Qatar Birth Certificate: How To Easily Apply Online (2024)

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Are you a soon-to-be 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.

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’ names. The birth certificate provides formal recognition by the 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 is done online via the MOPH website. Below are the steps for applying online:

How To Apply Qatar Birth Certificate Online

Step 1: Go to the 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 the QID number; Click “Next”.
  • If you are a Visitor, enter your Passport number; Click “Next”.
Apply Qatar Birth Certificate Online - Step 2

Step 4: Enter your 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 the details of the baby (Name, Gender, Blood group etc). Enter the mother’s details, father’s details and informant’s 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. Only credit cards are accepted for payment.

You can opt for Q-Post delivery or collect from the Birth Registration Office (you can select the 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 certificates 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 Center
44092144, 440921457:30 am to 12:30pm
1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Sidra Medicine40031424, 400314047:30 am to 1:00 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
Photo of a newborn baby

Documents Required for Qatar Birth Certificate

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

1. Non-Qatari Parents – Child Born in Qatar

  • Parent’s Passports
  • Parent’s Qatar ID cards (or Entry Visa for non-residents)
  • Parent’s Marriage Certificate
  • Baby’s Vaccination Card
  • Baby’s HC Number or Notification of Live Birth (Available from the hospital)

2. Qatari Parents – Child Born in Qatar

Qatari Father + Qatari Mother

  • Parent’s Qatar ID cards
  • Parent’s Marriage Certificate
  • Baby’s Vaccination Card
  • Baby’s HC Number or Notification of Live Birth (Available from the hospital)

Qatari Father + Non-Qatari Mother

  • Parent’s Qatar ID cards
  • Parent’s Passports + Residence Permit or Entry Visa for non-GCC citizens
  • Parent’s Marriage Certificate
  • For Non-GCC Citizens: Marriage Approval issued by Ministry of Interior
  • Baby’s Vaccination Card + Notification of Live Birth (Available from the hospital)

3. Qatari Parents – Child Born Abroad

  • Parent’s Qatar ID cards
  • Wife’s passport + Residence Permit or Entry Visa for non-GCC citizens
  • Marriage Certificate
  • For Non-GCC Citizens: Marriage Approval issued by Ministry of Interior
  • Baby’s Birth Certificate (authenticated from the country of birth)
  • Exit-Entry Permit
  • Baby’s HC Number

Qatar Birth Certificate Fees

The 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

Birth Certificate Attestation in Qatar

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

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

Qatar Birth Certificate Attestation

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 the 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

READ NEXT: How To Get Hamad Health Card in Qatar


FAQ on Qatar Birth Certificate Procedure


How can I get a 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 are the fees for a birth certificate in Qatar?

Original birth certificate in Qatar is issued free of cost. If you need additional copies (with an 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.


You May Also Like:

  1. Pregnancy And Baby Delivery in Qatar: Full Guide
  2. Vaccination Schedule For Children in Qatar
  3. How To Renew Qatar Health Card Online
  4. How To Get Visa On Arrival For Baby Born Outside Qatar

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  1. DG,
    My son born in qatar and i maked birth certificate and passport , i want to make QID for my son, what is the procedures…is it need to fill any form?
    Wife is under my sponsorship

  2. DG,
    I son born in qatar and i maked birth certificate and passport , i want to make QID for my son, what is the procedures…is it need to fill any form?
    Wife is under my sponsorship

  3. HI DG
    My son born in Qatar and for the birth certificate they written Birth Place: The cuban hospital- Qatar

    now i want to apply Passport for my child (Indian), in passport application what i will write in Birth Place?

  4. Update for my below query,
    I have visited MOPH and they mentioned name cannot be changed and it is taken as per passport details, it is totally confusing as fathers name in the birth certificate came same as how I filled the DOB application while registration, but mothers name came included with her fathers name.
    As per MOPH it is new rule they are adding fathers name for child parents names.

    Kindly advice as I have been waiting for a response since my last query, is there any other way/option where I can make the name changes before I apply for child passport.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Minhaj, It seems that now last name is compulsory for mother’s name and they are adding father’s name. As the authority to issue birth certificate, MOPH has the final say in this.

  5. Good Morning, my child is born in Qatar Al Khor hospital and I collected Birth certificate from WWRC. There is a mistake in Mothers name as they added extra including her fathers name.
    So I asked at the same time and the lady at the counter says its according to Passport details of the mother, but its not the case as the name in passport is different, even I showed her the passport and her QID.
    Upon asking many times she said we can’t correct it here and told me to go to MOPH office building.
    Kindly suggest what to do and where can I correct the name, because in final I will face problem at my home country embassy while applying for the baby passport.

  6. Hello,
    We are expecting the baby very soon. Do we need to finalize the baby name in the hospital itself soon after delivery? If not, how long can we wait before applying for birth certificate in the MOPH website? Thanks in advance.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Kumar, There is a fine if you don’t get QID within two months of birth. For that you need birth certificate and passport. So it is better to apply for birth certificate at the earliest. It is not compulsory to give name during discharge. However it is recommended to decide quickly.

  7. Hi dohaguides
    I’m going to deliver baby in wakrah hospital this week, can you tell me for birth certificate I have to apply online or can I collect from hospital itself

  8. Hello,
    Me and my husband both works here in a different employer (sponsor). I am soon to deliver our baby on November in WWRC. I just wanted to check if there is any Salary requirements to sponsor our newborn child? Thank you in advance.

  9. We both are having QID. I delivered in India. For getting QID how many days before we have to enter in Qatar.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Thomas, (i) If mother is under father’s sponsorship and your baby enters within 2 months of birth the baby can get newborn visa at the airport. With this you can easily apply for QID.
      (2) If your baby is entering between 2 and 6 months, they will issue visitor visa. This means you have to apply for RP on Metrash and complete all process (like new RP visa). First option is easier and cheaper.

  10. Hello. My husband works here, we have qid. I delivered here in wwrc. How can I get a birth certificate online if I refused from vaccination? But I need the copy of vaccination card? What is Birth notification? Where I can get it?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Olga, Birth Notification is the form you get from hospital where you delivered. Please contact the Birth Registration Office regarding vaccination queries. Contact numbers are in the article.

  11. Hi all!
    My wife gave birth yesterday, got the MoPH birth certificate today – process itself is very user friendly and fast.
    However, can anyone advise what is the exact process and required documents to apply for the newborn’s RP? I only understood I need the passport, but couldn’t find no other official reference on neither the MoI nor the Hukooki websites.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Alex, Congratulations! Once you get the birth certificate, apply for the passport. After you get the passport get the QID request form typed from a typing center. Visit any MOI Service Center with the form, blue background photo, birth certificate, baby’s passport, parents passports and QIDs. You will get the QID issued same day. You may also do this on Metrash, but recent users have reported some issues. We will check in detail and do a post soon.

  12. I’m pregnant and resident here in Qatar
    Delivering my baby here
    What is the procedure if my husband doesn’t have QID and his also not in Qatar? His working abroad as Seaman, no chance to be here during the delivery. Please advice, thank you.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Kay, Please check directly with the hospital. Normally they would accept if you have marriage certificate and husband’s passport.

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