Qatar Birth Certificate: How To Easily Apply Online (2021)

Are you a soon to be a parent expecting to welcome a new member into your family? Congratulations on the big news!

As you celebrate the joyous occasion don’t forget to complete the official formalities related to childbirth. Registering your baby’s birth and getting a Qatar Birth Certificate is pretty easy if you do them step by step.

As per law, every child born in Qatar should be registered with the Ministry of Public Health. For those who are preparing for the birth of your baby, this article explains the steps, documents, fees and other details about Qatar birth certificate.

16 JULY 2021 UPDATE: The Ministry of Public Health has announced that applications for newborn birth certificates will be received electronically during the Eid al-Adha holidays. Applicants may register online as explained below. Birth certificates can be collected at the Newborn Registration Office of the Women’s Health and Research Center from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Delivery via Qatar Post is also an option. 

Why Birth Certificate is Important

A birth certificate is a government-issued document that contains information about a child’s name, place of birth, gender, and parents’ name. The birth certificate provides formal recognition by a state of a child’s birth and is a permanent and official record of a child’s existence.

All babies born in Qatar must be registered and provided with a birth certificate. It is also required at the time of applying for the child’s Passport or a Residence Permit and even for school admission in the future.

NOTE: Children born to foreign nationals are not entitled to Qatari nationality. Expatriate parents are also responsible for registering their child’s birth with their home country’s embassy.

The application for a birth certificate in Qatar can also be done online via MOPH website. Below are the steps for applying online:

How To Apply Qatar Birth Certificate Online

Step 1: Go to Birth Certificate Registration Page

Here is the link: https://eservices.moph.gov.qa/bcmoi/faces/informantWizard.xhtml

Change the language to English if needed.

New Birth Certificate Registration

Step 2: Select “New Birth Certificate Registration”

Apply Qatar Birth Certificate Online - Step 1

Step 3: Select Applicant Type (Citizen/Resident or Visitor)

  • If you are a Citizen or Resident, enter QID number; Click “Next”.
  • If you are a Visitor, enter Passport number; Click “Next”.
Apply Qatar Birth Certificate Online - Step 2

Step 4: Enter mobile number

On the next screen, enter your mobile number; Click “Next”.

This number will be used for OTP as well as payment services.

Apply Qatar Birth Certificate Online - Step 3

Step 5: Receive OTP on your mobile phone

  • You will receive OTP (One Time Password) on your mobile phone.
  • On the next screen, enter your OTP; Click “Confirm”.

Step 6: Search for Birth Record

  • On the next screen, you have to enter the details and find the baby’s birth record.
  • If the baby was born in Hamad Hospital or Sidra, enter details like HC Number, mother’s ID number, baby’s date of birth etc.
  • If the baby was born in a private hospital, select File Number instead of HC Number.
  • Click “Next”.

Step 7: Select the Request Type

  • Click “New Baby Request” for a new birth certificate.
  • Click “Update Baby Request” to update a previous request.
  • Click “Request Copies” to get additional copies of a previously collected certificate.

Step 8: Provide the details

On the next screen, enter details of the baby (Name, Gender, Blood group etc).
Enter the mother’s details, father’s details and informant details.
Enter delivery details.

Step 9: Upload the documents

Upload the necessary documents.
Acknowledge and submit the request.

Step 10: Pay the fee if additional copies are needed

After submission, the Ministry will process the request and in case of requesting additional copies and an SMS will be sent with the payment request link.

You can opt for Q-Post delivery or collect from the Birth Registration Office.

If you require any assistance, you can contact the following numbers from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday: 44092145, 44092142, 44092140.

Below is a video from MOPH explaining the above steps:


Birth Registration Offices in Qatar

You can also collect birth certificate by contacting birth registration offices in government and private hospitals. Here are the contact details of the birth registration offices (Updated 13 June 2021)

Hospital Name Contact NumberTiming
Women’s Wellness
and Research Center
44092144, 440921457:30 am to 12:30pm
1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Sidra Medicine40031424, 400314047:30 am to 12:30 pm
1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Al Ahli Hospital44898195, 448981947:30 am to 12:30 pm
1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Al Wakra Hospital401152887:30 am to 12:30 pm
Al Khor Hospital44745274, 447452767:30 am to 12:30 pm
Al Emadi Hospital447764447:30 am to 12:30 pm
Doha Clinic Hospital7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 precautionary measures, it is now mandatory to book an appointment at Birth Registration Offices in government and private hospitals.

MOPH has emphasised that everyone should strictly follow the time sense and visit as per the allotted time slots. In case if you are unable to attend the scheduled appointment, you may take a new appointment.

Before the appointment is scheduled one should fill out the Birth Certificate & Registration Form and keep all documents ready.

Photo of a newborn baby

Documents Required for Qatar Birth Certificate

In order to get a birth certificate you have to submit below mentioned documents:

1. Non-Qatari Parents – Child Born in Qatar

  • Original Valid Passport of husband and wife + copy of each
  • Valid Residence Permit (or Entry Visa for non-residents)
  • Original Vaccination Card + Copy + Notification of Live Birth (Available from the hospital)
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate

2. Qatari Parents – Child Born in Qatar

Qatari Father + Qatari Mother

  • Original ID of husband and wife + copy of each
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Original Vaccination Card + Copy and Notification of Live Birth (Available from the hospital)

Qatari Father + Non-Qatari Mother

  • Original ID of husband and wife + copy of each
  • Original + copy of Wife’s passport (Residence Permit or Entry Visa for non-GCC citizens should be attached).
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Marriage Approval by MoI for Non-GCC Citizens
  • Original Vaccination Card + Copy + Notification of Live Birth (Available from the hospital)

3. Qatari Parents – Child Born Abroad

  • Original ID of husband and wife + copy of each
  • Original + Copy of wife’s passport (Residence Permit or Entry Visa for non-GCC citizens should be attached)
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Marriage Approval by MoI for Non-GCC Citizens.
  • Original Child Birth Certificate (authenticated from the country of birth)
  • Exit-Entry Permit
  • Blood group certificate

Qatar Birth Certificate Fees

Original birth certificate in Qatar is issued free of cost. If you need additional copies (with official stamp and signature) you have to pay QR 20 per copy.

Document TypeFees
Original Birth CertificateFree
Each extra copyQR 20
Qatar Birth Certificate Attestation

Birth Certificate Attestation in Qatar

If your child is born abroad, birth certificate attestation may be mandatory for cases like admission to schools, for further studies, for migration requirements, and even for work-related matters.

The attestation has to be first done from the home state where the certificate was issued, external affairs, and by the embassy where the applicant is seeking for school admission. 

Procedure to Get Birth Certificate Attestation for Qatar

Following are the steps to be completed for attestation of a foreign birth certificate for Qatar:

  1. Attestation from Notary Public in the Home Country
  2. Attestation from Foreign Affairs in the Home Country
  3. Attestation from Home Country Embassy in Qatar
  4. Attestation from Ministry Of Foreign Affairs in Qatar

You can contact a reputed typing centre or attestation service provider to get these done from Qatar itself. Usually, the whole process takes around two to four weeks.

Documents Required for Birth Certificate Attestation for Qatar

  • Original Birth Certificate or Online Issued Birth Certificate
    Passport Copy of the Certificate holder
  • Visa copy
  • Photos
  • Authorization letter

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FAQ on Qatar Birth Certificate Procedure


How can I get birth certificate in Qatar?

You can get your baby’s birth certificate by applying online at the MOPH website as well as from Birth Registration Offices in hospitals.

How much is the fees for a birth certificate in Qatar?

Original birth certificate in Qatar is issued free of cost. If you need additional copies (with official stamp and signature) you have to pay QR 20 per copy.

Do expatriate children born in Qatar require a residence visa?

Yes, children born to foreign nationals are not entitled to Qatari nationality. If they have to continue staying in Qatar, they have to be sponsored by their parents.


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  1. Janssen Tordil

    Do we need an attestation for a Birth Certificate from MOFA, if the baby was born in Doha and has a Birth Cert from MOPH for Residence Permit application?

  2. Hi Doha Guides,
    Thank your for the immediate response.
    What I mean the father is in our country his not residence of Qatar.
    I got pregnant when I went back to our country and planning to give birth here in QATAR. Please note that all my documents is valid (QID,Passport (mother) and photocopy of fathers passport) and Marriage Certificate.
    My question is there any problem that I will be encountering while applying the birth certificate of the baby once I give birth here in Qatar?even the father is not here?and the original passport is not with me? Thank you in advance.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mona, Sorry, we could not find any official information about your situation as the father’s QID is shown as a requirement. Normally if you are on an employment visa, you would need your employer’s approval to sponsor a child. We do not want to advise you on something which we are not sure about. So kindly check with HMC in advance.

  3. How long it takes to get birth certificate? it’s been 10 days since i registered and it was under process. But i didn’t receive SMS from MOPH.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi TZB, Usually it takes less than a week. Nowadays most things are delayed. You will receive an SMS when it is ready.

      1. Hi Doha Guides, I also applied Birth Certificate online since April 13, but until now its still on process. Why its really delayed like this?

  4. Hi,
    Question what if the father is not in present in Qatar?only the mother is here but with complete documents only the original passport of the father is missing, is there any problem applying the birth certificate of a newborn baby?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Mona, For applying online original passport is not required. However, the parents’ QID should be still valid.

      1. Hi Doha Guides,
        Thank your for the immediate response.
        What I mean the father is in our country his not residence of Qatar.
        I got pregnant when I went back to our country and planning to give birth here in QATAR. Please note that all my documents is valid (QID,Passport (mother) and photocopy of fathers passport) and Marriage Certificate.
        My question is there any problem that I will be encountering while applying the birth certificate of the baby once I give birth here in Qatar?even the father is not here?and the original passport is not with me? Thank you in advance.

        1. Hi Mona,

          I am planning the same case as you and my husband is not a qatar resident.
          Giving this covid situation I dont think he will get any visa and I wonder if I could register the baby only with a copy of his passport.
          Please let me know if you have further info about your query
          I will also investigate the procedures ans can share the info I might get with you if you have any contact mail.

          Good luck

        2. hi ania,

          How are you?
          any update regarding our concern? Appreciate your response once you have an idea regarding this matter. As of now I cannot give you an update yet hence Im going to deliver this coming July.
          But if you already tried to apply because we have the same case please let me know whats the procedure.
          Thank you.

  5. MAGRABI OPTICAL

    Hello,
    You have the wrong information about the Al Wakra Hospital. That’s our number. Pls Correct because people call us everyday regarding this wrong information. Thank you.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hello, Thanks for contacting us and apologies for the inconvenience caused. There was one digit missing from the number. We have corrected the issue on our website. However please note that the same number was being listed as Al Wakra Hospital on several other websites even before we published it. So please contact other websites also. Thanks.

  6. Hello,
    To Whom it may concern:
    I would like to know how I can request an Birth Certificate for my self.
    I was born in Qatar (Doha) in 1966, my parents were working there at the time.
    What type of Documentation do you need from me for this request?

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