How to Apply for a Smart ID (E-Gate)

Securing a Smart ID (E-gate) is a wise idea for expatriates who often enter and exit the country. Having this ID card may allow you to go in and out of Qatar without going through the whole steps by simply tapping your card at the gate and putting your finger on the electronic scanner at the International airport.


Expats who have not applied for their E-gate card may visit Gate 2 of Immigration Department at Madinat Khalifa.

Things to bring:

  • Payment for Fees
    1 year of E-gate service                                    QR 100
    2 years of E-gate service                                  QR 150
    3 years of E-gate service                                  QR 200
  • Residency ID card

The staff who will process your smart ID card will guide you through the steps from taking a picture of you to acquiring your E-gate card.


  1. Picture taking and fingerprint registration
  2. Validation of your residency ID and passport
  3. Payment (1, 2 or 3 years of E-gate services)
  4. Standby while they make your new smart ID card
  5. Activation of your smart ID card

Once your new smart ID is activated, you can skip the immigration process at the Hamad International Airport and no longer wait in line to get your docs verified by an official.