DOHA: Some e-services of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) are now accessible through its website. Visa, security system and NOC services have been made accessible through the website since Monday, said a senior official.
Civil Defence Services, Traffic Services, Iqama and ‘Cases Services’ will soon be available through the ministry’s bilingual website, said Colonel Abdul Rahman Al Maliki, Assistant Director of Information Security Department of MoI, on the sidelines of the Qitcom 2014.
MoI’s eservices were earlier available through Metrash2, which could be accessible through a mobile application on a smartphone and at designated booths at shopping malls.
As of yesterday a total of 52,000 people have registered for 70 eservices of the MoI, said Colonel Al Maliki.
“Everyone is not comfortable using the services on a smartphone. There will be lot of new users, especially companies will prefer to access the services through the website,” he added.
To access MoI’s e-services, one should have a smart ID, a smart card reader from any authorised store. A smart ID could be obtained at any office of the Immigration Departmnet by paying QR300.
Colonel Al Maliki said that information communicated through the website for e-services will be secured and an individual or a company representative could access only through a smart ID.
“All information are secured and when someone access to the service, they can only see details relevant to them,” he said.
Also 30 new services have been added to Metrash2, in addition to the existing services. Sponsors can register absconding complaints against his employees, if found absconded, and contact the Search and Follow up Department for further procedures.
Registered users can avail required certificates, visas and other official papers through Metrash2. These services will be made available through the MoI website later.