What is the change? Qatar has opened the mandatory address registration period during which all individuals and entities must register their address and other information.

What does the change mean? Registration must be completed between now and July 26, 2020 through the Metrash app, the Ministry of Interior website or in person at a service center of the ministry.

  • Implementation time frame: Jan. 27 through July 26, 2020.
  • Who is affected: All Qatari and non-Qatari individuals, institutions and companies.
  • Business impact: Failure to register during the registration period may result in penalties and/or fines.

Background: The National Address Law passed in 2017, and the government signaled last month that it would implement it soon. In addition to registering their address in Qatar, individuals must provide their phone numbers, email address, employer’s address and permanent address abroad.

Analysis & Comments: Companies should prepare to register and ensure that their employees, including expatriates, are aware that they are required to register with the Ministry of Interior no later than July 26.

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