The E-Gate system (Smart ID) allows air passengers and officials to enter and exit the country with ease. Holders of the E-Gate Card may bypass the immigration formalities at the Doha International Airport by punching their cards at the gate and pressing their index fingers on an electronic scanner. Apply for Qatar e-Gate Card

Qatari citizens and residents, as well as GCC nationals who are interested in obtaining an E-Gate card should visit the immigration department in Madinat Khalifa.

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply:

  • Visit the office for E-Gate Cards.
  • Show your ID or GCC passport.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

Fees

  • One year: QR200
  • Two years: QR250
  • Three years: QR300

Go to the immigration department Gate 2 in Madinat Khalifa with your ID card (Residency card)

Have your photo taken at a booth, and fingerprint both your hands. (Immigration staff will assist you)

Get in line to get a token number and wait for it to be called.

When you’re called, go to the counter. Tell them you did your fingerprinting on the system and request for the Smart ID for one or two or three years. You can pay for the E-Gate card/Smart ID for up to 3 years.

Immigration will then swap your Residency ID for a chipped ID card (as shown in photo). With this E-Card you should be able to skip immigration and passport control and use the e-Gate, as long as you have your exit permit.

Procedure

  1. Go to the office located inside the airport departure terminal for e-Gate Cards.
  2. Show your ID or GCC passport.
  3. Pay appropriate fees.

Required Documents

  1. ID or GCC passport.

Office Locations & Contacts

  • Ministry of Interior

Corniche Road 8895

Doha, Qatar

Phone: + 974 44330000

Email: info@moi.gov.qa

Fax: + 974 44322927

Website: http://www.moi.gov.qa

  • Doha International Airport

Telephone : +974 4465 6666

Fax : +974 4462 2044

Email : info@dohaairport.com

Eligibility

Qatari citizens and residents, as well as GCC nationals who are interested in obtaining an e-Gate card should visit the office for e-Gate Cards, located inside the airport departure terminal, just right of the entrance.

Fees

  • One year: QR100
  • Two years: QR150
  • Three years: QR200

Validity

There are cards valid for one, two and three years.

Sample Documents

E-Gate Card: http://www.moi.gov.qa/site/english/departments/Airport/resources/images/2010/09/27_18527.jpg

Need for the Document

The e-Gate system eases the process of going in and out of the country for air passengers and officials . Holders of the e-Gate Card may bypass the immigration formalities at the Doha International Airport by simply punching their cards at the gate and pressing their index fingers on an electronic scanner.

Information which might help

Ministry of Interior

Hours of Operation

Sun Thur 7 am 1 pm

External Links

  • Qatar eGovernment Portal

http://portal.www.gov.qa/wps/portal/services/inviduallandingpages/!ut/p/c5/rY7JdqJAAEW_xQ_QKqhBXDIUNoQhYZYNB6LSoAxBoISv7-QD0oucvLt_94IUfNLmc1XmY9W1-R0kIKXZwZVUQZLg0bUYgoYvG4pj6wIMEIhBAnHm10tvrLfVq-HTCcJuDfYhtzW2OIw4I1uetmagoLZFPxwd-1YqYV_QNzMk2_fGdPO7PCYtnbziXpUaxiv5AP6l_fxOv-zwm8kQnEC6_7YOIRD8vG460ZeqVNVBMT7-7zHFX_OYIK2KZsffmx3cIYz3EBEMCRaxiBAFcXRa9qwzOGNRZnpe4Q-52EfKoErR5Cdp9Rz4Ue_MzFpxPqHXqSkaKmTCuXe5IsfTOHiHKkcGS46OwUQ5ffAYmmrwyju5Mbfstp1zJboGgqsdlvpOzhddO4_c2noPea3xA82aeL7NsTWutq7HdU30t7-HhUouUTltKnilL1pOumSwWhGWmw1w_nTNBfTNXF2dL_DmHy4kj5Q!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/?locale=en

  • Doha International Airport

http://www.dohaairport.com/en/shopping_dining_facilities/airport_facilities_services/egates/egates.html?