, Qatar citizens need their id cards.

This ID card holds the identity of a person and allows them to function all the citizen’s rights and responsibilities.

According to MOI (Ministry of Interior), Qatar citizens have to carry an id card at all times to prove their identity. If you are going to rent an apartment, pay bills, or any kind of official permit. However, if you would like to go abroad then you also have to show it.

Anyways, as this ID card is a mandatory thing and you always need this id so you should know how to apply for it as you didn’t even apply. So here you go to check the information.

Who can apply for Qatar id?

Those who want to stay in Qatar for at least one year need this Qatar id. It is mandatory for children, and adults also. Expats also need this id car. They will get three months to apply for this ID card.

Employers of the Qatar embassy are responsible to give Qatar ID cards to foreign employees and their sponsored family members. Apart from this, the nationals of Qatar also need this Id card.

Requirements for obtaining Qatar id

There are some requirements to get this Qatar id card. Some papers and documents are needed. Here is the list of the requirements:

Medical examination & Blood testing

You have to appear for a medical test and a blood test to get the id card. The joint commission of Qatar will arrange the medical test. They will take care of everything about your medical test. But applicants have to bear the expenses.

Visa status

Before applying for a Qatar id card, you have to check the visa status. After confirming your valid visa status, you should apply for an id card.

Step-by-step process of Qatar id application

You can apply for a Qatar ID card online through the websites of MOI (Ministry of Interior). You can have a look over the terms and conditions of applying for a Qatar id card in the departmental office. Here you will get information about the service of official documents.

Anyways, according to the MOI website, there are several kinds of documents needed. Such as-

The applicant’s Photographs

Two passport size photographs are needed for the applicants for children who are under 12 years and for adults who are above 65 years old.

Applicants form from the MOI website

You need to visit the official MOI website of the Qatar government. Here you will get the applicant form. You have to download it.

Complete the applicant form

Then, fill up the form with all the valid information that is there asked for. Then you have attested to the form.

Original copy and photocopy of the passport

You have to bring the original copy and photocopy of your whole passport at the time of applying for an ID card from Qatar.

Certificates of Blood group

You have to deposit the blood group certification while you are applying for the ID card. This step is mandatory.

Photocopy of parental id

A photocopy of your parental id is needed for your certification and reference purposes.

Consent letter from the guardian

A consent letter is needed if you are not an adult.

Medical examination of x-ray, blood test, and so on.

All these things are mandatory and have been done by the authorities. But all expenses have to be borne by the applicants.

Clarification of medical exams through a clearance report

After completing the medical test, you will get the clearance report. This can take a little bit of time but usually it delivers within 2 to 4 days.

Biometric fingerprints

When you get the clearance report from the medical department, you have to go for a biometric fingerprint appointment. You will get a date for your fingerprinting.

Resident permit issuance and Qatar ID card

It will take 2 to 4 days to get the fingerprint clearance. Then finally it states about the residence permit is issued.

Note: Applicants who are at the age of 12 or younger than this age will have to be physically present. And don’t forget to check your civil ID status and visa validity before going to apply for QID.

If the Qatar ID card is missing or lost, then how to reapply for it?

First, you have to report that your id is missing in the sector of the general direction of your passport. Then, the following things you have to do:

Within Qatar:

First, residents must file information that his/her id card is lost. Then, if you lost the ID card within Qatar, then you have to pay QR 200 for the replacement fee. You also give your passport for verification.

Outside Qatar:

If the ID card is lost outside of Qatar then you have to apply for a return permit. In order to get such permission, you have to file a report of your lost id card in the country where you lost it. Then, you have to send the file to the representatives of that country in Qatar with the attested of Qatari authorities.

Here, you need QR 200 fees to get this permit. After receiving all these documents you can enter Qatar and you have to take a new ID card from the Expatriates Affairs department.

What are the fees for Qatar id?

The applicants need to give a fee to get the ID card in Qatar. According to the duration and services, the amount depends.

For the smart id or the traditional id, you have to give QAR 100 for applying. Then, for one year of e-gate services, you have to give QAR 100, for two years you have to give QAR 150 and for 3 years of e-gate services, you have to give QAR 200.


For all the residents and nationals of Qatar, this ID card is very essential. All of the life chores activities include all types of government activities, licenses, and transactions, you need this ID card.

An annual fee you have to give for this ID card. Anyways, you should know the process of applying for a Qatar id card if you are living in Qatar or planning to stay more than 3 months.

Hopefully, this article meets your desire by providing you with all the details about the Qatar ID card.

Mohammad T

I'm Mohammad, an expert who has lived in Qatar and Kuwait for five years. I specialize in providing practical advice on bureaucracy and offer unique insights into the local culture, people, and places.

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