How to renew your visa and residence permit in Qatar

How to renew your visa and residence permit in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

The current COVID-19 pandemic has been the source of confusion and distress for our community in Qatar. We are aware that many of you have questions regarding the renewal of residence permits, visas, and extension of visas.

Before we go into more details on how to renew permits, we would like to recommend a PRO service that we use at Qatar Living. If you are in need of specialized PRO or visa-related services in Qatar, Grand Trading Group has the necessary expertise to deliver. They have been operating in this field for almost 16 years.

The following information will inform you of the steps that need to be taken to answer some of your questions.

As a resident of Qatar, it is important to download the Metrash2 app on your smartphone. The app will allow you perform many services that are generally provided by the Expatriate Affairs Department of the General Directorate of Passports.

Another way to renew your RP and extended visa is through the MOI Eservices-portal. It allows residents to renew permits online for 1 to 3 years. Qataris, residents, and companies holding Qatari Smart ID Cards have access to this service. Visas can be extended using the following link: https://portal.moi.gov.qa/visitvisaextension. These are the steps you will need to follow to renew you QID, once you are on the website.

  1. Sign in to the e-services portal of Ministry of Interior using your Smart Card.
  2. Select ‘Residency Services and then ‘Renew Residency’.
  3. Both companies and individuals can then select the QID number that requires to be renewed.
  4. Choose the renewal period for the selected Residence Permit.
  5. Choose your delivery option for the new residence permit
  6. Pay the applicable fees.

Those who are stuck outside of Qatar will be required to apply for an entry permit through Hukoomi Qatar. The website also provides steps on how to apply for an ‘Exceptional Entry Permit’. Once your entry permit has been approved, you will be required to bring a copy of your approved Entry Permit and download the Ehteraz app available on both the App Store and Google Play Store.

The Ehteraz will indicate your COVID-19 health status, ranging from green, yellow, grey and red. This is a mandatory app that will be required once you land at Hamad International Airport and will require a sim registered under your QID.

If you're experiencing issues with any of the above steps, we suggest getting in touch with GTG immediately.

Contact GTG for further visa & immigration queries: www.gtg.qa/4442 2999

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By vingenious• 5 months 3 weeks ago.
vingenious

Kindly update on resumption of visit visas or family visas.

By vingenious• 5 months 3 weeks ago.
vingenious

Kindly update on resumption of visit visas or family visas.

By Sammy_123• 5 months 3 weeks ago.
Sammy_123

If there is any update regarding resumption of services for New Qatar ID's or Spousal Visas or even Family Visit Visas, please do post it here. Would be a great help.

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