Have you registered your National Address? The Ministry of Interior has announced that starting January 27, 2020, all citizens, expatriates, and legal persons were required to register their national addresses within a period of six months as stated in the National Address Law (Law No. 24 of 2017). The registration will end on July 26, 2020. This is a mandatory for everyone in Qatar.
What is the National Address?
It is a set of data specified by every natural or legal person, whether a citizen or expatriate and all his transactions with governmental and non-governmental bodies are completed based on those data.
Benefits of National Address
- Helps identify the addresses of individuals and organizations to access services
- Assists in the completion of personal transactions with ease
- Delivery of judicial declaration and government notifications
- Quick completion of transactions in a precise manner
- Delivery of postal materials and government or commercial correspondence to any address within the state of Qatar
Importance of National Address
- It is a paradigm shift in the conduct of judicial proceedings
- Reaching the concerned people in issues of personal and public interest
- Facilitate the delivery of various services from different service providers
Where to register the National Address?
The registration can be done electronically through the following:
- Metrash2 mobile app
- MOI e-services portal using a smart ID card
- Unified Services Centres of the Ministry of Interior. You can find the National Address Registration Form here. Print, fill-up and visit any MOI Services Centre.
For more details, please contact 2350422 during the working hours from 6 am to 1 pm.
Ministry of Interior Service Centres
According to the list on Metrash2, here are locations where you can find the MOI Service Centres:
- Qatar Financial Centre
- General Directorate of Nationality and ports
- Annex Administrative Complex
- Post Office
- Hamad Hospital Service Centre
- Qatar Foundation
- Souq Waqif
- Rayyan Service Centre
- Qatar Airways
- Umm Slal
- Airport Immigration Office
- Industrial Area
- Al Daayen
- Al Wakra
- Al Khore Service Centre
- Al Zubara
Metrash2 (mobile application)
`Metrash2’ is a handy app that allows Qatari nationals and residents to apply for and obtain over 100 government E-services.
You can download it on your smartphone via these links: Google Play | Apple Store
Once downloaded, you just log in with your QID and Pin Code. To change the language, just click on the bottom right icon and select your preferred language. Metrash2 can be activated on two devices.
If you forgot your password, just click the ‘Forgot Password’ and follow the steps to reactivate the service.
How to register your National Address in Qatar using Metrash2 app
1. Log in to the Metrash2 app. Once logged in, there will be a pop-up notification that shows the following text: “Your National Address is not yet defined. Kindly define your National Address by using Metrash2 services. Click OK.
2. Click the National Address icon on the home page of the app.
3. Click Add National Address.
4. Click Register/Inquire National Address.
5. Fill up the form. Make sure to not leave blank the fields with an asterisk which are the following:
- Email address (no asterisk but required)
Note: According to MME Qatar, the blue plate is your correct, shortest and easiest address in Qatar. The GIS Center of MME installs these plates monthly. To request, call 44262296 during office time.
6. Click NEXT.
7. National Address Pledge will pop up. Click CONTINUE.
8. Your National Address will be shown after you clicked Continue. Click DONE to finish. You will receive a confirmation SMS message with your details.
9. Should you wish to update your National Address, just go back to the National Address icon and select Update National Address.
How to register for families including children?
According to MOI’s introductory seminar on National Address, the law allows the father to register himself and his children under 18 years of age, but children over the legal age and the wife they must register themselves.
The guardian of minor children has to register their data and bears the legal responsibility for the validity of these data.
What happens if I fail to register within six months?
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.
MOI Qatar National Address registration hotline:
To inquire about any problem during the registration of the #NationalAddress through #Metrash2 or MOI website, you can call the technical support hotline number 2342000.
For any query, you may also contact the Service Centers of the Ministry of Interior during the official working hours on the following numbers according to your geographical area:
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