How to get an international driving permit in Qatar
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.
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.
- 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)
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.
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
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.
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
*To avail this service you must hold a Qatar Valid Driving License.
*service charge for outside doha is 150 QR
To save time you can contact us. we will go to QATC and get done..only service charges apply
contact us on : 50257677 / 33016347
Are they open Saturdays?
It now costs 150 QAR
Thanks for the useful information!
Good thank you
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? :)
thank you. very useful information.
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.
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.
I have doubts. Because in the eligible country list "India" is showing. And it is not allowed in India.
Thank you very much for the information. And i would like to ask that, What if i want issue for more that year?
Thanks for the information .. appreciated :))
Will they keep Qatar DL ?
No , your Qatari lic will be returned as its, plus the new int. lic. will be in your pocket.
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.
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
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)
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.
Can You tell me duration /validity??
interesting piece of information. appreciate bro
Will they keep Qatar DL ?
Qatar DL is not valid for all over the world but limited to GCC only.
Feel free to call 33319030 33319070 66150800
We open 7/7
It cost only 100 QAE
you can also take from Jounries Travels >44277077>opposite to airport Arrival , open 8.30 AM to 8.30 PM . same simple procedure,,
What a useful
piece of information thanks
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...
1 year validity period only when our Qatari driving license is valid for 5 years?? Not good enough...
Guys it's usesless the current Qatari driving license is valid to drive with globally
You can also apply for international drivers license at Darwish Travel Tel 4443 8388.
Same procedure as Qatar Automobile and Touring Club.
brother mohdnoor,, it is really a fantastic information..great job done..masha allah
Wow... good info... it is clear says... Valid for one year from the date of issue.... guys pls check above..
This is good information. But i want to know about the validity of this licence
Thanks for the info. I wish to know how many years validity for this license.
wow thanks for the INFO :D