Professions not eligible to apply for driving licence
The following is the unofficial translation of the full list of professions not eligible to apply for the Qatari driving licence, as announced by the Traffic Department:
Gypsum worker, technical assistant, service worker, watchman, horse trainer, labourer, sailor, servant, nanny, farmer, blacksmith, bakery worker, painter, herdsman, fisherman, tailor, calligraphy technician, shoemaker, grocery worker, tiles worker, builder, butcher, service worker, nutrition worker, industrial service worker. Hotel service worker, financial services worker, vegetable seller, plumber, sea shipment worker, land shipment worker, jeweller, air cargo worker, cook, typist, boat carpenter, beauty saloon worker, welder, translator, painter, welding technician, installation technician, maintenance technician, mechanical technician. Barber, baking mixer, cook, meat, shawarma and sandwich griller, falafel maker, sweets maker, waiter, laundry worker, prayer caller (moazin), rescue worker, security guard, gate guard, lift worker, shipping worker, carrier, packing and grinding worker, irrigation worker. Gardener, agricultural worker, wood seller, horse hostler, fodder worker, machine operator, tailoring worker, plaster worker, tents tailor, embroider, general typing, stamp maker, crusher machine operator, glass technician, marble technician, metal-casting technician, tiles technician. Pastry maker, vinegar maker, general manufacturing worker, ice maker, plumber assistant, lathing worker, AC technician, whitesmith, electric welder, pipes welder, oxygen welder, general equipment mechanic, glass installer, installation electrician, general electrician, lift electrician, telephone central electrician, installation technician, general carpenter, construction carpenter, décor carpenter, upholstery worker, furniture upholstery worker, curtain installer, curtain upholstery worker, assistant builder, connections technician, digger, bricks builder, mixer operator, concrete blacksmith, manufacturing worker, designing technician, civil technician, construction technician, juice maker, kebab maker, henna maker, goldsmith, grave digger, animal caretaker, milkman, plaster technician, ceramic worker, tyre worker, cook’s assistant, bar keeper, key technician, massage worker.
i have electrical equipment Technician's Visa, not mentioned in the above list! can i apply for driving license?
heard that license will be limited to some 5 professions? Is it true?
I am Rajesh and am willing to make license of motor-bike becouse my profession doesn't lt me ahead.so is there also categorise for bike license ???and how much may I should to the traffic department as well drivivg school too....please help me if you guys have any idea.Thnk you
hi my frs forman visa giving licens plz tel me?
What if i have an international driver license: can i convert this to Qatar driver licensce without taking any exams.? Can I convert it directly.? I hope anyone will reply regarding on this matter.
Molten Metal sir, Thank You
Jy, Yes you are ......................
in my visa Profession is Professional
So, Am i Eligible for Qatar Driving Licence or not?
Please Write me at my mail.
what about reservation officer(air line ticketing agent) ? any one know about this pls do let me know here.
what about reservation officer(air line ticketing agent) ? any one know about this pls do let me know here.
What about supervisor visa ???
how about forman
Which profession is eligible to change license.
i have electrical technician visa that profession not mention in above. SO can i apply for licence ?
its a Injustice act so what they will do if they need to buy a car were they will go for driving licence its not a right decision...
I have draftman visa.am I eligible to apply for driving license ?
for reception in visa can apply for DL
I've read in the gulf time something about sales, is sales assistant in duty free elligible or not please ?
What about security guard and security officer ?allowed for driving license or not?
hi..anyone can A my Q..i have saudi license and still valid till 2018 but gen. technician registered in my id..do i have a chance to have a DL...thanks
Need help! Can anybody help me sort this out? My visa is waiter and my company cant change it but i really need driving license so bad.. So how can i get one? Thanks!
My visa Profession : INSTAL. TECHNICIAN
So you tell me. I want to apply for Qatar Driving licence . I am what do.
Is zr is any one who can prepare for me fakelicence,,
my proffession is technician... but i have bahrain driving license .how can i change to qatar
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION
Guys, buy Bicycles...
@micav: no chance... sorry cant help rules are now more strict for the license due to increase in traffic day by day that's why they made this rule..
Hi All, I would just like to know if what are the documents I need to prepare. I am working as a Secretary; basically I am allowed to get a License however my profession on the QID is Beautician; Technically, for that reason I am ineligible to get a License, Any advise? Thanks.
i have electrical Technician's Visa not mentioned in the above list! can i apply for driving license?
i took DL when i was in visit visa....now i have taken a electrician visa.....will my DL get cancelled ?????...will i not be able to convert it to p[ermanent ????
Air conditioning and heating companies or specialists service much more than just the average home's air conditioning system. Gas appliances, such as stoves and even water heaters, are usually serviced by these professionals. When dealing with any gas appliances or supply, due to the risk and dangers of gas, home owners should rely on these services companies for specialty needs such as this.
Strange, Who is eligible now ? only Managers & Executives & Drivers :(
This is so funny, FALAFEL MAKER not included!!!!! What about shawarma boy?
I dont understand one thing why only a high salaried or a person at a gud post gets all facilities.For eg..membership @clubs, banks, gud housing, education for kids. ..all this a gud salaried can get for himself. People who hv everything keep getting more. If actually u see it ...the low income guys shd also be previleged at least to certain extent. As they hardly get to save or spend much on themselves.
TripoliAli, you should be kind enough to arrange a taxi.....
I don't like my massage worker to arrive all hot and sweaty after taking the bus and walking
aboy_29,, come on, your profile says you are here from more than 3 years
and btw ,, if you failed 10 times, it means you should stick with bicycles :)
Thank's for sharing,now I know why I'm always failed my driving test 10 times now.
And I wanna add something
None of those is in QL though
I didn't see the comment "Ohh, Sh!t" :O)
One could look at it another way.
The powers that be have issued this list to placate the locals knowing full well that most of the expats don't come under any of these categories..
Walking is not a big thing, but with these kind of hot weather who could walk?
better peoples start walking and bicycling to offices and work place so that they can control the u-shape stomach.
This is a good move for reducing traffic congestion but for taxis and karwa bus to be effective Gov't. should place a terminal point not only in Doha central but on places like Abu Hamor, Al Maamora, Al Hilal etc. of getting a transport is very difficult even if your calling the karwa call center it takes 15-20 mins waiting before they arrive..
I'm really concerned how I will get my vinegar delievered now as vinegar maker is on the list.
No I am NOT!
Rizks you are right! Give them a driving licence so they can drive to QDC and get the good stuff....
RC, they maybe had too much fake Alcohol due to which they might be having heart attacks ?
Angelo tell that to the Nepalese who are dying of heart attacks in their 20s!
Rip Cord, I think those categories mentioned have a lower obesity, heart attack and diabetes problem. It is us driving vehicles who get it.
Expect ambulances to be busy to get the victims of heat stroke. :D
Rip Cord ,, The most of people in this categories are slims :(
I think now they will disappear
I guess they can also get rid of the stigma of family days...they can take off their transport vehicles off the road on fridays and so no worker would be able to walk from IA to the malls in the heat or otherwise.
I think we all fail to see the postives in this, workers will now walk to work and this will show positive health benefits. Less obesity, less heart attacks and less diabetes.
Well except for the locals who will just get fatter.
A laudable initiative. It will reduce congestion on the roads and ensure that those under these categories are driven to and from their place of work by their sponsors.
Is it allowed to call 911 if I urgently has to meet someone or to board a flight?
As if qatar is providing enough buses for the public.
i think this is the only country in GCC that a public transportation is not adequate enough. minimal taxis at the roads, waiting for a bus is just like waiting for the rain to come.
It would be a reasonable step if they make it legalise after they finish metro and have proper public transport.
Most of the time if you call Karwa they are booked already "Sorry sir we are booked till so and so hours" damn.
Rizks.. I dont know. Am asking.
Rip Cord ,, Good point, You can't fine mosques everywhere and some times you can find one but it is too hot to walk by there
And BTW Living in Qatar without a car is bullsh!t, If i didn't have friends here i would face many problems and there are no taxis, you just see them in your dreams or in photos (you have on solution - Private driver) and now it won't be available anymore
Who z left then haha
Does Rizks qualify as a service worker or nutrition worker ?
Does this mean all the employers would have to arrange transport for these categories?
How will this guy get to the mosque?
prayer caller (moazin)
Yes true, it looks like we are only slaves here even though we are giving our best to this country.
yeah, i'm not mentioned above!!!!
BTW it's totally idiotic!!!
I am glad am not mentioned above :O)
That is not everything, Even the tests became harder and If you Sneeze or Coughed you will fail
Why they ask those professionals to come and work here if they cant give them even a Driving License?
UAE has some new traffic rules...jumping the signal..800 fine plus 15 days confiscation of the vehicle...such rule should be imposed here also...there is fine for smoking in the car and throwing out the ciggie.
and Lawyers.. Who else? Can't think of any..
@happygolucky yes, aptly said
Those who drive trucks and big vehicles dont just care nowadays to indicate. They should at least indicate their intention to turn right or left cause they occupy a good portion of the road.
All Miskeen workers are pissed off..
I guess only Engineers, Doctors are left...lol
HGL are you sure the 'gelled guys' are from the above list ?
I guess no renewals and also no cancellations if one of them already has it.
hmmmm...How about those individuals with that kind of works but already have a DL, will they allow to renew it?
How many of those gelled guys be removed from the road cos of this list who seem to own the road and drive with one hand hanging outside with a ciggie in between the fingers and then the butt casually dropped on the roads.
who is left then ? :(
Do they really have so many professions for work visa?