The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has called on the public, including citizens, resident expatriates and legal persons in the country, to register their national address within six months starting Monday in accordance with the National Address Law.
The last date for doing so is July 26, the ministry said in a statement posted on social media Saturday.
The registration can be done via the electronic services of the MoI, such as its website and the Metrash2 app, or through direct registration at the ministry's unified service centres, according to the statement.
The MoI statement comes in implementation "of the provisions of Law No. 24 of 2017 on the National Address, and HE the Minister of Interior's Decree No. 96 of 2019 on implementing certain provisions of Law No. 24 of 2017 on the National Address".
"In the event that the registration of the national address is not done with the period indicated above, the violator shall bear all the legal consequences thereof," the statement added.
The National Address Law (Law No 24 of 2017) mandates that the provided address includes details such as residential address, fixed telephone and mobile numbers, e-mail address, address of the employer for government and private sector employees, permanent address abroad if available, and any other data specified by the competent authority.
Failure to submit the required data and address could attract a fine of QR10,000, according to earlier reports.
The law comes into effect as part of the strategic development of Qatar’s e-government, the completion of the legislative structure for government’s electronic transactions and the transition from descriptive address to the digital address system.