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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Advisory Council gives go-ahead to Permanent residency draft law

Advisory Council gives go-ahead to Permanent residency draft law

The Advisory Council which held its regular weekly session under the chairmanship of its Speaker H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud yesterday approved draft law on permanent residency. Under the provisions of the draft legislation, HE the Minister of Interior may grant a permanent residency identification (ID) card to a non-Qatari if the person meets the conditions specified in the law, reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

Also, a decision by the Minister of Interior may grant this ID to the children of a Qatari woman married to a non-Qatari, as well as those who offered valuable services to the country and people with special capabilities that the country needs, reported Qatar Tribune.

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Permanent Residency draft law to be presented to Advisory Council in Dec.

A draft law on the Permanent Residency Law, which would allow beneficiaries to undertake commercial activities and own residential and investment properties, will be presented to the Advisory Council (Shura) next month in preparation for its issuance, HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani said yesterday.

“His Highness the Emir also gave directions to prepare a draft law for the ownership of real estate for non-Qataris. The project will be completed within one month of its date and will be implemented during the coming year,” he said in an interview to Qatar TV.

Answering a question on the future of Qatar’s economy, the prime minister said the government was working to create a more competitive economic environment that can better attract investment. “Many strategic projects for the state will be announced, including new free zones to attract domestic and foreign investments, the localisation of some industries in Qatar, the protection of local products, and the provision of low-cost storage areas, which will bring great benefits to the State, the private sector, citizens and residents.”

He said Qatar was seeking to open doors to new industries and build new partnerships with countries that are not strictly commercial, but rather real partnerships where “we work and invest together so that we reap the benefit of our investments”.

An agency to encourage investment in the country will be created soon, he said.

Highlighting the role of the Hamad Port in beating the siege, he said it is a strategic project not only for Qatar, but for the region. “Thankfully, we now have 10 routes, and have reached almost 70 destinations around the world. Through the port, we attracted international shipping companies, and have acquired about 27% of cargo in the Middle East.”

To a query on providing a full life for citizens as well as residents, he said: “The vision and directives of His Highness the Emir is that Qatar be a country capable of continuing to achieve progress in all areas, raising the standards of living for citizens, empowering our youth and giving them an opportunity to achieve what they aspire to. We in the government believe that our role towards the citizen requires us to provide five main pillars: 1. Appropriate health services, 2. High quality education, 3. Provide job opportunities, 4. Appropriate housing, 5. And, finally, an appropriate life after retirement suitable for those who served this country.”

On Advisory Council elections, the premier said the Emir has already given directions to finalise the process. “The government is about to finalise amendments to some laws and prepare a law on electing the Shura Council, which, God willing, will be presented to the Shura Council next year, as was stated in the speech of His Highness the Emir. The date of the elections will be announced after the issuance of the election law and amending the necessary legislation.”

Source Credit: http://www.gulf-times.com/

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Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

QatarIndians News Network

The draft law will allow residence to the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, and to some expatriates.

According to Al Jazeera News, Qatar plans to allow some expatriates to obtain permanent residency, in the first move of its kind among Gulf Arab states.

A draft law approved at a cabinet meeting will allow permanent residence to the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, as well as expatriates who provide outstanding services to Qatar, the Qatar News Agency reported yesterday.

“According to the provisions of the bill, the minister of interior may grant a permanent residency ID to a non-Qatari if they meet the conditions specified in the law,” the cabinet statement carried by the agency said.
Gulf Arab countries have a high number of expatriate workers but do not allow naturalisation of foreigners except in rare cases.

Holders of the new permanent residency can for the first time access free state education and healthcare. They will also have the right to own property and run some businesses without needing a Qatari partner.

QNA said in a statement that the Cabinet approved a draft law on the permanent residency identification card. According to the provisions of the bill, the minister of interior may grant a permanent residency ID to a non-Qatari if they meet the conditions specified in the law.

A committee would be established at the interior ministry to review requests of granting permanent residency ID in line with the provisions of the law.

Also, a decision by the minister of interior may grant this ID to the children of a Qatari woman married to a non-Qatari as well as those who offer valuable services to the country and people with special capacities that the country needs.

The permanent residency ID carries some privileges for its holder as they receive the same treatment as Qataris in education and healthcare at government institutions, and are given priority behind Qataris in holding public, military and civil jobs.

In addition, holders of that ID have the right to own property and practice some commercial businesses without the need to have a Qatari partner, in line with the executive decisions that shall be issued by the Cabinet according to the provisions of the law.

A permanent committee shall be established at the Ministry of Interior under the name of the Permanent Residency ID Granting Committee in order to review requests of granting permanent residency ID in line with the provisions of the law.

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