Qatar MOI ID Status

An identity card is one of the most important documents for people who are staying in Qatar. A QID is used to obtain various government services, a driver’s license, open a bank account, and other essential services in Qatar. QID holders should always be attentive to their QID status, whether it is valid or expired. This guide will assist you in checking the status of your Qatar Identity Card.

Qatar MOI ID Status Check Online

The process of checking MOI ID Status is easy. Below is the detailed guide for checking Qatar’s moi id status.

Please go through the step-by-step process below to check your MOI Qatar ID status. Check the images for better understanding.

Step 1: First of all click on the below button and visit the Ministry of Interior Portal to check the Qatar MOI ID Status.

Qatar MOI Portal

After clicking on the above button you will reach the Ministry of Interior Portal page as shown in the image below.

Step 2: Here you have to fill in your 11-digit unique Qatar ID number.

Type QID number

Step 3: Once you have entered your 11-digit numbers. The next step is to fill the captcha in the required fields as shown in the image below.

Fill captcha

Step 4: Now click on the search button. (Before clicking on the search button, if you think that you have entered some wrong information, just click on the reset button and you will be able to fill in your information again.)

Search for QID Status

After clicking on the search button the status of your QID will appear on a page. This way you can check the status of your Qatar ID and can get all the necessary information.

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What is Qatar ID Card?

A unique identification number is necessary to identify your place of residence in any country. The same applies to the QID, which is also used to access various government services and monetary transactions.

QID also helps the government to protect citizens and track and reduce fraudulent activities. It looks like a basic ID card with a personal photo, name, date of birth, gender, and address.

Smart Cards QID

In 2011, The Qatar Ministry of Interior introduced smart QID Cards the upgraded version of the traditional QID Cards. These smart cards contain basic identification and biometric information of the cardholder such as fingerprints and eye scans. These smart cards can be also used at immigration electronic gates to bypass passport queues.

Understanding Smart QID Charges

If a Qatar Resident wants to apply for a Smart QID Card then he/she can apply it through the official MOI website of Qatar.

  • Smart QID card charges are QR 100, the same as a traditional ID card.
  • If one is applying for one year of e-gate service then it will cost QR100, QR150 for two years, and QR200 for three years.

Benefits of Smart QID Cards

QID can benefit you in various ways if you are in Qatar. Smart QID card is very beneficial for residents and foreigners in Qatar. Below are some of the benefits of using the Smart QID card in Qatar.

  • Easy to access government services: The Smart QID card is easy and beneficial to use to access various government services in Qatar. If you have a Smart ID Card, you will not need to show any physical document to avail government facilities. You just need to show your smart QID.
  • Reduce fraudulent activity: Smart QID cards help identify fraudulent activity and reduce fraud. A Smart ID Card contains basic and biometric information of the user and uses advanced technology to keep the cardholder’s information secure.
  • Eliminates Paperwork: It can be used for government transactions. It reduces waiting time and eliminates paperwork for obtaining government services.
  • Helps in obtaining a driving license: A Smart QID can be used to obtain and reissue a driving license in Qatar.
  • Helps in updating legal documents: If you are updating documents this can be done quickly using Smart QID.

Understanding the structure and meaning of QID numbers

Your Unique ID number says a lot about you. These QID numbers are not only randomly generated unique numbers, but they contain a lot of information about you. A strategy is used to generate these unique numbers.

  • The first digit of the QID number is based on the year of your birth. If your year of birth is between 1900 to 1999 then the first digit of your QID will be 2. People born after the year 2000 will have 3 as their first number.
  • The second and third digits of the ID numbers are based on the last two digits of your birth year.
  • The fourth, fifth, and sixth digits are based on your country’s ISO code.
  • Finally, the last five digits are the number of Qataris born in the same year as you were born.

Thus a QID number is well organized with a structure and you can get much information about any QID holder from his/her unique ID number.

FAQ about MOI Qatar ID

What are the charges for obtaining a Qatar ID?

Those who are applying for QID for the first time need to pay QR 100 for one year.

What are the charges for the re-issuance of lost/damaged QID?

The fee for re-issuing a lost and damaged QID is QR 200.

What is the average processing time for getting a Qatar ID?

The processing time usually takes 2 to 4 days after applying for QID. Sometimes it may take some more time depending on the circumstances.

How many digits are there in QID?

The Qatar ID card number consists of 11 digits in total.

What if my Qatar ID has expired?

If your QID has expired, you are advised to renew it through the Qatar MOI portal.