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Posted On: 20 September 2015 09:17 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:15 pm

Office for exit permits, RP renewal at HIA

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The Ministry of Interior has set up a new office at Hamad International Airport (HIA) for issuance of exit permits, renewal of residence permits and other services.

The office is located at the departures terminal close to the luggage weighing counter.

“Many people who are not aware of exit permit issuance and expiry of residence permits can approach the centre to complete their procedures within few minutes in order to travel in the scheduled time itself,” a ministry statement quoted Ft Lt Sultan Abdullah Al Noaimi, officer of the Exit Permits Section at the Airport Immigration Department as saying.

Maj Nasser Jaber Al Maliki, head of the Travel Permits Section at the Airport Passports Department said that three counters have been opened to ensure smooth service to the passengers, in addition to a special counter for the officer in-charge.

He said the office will work 24/7 to provide services like issuance of exit permits, renewal and cancellation of residence permit under personal sponsorship, payment of fines related to passports and visas etc.

Al Noaimi urged the citizens and residents to utilize Metrash2, MoI web portal or service kiosks available in shopping centres and ministries as well as service centres in all parts of the state in to complete their transactions with the Ministry of Interior. He said most of the services provided by the Visas and Travel Permits Department can be completed through Metrash2 application and MoI web portal, he added.