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How to get a Residence Permit for a child in Qatar ?

How to get a Residence Permit for a child in Qatar

The recent amendments to the Labor Law in Qatar have made the process of obtaining residence and work permits easier and more streamlined. This includes provisions for family members of foreign workers to join them in Qatar and for spouses to obtain work permits. However, it is important to note that there are still certain requirements and procedures that need to be followed, and it is advisable to seek professional guidance to ensure a smooth and successful application process.

The Residency Permit – the basics

The Work Residence Permit is required for all newcomers who wish to work and live in Qatar. The process of obtaining the permit typically involves the employer handling all necessary paperwork on behalf of the expatriate.

Upon arrival in Qatar, the expatriate is typically issued a temporary visa, which is later converted to a Work Residence Permit. The process of conversion can take up to 2-4 weeks, during which time the applicant may not leave the country. It’s important to note that the employer is responsible for initiating and facilitating this process.

Steps to Follow for Obtaining a Residence Permit for a Child in Qatar

Exiles (expats) can support their family members, if they are residents in Qatar. Each family member, including babies, should have an individual Family (Residence Permit or RP) Visa. The RP can be purchased after candidates present various reports and follow various methodology to get a RP for a baby.

These methods are as per the following:

1. Apply for the baby’s birth certificate (if the baby was born in Qatar)

If anyone’s child is born in Qatar, it is basic to have your kid’s birth enrolled to be able to get the identification proof. The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) issues birth certificates for children who are born in Qatar. If children born to foreign nationals are not qualified for Qatari nationality. Exile parents are responsible for enrolling their child birth with their individual nation’s embassy too and have a passport.

For more data on the most proficient method to give a birth certificate in Qatar, click on the following link:

If your child is born into the world outside Qatar, you should have a birth certificate from the hospital that the child was born, which should be attested by the Qatar Embassy in your nation, and a visa.

2. Apply for the child’s visa (if the child was born in Qatar)

Once you have obtained the child’s birth certificate, the next step is to visit your embassy in Doha and obtain a visa for the child. Your embassy will provide you with a list of required documents that you will need to bring with you.

3. Apply for the RP (if the child was born in Qatar or outside)

Besides the birth certificate and the visa, you need to gather several other documents (which must be translated into Arabic by a certified government translation service) before you can proceed to the Immigration Office to apply for the RP. These documents include:

Documents required for a child born in Qatar:

  1. Local Permit (Qatar ID) copy of parents
  2. Marriage certificate of parents
  3. Passport copies (parents and child)
  4. Letter of work from your company (validated by Ministry)
  5. Unique No Objection letter from father’s employer to permit him to support the child (this NOC letter must show work position, salary and type of agreement).
  6. Father’s unique business contract attested to the Ministry of Labor, Administrative Development and Social Affairs.
  7. Father’s unique education certificates, notarised, attested and sanctioned
  8. Father’s unique bank salary statement for a half year, which should to be marked and fixed on all pages by the boycott
  9. Tenant contract verified by Ministry of Municipality and Environment (AlBaladiya)
  10. Kahramaa bill for parents’ living arrangement in Qatar.
  11. Birth certificate of the child (got from the hospital the baby was born)
  12. Immunization card of child
  13. Visa size pictures of child with blue background (at least 4)

Reports for a child born into the world outside Qatar:

For expats, who decide to have their child in their nation of origin and come back to Qatar, further documentation is required. This documentation is additionally required in situations where the baby is born in Qatar, yet the dad and mother are both supported by their managers, and furthermore in situations where both the dad and mother don’t have a RP, or don’t have a family RP.

  1. Visa copies (parents and child)
  2. Occupant license (Qatar ID) copy of parents
  3. Marriage authentication of parents (notarised, confirmed and authorized)
  4. Father’s unique work contract attested to the Ministry of Labor, Administrative Development and Social Affairs.
  5. Father’s unique education certificates (notarised, validated and authorized)
  6. Father’s unique bank salary statement for a half year, which should to be marked and fixed on all pages by the boycott
  7. Birth certificate of the child (acquired from the hospital the child was born, notarised, verified and legitimized)
  8. Inoculation card of child (notarised, attested and sanctioned)
  9. Identification size pictures of baby with blue background (at least 4)

Extra documents required if the child is on the mother’s sponsorship:

If the child is under the sponsorship of the mother, you will also need to provide a no-objection letter from the child’s father stating that he has no objection to the child being under the mother’s sponsorship, in addition to the documents mentioned earlier.

Fill up the government form

Before submitting the aforementioned documents to the Immigration Office, you will need to fill out a form in Arabic. It is advisable to bring all the original documents along with you as well as the copies of the documents. This way, you can show them to the officials if needed.

Submit the forms at the Immigration Office

When you arrive at the Immigration Office, you will need to take a token and submit your documents to the official behind the counter. The official will then verify all the documents. If any document is missing, you will be asked to provide it and return at a later time. However, if all the documents are in order, they will be accepted. It is advisable to bring any additional documents that you think might be necessary, as you may need to make multiple trips to the Immigration Office otherwise.

When the records are submitted, you will provide a receipt with the Visa application number.

Check passport status on Metrash2

You would then check the status of the visa application by means of Metrash2. At the point when it says “Fit to be Printed”, it implies the RP is ready for printing.

Get RP printed

Take the child’s unique passport and a visa photograph with a blue background, with the visa application receipt back to the Immigration Office. You have to pay QR 500 – via card just, and they will print out the ID card.

Visa for child (whenever born into the world outside Qatar)

In numerous nations, it’s a custom for the eager mother to be with her family for the delivery of the child. That is the reason numerous expat mums-to-be in Qatar regularly travel home to give birth with the help and love of their loved ones.

After the child is born, and the mother needs to come back to Qatar with her child, this FREE OF COST visa is conceded to childs who are under a half year old, when the child enters with his/her parents or one of them through the Doha section port.

Documents required to go through migration and get the child visa (on arrival):

  1. The parent of the baby must be an inhabitant of Qatar and have a legitimate RP in the nation.
  2. One of the parents should be supported by the other.
  3. The kid’s age must not exceed 6 months of age.
  4. Unique birth certificates of the baby should be introduced along with a different visa.

Across through the two months of the child’s entrance into Qatar on a child visa, the parents should apply for the RP as detailed above.

Punishment if RP not applied inside two-month time limit

In Qatar, all residents, including children, must have a valid Residence Permit (RP). As per the law, the RP application for a child should be submitted within two months of their arrival in the country. Failure to do so may result in penalties and fines, and the child may be considered an illegal resident.

The consequences of not applying for an RP within the two-month time limit may include the cancellation of the child’s entry visa, fines, and deportation. The sponsor of the child may also face legal consequences and may be banned from re-entering Qatar.

To avoid such legal issues, it is crucial to follow the necessary steps and submit the required documents within the stipulated time frame to obtain an RP for your child.

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