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Posted On: 29 April 2021 10:00 am
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Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar

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If you live in Qatar, recently moved here or are planning to move here, then the websites we've listed in this article are for you. Go through the list and bookmark these important websites you'll need time and again as you go about your daily life here in Qatar.

ILoveQatar.net

Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
Image credit: I Love Qatar

ILoveQatar.net is your one-stop website to know all about Qatar. Starting from breaking news, what's happening in Qatar, where to eat, where to visit and provides all the essential information and guide for you to live in or visit Qatar.

I Love Qatar also creates edutainment content like QTips (Qatari cultural show), Made in Qatar and so much more for people to understand better about the country and culture. No matter what kind of information you need related to Qatar, you'll find it on the I Love Qatar website, so don't forget to bookmark it.

Qatar Events

Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
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If you want to know what's happening in Qatar before it happens, then check out the Qatar Events website. You'll find all kinds of events listed here from seminars to workshops, exhibitions to sports, concerts to plays, and more, so you can decide where you want to go and what you want to do!

National Authentication System

Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
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The National Authentication System (Tawtheeq) or NAS is a national identity provider for many online government services in Qatar. Users can gain access to a number of government e-services using a Single-Sign-On service (the same username and password) which they will register for through NAS. This will save you time and effort in registering separately for different government services. Once you've registered on NAS, you'll be able to use the same username and password to log in to different government services. like registering for the COVID-19 vaccine, getting the COVID-19 vaccine certificate, logging into the PHCC Nar'aakom Mobile app and many other government services.

Ministry of Interior

Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
Image credit: MOI Qatar

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) is an important website and through it, you can access all kinds of important information. For example, you can track visa approvals, inquire about visas, extend visas, residence permit enquiries, check traffic violations, get traffic reports, use Metrash and so much more. You can download different forms as well. These include residence permit forms, civil defence forms, exit and entry permits, travel permits for Qataris, passport/ID applications, police clearance certificates, traffic-related forms, etc. You can also get information about the different departments that make up the MOI.

Metrash

Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
Image credit: MOI Qatar

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) Metrash service allows Qatari citizens and residents to access more than 215 different services provided by the MOI. These include automatic residency renewal, payment of traffic fines, renewing the vehicle's license and extending visas, registering criminal complaints, applying for replacement of vehicle number plates, cancellation of vehicles, renew learning permit for driving, renew a temporary license, travel notification list for employees, and more.

Hukoomi Qatar

Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
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Hukoomi is Qatar's official e-government portal. Its main role is to make government information and services more efficient and effective so they can be accessible to all Qatari citizens, residents, visitors and businesses. It provides general information on how to live, work and stay in Qatar, in addition to allowing users to access different Qatar-related information and services online, which include official documents and service application forms. You can find information about the Qatar Labour Law, the tax system, visas, the pension system, driving licenses, properties, etc. Hukoomi Qatar also raises awareness about different events, public programmes, government initiatives, and keeps the public informed on any changes to the different government policies and guidelines.

    Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation)

    Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
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    All your electricity and water services can be availed through the Kahramaa website. You can request a metre reading, pay your Kahramaa bill, calculate your electricity and water tariff, See the Tarsheed guide and a range of other services to make things easy for you while you live in Qatar.

    Qatar Post

    Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
    Image credit: Qatar Post

    In Qatar, you have to register for a PO (Post Office) box at Qatar Post (QPost) to receive mail and you have to collect it from PO box. Qpost provides home delivery services to which you can subscribe. QPost has over 30 branches, providing domestic and international services that include sending and receiving mail, tracking your packages, packages price calculator, premium post facilities like doorstep delivery, freight forwarding, stamps, gift items and a delivery subscription service, along with all other general post office services.

    Hamad health card renewal

    Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
    Image credit: Hukoomi Qatar

    If you have a Hamad health card, you'll know you have to get it renewed every year, and now this facility is available online, so you don't have to go all the way to your designated health centre to get it done. So, next time you need it renewed all you need to do is visit the website given below and with just a few clicks, your health card will be renewed.

    More on Hamad health cards

    MyHealth Patient Portal

    Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
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    MyHealth is a Primary Health Care Corporation web-based portal where you can access your medical records and other vital health information. You can also check the results of recent laboratory investigations, medicines you've been prescribed, along with appointments you may have at your PHCC health centre or at Hamad Hospital.

    Hamad Medical Corporation

    The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has all the information you need about its different facilities, services, departments and the hospitals that are part of this huge corporation. You can apply for a health card, get a medical report or a chronic disease certificate, get inpatient and outpatient information, get health-related news and updates and more.

      Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs e-services and e-forms

      Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
      Image credit: MADLSA

      If you're looking for some employment-related forms and services, this is the website you'll need. You can apply for profession change, work permits, multi-lingual employment contracts, To Whom It May Concern certificates, etc. You can also follow-up complaints filed against labour recruitment office, calculate pensioners end of service and resident data registration.

      Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs work permit e-services

      Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
      Image credit: MADLSA Qatar

      The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has digitalised its work permit services, so you don't need to visit one of the service centres. This procedure is for applicants who are not on the employer's sponsorship but want to contract with it.

      Making a labour complaint

      Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
      Image credit: MADLSA

      If you are an employee and want to submit a labour complaint, then you'll need to go to the website mentioned below to file a complaint with MADLSA.

      More on labour complaints in Qatar:

      Making a human rights or labour complaint

      Important websites to bookmark if you live in Qatar
      Image credit: NHRC

      The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) is an organisation in Qatar that protects and promotes human rights for everyone who lives in Qatar and also includes transit travellers. If you feel, at some point, that your human rights or labour rights have been violated in any way, you can file a complaint with the NHRC using the website given below, and they will take the necessary action.

      More on the NHRC: Hotline by the National Human Rights Committee is launched

      Website of your country's embassy

      Don't forget to bookmark your country's embassy for important news and updates about things that are relevant to you, your country and your stay in Qatar. Visit it from time to time so you are updated about different issues.

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      Are these websites helpful for you? Would you like us to add some other websites to our list? Do let us know in our Comments section. Like and share the article - it keeps us going!

      Sources: Hukoomi Qatar; PHCC; HMC; Discover Qatar; Qatar Airways