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Registration of National Address mandatory prior to 26th July 2020

27 June 2020

The Interior Ministry in Qatar has made it mandatory for nationals and residents to register their National Address prior to the July 26th 2020 deadline.

The registration of the National Address will be compulsory and it is necessary for the public to complete several other transactions.

Till date more than a million people in Qatar have already registered themselves in the national address. However, the registration process will remain open until 26th July 2020.

The National Address is one of the information that is necessary to complete other transactions. You can register your national address to ensure the completion of your transactions in proper time, the Minister mentioned in its Twitter account.

The registration of the national address began on 27th January 2020, and will end on 26th July. Every applicant is required to provide correct information. A fine of QR 10,000 will be levied if the information is false.

A fine will be levied for not registering during the six-month period. The fine can be reconciled to QR5000 prior to reaching the court.

Meanwhile, as per the poll on Interior Ministry website, about 5000 people prefer registering their national address through Metrash2. The survey was meant to find out the method that the people used for registering their national address. About 6562 people participated in the online poll which began on 1st May 2020 and will end on 30th June 2020.

The results showed that 76 percent of voters (4989 voters) preferred Metrash2, while 20 percent representing 1,312 participants prefer e-services portal and 4 percent (261) prefer MOI service centres.

The National Address data includes one’s residence address, landline, mobile phone numbers, email address and work address for people in government or private sectors.

The registration is open through Metrash2, the Ministry website, and the Interior Ministry service centres in the country. But, to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry urged people to register only through its website or Metrash2.

The National Address will serve several government entities including Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Supreme Judiciary Council and Planning and Statistics Authority, the Ministry of Justice, a senior official said.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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