Do you know what your Qatar ID number means?

By mohdnoor

Have you ever wondered what your 11-digit Qatari ID number means? Did you think they were just a random set of numbers?

If you thought they were arbitrary, you are wrong. There is a logic behind it, a system that would let government officials figure out your age and nationality just by looking at the ID number.

Now here's the "secret".

Now that you have read this post, you can guess a person's age and nationality if you have their QID number. Now you've got a piece of information that you may use to impress your friends.

All you need to probably memorize is the list of country codes. Qatar uses ISO 3166 for numeric country codes.

For the list of numeric country codes see: List of the Numeric Country Codes

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Have a great day!

This was first posted on Qatar Living on 2014-08-31.

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By Crisbin• 7 months 1 week ago.

080-which country is this?

By Molten Metal• 9 months 6 days ago.
Molten Metal

No, very clear no.

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By sneakerhead• 11 months 3 weeks ago.

@nabilla - please try to read. it is already mentioned above.

By Nabilla Ramadhani• 11 months 4 weeks ago.
Nabilla Ramadhani

how to know 5 last numbers? please contact me. it's too important

By AkbarAli3003• 1 year 6 months ago.


By Wild Turkey• 1 year 6 months ago.
Wild Turkey

My country code is wrong in the ID. It says 280 but there is no 280 in the list! However, they got my nationality right although they put the name of the country instead. I was the fifth person who entered Qatar at my age in 1995. I didn't expect Qatar to get anything right!

By hussainvr.qatar• 3 years 6 months ago.

hmm cool..i wont forget my Qid anymore :) lol..

By Essam Jahaf• 3 years 7 months ago.
Essam Jahaf

Thanks for the useful information, but the countries code seems to be inaccurate as after checking the list of country codes it's not tallying with my QID.

By CTLOG• 3 years 7 months ago.

Last 5 digits mean the sequential number in that year RP issued or does it mean the nth person of that nationality in that year of birth. I think it is only the sequential number. Otherwise ID will be sequential like 28035600001 to 28035699999 which is incorrect - It is not that sequence

By zafirah• 3 years 7 months ago.

rajesh - if you are working, you have HR Department - your HR should have explained it to you... so that you don't look @#$*&*!

By cool2cool• 3 years 7 months ago.

rajesh26 : Your sponsor will do the process; just follow him !

By dadamharqatar• 3 years 7 months ago.

and I'm 6187 person from PH to visit Qatar since 2006?

By rajesh26• 3 years 7 months ago.


By AkbarAli3003• 3 years 7 months ago.

that has refereshed memory

By zafirah• 3 years 7 months ago.

@ rajesh26... ahhhh.... errrr... hmmmmmm..... why are you here in Qatar? are you working? I mean.... what are you doing here?

By rajesh26• 3 years 7 months ago.

How to get QATAR ID can any one say the process am an INDIAN

By zafirah• 3 years 7 months ago.

@ rsandlin: 26384000769, right?

By vivme• 3 years 7 months ago.


By vivme• 3 years 7 months ago.

No, it just means that you are the 769th person born in 1963 to have a live Qatar RP

By arsalanriaz• 3 years 7 months ago.

arealy knew.

By Anonymous• 3 years 7 months ago.

Cool. I didn't know that. TFS.

By Uliana Costa• 3 years 7 months ago.
Uliana Costa

That's the reason I'm 000005

By jeevagapandian• 3 years 7 months ago.


By nwosu• 3 years 7 months ago.

This is eye opening. Thanks.

By love786• 3 years 7 months ago.

i know it since 6 years

By nasir.imtiaz• 3 years 7 months ago.

Good information, thanks for sharing. Would even help memorizing the QID.

By junaidqt• 3 years 7 months ago.

And what if more than 2 persons born on the same day? ofcourse there are many

By sayyed48• 3 years 7 months ago.

iIt's nice information Now I can easily recall my ID, thanks a lot

By sidbawany• 3 years 7 months ago.

I knew that but thanks again for refreshing my memory

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