Guide : How to get International Driving License in Qatar


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.


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

Phone : 4441 3265 / 4441 5718

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


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  1. lovepreet singh on

    Am from india my name is love preet singh i will come in doha katar in few days i have only indian light lience but now i will want to drive in europen country so thats why i want to make my international lience sir … it is possible to make international lience in doha katar can u help me contact me on my id my number 918288985888

  2. Hi all
    Can anybody guide me for getting Qatari driving licence ? I am on my husbands’s visa(RP). I have Indian driving licence from 1998. How can I get Qatari Driving licence and how much it costs ? Thanks in advance.

  3. You can obtain international license in Qatar, but you need to first get a valid Qatari license first to apply for the same.

    • Good day Sir what if I’m holding only a Xerox of my License here in Qatar still its possible to get
      I am a truck driver here and my original licence
      is holding by my Company

  4. Sheikh Muhammad Raheel on

    Once IDL expires what about renewel process?

    Same fee will be imposed for renewel or less?

    And procedure will be same or no more requirement for photos as data is already in your database.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Sheikh Muhammad Raheel.

  5. Narayan prasad gurung on

    I have qatar driving license I just want to make international driving license plz could any one help me contract number ii will call you but one thing can I driving in nepal

  6. Hello Guys
    I’m traveling to Spain this summer 2018 .
    I’de like to apply for a international drive license in Qatar .
    I have a Qatari drive license valid .
    Where shall I come to make it , please ?
    Many thanks

  7. If we cannot drive a rental car with the International License then what is the use of it ? Nobody buy a car if he is visiting a country for a short time or just go to other countries for a trip.

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