The app is currently only available on the Apple Store, but work is underway to include it on other platforms.
A new Qatar Digital Identity app has been made available on the Apple Store with the aim of digitizing services for easier and much more convenient access for the public, the Interior Ministry has confirmed.
The all-new mobile app introduces various features for its first phase, including verification of digital identities, ease of access to services on the ministry’s website, and stamping of documents issued electronically.
Such a service will help reduce computer identity theft due to the high level of security of the easy-to-use application, the ministry said.
But first, what services are available?
The main of the services provided in the first phase of the application concerns digital identity, offering users an easier way to access the electronic services of the ministry.
It also seems to replace other current methods, which include using the automatic virtual smart card reader.
Users can also stamp all MoI documents through the app’s electronic stamp service instead of the more vigorous face-to-face process.
The app also includes a digital wallet that stores official cards and sealed transactions. For starters, the wallet will contain the user’s Qatari ID, driver’s license, and vehicle registration.
Other services are expected to be added soon with the launch of phase 2. However, no date has yet been set by the ministry.
How do you find it?
Those who wish to benefit from the various services offered by the application must go to the Apple Store, search for “QDI” and download the free application in less than five minutes. You can download the app through this link.
The app will then ask the user for their Qatar ID, with an option to simply scan the IDs for autofill information.
A verification code will then be sent to the user to verify the identity and then a barcode will appear which contains the digital signature for faster and easier use for transactions.
The app is free to download, but setting up the digital signature feature costs QR 250.
To ensure the highest level of security, the app uses facial recognition software, connected to a unique electronic signature, to verify identity.