A relatively recent law in Qatar has ordered all its expats and Qataris 18 years old and above to register their national address. The registration opened last January 27, 2020 and has a deadline of July 26, 2020.
If you haven’t registered yet, you must do so immediately. There are hefty fines for not registering on time (QAR 5,000) and providing false information (QAR 10,000). If you want to know the easiest way to register your national address, then this article is for you.
Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences shared by the OFWs in the videos below. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFWs by commenting on their videos on their accounts.
The Fastest Way to Register Your National Address in Qatar
The following YouTube video by the channel Pick by KM shares details on how you can register your Qatar National Address using the Metrash 2 app. It also provides some other relevant information regarding registration.
Here’s a summary of the important information we can learn from Pick by KM‘s video:
Benefits of registering your national address:
This helps the government of Qatar identify all individuals and organizations in the country, which in turn, makes government services more accessible.
2. Faster completion of transactions
When the government knows your address, then your personal transactions will become more easily completed.
3. Better communication
The government can communicate better with all its citizens through:
- Government notifications
- Judicial declarations
- Postal materials
- Government or commercial correspondence to any address inside Qatar
4. Faster transactions
Transactions are faster and more precise.
Three (3) ways to register your national address
- Through Metrash 2
- Through MOI website using Smart ID card
- Manual application
Pick By KM‘s tutorial focuses on registration using Metrash 2 app.
How to Register Your National Address in Metrash 2
- Download Metrash 2.
- Login to Metrash.
- Click National Address.
- Click Register National Address.
- Fill out the information needed.
- Click next and submit.
- There will be a pop up window. Just click continue.
- Then another pop up. Click updated.
- You will automatically be sent to a screen showing the information you put in earlier.
- Lastly, you will be receiving a text message on your phone just confirming all the information you provided on the registration.
Look for the blue plate outside your house and you will find all the information you need. These information are:
- Zone number
- Street number
- Building number
- PO box number
- Kahramaa number (your electricity number)
- Telephone number
- Mobile number
- Email address
- Outside address (home country address) not compulsory
There you have it. It’s so easy to avoid the hefty fines. However, if you have any difficulties registering, you can always call the hotline number 234-2000.
Some Frequently Asked Questions About Registering National Address
How often do people register?
According to a government-sponsored seminar on the national address registration, in just 5 days already more than 250,000 people have registered.
How about those 18 years old and below?
For expats and Qataris 18 years old and above: they must register individually
For those below 18 years old: they must be registered by their father or mother depending on sponsorship
For those above 80 years old: they must be registered under their children. They need to provide medical documentation and register in the service center.
Qatar has made it really easy for expats and Qataris to register their national address. It is important that we comply with this as it is our responsibility as citizens to help the government, and besides, this is for our own good.