How To Change Passport Number in Qatar ID (June 2022)

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.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

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 to carry both passports (old and new) during your travel. However, it is advisable to update the details if you have enough time to do so.

Can I enter Qatar with the old passport number in Qatar ID?

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

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 would 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 how to activate 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”

Step 6: Upload new passport images

Take photos of the new passport’s main page and second page. Use the mobile camera vertically and make sure 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 either choose Qatar Post (Q-Post) or “Nearest Service Center”.

  • If you select Q-Post you have to 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 has to log in with a smart card, and must 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 2 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 like Gharaffa or Mesaimeer

Step 2: Take a token from 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 few minutes, they would keep your old Qatar ID and print a new Qatar ID with updated details

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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 for updating 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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  1. Hi pls I have applied for the ID renewal for more than a week and no respond till now and I don’t know what to do . Need help

  2. Hi is it possible for my daughter to travel outside the Doha on 13th May 2022 with her passport written in QID is expired. My husband just updated it last 28th Apr. 22 and he will be traveling on 05 May 2022, a week earlier from us. My worry is due to holiday I may not be able to receive the new QID before we travel plus my husband is already outside Qatar. Kindly advice. Thank you.

  3. Thanks for the useful tips.
    How many days does it take when applying through Metrash2? .. as I applied about 2 days ago & paid 120 for QPost delivery, but since then there has been no update. Thanks

  4. I found this well-written and to the point article very useful in clearing my doubts. Thank you very much.

  5. Hi
    I want to ask, how about if I change my name on my passport (single to married) can we still update it online? Also, is there any option in Metrash where we can file a change name? Thank you

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