Armed with the birth certificate and passport, I set out to make him an official resident of Qatar. And just began the task of getting baby’s RP sorted in Qatar.

The easiest way to do this is if you have an efficient PRO who is willing to finish the paperwork. If that is not possible, and the baby is under the husband’s sponsorship, then it is pretty straightforward as well, and can be done at any of the immigration service centers.

As per my understanding, according to the latest immigration policies, if mom and dad have different sponsors, the baby gets put under the mom’s sponsorship.

Background – I am under company sponsorship. My husband is as yet on business visit visa.

Step 1 – DOCUMENTS required for getting Baby’s RP sorted in Qatar

– Birth certificate copy given by Hamad with stamp
– Passport for baby – copies
– Marriage certificate (attested by MoFa) – copies
– NOC Letter from mom’s sponsor in Arabic – original on letterhead. The letter should also state salary amount and designation.
– Education certificates of both dad and mom (attested by MoFa) – my husband’s was not yet attested – copies
– Letter from husband that he has no objection with baby being under mom’s sponsorship – in Arabic
– Bank statement of 6 months for mom – original – with stamp from bank on each page where salary is mentioned
– work contract copy (attested by ministry)
– ID copies for both mom and dad, QID and passport
– Rental agreement attested by Municipality (ours was not attested)
– Kahramaa bill
All non Arabic docs should be translated by a reputed translation agency.

Step 2 – Filling the application form

Go to one of the typing centers and get the application form filled – in Arabic. The typing centers are there next to the Markhiya petrol pump, near the immigration center. Tell them clearly that it is a new born baby, born in Qatar – going to be under the mother’s sponsorship. (to avoid getting the wrong form)

Step 3 – The Gharafa Immigration Center

Go to Gharafa immigration – I am told that if baby will be under mother’s sponsorship, then it can only be done in Gharafa and not the other immigrations (but please cross-check this). You need to go to Gate number 3 (the third door). You do not want to take a token in the wrong place, cuz it is an utter waste of time. Trust me, I know!

Step 4 – Submission

Take the token (gate 3) and submit the documents. The lady at the counter will check everything and then accept it, and tell you it’ll take about 3 days. Please make sure you have as many docs as possible to avoid further trips. You’ll get a receipt with the Visa application number.

Step 5 – Checking on Methrash2

You can follow up on Methrash in the visa section. It will first be ‘Under Review’, then it will be ‘Under Process’, and third it will say ‘Ready to be Printed’.

Step 6 – First Payment

I am not sure if this can be done via Methrash. Didn’t check. I went to Gharafa immigration. You need to go to Gate number 1, show them the receipt you received from gate 3 while submitting, and pay QR 200 by card only – no cash. You will receive another receipt.

Step 7 – Medical Commission visit

You need to go to the medical commission in Abu Hamour, show them the second receipt, and make a payment of QR 100 – by card only. And the step I missed – Go to room number 7 and make sure it has been updated in the system.

Step 8 – Getting the RP card

Back to Gharafa immigration – only after you get the sms from Methrash that the baby has cleared the medical. This time go to gate number 1, and take baby’s passport – original as well as a passport photo in blue background. You will have to pay about QR 500 – by card only, and they will print out the ID card valid for a year.

and TADAA. process is done!!!
I had to do more than six trips to get to the bottom of this. But it is because I ended up at the wrong counter a few times, I had the wrong application form, and I was there before the medical report got updated in the system.

UNDER HUSBAND SPONSORSHIP – Getting Baby’s RP sorted in Qatar

Life is much easier if the wife is under the husband’s sponsorship. Ideally his company PRO should be able to sort it out, but in case you need to do it on your own, this is how to:

DOCUMENTS required:
– Photographs of baby
– Birth certificate copy given by Hamad with stamp
– Passport for baby + copies
– NOC Letter from mom’s sponsor in Arabic – original on letterhead. The letter should also state salary amount and designation.
– ID copies for both mom and dad, QID and passport. Carry original as well.
– Rental agreement attested by Municipality
All non Arabic docs should be translated by a reputed translation agency.

Step 2: Get the application form filled at a typing centre. Explain that baby will be under father’s sponsorship, so that they give you the correct form, and fill and submit it.

Step 3: Go to any of the MoI service centres listed here: https://www.facebook.com/moigovqatar.en/app/186981981345123/

I do think that is it!

ALL THE BEST in getting baby’s RP sorted in Qatar!