List of professions not eligible to apply for driving licence in Qatar

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The following is the unofficial translation of the list of professions not eligible to apply for the Qatari driving licence (in alphabetical order), as announced by the Traffic Department :

  • AC Technician
  • Agricultural Worker
  • Air Cargo Worker
  • Animal Caretaker
  • Assistant Builder
  • Bakery Worker
  • Baking Mixer
  • Bar Keeper
  • Barber Beautician
  • Beauty Saloon Worker
  • Blacksmith
  • Boat Carpenter
  • Bricks Builder
  • Builder
  • Butcher
  • Calligraphy Technician
  • Carrier
  • Ceramic Worker
  • Civil Technician
  • Concrete Blacksmith
  • Connections Technician
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Construction Technician
  • Cook
  • Cook’s Assistant
  • Cosmetologist
  • Crusher Machine Operator
  • Curtain Installer
  • Curtain Upholstery Worker
  • Décor Carpenter
  • Decoration Technician
  • Designing Technician
  • Digger
  • Electric Welder
  • Embroider
  • Falafel Maker
  • Farmer
  • Financial Services Worker
  • Fisherman
  • Fodder Worker
  • Furniture Upholstery Worker
  • Gardener
  • Gate Guard
  • General Carpenter
  • General Electrician
  • General Equipment Mechanic
  • General Manufacturing Worker
  • General Typing
  • Glass Installer
  • Glass Technician
  • Goldsmith
  • Grave Digger
  • Grocery Worker
  • Gypsum Worker
  • Henna Maker
  • Herdsman
  • Horse Hostler
  • Horse Trainer
  • Hotel Service Worker
  • Ice Maker
  • Industrial Service Worker
  • Installation Electrician
  • Installation Technician
  • Irrigation Worker
  • Jeweller
  • Juice Maker
  • Kebab Maker
  • Key Technician
  • Labourer
  • Land Shipment Worker
  • Lathing Worker
  • Laundry Worker
  • Lift Electrician
  • Lift Worker
  • Machine Operator
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturing Worker
  • Marble Technician
  • Massage Worker
  • Meat Mechanic
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Metal-Casting Technician
  • Milkman
  • Mining Technician
  • Mixer Operator
  • Nanny
  • Newspaper Vendor
  • Nutrition Worker
  • Oxygen Welder
  • Packing And Grinding Worker
  • Painter
  • Pastry Maker
  • Pipes Welder
  • Plaster Technician
  • Plaster Worker
  • Plumber
  • Plumber Assistant
  • Porter
  • Prayer Caller (Moazin)
  • Rescue Worker
  • Sailor
  • Sea Shipment Worker
  • Security Guard
  • Servant
  • Service Worker
  • Shawarma And Sandwich Griller
  • Shepherd
  • Shipping Worker
  • Shoemaker
  • Stamp Maker
  • Sweets Maker
  • Tailor
  • Tailoring Worker
  • Technical Assistant
  • Telephone Central Electrician
  • Tents Tailor
  • Tiles Technician
  • Tiles Worker
  • Translator
  • Typist
  • Tyre Worker
  • Upholstery Worker
  • Vegetable Seller
  • Vinegar Maker
  • Waiter
  • Watchman
  • Welder
  • Welding Technician
  • Whitesmith
  • Wood Seller

Housewives sponsored by their husbands and students aged 18 years and above (under parent’s sponsorship) are eligible.

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The above list is translated from Arabic and may be changed from time to time. There may be more professions that are banned from securing a driving license.

If you are not sure about your profession’s eligibility, please check with a driving school or the Traffic Department. Usually driving license would confirm before enrolling you for the driving lessons.

- Originally published on 21 September 2016, Updated on 19 March 2017

43 Comments

  1. Mohammed Maqsood Azam on

    presently i am on Electromechanical Engineer Work Business Visa, I am holding my country(India) driving licence & International driving licence, can i drive a car in qatar?
    Hoping for your Immediate reply…

  2. Dear Safwan Mine Profession on Visa is also Clerk but i am An Accountant. Did you find out Clerk Visa can apply for License.

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