What Your Qatar ID Number Means: All About Your QID (2022)

Governments all over the world use national identity numbers to track their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, and health care.

Similarly, every Qatar resident, irrespective of being a citizen or an expatriate, is assigned a unique Qatar ID number by the Qatar government.

This article will discuss everything you need to know about your Qatar ID number including some interesting facts.

What Is Qatar ID Number?

Qatar ID number or QID number is an 11-digit identification number issued by the State of Qatar to its citizens and residents for the purpose of residency, employment, health care, and other governmentally-related functions.

The QID number will be shown on all government documents like Driving License, Car Registration (Istimara), Health Card etc. A resident’s QID number is used to authenticate and establish his/her identity using electronic means or through offline verification.

How To Get Qatar ID Number

The Qatar ID number will be assigned to a person on the following occasions:

For those born in the countryAt the time of birth
For those born outside the countryAt the time of issuing the first residence permit card

Expatriate residents will keep their Qatar ID number if they cancel their existing visa and return on another visa.

As a resident’s Qatar Driving License is linked to his QID number, he can continue to use his old license when he comes back to Qatar. If he has stayed out of the country for long and the license has expired, he can simply renew the driving license by paying QR 250.

How To Know Qatar ID Number

A new resident can know his Qatar ID number when his QID card is issued. The QID number would be given on the front side of his QID card.

Qatar ID Number Meaning And Format

Did you know that your Qatar ID number is not randomly generated but includes important information such as your birth year and nationality? A QID number is split into 4 parts and here is what each part means:

Part 1: The first digit shows the century of your birth. Residents born between 1900 and 1999 will have the first digit as 2; Residents born after 2000 will have the first digit as 3.

Part 2: The following two digits are your year of birth (YOB). For someone born in 1985, these two digits would be 85.

Part 3: The next three digits show your nationality by ISO 3166 County Code. Each country has a different ISO code. For instance, it is 250 for France.

Part 4: The last five digits show the sequence number for a combination of YOB and ISO Country Code. This will be unique for each person and is generated in the order of your residency.

What Your Qatar ID Number Means

In the above example, a person having his QID number as 28425001234 means he was born in 1985, is a French citizen (ISO code 250) and is the 1234th Qatar resident of the same nationality and year of birth.

Qatar ID Number Country Codes

Since we are discussing the country codes on your Qatar ID number, let’s try to find out the ISO code of your country and match it with your QID number:

Country NameCode
Afghanistan004
Albania008
Algeria012
American Samoa016
Andorra020
Angola024
Anguila660
Antigua and Barbuda028
Argentina032
Armenia051
Aruba533
Australia036
Austria040
Azerbaijan031
Bahamas, The044
Bahrain048
Bangladesh050
Barbados052
Belarus112
Belgium056
Belgium-Luxembourg058
Belize084
Benin204
Bermuda060
Bhutan064
Bolivia068
Bosnia and Herzegovina070
Botswana072
Br. Antr. Terr080
Brazil076
British Indian Ocean Ter.086
British Virgin Islands092
Brunei096
Bulgaria100
Burkina Faso854
Burundi108
Cambodia116
Cameroon120
Canada124
Cape Verde132
Cayman Islands136
Central African Republic140
Chad148
Chile152
China156
Christmas Island162
Cocos (Keeling) Islands166
Colombia170
Comoros174
Congo, Dem. Rep.180
Congo, Rep.178
Cook Islands184
Costa Rica188
Cote d’Ivoire384
Croatia191
Cuba192
Cyprus196
Czech Republic203
Czechoslovakia200
Denmark208
Djibouti262
Dominica212
Dominican Republic214
East Timor626
Ecuador218
Egypt, Arab Rep.818
El Salvador222
Equatorial Guinea226
Eritrea232
Estonia233
Ethiopia (excludes Eritrea)231
Ethiopia (includes Eritrea)230
European Union918
Faeroe Islands234
Falkland Island238
Fiji242
Finland246
Fm Panama Cz592
Fm Rhod Nyas717
Fm Tanganyik835
Fm Vietnam Dr868
Fm Vietnam Rp866
Fm Zanz-Pemb836
Fr. So. Ant. Tr260
France250
Free Zones838
French Guiana254
French Polynesia258
Gabon266
Gambia, The270
Gaza Strip274
Georgia268
German Democratic Republic278
Germany276
Ghana288
Gibraltar292
Greece300
Greenland304
Grenada308
Guadeloupe312
Guam316
Guatemala320
Guinea324
Guinea-Bissau624
Guyana328
Haiti332
Holy See336
Honduras340
Hong Kong, China344
Hungary348
Iceland352
India356
Indonesia360
Iran, Islamic Rep.364
Iraq368
Ireland372
Israel376
Italy380
Jamaica388
Japan392
Jhonston Island396
Jordan400
Kazakhstan398
Kenya404
Kiribati296
Korea, Dem. Rep.408
Korea, Rep.410
Kuwait414
Kyrgyz Republic417
Lao PDR418
Latvia428
Lebanon422
Lesotho426
Liberia430
Libya434
Liechtenstein438
Lithuania440
Luxembourg442
Macao446
Macedonia, FYR807
Madagascar450
Malawi454
Malaysia458
Maldives462
Mali466
Malta470
Marshall Islands584
Martinique474
Mauritania478
Mauritius480
Mexico484
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.583
Midway Islands488
Moldova498
Monaco492
Mongolia496
Montserrat500
Morocco504
Mozambique508
Myanmar104
Namibia516
Nauru520
Nepal524
Netherlands528
Netherlands Antilles530
Neutral Zone536
New Caledonia540
New Zealand554
Nicaragua558
Niger562
Nigeria566
Niue570
Norfolk Island574
Northern Mariana Islands580
Norway578
Oman512
Pacific Islands582
Pakistan586
Palau585
Panama591
Papua New Guinea598
Paraguay600
Pen Malaysia459
Peru604
Philippines608
Pitcairn612
Poland616
Portugal620
Puerto Rico630
Qatar634
Reunion638
Romania642
Russian Federation643
Rwanda646
Ryukyu Is647
Sabah461
Saint Helena654
Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla-Aru658
Saint Pierre and Miquelon666
Samoa882
San Marino674
Sao Tome and Principe678
Sarawak457
Saudi Arabia682
Senegal686
Seychelles690
Sierra Leone694
Singapore702
Slovak Republic703
Slovenia705
Solomon Islands090
Somalia706
South Africa710
Soviet Union810
Spain724
Special Categories839
Sri Lanka144
St. Kitts and Nevis659
St. Lucia662
St. Vincent and the Grenadines670
Sudan736
Suriname740
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Is744
Swaziland748
Sweden752
Switzerland756
Syrian Arab Republic760
Taiwan158
Tajikistan762
Tanzania834
Thailand764
Togo768
Tokelau772
Tonga776
Trinidad and Tobago780
Tunisia788
Turkey792
Turkmenistan795
Turks and Caicos Isl.796
Tuvalu798
Uganda800
Ukraine804
United Arab Emirates784
United Kingdom826
United States840
Unspecified898
Uruguay858
Us Msc.Pac.I849
Uzbekistan860
Vanuatu548
Venezuela862
Vietnam704
Virgin Islands (U.S.)850
Wake Island872
Wallis and Futura Isl.876
Western Sahara732
World000
Yemen Democratic720
Yemen, Rep.887
Yugoslavia891
Yugoslavia, FR (Serbia/Montene890
Zambia894
Zimbabwe716

Now that you know how to decode a QID number and even find someone’s age, share this with your friends and family.


FAQ on Qatar ID Number


How can I know the year of birth from the QID number?

The second and third digits of a QID number represent the last two digits of the person’s birth year.

Will my Qatar ID number change if I return on a new visa?

The Qatar ID number issued once will remain the same for an expatriate resident even if he cancels his residence permit and comes back on a new residence permit.


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Country Codes Reference: World Bank


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