Monday, July 22, 2013

how to renew "estimara" in Qatar ?

 Hello all, my question is simple one. I bought a 2nd hand Honda City 2008 a year ago. Now the car istimara has expired 3 days ago. From Qatar Living, I found out that in order to renew my car istimara, I need to do following tasks: 
1) Vehicle Inspection (since it is 3 years old car now) at Industrial Area (close to Al Muntazah St) - Charge: QAR 75 

2) When car has PASSED inspection, go to car insurance and renew my compulsory insurance (I do not want comprehensive insurance) 

3) Go to Traffic Police Dept (Madinat Al Khalifa or Al Mamooura) and renew Istimara by showing them vehicle inspection report and car insurance documents Please feel free to add if I have missed something in the above process.

for more information lo on to............

SCH: Health insurance mandatory for all Qatar residents, visitors by 2014

In a complete overhaul of the current healthcare system, Qatar will require all residents and visitors of the country to have health insurance by the end of 2014, the Supreme Council of Health has announced.

Qatar spent more than $2.6 billion on health care in 2010, and has been working toward a national plan to improve the medical system, which is struggling to meet the needs of the country’s rapidly growing population.

Under the Social Health Insurance plan, the government will be responsible for insuring nationals while the onus of insuring expats will fall on the companies that employ them.
One possible idea is to link health care to visas, an SCH official said.
Under this scheme, those who visit Qatar will be required to purchase health insurance while obtaining their visitor visas, and the cost will depend on the duration of their stay, the official said.

The SHI will be rolled out in five stages starting in November, but will focus on shoring up coverage for nationals during most of this time.
Expats’ healthcare requirements will be addressed in the fifth and final stage toward the end of 2014, the draft law states.