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Visas & Residence Permits

Request to Issue or Reactivate Residence Permit by Visa Number

  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Interior
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2C, G2B, G2G
  • Topic : Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee


This service enables individuals and establishments to issue a new residence permit (RP) for the expatriates who entered the country by a visa number and have no QID number.
The service is also used to reactivate the RP for those who entered the country by a visa number and have a previous RP (previous QID number).

Online Instructions

  • Login with your smartcard to the e-services portal of the Ministry of Interior (MOI).
  • Select “Residency Services” then “Issue/Reactivate RP by Visa Number”.
  • Enter visa number, then fill in person’s details, address and required residency period.
  • Choose means of delivery of the new RP: attending in person to the Expatriates’ Affairs Department or through Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post).
  • Pay service and delivery fees (if any).

Additional Information

  • Login is made using a smart card, and the user must be registered in Metrash2.
  • The entry visa for the person to whom a new RP is issued or an old one is reactivated shall be valid, and the person must be in Qatar.
  • Visa holder shall start the RP procedures by completing the medical examination and fingerprint ones in order issue a new RP or reactivate a previous one.
  • In case of reactivating an old RP, the current entry visa and the old RP must be linked together using the person’s fingerprint earlier registered in the system.
  • For establishments and companies, the new RP is received through Qatar Post.


The required fees vary according to RP type.

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