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Visas & Residence Permits

Request to Issue Return Permit for Resident

  • Fees- QR500
  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Interior
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B, G2G
  • Topic : Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor:Business Owner
Citizen:ParentBusiness OwnerEmployee

Description

This service enables residents who have lost and replaced their passports outside Qatar, or exceeded the legal period of staying abroad (six months), to get a return permit to come back to the country.

Online Instructions

  • Login with your smartcard to the e-services portal of the Ministry of Interior (MOI).
  • Select “Residence services” from the list, then click on “Issue Return Permit”.
  • Enter expatriate’s QID number.
  • Enter return permit details and the reason of issuing it (Exceed 6 months, Lost passport, Damaged passport, Exceed and lost passport, Damaged / Lost ID card, Exceed Damaged/Lost ID card).
  • Enter the remarks if applicable and the email address.
  • Click on “Next” and pay fees.

Offline Instructions

  • Fill out and submit the official letter form by the sponsor or employer.
  • Attach a copy of the Establishment ID, if you’re employed by a company, or QID if you’re on a personal sponsorship.
  • Attach a copy of the resident’s old passport, along with an official lost passport certificate from the country of issuance.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

Service Center

You can visit the Expatriates Affairs Department of the General Directorate of Passports.

Additional Information

Qatari Personal Sponsorship for Residents:

  • This visa is given for the housemaids and those in their status who have stayed outside the country for more than six months.
  • Submit application by the sponsor.
  • Attach a copy of the resident’s QID/passport.
  • Submit a copy of the sponsor’s QID.

Expatriate Personal Sponsorship for Residents:

  • This visa is issued for the family members of the expatriates who have stayed outside the country for more than six months and their RP is valid.
  • Submit application form by the sponsor.
  • Attach passport copy of the sponsored person (resident) and the sponsoring person (expatriate) or his/her QID.

Corporate Sponsorship for Residents:

  • This visa is issued for residents on the sponsorship of their employers/companies who have stayed outside the country for more than six months and their RP is still valid.
  • Submit application form by the employer.
  • Attach passport copy of the sponsored persons (residents) and the establishment ID card.
  • You can also renew vehicle registration through Metrash2.

Fees

  • Overstaying abroad for more than six months: QR500
  • Lost passport: QR200
  • Damaged passport: QR200
  • Exceed or Lost passport: QR500
  • Damaged or lost residency card: QR200
  • Exceed, damaged and lost residency card: QR500

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