A Qatar ID number is a unique number issued to every citizen and resident of Qatar. It is an 11-digit number that stores an individual’s details in the government database. A valid Qatar ID is essential for an expatriate resident’s entry and residence rights in Qatar.
This article is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to check Qatar ID status online. You can also learn how to check Qatar ID validity using your passport number. and how to view your Qatar ID on the Metrash2 mobile app.
What is Qatar ID Card?
A Qatar ID card (QID) is a photo identity card that each citizen or resident of Qatar is issued and required to carry and display under certain circumstances. The card contains the person’s details, including photo, name, QID number, date of birth, nationality, signature, sponsor details etc.
Each time the expatriate’s visa is renewed, the QID card’s validity will be renewed, and a new card will be printed. Since Qatar has stopped issuing visa stickers for residents, the QID card is the official document for entry at airport and land borders.
How To Check Qatar ID Status
For a resident to be allowed entry to Qatar, he/she should have a valid QID. Here is how you can check the validity of the Qatar ID (QID status) using the QID number:
Step 1: Go to MOI Website
Here is the link to Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) website.
Step 2: Click on the “Inquiries” button
This is the first icon with a magnifying glass.
Step 3: Click on the “Other Inquiries” tab
The “Other Inquiries” tab is on the left side of the “MOI Services” page.
Step 4: Click on the “Official Documents” link
The “Official Documents” link is the first one with a Qatari passport icon.
Step 5: Enter the Qatar ID Number
Step 6: Enter the captcha code and click “Search”
After clicking the Search button, you can see the validity of the Qatar ID. It would also show other details like Qatar Driving License validity. If the resident is out of the country, it will show how long the resident has been out of the country.
If you typed the wrong Qatar ID number and received no results, press the “Reset” button and type again.
Qatar ID Check By Passport Number
You can also check the validity of Qatar ID using the QID holder’s passport number. Follow the below steps to check Qatar ID status by passport number:
Step 1: Go to “Other Inquiries” on the MOI Website
Here is the link to the Other Inquiries page on the MOI website.
Step 2: Click on “Official Documents”
Step 3: Enter Passport Number
Step 4: Select Nationality from the dropdown menu
When entering a Passport Number, you also need to select the Nationality. This is not required when searching by QID number.
Step 5: Enter the verification code and click on the “Search” button
The status of all your official documents, including QID and Driving License, will be shown.
Please note that this will only work for Qatar residents whose residence permit process is completed and QID has been issued. This will not work for a visit visa or a new residence visa. If you want to check the status of your Qatar Visa, please follow the instruction on below guide:
Qatar ID Check On Metrash Wallet
Metrash2, the Ministry of Interior mobile app, has added a helpful ” Wallet ” feature, where you can access digital copies of your personal identity documents for use with Ministry of Interior (MOI) services.
The documents available in the E-Wallet include:
- Qatar ID Card
- Qatar Driving License
- Vehicle Permit (Istimara)
- Fancy Number Ownership
How To Check Qatar ID on Metrash App
Here is how you can access the Wallet feature from the Metrash2 app:
Step 1: Enter your QID number and PIN code to log in to the Metrash2 app
Step 2: From the main menu on top, select “Wallet”
Step 3: Select the document you want to display
Using this E-Wallet service, you can access copies of your Qatar ID, Driving License, Vehicle Registration (Istimara), and fancy number ownership. This can be used for official transactions while approaching various MOI departments or when demanded by police or security officials.
However, please note that this does not replace plastic cards. You still need plastic cards for travelling through international borders (airports, land borders).
FAQ On Qatar ID Check Online
How can I check my Qatar ID online?
Qatar ID validity can be checked online on the MOI portal by going to “Official Documents” under “Other Inquiries”. You can use the QID number or passport number to check the QID status on this page.
What is a Qatar ID number?
The Qatar ID number is a unique number issued by the Qatar government to its citizens and residents. The 11-digit number is used for identification purposes and for storing each person’s information in the government database.
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