People who fail to register their National Address would not be able to renew residency permits (RPs), a Ministry of Interior (MoI) official has said.
Lieutenant Colonel Dr Abdullah Zayed al-Sahli, head of the National Address Section - Public Security, told local Arabic daily Arrayah that some transactions, including RP renewal, will be stopped for those who have failed to register their National Address by the deadline, which is just a month away.
These transactions pertain to both individuals and companies, according to the MoI official.
He added that more than 2.1mn people have completed their National Address registration so far.
Regarding the process of registering the National Address for people stranded abroad, Lieutenant Colonel Dr al-Sahli stressed that some flexibility will be offered.
The ministry has already announced certain relaxations for citizens and residents who are abroad for education and treatment when it comes to National Address registration. Such persons will be allowed to complete the registration process without facing penalties if they present certificates that prove their presence abroad.
The relaxation is applicable for residents and citizens who are unable to come to Qatar due to Covid-19 restrictions.
With the deadline for registration just a month away, the MoI official urged all citizens and residents to complete the registration. “Any company with a registration number must complete the process. For companies with more than one branch, the address of each branch must be registered separately,” he explained.
He also urged farm and domestic workers to complete the registration by communicating with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment on 184.
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