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Renew Residence Permit For Expatriates


The Ministry of Interior allows individuals and companies in Qatar to renew residence permit online for 1 to 3 years. The service is available for Qataris, residents and companies holding Qatari Smart ID Cards.

Online Instructions

  • Login with your smartcard to the e-services portal of MOI.
  • Click on “Residency Services” then “Renew Residency”.
  • Renewal for individuals: select the QID number to be renewed (maximum five numbers at a time).
  • Renewal for companies: select the QID number to be renewed (maximum twenty numbers at a time), and click “Add”.
  • Choose the renewal period for the selected RP.
  • Select the delivery option for the new residence permit.
  • Pay the applicable fees.

Offline Instructions

  • Copy of valid employer’s ID (Personal sponsorships)
  • Copy of valid employer’s Establishment ID (Government entities, institutions, companies, and others)
  • Submit the application form along with the necessary documents to the Expatriates Affairs Department.

Additional Information

  • RPs renewal can be made 3 months prior to the expiry date.
  • The system displays the RP rejection reason for any personal number in the “Status” box.
  • The applicant should select the method of receiving the new residence permit which is via Qatar Post delivery.
  • The applicant will pay using the credit card for personal or companies’ transactions. The delivery fees (if any) must be paid.
  • After successful payment, a receipt will be shown to the applicant.
  • You can also renew Residence Permits through Metrash2.


  • QR500, for wife, children, and family sponsorships.
  • QR1000, for employees sponsored by companies, institutions and shops.
  • QR300, employees on personal sponsorships, servants, farmers and sailors.
  • There is a 20% discount, in case of three-year renewal (for personal sponsorship, companies, wife, children and family sponsorship).
  • An extra QR20 to be paid in case of selecting Qatar Post for delivery.


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