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ep 1: Before arriving to Doha International Airport you need to have a print

out of the resident visa.


After passing passport control you will have a sticker in your passport with
visa number and a stamp which states that within 7 working days from the
day of entry the bearer should appear at specialized authority ( i.e. medical
examination)
Step 2: Firstly, if your husband is not yet registered on the official government
website in order to receive mobile notifications ( i. e. Metrash for individuals),
he needs to do so. Please note that the mobile number and ID number should
be registered under same name.
Step 3: On the first working day (Sunday to Thursday) go for the medical
checkup which consists of two parts: blood test for HIV, Hepatitis B&C, and X
Ray screening for Tuberculosis ( not performed if pregnant, however will be
sent to undertake pregnancy test).
I advise you to perform the medical at authorized public hospital (Hamad
Medical Corporation) rather than private ones ( Al Ahli Hospital, Doha Clinic
Hospital, Al Emadi Haspital) due to cost difference ( 100QR vs aprx 700 QR)
When there go to the family section. You should have with you original
passport, copy of the residence permit (with the phone number written on the
copy which has been registered earlier for Metrash) and credit/ debit card
( payments in cash are not accepted).
After presenting these documents at the reception you'll be sent to cashier
where you'll need to pay a fee of 100 QR and your photo will be taken right
there. Further, you also will be given a form and the receipt with which you
are now ready to undertake all necessary examinations.
After 3 working days you'll receive a text message after which you can
proceed for the next step.
Step 4: The main branch of the Ministry of Interior where you need to
undertake fingerprints is located on Salwa Road off the Industrial area flyover
and open Sunday to Thursday from 7-12 am and 15-19pm. Go to female
section.
In my case I didn't know that I have to registered for Metrash in order to print
out forms or track medical examination result, so I just went there 5 working
days after medical examination and have been given the form for the
fingerprints from the VIP section. With the original passport, copy of the
resident permit and the form ( which you don't need to fill up) you are ready
for the fingerprinting. The service is free.
Step 5: Two working days after fingerprints and/or mobile notification you are
ready for the final step. You'll need one picture on blue background ( 8pc for
20QR, the size is written on the picture box on the fingerprint form), blood
group test ( can be done at any local hospital).
Take the form to any printing office and for a small fee (5QR) they'll fill it up
( must be in arabic). Make sure you present your passport or copy along with
the blood group certificate in order to avoid any mistakes. At the typing office
you'll be asked if you want to renew the RP each year or have it done for the

time of the visa validity. The price for one year is 500QR, however if you
decide to have your RP and ID to be valid for the duration of the visa I believe
that some kind of discount system is applicable.
Sign the form in the signature box ( must be in black ink) and have "sponsor's
signature" box signed by your husband.
Take the original passport, fingerprints form duly filled and signed with
attached photo, blood group test result, copy of the sponsor's ID (husband's)
and you are ready to present these at the immigration office. I personally had
my stamping done at main Immigration Branch ( Gharafa), however if you
decide to do it at any other branch (except Mesaimeer) you'll need to present
the original ID of the sponsor (husband).
At the Immigration office (Gharafa) go to entrance number two, proceed to
the reception area to receive a token, go to the female waiting area and wait
for your turn. Next, proceed to the counter submit the documents; make the
payment (again only credit/debit cards, no cash payments). After that you'll
be asked to wait for 5 min after which your passport along with the ID card
will be given back. The picture on your ID card will be the one that you've
submitted on the form.
Step 6: Congratulations you are fully legitimate member of the Qatari expat
society.
P.S. Please confirm with a taxi driver If he is familiar with the locations
beforehand