Any Canadians recently get their Qatar Driver’s License?

By JDMMAN

For fellow Canadian expats.  Have you recently gotten your Qatar Driver's license? Is the process for Canadians still the same? Or is a theory and road test now required?

If I can still exchange my Canadian license for a Qatar license, do in need to complete the form on the website?

Or just the following documents/items?

The documents required to be produced are

  • Passport or ID Card
  • Original driving license
  • Sponsor’s ID
  • The sponsor need to sign a form and may have to provide a letter
  • Three photos
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By JDMMAN• 4 months 1 week ago.
JDMMAN

@hkalltheway - thanks for confirming!

By hkalltheway• 4 months 1 week ago.
hkalltheway

Yup that's what I thought, but the rules have changed. None of these sites are official government, so you can not rely on that info. Good luck :)

By JDMMAN• 4 months 1 week ago.
JDMMAN

hkalltheway - sounds like the process for Canadians getting driver’s licenses have changed? I’m getting the info as below. When I researched this prior to coming to Qatar, all the info available said that I would just be issued a Qatari license with a valid Canadian one, no tests required. Just like UK and EU licenses.

https://www.onlineqatar.com/living/transportation/how-to-apply-for-driving-license-in-doha-qatar

By hkalltheway• 4 months 1 week ago.
hkalltheway

Hey Buddy, I just went through this process last month. There is no immediate swap of a Canadian licence. You need to go for a knowledge and direct road test. You need your valid Canadian licence, passport, QID, and photos. Also need a vision test result which can be taken at the driving school. Getting dates for both tests are harder than the test itself. Good luck!

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