International Driver's Permit?

By moomin

Does one need an International Driver's Permit plus one's driver's license from one's home country to drive in Qatar?

BTW, I have an Australian driver's license. I'll be arriving on a multi-entry business visa and will apply for a resident's permit once I finally arrive in Doha.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Ratings calculated automatically using technology developed at QCRI and MIT.

Click here to learn more.

By Murshid ahmed• 11 months 1 week ago.
Murshid ahmed

i have my country driving licence how to get qatar licence

By sphinx97• 1 year 8 months ago.
sphinx97

If you have your International Drivers License be sure to bring your Australian Drivers License when you arrived and drive in Qatar, you can use IDL until you have your Resident Permit in qatar. You can take your Qatar license only if you have issued Resident Permit in Qatar. And if you want to drive and rent a car better to use your IDL and copy of your passport when you arrived in Qatar.

By jajsr• 2 years 8 months ago.
jajsr

2BHK flat in BAYTI-2 compound apartment at Musherib, Doha available from 11th June 2016. 24/7 Security. Free Maintenance and Service. Fully furnished Gym Facility available. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Big Kitchen & Big Living hall Big balcony for kids playing area. Corridors are cleaned and mopped every morning Flat cleaning services are available from real estate agent at a small fee Contract valid till 30-06-2017. Interested people, please call 66908549 Situated at Mushreib, next to upcoming Mushreib downtown residences, 10 minutes walk from souq and Corniche, near to restraunts (7 nos), laundry (1 nos), hypermarket (3 nos), pharmacy (1 nos), petrol pump (3 nos), hamad hopital.

By Rochester• 12 years 1 week ago.
Rochester

definitely a good idea to get one before you leave home, but if you forgot, our own lovely Kiarajane can fix you up with an American International Drivers permit...[and no, I don't get commission for this free advert!]

By Loki• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Loki

Moomin, I am late to this but I would recommend you get an international drivers licence in Aus - you can drive on that for 6 months, and immediately, without the hassle of getting a temporary licence (you just need to carry your passport as well as the int'l licence when you are driving).

You can drive on your Aus licence as well, but only for 7 days.

By Helloqatar• 12 years 10 months ago.
Helloqatar

Land line phone is 2 weeks till whenever they decide. Just depends on area, staffing, how loud you complain, etc. Internet (DSL) is another 2 weeks to 6 weeks after the landline.

Hala mobile is walk up and pay your money and you got it.

By Safwany• 12 years 10 months ago.
Safwany

It take no time to get a cellphone line but it might take a week or more to get a telephone line.

Ayman

By harish• 12 years 10 months ago.
harish

Hello,

Could anyone pls tell me how much time it may take to get Telephone or Cellphone connection. Hopefully look for responses.

Thanks

By moomin• 12 years 10 months ago.
moomin

Thanks for that, people.

By Helloqatar• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Helloqatar

Temp Lic cost money that is not applied against the real Lic, International Lic will do same thing and work other places for less money.

By dweller• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
dweller

If you drive on your home licence, you may need to carry your passport with you.

I believe that temporary licences are available from traffic department and (I think) are valid for 3 months.

By Helloqatar• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Helloqatar

I think you can drive a rental car for 30 days on the lic from your home country. I would recommend an International Permit also, as it sounds like the new RP requirements will take longer than a month to complete. You can't get a Qatar Driver Lic until you have an RP. You can drive on the Interneational for 6 months or more.

Log in or register to post comments

How to ensure road safety while you take the driving seat in Qatar

Safe driving is something to be taken very seriously and could be a matter of life and death. Too many times driving is taken for granted and one does not realize the power of being at the steering wheel. Being responsible while driving a vehicle is very important.

Remember the viral ‘Q Gate’ pic? It is a toll facility, but won’t be activated soon

There was a massive discussion on social media recently about ‘Q Gate’ and what it meant. As rumoured, it is a toll collection facility, but it will not be activated anytime soon.

Qatar is open for dialogue to resolve the Gulf crisis, says Sheikh Mohamed

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has reiterated Qatar’s stand that it is open for dialogue to resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis.

WATCH: Qatar Living interviews football legend Gilberto Silva

Gigi from our Qatar Living team had the privelege to interview football star Gilberto Silva. A former Arsenal player, he earned the title "Unbeatable".