How To Change Passport Number in Qatar ID (2024)

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All expatriate residents in Qatar are issued with Qatar ID cards with important details like QID Number, Name, Nationality, Date of Birth, Profession, Sponsor, QID Expiry and Passport Details.

Often the passport number and other passport details need to be changed in the QID when the expatriate’s passport is renewed or reissued. This article explains the detailed steps on how to change passport number in Qatar ID and answers the most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

1: Can I travel with my old passport number in Qatar ID?

Yes, it is possible to travel outside Qatar even with the old passport number in your QID. All you have to do is carry both passports (old and new) during travel. However, it is advisable to update the details if you have enough time to do so.

2: Can I enter Qatar with the old passport number on Qatar ID?

Yes, if you have renewed your passport outside the country, you can still come to Qatar without updating the passport details in your QID. Just ensure that you carry both the passports (old and new) while arriving in Qatar.

3: What are the conditions to update passport details in Qatar ID?

There are only two conditions to update the passport details in QID:

  • The residence permit has to be valid
  • The QID holder should be inside the country

Fees for Updating Passport Details in Qatar ID

The service fee to change passport number in Qatar ID is QR 100. There will be an additional charge of QR 20 if you are opting for Q-Post delivery.

How To Change Passport Number in Qatar ID

Option 1: Update Passport Details in Metrash2 Mobile App

Step 1: Log in to your Metrash2 mobile application

If you haven’t activated the service on your mobile, here is our detailed guide on activating Metrash.

Step 2: Click on “Residency”

Step 3: Click on “Change Passport Details”

Step 4: Enter QID number and click on “Next”

How To Change Passport Number in Qatar ID Metrash

Step 5: Enter new passport details

You have to provide the new Passport Number, Issue Date, Expiry Date and Place of Issue. After verifying the details, click on “Next” button.

Step 6: Upload new passport images

Take photos of the new passport’s main page and second page. Use the mobile camera vertically and ensure all data is clear and readable. Otherwise, your application will be rejected. After uploading the photos, click on “Next”.

How To Change Passport Number in Qatar ID Metrash

Step 7: Select the delivery option

You can choose Qatar Post (Q-Post) or “Nearest Service Center”.

  • If you select Q-Post, you must enter the address in the next screen. There would be an additional charge of QR 20.
  • If you select “Nearest Service Center”, you can collect the new card from any MOI Service Center.

Q-Post delivery usually takes 2-4 working days. If you have selected “Nearest Service Center”, you can collect the new card even on the same day.

Step 8: Make payment using a debit/credit card.

Option 2: Update Passport Details through MOI Portal

To use this service, the applicant must log in with a smart card and be registered with Metrash. Hence this option is more suitable for companies or typing centres.

Step 1: Log in with your smartcard to the MOI E-Services Portal

How To Change Passport Number in Qatar ID MOI Portal

Step 2: Select “Residence Services”, then “Transfer Residence Permit to New Passport”

How To Change Passport Number in Qatar ID MOI Portal

Step 3: Enter the QID number of the resident whose residence data are to be transferred, then click on “Next”

Step 4: Enter the data of the resident and new passport

Step 5: Select the reasons for transferring the residence, then click on “Next”

Step 6: Select the delivery method for the new residence permit

Step 7: Attach a clear copy of the new passport (maximum two copies)

Step 8: Click on “Pay Fees”, and pay the applicable fees

  • In the case of personal transactions, the user will determine the method of receiving the new residence permit (either by personally going to the Expatriates Affairs Department or via Qatar Post).
  • In the case of enterprise transactions, the new residence permit will be delivered by Qatar Post.

Option 3: Update Passport Details by Visiting the MOI Service Centre

Step 1: Visit any MOI Service Centre.

Step 2: Take a token from the reception

Step 3: When your token number is displayed, go to the designated counter and give your old passport, new passport and Qatar ID.

Step 4: Make the payment of QR 100 using a credit/debit card

Step 5: After a few minutes, they would keep your old Qatar ID and print a new Qatar ID with updated details


FAQ on Changing Passport Number in Qatar ID


Is it compulsory to change passport number in QID before travel?

No, you can still travel by carrying both old and new passports.

Can I update my passport number while I am outside the country?

No, passport details can only be updated while the QID holder is inside the country.

Should the QID holder personally visit the service centre to update details?

No, in the case of family sponsorship, the husband can do this on behalf of his wife or children.

Would my Qatar ID expiry date change after updating the passport details?

No, the new QID will have only a new passport number but the QID expiry date will be the same as the previous QID.

Within how many days of passport renewal should I update the QID?

There is no defined time period for updating passport details in QID. However, it is advisable to do it soon to avoid complications.

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  2. How To Get Qatar Driving License: Latest Procedure
  3. How To Renew Qatar Driving License
  4. How To Apply For Qatar Birth Certificate Online
  5. How To Do Indian Passport Renewal in Qatar

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  1. Prem bhadur karki

    dear sir good morning
    i m already renew my passport but i don’t update new passport namber my passport july 14 expire can i go vacation my country

  2. Hi Team,
    Good Day!

    I uploaded the newspaper advertisement on April 10, 2024, and it’s been 15 days since then. Today is April 18, 2024, but the status is still ‘Transfer to Execute’.
    Can anyone please share their experience? Is this the final status, or will I expect to receive an SMS or email confirmation?

    Thanks in advanced

  3. Hi Team,
    I have a valid QID, but with the old passport number on it. I have reissued my passport recently to change my mother’s name in it. I have both the passports with me. Can I travel from India to qatar ?

  4. Deshbhan Jadaun

    I have updated my new passport with QID through Metrash however, I have opted post delivery 100+20 QR . But it is urgent for me to be updated with QID and Metrash too. And QID needed as soon as possible. Can I collect QID from nearby service center ? Though opted post delivery.. let me know how many days it takes to update and QID delivery?

  5. Md Didarul alam

    assalamualaikum
    sir
    i will submit my new passport in Metrash 2 date 26/03/24
    and delivering by q-post but its now not yet show the online and no delivery q-post
    plz get soliution

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Md, There is no maximum date. You can update any time. Even if you want to travel, you can travel by carrying both passports.

  6. Hi,
    Good day,
    I need your kind response, my family is out of country and the kids passports renewed outside of country, QIDs are valid up to Nov-24. Am trying to update the passport details from Metrash but its showing Technical Error. As i understood after reading the articles FAQs, they can travel to Qatar by carrying old & new passports. Kindly need more clarification on this. Thank you