Guide : How to get International Driving License in Qatar

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International-Driving-License-Qatar[UPDATED : 9 July 2016]

International Driving License/Permit is a document that allows an individual to drive motor vehicle in more than 150 countries when accompanied by a valid full license from the country of issue.

The document is slightly larger than a standard passport and is essentially a multiple language translation of one’s own existing driver’s license, complete with photograph and other information.

In you are a resident of Qatar, you can apply at Qatar Automobile and Touring Club. They are the sole authority to issue International Driving Permit and Carnet de passages (Trip Tickets) in Qatar.

Some travel agents and car rental companies also provide the same service, but the service fee is relatively higher.

Location

Qatar Automobile and Touring Club is located on C-Ring Road opposite to Doha Petrol Station between Gulf Cinema signal and Toyota signal.

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Phone : 4441 3265 / 4441 5718

Working hours : 7 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm

Requirements

  • Valid Qatari driving license
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • QR 150 (Cash only at QATC)

Procedure

  • The process is really simple and takes only five minutes.
  • Go to QATC office and give your driver’s license along with two passport size photographs and the fee – QR 150.
  • They would print your details on to an international driving license, fix your photo and affix the stamp.

Notes

  • In general, temporary and international licence holders are restricted to driving rental vehicles (Rent-a-car) as insurance companies require drivers of privately-owned vehicles to hold a full licence.
  • The list of valid countries are included in the license.
  • The international driving license is valid for one year from the issuing date.

14 Comments

  1. Autovintage on

    For international license please feel free to contact 66160168 any time. We are working 24 hrs..we do international license, free emergency road side assistance, car washing,and istmara renewal service please feel free to cintact

    • I am not in qatar but i want to renew my driving license and my id card was expired on may 2016 and can i renew my driving license ? And my driving license is going to expire on feb 2017 if there any chance to renew my license i am ready to pay suitable cost plz answer me thanks

  2. Dear All,

    we are providing service to take a International Driving License permit to our clients within 4 hours.we only charge 150 QR. License Fees 100 QR. as our service charge. Total 250

    Our executive will go to QATC. For this service we will collect documents from your place and after finishing work will deliver all the documents at your place.

    Document Required :

    1) Qatar Valid License

    2) Two Passport size Photographs

    Note :

    *To avail this service you must hold a Qatar Valid Driving License.

    *service charge for outside doha is 150 QR

    Contact us on : 50257677 or 33016347
    Contact person : Pradeep Nair

  3. syed mustafa qader hashmi on

    I have residencity primit of qatar .i am here in qatar last 9 moths and and i have international driving permit which i got in india.
    Can i drive in qatar now .

    Reply please.

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