Birth and Registration
A birth certificate is issued to every child born in Qatar but children born to foreign nationals are not entitled to Qatari Nationality by reason of their birth in Qatar.
The Hamad hospital will issue 2 letters to obtain a birth certificate but the parents must register their child’s birth with their respective country’s embassy or consulate.
The documents required for a birth certificate:
• Childs local birth certificate
• Both parents passports
• Marriage certificates
• Visas and copies of public health department
• Completed birth form
A cost of approximately QR 310 applies per copy of each birth certificate and is normally issued within a week. Newborn babies registration permits must be processed and completed within 60 days of their birth. Failure to do so will result in a Qr 10 per day fine until the visa is issued.