Are you living in Qatar and thinking of leaving Qatar forever? Then you have to follow a proper course of action for that. You must cancel those residence conditions before departure if you have a residence permit in Qatar. How to cancel your existing Qatar residency permits? Also, how to close your existing Qatari accounts? Let’s talk about it here.

If you are leaving Qatar, you must pay all fines or debts incurred during your stay in the country. First, make sure everything you have is cleared. Visa cancellations usually occur on the day the exit permit is issued.

Grounds for cancellation of Qatar resident visa

According to the law, when foreign national leaves the country, he must inform the competent authorities at least three days before his departure. If you come to work in Qatar as a foreign worker, you must notify the employer you hired before and get permission from him when you leave the country. You should cancel the visa after getting your license.

You must then obtain an exit permit  from your sponsor. It would be best if you left Qatar with it. Also, it is impossible to cancel your RP without canceling the RP of your dependents. To cancel the RP of your children, the spouse also goes to the Immigration Department and cancels it.

You can apply online for the cancellation of a Qatar visa through the Ministry of Interior website or MOI service machine. It also has an in-person application mode.

How to cancel a Qatar visa online?

Residents, Qatari citizens, and organizations with Smart IDs in Qatar can apply online to organizations and companies. It is valid only for employees sponsored through the online portal of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Step 1: First click on the Internal tab of MOI, select the E-Services option, and log in to the Ministry of Home Affairs e-Services portal using your smart card. 

Step 2: If you don’t have an account with MOI, first register to the service using your smart card.

Step 3: Now, you can click on the “Resident Services” option in the dashboard. Then click on “Cancel Settlement.”

Step 4: Now enter the details of those who want to cancel the residence permit. Then press ‘Next.’

Step 5: Select the delivery options in Single Exit Visa on the other page. You can go there in person from the Department of Foreign Affairs or by postal courier. Then click “Next.” If you choose postal courier delivery, enter the address. Apply the check box to check the validity of the information.

Step 6: Review the cancellation residence permit information to verify the accuracy of your data.

Step 7: Now, you can pay the required dues by credit or debit. Print the payment receipt you get there.

Now the residence permit will be revoked. You will then automatically be issued a single exit visa.

How to apply in person to cancel my Qatar residence visa?

Step 1: If you want to cancel a residence permit, the sponsor of the non-resident must submit an application in person to the Foreign Affairs Department of the Ministry of Interior. You have to visit the MOI office for this personally. Then you have to fill and submit the ‘Resident Cancellation Form.’ Or you can download the form from the MOI website 

Step 2: Now, fill in the required details correctly and make the necessary payment to cancel your residence permit using a debit or credit card.

Step 3: Attach the acknowledgment receipt and other required information to the application form. Now, please submit it to the officials of the Foreign Affairs Department. The required documents are below in our guide.

Step 4: Now, they will cancel your Qatar Residence Permit. The process takes five days, and you get a single exit visa after canceling your Qatari residence permit.

Documents required for Cancel Qatar Residence Visa

Copy of Qatar Residence Permit

Copy of Qatar Residence Card

A clear copy of the resident’s valid passport

Employer ID card or smart card

Eligibility for cancellation of a residence visa in Qatar

  • Qatari residents must have a valid residence permit
  • Qatar’s employers can submit residency cancellation applications for their employees.
  • Qatar residents, sponsoring organizations, and supporting companies with Qatar Smart IDs can apply for the application.

Process Qatar Exit Permit

You can quickly get a Qatar Exit Permit online. There are several related steps and methods for that.

Step 1: First, you go to the website and open it on your screen.

Step 2: On that screen, click on the airplane icon at the top left corner of the home page and open it.

Step 3: You can go to a page with various options. Click on Leave Notification Application Form Options there.

Step 4: Enter your details and fill out the form without errors.

Step 5: Click on “‘Proceed'” and get your paper printed.

If you have used incorrect information to obtain an Exit Permit online, click Reset Content in the last step above to make changes to your application. Then you can get the opportunity to refill the Qatar exit permit online.

You can use another method when you apply online for a Qatar Exit Permit.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the MOI of the State of Qatar. Now click on Inquiry.

Step 2: Click on Sign Out and Sign In Permissions in the left menu.

Step 3: Click on “Notification Application.”

Step 4: Fill in the required details like your name, visa number, and ID number.

Step 5: Now click continue and follow it again. Then you can print the Qatar exit permit.

Important information related to Qatar Exit Permit

If you work for a company, the company is responsible for your departure. Family members do not need a Qatar exit permit if they live with family. But all boys above the age of 18 require a Qatar exit permit.

An expatriate worker only needs departmental permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs after the contract is terminated. There are three ways you can apply for a Qatar exit permit.

Apply through self-service Kiosks; all authorized persons apply through services like Metrash 2.

Alternatively, give your application to the Directorate General for Border Passports and Foreign Affairs.

A Qatar Exit Permit costs QR 500 for multiple exit permits and one-year validity and QR 10 for a single exit permit.

Final thoughts

When you finish living in Qatar and move to another country, you must fulfill many requirements. There are several steps to that. Many people need more understanding of the correct order. For that, our How to Cancel Qatar Residence Visa and Process Exit Permit guide will help you a lot.