THE E-GATE SOLUTION
Easing the entry and exit process for resident expatriates through Hamad International Airport, the Ministry of Interior has activated e-gate services on ID cards and passports free of charge.
This service can be accessed by resident expatriates with ID cards and their children above 18 years without the need for prior registration. “The use of the ID card does not need any prior registration or payment of any fees, and a resident expatriate only needs to have a valid ID card,” explained Colonel Mohamed Rashid Al Mazroui, Director of the Airport Passports Department. There are 19 e-gates in the departure lounge and 16 e-gates in the arrival lounge. “The activation of this service comes as part of the smart passenger project, inaugurated by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister at the beginning of this year,” the official recalled. The objective of the smart passenger project is to facilitate passengers to complete the entry or exit process through self-service devices, depending on smart technology without the need to approach the counter staff.