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  • Nationality and Travel Documents’ Department (NTDD) functions are related to implementing the laws of Nationality, ID Cards, and passports. All these services are provided by NTDD through its main office, or its sub-offices distributed around the country, in addition to the forms provided in MOI official website.
  • ID cards are valid for five years for citizens younger than 16 years old, and 10 years for citizens older than 16.

Apply In-Person

  1. To make an application for renewal of a Qatari Identification Card (QID), one has to make an application in person to the Nationality and Travel Documents Department of the Ministry of Interior (MOI).
  2. This can be done by visiting the NTDD main office or its sub-offices distributed around the country. You should note that for those over 65 years old it's not required to be present in person. Application for renewal can be done by a representative.
  3. Here you will be provided with an application form for ID card renewal to fill and submit. The application form can also be obtained from the MOI Website or from the following link: Passport or ID Application form
  4. Fill in the application form, indicating that it’s a renewal application for an Identity Card by ticking the appropriate boxes.
  5. Attach the required documents to the application form and submit it to the NTDD officials. These documents include the following:
    • Two recent passport size photo
    • The original Qatari Identity Card and its copy.
  6. Pay the required fees and submit the payment receipt for the new ID card. A fee of QR100 is charged for the renewal application.
  7. Once you make your payment, your application be processed and you will be contacted to pick the renewed Identity Card once it is ready.

Apply Online

  1. The first step is to log in with your smartcard to the e-services portal of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) by clicking on the MOI Services tab and selection the E-services option.
  2. If you do not have an account with the MOI e-portal, you have to register for the services using your smart card.
  3. Once logged in, click on "Qatari Citizen Services” on the dashboard then click on the "Qatari Documents” link.
  4. In the next step, select that you are making a renewal application for an Identity Card.
  5. Fill up all the required information in the online application form and upload the required documents.
  6. Choose your preferred delivery option of the renewed identity card. You may collect the card from the NTDD offices for free, or pay a fee to collect it from a post office, or have the card delivered.
  7. Enter your cell phone number to receive SMS notification when the card is ready.
  8. Review information you provided to ensure that the information provided is okay.
  9. If everything is okay you can move on to pay the required renewal fees. This is done by Clicking on the “Next” tab to move to the “Payment Details” page, then click on “Pay” to make the payment.
  10. Pay appropriate fees using a debit or credit card and submit your application.
  11. You will be notified once the processing of your application is complete.
  12. This takes a period of between three to five days for your renewed ID card to be ready.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Requirements for the ID card renewal:
  1. Two recent passport size photos
  2. Original Qatari Identity Card and its copy.

Note: To renew the Qatari ID, you should bring your current Qatari ID card. Two personal photos should be submitted for applicants above 65 years old.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Interior
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: + 974 2366666, 44330000
Fax: + 974 44322927
Website:MOI Website

Nationality and Travel Documents Department
Phone: + 974 4890888
Fax: + 974 44863158, 44873932
Email: [email protected]
Website:Nationality and Travel Documents Department Website



  • Qatari citizens are with an expired Identity Card



  • ID cards are valid for five years for citizens younger than 16 years old, and 10 years for citizens older than 16.

Documents to Use[edit]


Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • It takes a period of between three to five days for the renewal processing.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Name of applicant
  2. Date of issue of ID
  3. Address
  4. Place of residence
  5. Telephone number

Need for the Document[edit]

  • The identity card is an important card for the purpose of identifying yourself as a Qatari citizen.
  • Many bureaucratic procedures requires an applicant to present their ID Cards, such as applying for driving licenses, opening bank accounts and also to gain admission to licensed premises.
  • Its therefore important to have your ID Card up to date at all times

Information which might help[edit]

  • All permanent residents in Qatar should carry an Identity Card with them according to Qatari law.
  • The ID card is required for all dealings with Government ministries on daily basis.
  • An ID card is often required for registration at clubs, bank accounts, schools, nurseries and so on.
  • The ID card is not required for children below 18 years of age.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


  • Nationality and Travel Documents’ Department is a service-based department responsible for all measures related to Qatari nationals’ nationality, ID Card, and passports in Qatar or abroad (Qatari embassies and Consulates).
  • Nationality and Travel Documents’ Department work is based on the related laws and regulations which organize its mandate, such as Law No. (38) of 2005 regarding Qatari nationality, and Law No. (37) of 2005 regarding Identity Cards issuance, and Decree No (14) of 1993 regarding passports issuance.