• New Born

    Getting Baby’s RP sorted in Qatar

    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…

  • New Born

    Getting the Indian Passport in Qatar

    I am Indian, and so is my husband and that means my son is Indian too. Now that we had the birth certificate, the next big step was to apply for his passport. We downloaded the forms from the Indian Embassy Doha website – http://indianembassyqatar.gov.in/pages/downloadforms.php Application Form for Indian passport – http://indianembassyqatar.gov.in/Embassy%20Forms%20Pdf/EAP%20-%201%20Form.pdf The Data Sheet – http://indianembassyqatar.gov.in/Embassy%20Forms%20Pdf/EAP%20-%201D%20Form.pdf Birth Certificate of Indian Citizen- http://indianembassyqatar.gov.in/Embassy%20Forms%20Pdf/Form%20I.pdf Either you can print it out, and fill in block letters, or fill it out in the PDF format itself. Please note that it is not possible to fill the PDF in certain browsers, so check before you fill. Print out and put father’s and mother’s signatures.…