Qatar Birth Certificate: How To Easily Apply Online (2020)

Qatar Birth Certificate Application

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 the 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.

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:

Steps 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

Apply Qatar Birth Certificate Online - Step 1

Step 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Upload the documents

Upload the necessary documents.
Acknowledge and submit the request.

Step 9: Pay the fee if additional copies are needed

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

Once the payment is completed (if required) an SMS will be sent to inform the applicant to collect the certificate from the previously selected hospital.

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:

Hospital Name Contact NumberTiming
Women’s Wellness and Research Center44092144, 440921457:30 am to 12:30pm
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Sidra Medicine40031424, 400314047:30 am to 12:30 pm
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Al Ahli Hospital44898195, 448981947:30 am to 12:30 pm
2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Al Wakra Hospital41152887:30 am to 12:30 pm
Al Khor Hospital44745274, 447452767:30 am to 12:30 pm

UPDATE: 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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