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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  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. Hello,

    What is the procedure in changing the SURNAME in the QID due to recent of changed SURNAME in the PASSPORT and at the same time renewal of QID?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Ayeasha, There is an option for name change in Metrash, but it is complicated as you will need to publish a newspaper ad. It is better to visit MOI Service Center directly with the old and new passports.

  2. Hello team
    I was working in qatar in a company then after a year i cancelled my visa and QID.
    Again i rejoined in same company with new visa.
    My question is: (1).will my new qid number change or as same as old.
    (2).is it time consuming process or as same as taking new qid (after finger print directly issue qid)

  3. Hi
    My son passport has been renewed recently and his QID will be expired soon.
    So 1st i have to update Passport details and request for modified QID delivery then i have to renew his QID? or is there any option to update Passport information during QID renewal.

    1. Hi Awais, you can update the passport details during QID renewal. This may not be possible through Metrash. You must visit any MOI service centre with the new passport, old QID, your QID and bank card.

  4. Hello Team,
    There was a mistake in Name and Age in my wife’s old passport with which she came to Qatar, got QID and after work complete, left Qatar and cancelled the QID from old employer.

    Now i want to bring her back on family visit with her new passport (correct name and age), is she able to enter Qatar with new Passport?
    because i saw only name change can be done to people with valid QID.

    appreciate your kind reply.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Krishantha, Yes, she can come on a family visit with her new passport. The name change rule doesn’t apply to her as her old QID is already cancelled. Just keep her old passport while coming to Qatar (in case required at entry).

      1. Dear Team.

        Thank you so much for your kind reply,
        one more clarification please, its not only the name which is different but date of birth as well.
        so will this be accepted?

      2. Dear Team

        Thank you for your kind reply,
        I have one more clarification please, it is not only the name which is different but the date of birth as well.
        will this be a problem?

        Appreciate your reply.

        1. Hi Krishantha, This is OK as she is coming on visit and has a new passport now. Just bring the old passport while coming.

  5. I have a question to ask. My passport is expired I’m in qatar presently so can I renew my Qatar id with the expired passport because my agent said the passports will be available in two months and I need to renew my Qatar. Is it possible to renew my Qatar id with the expired passport thanks

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Ebrima, We don’t think the system would accept QID renewal with an expired passport. Anyways you can try renewing if your QID has expired.

  6. Hi, i have question:
    I got message “to check immigration department” during the time i tried to update passport number to QID for my wife thru metrash2 app.
    I tried from my Metrash app & my wife Metrash app too. same response.
    Please advise.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Pranav, please check with Metrash customer service on 109 or visit any MOI service centre.

  7. I have a question
    that >I applied new passport due to expired date from Qatar from my embassy, but still it is taking time to REissues,


    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi, Airlines require a valid passport before you travel to a foreign country. If your new passport is still in Doha and the old one is already expired, you will not be allowed to board a flight from your country. Please get the new passport before you travel.

  8. Can I update passport details first in Metrash even if QID is expired, then AFTER it is updated will proceed to QID renewal.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Elinor, You can update the passport details while renewing your QID. You won’t have to pay for that.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Imran, If you are doing it on the Metrash app, it will be changed immediately in the system, and the new card will be delivered in a few days. If you are doing it directly at MOI service centre, you can get a new card the same day.

  9. Rizalyn R Rivera

    How much its is cost? It is longtime to do process? I. Am worrying be cause they said my visa is not do make it change.. they said need to cancel the visa and re apply again…this is true? Or no…. I need your reply please

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Rizalyn, It depends on what stage the visa is. The sponsor may need to reapply if it is only approved and not paid.

      1. Hi, I want to change passport details of my son as his passport is renewed, but I am not able to do it by Metarash2, it is showing visit immigration office, can you kindly tell why is that so?

        1. Hi Shaista, Sometimes they need a new photo for updating a child’s QID. That could be a reason. You will only know when you visit MOI. Anyways take a recent passport-size photo when going.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

    1. Rizalyn R Rivera

      My qatar visa is all ready print not all ready paid i have a problem my old passport got lost i have a new one can i change my passport number on my qatar visa

      1. Doha Guides Team

        Hi Rizalyn, the visa sponsor can change the passport number by visiting any service centre.

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

  14. 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