How To Renew Family Residence Visa In Qatar

Renew family residence visa in Qatar (Qatar) is an important part of the process. If you are planning to live with your family in Qatar, you need to first apply for a family residence visa (FRV) and then go through the renewal process too. A family residence visa is valid for one year and can be further renewed. However, you should remember that you will have to renew it at least 15 days before the expiry of your visa. Once you extend residence visa, your dependants get their residence permit renewed as well.

It’s a frequent phenomenon among expats of being needed to renew your family residence visa in Qatar. Sometimes it’s challenges with renewing your family residence visa in Qatar due to some issues and other times the law just changes so you need to get used to that. One thing that I can state without reservation is that nothing is impossible. You will be surprised at how you can complete your procedure for renewable family residence visa in Qatar without any problems. We will base our discussion today on – How To Renew Family Residence Visa In Qatar. But, other resources which you can find on our website include some frequently asked questions such as: qatar family residence visa requirements 2022 and family residence visa qatar

How To Renew Family Residence Visa In Qatar

The General Directorate of Residence, Passports and it’s Relatives Affairs at the Ministry of Interior has recently published a new law that is going to come into effect on March 1st 2016. The new law will make it harder for expats in Qatar to renew family residence visas of their immediate family members. The requirement will change from an original marriage certificate to a marriage contract, which needs to be signed by a local Qatari mediator (click here for the full list).

   Family Residence Visa is good for one year and then it should be renewed. It’s important to renew the Family Residence Visa on time otherwise there are chances that the sponsor won’t get his residence permit renewed.

Apply for New Family Visa

  1. To apply for family visa, applicant has to visit the visa service Department at the ministry of interior(MOI) office.
  2. For Ministry of interior office contact click here:Contact link
  3. Application form can be downloaded from the below link: Application form
  4. Now application form to be filled in from typed in Arabic andmake sure you have all the documents in hand that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. After typed the form, attach the documents mentioned in the required documents section below with the completed application form.
  6. Check the application form and then submit it to the respective officer in the visa service Department in Ministry of Interior(MOI) office. The address mentioned in the office locations & contacts section below.
  7. Now collect the acknowledgment slip which will carry visa application number.
  8. Now the authorities will verify your application and validate the submitted documents.
  9. After the verification process, your visa is approved. If the visa is approved you will get a message on your registered mobile id.
  10. After the visa is approved you can pay the fees through ‘METRASH’ mobile app or you can visit any immigration office near you and paythe fees with your card.
  11. Thereafter, you can visit the medical commission at Mesaimeer. Pay the fees for medical procedure through your debit or credit card.
  12. After paying the fees, you have to undergo medical test. If the rest results match with the eligibility criteria then you have to visit the mesaimeer immigration office to register your fingerprint.
  13. After two days your fingerprint gets uploaded and you will be notified.
  14. Now you can visit the immigration office and collect your Qatar ID card.

Renewal of Family Visa

  1. To renew family visa, applicant has to visit the visa service Department at the ministry of interior (MOI) office.
  2. ForMinistry of interior office contact click here:Click Here
  3. Application form can be downloaded from the below link: application form
  4. Now complete the form with necessary informationand make sure you have all the documents in hand that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. After filling the form, attach the documents mentioned in the required documents section below with the completed application form.
  6. Check the application form and then submit it to the respective officer in the visa service Department in Ministry of Interior(MOI) office. The address mentioned in the office locations & contacts section below.
  7. Now the authorities will verify your application and validate the submitted documents.
  8. After the verification process, visa validity can be renewed.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Typed application form.
  • Copy of host’s QID card.
  • A certificate copy of good conduct (police clearance) which is certificate by the relevant authorities for adults.
  • Copy of employment contract.
  • Spouse or children passport copy.
  • Children birth certificate attested by MOFA and also Qatar embassy in your country.
  • Marriage certificate attested by MOFA and also Qatar embassy in your country.
  • Copy of your last six month bank statement.
  • Copy of educational certificate.
  • No Objection Certificate from your office.

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How to renew your Qatar ID (QID)

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The Qatar ID or QID, identification card comes with an expiry date. Depending on the classification of your QID, there are multiple ways to renew it.

Once your QID has expired, employers, sponsors, or ID holders have 3 months to renew without paying a fine. Qatar ID can also be renewed even 3 months prior to its expiry date. Once it has passed the grace period, the Ministry will charge a penalty of QR 10 per day.

The Ministry of Interior, as per Hukoomi, allows employers and individuals to renew residence permits both online and offline. However, renewing online is allowed only for 1-3 years.

In this guide, the ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team jots down the process of renewing your QID both online and offline. Check it out below!

Qatar ID (QID) renewal fees:

  • QR 500 for wife, children, and family sponsorships. (1 year)
  • QR 1,000 for employees sponsored by companies, institutions and shops. (1 year)
  • QR 300 for employees on personal sponsorships, servants, farmers and sailors. (1 year)
  • There is a 20% discount, in case of a three-year renewal (for personal sponsorship, companies, wife, children and family sponsorship).
  • An extra QR 20 is to be paid in case of selecting Qatar Post for delivery.

How to renew Qatar ID (QID) online

1. MOI website

NOTE: Renewing the QID through the MOI e-services portal requires a smartcard.

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Image credit: Ministry of Interior e-services portal website
  • Log in with your smartcard to the e-services portal of MOI.
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Image credit: Ministry of Interior e-services portal website
  • Click on “Residency Services”
QID Renewal in MOI Website
Image credit: Ministry of Interior e-services portal website
  • Then “Renew Residency”.
    • Renewal for individuals:
      • Select the QID number to be renewed (maximum of five QID numbers at a time).
    • Renewal for companies:
      • Select the QID number to be renewed (maximum twenty QID numbers at a time), and click “Add”.
  • Choose the renewal period for the selected Qatar ID (QID).
  • Select the delivery option for the new residence permit or Qatar ID.
  • Pay the applicable fees.
  • You can track the progress of your renewal through this link: https://portal.moi.gov.qa/wps/portal/MOIInternet/services/inquiries/residencypermits

2. Metrash2 App

QID Renewal in Metrash2
Screengrab from Metrash2 app.
  • Log in to your Metrash2 account.
  • Click on “Residency”
QID Renewal in Metrash2
Screengrab from Metrash2 app.
  • Then “Residency Renewal”.
  • Select between Personal (individuals) or Company Residency Renewal, then click “Next”.
QID Renewal in Metrash2
Screengrab from Metrash2 app.
  • Renewal for Personal (individuals):
    • Select the QID number to be renewed (maximum five QID numbers at a time).
  • Renewal for companies:
    • Select the QID number to be renewed (maximum twenty QID numbers at a time), and click “Add”.
  • Choose the renewal period for the selected RP/Qatar ID.
QID Renewal in Metrash2
Screengrab from Metrash2 app.
  • Select the delivery option for the new residence permit or Qatar ID.
  • Fill in the address where the new residence permit or Qatar ID should be delivered.
QID Renewal in Metrash2
Screengrab from Metrash2 app.

How to renew Qatar ID (QID) offline

1. For Citizens

Citizens may renew their QID offline and proceed to the Nationality and Travel Documents Department.

  • Download and fill out the application form.
  • To renew the Qatar ID, you should bring your current QID card. Two personal/passport-sized photos should be submitted for applicants above 65 years old.
  • Pay applicable fees.

2. For Expatriates

  • Download and fill out the application form.
  • Attach the following documents:
    • Copy of valid employer’s ID (Personal sponsorships).
    • Copy of valid employer’s Establishment ID (Government entities, institutions, companies, and others).
    • Submit the application form along with the necessary documents to the Expatriates Affairs Department.

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