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Posted On: 4 February 2020 09:52 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Ministry of Interior announces more information on National Address registration

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The Ministry of Interior urged the public, including nationals and residents as well as institutions and companies, to register their National Address data before the six month period granted by the Law ends.

This was declared in the introductory seminar on the National Address organized by the Ministry of Interior for officials of companies and organizations and community representatives in the country, during which a number of officials at the ministry spoke.

Head of the National Address Section at the Public Security Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Abdullah Zayed Al Sahli said that the National Address Law is part of the strategic development of e-government, completion of the legislative structure for government electronic transactions, and a transition from descriptive address to the digital address system.

He added that the process of registering the data of the national address for citizens and residents is now available through Metrash2 app or any of the Ministry of Interior's service centers, adding that an office was allocated to receive citizens and residents to facilitate the process of registering their national address, stressing that the registration procedures are easy and simple.

Al Sahli pointed out that every natural or legal person, whether a citizen or an expatriate or his legal representative has to register his data in a simple form includes the address of residence, fixed telephone number, mobile number, email, employer address for government and private sector employees, and permanent address abroad if available. He pointed out that the guardian of minor children has to register their data and bears the legal responsibility for the validity of these data.

He pointed out that this law is a qualitative leap in the conduct of judicial procedures, where each person in the State of Qatar, a citizen or natural or legal resident would have a national address.

Captain Mohammad Ali Al Kuwari from the General Information Systems Department of the Ministry of Interior spoke about the role of the department as the operator of the registration system, whether through Metrash2 app or the Ministry's website or in the Ministry's service centers, calling on the public to register online to save time and effort.

He said that the Ministry has provided a hotline (2342000) to respond to public inquiries about everything related to the law of the National Address or any problem facing the public during the registration process, noting that the statistics of the registration process showed that 234,000 have registered of whom 227,000 (via Metrash2 app) since the law came into effect on January 27.

For his part, Major Major Khamis Saad Al Mohannadi of the Nationality and Travel Documents' Department of the Ministry of Interior explained that the law allows the father to register himself and his children under 18 years of age, but children over the legal age and the wife they must register themselves.

The Ministry of Interior had invited the public, including citizens, expatriates, and legal persons to register their national addresses within a period of six months starting from January 27, until July 26, 2020.

Under article 6 of the National Address Law, a fine not exceeding QR10,000 will be imposed on anyone who violates any of the provisions of articles (3) and (4) of this Law, or deliberately provided the competent authority with incorrect data about its national address.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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