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Qatar Ministry urges residents to always carry their ID card

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has urged all residents in Qatar to carry their identity cards at all times as it is the only proof of identity and proof of valid residency. The MoI highlighted the importance of showing the ID cards at the request of authorities. Lost cards should be reported If lost inside or outside of Qatar it must be reported to the General Directorate of Passports and get lost ID card replaced. “Losing an ID card outside of the country makes it harder for the resident to return unless the authorities issue a Return Permit for resident,” Brigadier Nasser Jaber al-Attiyah, Assistant Director of the General Directorate of Passports, said. Article No15 of the Law states that “in the event that his (resident) passport, travel document, or residency permit is lost or damaged, the foreign national shall inform the competent authorities immediately after he learns that it has…

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Guide : What to do if you lose Qatar Residence Card while abroad

In June 2015, Qatar’s Ministry of Interior had introduced new Residence Permit cards for expatriates, thereby abolishing the system of RP stickers in passports. In effect, the new Residence Permit cards are now acting as identity proof as well as travel document for the expatriates. With the new system, one problem many people face is losing the Residence Permit card while abroad. There are two solutions if you face such a situation : Solution 1 : You can get a return visa on arrival at Doha airport According to a recent Facebook post by MoI, you can get a return visa at Doha airport without resorting to your employer. The conditions for this is : Your Residence Visa should be valid at time of entry You shouldn’t have stayed out of Qatar for more than 6 months In this case, you can get return visa on arrival and your Residence Card will be marked…

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Passport no longer required for RP renewal

Expats applying for Residency Permits (RPs) for the first time are required to submit their passports along with the required forms, but for renewal there is no need to submit the passport unless changes have been made to it. This was revealed during a meeting organised by the General Directorate of Nationality, Borders and Expatriate Affairs (GDNBEA) at the Ministry of Interior to brief the officials from different companies about the procedures required for issuance of new residency permits (RPs) for expat workers. The MOI has started issuing the new Residency Permits (RPs) since June 15. Renewal for family RP “If a resident wants to renew the RPs for his children or wife, he will be able to do so either by going to the self-service devices located in some shopping malls or through Metrash2, the MOI’s website or Hukoomi’s website,” Capt. Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi from the technical office of the GDNBEA…

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Qatar starts issuing new Residence Cards to expatriates

Qatar yesterday began issuing sticker-free Residency Permit (RP) to expatriates and their families. RPs are not being stamped on people’s passports any more. They are rather being issued new ID that bear more details about the holder than before and they are now known as Residence Cards. Advantages of the new system “The new Residence Card holds several security features that should not be tampered and cannot be faked as well as it carries data of the card holder,” said Brigadier Mohamed Saleh al-Kuwari, Head of the Residence Division at GDNBEA (General Directorate of Nationality, Border and Expatriate Affairs). “The advantages of the new system include speedy completion of transactions because passports are not needed for sticker printing,”  he explained. Delivery through Q-Post The official was of the view that the number of customers visiting the GDNBEA service centres will decrease dramatically as they could renew the RP online and choose the…

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Expats with new Residence Cards to have smooth passage at airports

Expatriates are unlikely to face problems while checking in at foreign airports for travelling to Doha after June 15 since Qatar must have by then informed all concerned about the Residence Cards it is going to introduce, diplomats and travel agents have felt, Gulf Times has reported. Referring to the Ministry of Interior’s decision to do away with affixing residence permit (RP) stickers in passports from June 15 and instead issue Residence Cards (RC), travel industry representatives said immigration and check-in staff at international airports generally look for a visa or residence permit that is put in the form of a sticker in the passport but other forms of such documents are also accepted. The Residence Cards will serve the dual purpose of identity card as well as residence permit. According to the travel agents, the success of the new system lies in the ability of Qatar authorities in disseminating the…

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Qatar informs all countries, airlines about new Residence Cards

Qatar has informed all countries as well as airlines around the world about the introduction of Residence Cards and asked them to consider the card as proof of the holder’s residence permit in the country. “To be sure, the airline staff can verify the validity and other details of the residence permit of the passenger through Qatar’s Interior Ministry website (www.moi.gov.qa),” a senior official said, ruling out the possibility of expatriates facing any difficulty while checking in at foreign airports. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has decided to do away with affixing residence permit (RP) stickers in passports from June 15 and start issuing Residence Cards in its place, it was announced on Monday. Of the same size and type as the present identity card, the new card will have the same fee as that of the RP. The card will serve the dual purpose of identity card as well…

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Qatar’s New Residence Card : Top Questions and Answers

[UPDATED : 26 February 2016] In June 2015, Qatar’s Ministry of Interior announced that it will discontinue affixing Residence Permit sticker in expatriate passports. Instead of RP stickers, the new Residence Permit card will be used as travel document as well identity proof. Considering that this would be new move affecting all expatriates in Qatar, NRICafe.com is trying to answer some of your possible questions, based on information provided by Ministry of Interior. 1. Will I still have RP sticker in my passport ? No, the new residence card will replace residence permit stickers in the passports as well the existing ID card. The RP card will be the only document that proves the identity of the expatriate resident in Qatar as well his valid residence in Qatar. 2. When is this being implemented ? The new system will be implemented starting Monday, 15 June 2015. It will be implemented gradually by issuing new residence cards for first time…