National Address Registration has begun | MoI urges the citizens, expatriates, and legal persons in the country to register before 26 July 2020

National Address Registration has begun | MoI urges the citizens, expatriates, and legal persons in the country to register before 26 July 2020

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has confirmed on its social media channels that Citizens, Expatriates, and legal person in Qatar in accordance with the National Address Law No. 24 of 2017 to register their National Addresses within six months. The Ministry of Interior has begun the National Address Registration from the 27th of January 2020 and registration closes on 26th July 2020.

National Address Registration can be done through Metrash 2 mobile app (Andriod / iOS) or MOI website or directly at Unified Services Centres of the Ministry of Interior. (Click here to access the form for individuals)

In accordance with the National Address Law, the Ministry of Interior urges the citizens, resident expatriates and legal…

Posted by Ministry of Interior – Qatar on Saturday, January 25, 2020

The National Address Law (Law No 24 of 2017) obligates all residents of Qatar (locals and expatriates) to register their data in a simple form. The National Address is defined as a set of data that every natural or legal person possesses, whether a citizen, an expatriate, or a person acting as such, to perform transactions with government and non-government entities and receive various services from the country easily.

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) has called on citizens, expatriates, and legal persons in the country, in accordance with the National Address Law No. 24 of 2017 to register their National Addresses within six months starting today and up till Sunday, July 26, 2020, otherwise, violators will be subject to legal actions, including a fine of QR 10,000 maximum (source: portal.www.gov.qa

National Address Registration form asks for the below details.

  • Residential address
  • Land phone number
  • Mobile number
  • E-mail
  • Employer’s address for government and private sector employees
  • Permanent address abroad and any other information specified by the relevant authority.
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National Address Law to be introduced soon | Regulation to help official communication with residents

National Address Law to be introduced soon | Regulation to help official communication with residents

In a press statement, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Saturday that the procedural and operational steps for the implementation of the National Address Law (Law No. 24 of 2017) have been completed and the law will be introduced soon.

The law is part of the strategic development of e-government, the completion of the legislative structure for government electronic transactions, and the transition from descriptive address to the digital address system.

Lt Col Dr Abdullah Zayed al- Sahli, head of the National Address Section at Public Security, said the MoI has been working to complete the steps required for the implementation.

“The process of registering the data of the national address for citizens and residents could be done through Metrash2 app or MoI service centres. An office will be allocated to facilitate the process of registering national address of the citizens. The National Address Section will be based in Onaizah Service Centre,” he said.

Lt Col al-Sahli explained that the registration procedures are easy and simple, “Every resident, whether a citizen or an expatriate, has to register his data in a simple form that includes the residential address, land phone number, mobile number, email, employer’s address for government and private sector employees, and permanent address abroad, if any.”

A legal representative can also furnish the details on behalf of the resident. For minor children, the guardians have to register the data and they will be responsible for the legal transactions and the validity of the given data,” he said.

If any person fails to register the data within six months from the date of the commencement of the official registration process, he will be punishable under Article 6 of the National Address Act.

Anyone who violates any of the provisions of Articles 3 and 4 will be fined an amount not exceeding QR10,000. Providing incorrect data knowingly will also draw a fine.

In the event of a change in the national address data, such information should be updated as per Article 4 of the Act.

If the person does not notify the competent authority of the change or update it during the scheduled period, the given data will be considered as valid and productive for all legal proceedings as per Article 5 of the Act.

The MoI official stressed that the aim of maintaining a register of national address is to ensure access to residents in all matters of personal and official interest. This measure is also a qualitative leap in the conduct of judicial procedures.

Image – Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Abdullah Zayed Al Sahli, Head of the National Address Section (Credit: iloveqtar.net)

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