* Move aimed at helping people complete National Address registration by deadline, July 26

With only a few more days left for registering the National Address, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that some of its service centres will work this weekend in order to help citizens and residents complete the registration process.

The service centres at Mesaimeer, Al Wakra, Al Rayyan, Industrial Area, Onaiza, Al Sheehaniya, Al Daayen, Al Khor, Al Shamal and Umm Salal will function from 8am until 12noon Friday and on Saturday, MoI has informed through its official social media accounts.

"The deadline for the National Address registration ends on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Some of the MoI Qatar service centres will be working this weekend from 8am to 12noon to make it easy for individuals and companies to complete their National Address registration," the ministry said.

"Registering your National Address reflects your eagerness to abide by the law and simplify your official transactions," it stressed.

The MoI had recently reminded citizens, expatriates, and legal persons (in accordance with the National Address Law) of the importance of registering their national addresses through Metrash2 or its website.

The address data could also be registered through MoI service centres and Hukoomi.

To simplify the National Address registration process, domestic workers can authorise their employers to submit the application after filling it out and getting it signed by the worker concerned, the MoI reiterated through a post on social media. One has to go to the link - bit.ly/2X1ePpv - to access the form.

Considered the first of its kind in the GCC, the National Address Law “marks a qualitative leap in the conduct of judicial procedures and enables a proper communication system.”

All entities and individuals, including institutions and companies, should register their address and data with the ministry. This will ensure that everyone is properly communicated by the State and receives essential official notifications and announcements on time.

The registration will help the government easily reach out to people and deliver various services, including ambulance services. A citizen or an expatriate or his/her legal representative has to register his/her data in a simple form that includes the address of residence, fixed telephone number, mobile number, e-mail, employer address for government and private sector employees, and permanent address abroad, if available.

The guardian of minor children has to register their data and bears legal responsibility for the validity of this data.

The registration will enhance the performance rates of some security and rapid-response services in case of emergencies. These include Al-Fazaa, the Traffic Department, Civil Defence and ambulance services.