How to get an international driving permit in Qatar

How to get an international driving permit in Qatar

mohdnoor
By mohdnoor

Are you planning to drive while you traveling to another country? If you think you are going to a place with a poor transportation system, it is probably a great idea to get an international driving permit.

You can just rent a car and stop worrying about getting to places. If you're travelling from Qatar, you can get one from some travel agencies or maybe even car rentals.

You can also apply for one at Qatar Automobile and Touring Club. They are the sole authority to issue International Driving Permit and Carnet de passages (Trip Tickets) in Qatar.

Directions

Qatar Automobile and Touring Club is located on C-Ring Road opposite to Doha Petrol Station between Doha Cinema intersection and Toyota intersection. It should be on your right, just a few meters away from the Gulf Times office. Here's a map if you need precise directions (25°15'51.2"N 51°32'44.1"E). The star mark is QATC.

This is the building you should be looking for.

Requirements

- You will need a valid Qatari driving license (since you're applying for it in Qatar)

- Two passport-size photographs

- QAR 100 (Only at QATC)

Procedure

It is simple. Get to the office during their working hours (7 am to noon, 3 pm to 6pm). Give your driver's license and two photographs to one of the agents. Pay QAR100 (cash only) when the agent asks for it. He will return your Qatar driver's license. You now have a permit (valid for a year) to drive almost anywhere in the world.

It takes literally 5 minutes for them to process your request, and no forms to fill out. The agents take care of everything for you.

You can also apply for an international driving permit at Al Muftah Car Rental, but it will cost you QAR350 there.

Here's what it looks like:

You can drive in all of these countries if you get the international driving permit.

Enjoy your trip everyone, and drive safe. I hope you found this information useful.

By lijojoymr• 2 years 2 months ago.
lijojoymr

JOURNIES TRAVELS can provide international driving licence.

Please contact journies travels..44277077 - You can get it in 15 min with below documents..

1. Valid Qatar driving license

2. Two passport-size photographs

3. Valid Qatar ID

4. Passport copy

5. Qatari Riyal 150

By donne.venasquez• 2 years 9 months ago.
donne.venasquez

This was a great guide. Just want to let you know that procedure are the same. Got mine in 5 mins. Bring photo,drivers license in qatar and passport to make sure everything will run smooth, and of course 150 qar for the fee. It is valid for a year to use.

By Absqatarservice• 5 years 10 months ago.
Absqatarservice

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

In 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

By Absqatarservice• 5 years 10 months ago.
Absqatarservice

To save time you can contact us. we will go to QATC and get done..only service charges apply

contact us on : 50257677 / 33016347

By mzaki• 5 years 10 months ago.
mzaki

Are they open Saturdays?

By Nat Rx• 5 years 11 months ago.
Nat Rx

June 2016

It now costs 150 QAR

Thanks for the useful information!

By mahmooth hussain• 6 years 3 months ago.
mahmooth hussain

Good thank you

By fromabudhabi• 7 years 1 month ago.
fromabudhabi

Hi! Can I use this int'l. DL (as issued here in Qatar) in my native country even I don't have DL from my native country? :)

By vra2014• 7 years 1 month ago.
vra2014

thank you. very useful information.

By mosu_u• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
mosu_u

Assalam walakum friends ,

if you having International DL Form Your Country then also you can driver in many country in the world but you be on visit visa and you can drive only rent car only.

By ravindraravi• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
ravindraravi

I have one doubt. How an international DL can be issued for countries which have right hand driving system without proper test or training. It's a ton of difference in driving left & right hand system.

With this right hand drive, busy traffic, different rules & standard, anyone can't simply go to India and start driving. If the existing system is like this, it needs to be amended.

I hope officials feels the necessity of the same very soon.

By Debind• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Debind

I have doubts. Because in the eligible country list "India" is showing. And it is not allowed in India.

By abdul_ansari1885@yahoo.com• 7 years 2 months ago.
abdul_ansari1885@yahoo.com

Thank you very much for the information. And i would like to ask that, What if i want issue for more that year?

By qatari05• 7 years 2 months ago.
qatari05

great share

By jayaram.ks• 7 years 2 months ago.
jayaram.ks

Thanks for the information .. appreciated :))

By Molten Metal• 7 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Will they keep Qatar DL ?

No , your Qatari lic will be returned as its, plus the new int. lic. will be in your pocket.

By wasim.mukadam• 7 years 2 months ago.
wasim.mukadam

Hi There,

I am here on visit visa and my immigration is in process but its gonna take time. I wanted to know if I can issue the same license and use it to drive around in Qatar with a private vehicle as daily traveling by cab is costing me a bomb. Would really appreciate if anyone can help me out with this issue. Currently I have India license with me.

By s4rahi• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
s4rahi

Intl driving license can be issued by almost all of the leading travel agencies across the country. Just avoid the traffic jam and visit one of the nearest office

By Qatarliving89• 7 years 2 months ago.
Qatarliving89

I've had issued this multiple times while travelling across the globe & it DOES help ! Qatar's QL is NOT useful globally (for the one who posted wrong info above)

By shabadn• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
shabadn

Kindly let me know, only RENTAL cars can be driven. What about driving a pvt car, (say, a friend's car) with UAE, Dubai registration. Is that possible, or is it limited to driving only rental cars globally. Your valuable feedback would be highly appreciated.

By malikkhan• 7 years 2 months ago.
malikkhan

Can You tell me duration /validity??

By ishu369• 7 years 2 months ago.
ishu369

fab!!!

interesting piece of information. appreciate bro

By smohamma2012• 7 years 2 months ago.
smohamma2012

Will they keep Qatar DL ?

Qatar DL is not valid for all over the world but limited to GCC only.

By Imadh619• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Imadh619

Feel free to call 33319030 33319070 66150800

We open 7/7

It cost only 100 QAE

Imadh Faiz

By lijojoymr• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
lijojoymr

you can also take from Jounries Travels >44277077>opposite to airport Arrival , open 8.30 AM to 8.30 PM . same simple procedure,,

By Ali Ahmed Ali• 7 years 2 months ago.
Ali Ahmed Ali

What a useful

piece of information thanks

By max11• 7 years 2 months ago.
max11

Wagam have you tried driving with a Qatar lic outside Qatar???? really !!!

Hbac do you plan to stay out of qatar for more than a year?? all international lic are valid for 1 year only...

By hbac1998• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
hbac1998

1 year validity period only when our Qatari driving license is valid for 5 years?? Not good enough...

By wagamawy• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
wagamawy

Guys it's usesless the current Qatari driving license is valid to drive with globally

By Expat-278356• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Expat-278356

You can also apply for international drivers license at Darwish Travel Tel 4443 8388.

Same procedure as Qatar Automobile and Touring Club.

By shanukaithayil• 7 years 2 months ago.
shanukaithayil

brother mohdnoor,, it is really a fantastic information..great job done..masha allah

By Zam Zam• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Zam Zam

Wow... good info... it is clear says... Valid for one year from the date of issue.... guys pls check above..

By tajGmale• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
tajGmale

This is good information. But i want to know about the validity of this licence

By sanjfer• 7 years 2 months ago.
sanjfer

Thanks for the info. I wish to know how many years validity for this license.

By perdian• 7 years 2 months ago.
perdian

wow thanks for the INFO :D

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