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.

COVID-19 Banner
By Word_of_Honor• 1 year 9 months ago.
Word_of_Honor

Update to this. If you have an IDL from your home or another country, and your DL, you CAN still drive in Qatar (until you get an RP and Qatari DL).

BUT, you cannot come to Qatar, and apply at the IDL office for an IDL to drive in Qatar. The IDL does NOT work in the outside country that you purchase it in. It is always better to get the IDL in your home country, or outside of the country that you intend to move or travel to.

NOTE: An IDL NO LONGER allows one to drive inside one's own country without a local DL. Most countries have driving laws that exclude an IDL from being used by a Citizen of that country, within its territorial borders.

By Murshid ahmed• 3 years 1 month ago.
Murshid ahmed

i have my country driving licence how to get qatar licence

By sphinx97• 3 years 9 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• 4 years 10 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• 14 years 2 months 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• 15 years 1 week 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• 15 years 1 week 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• 15 years 1 week 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• 15 years 1 week 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• 15 years 1 week ago.
moomin

Thanks for that, people.

By Helloqatar• 15 years 1 week 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• 15 years 1 week 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• 15 years 1 week 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

More from Qatar Living

Medical services at private health facilities to stop from April 2: Cabinet

Medical services at private health facilities to stop from April 2: Cabinet

The Cabinet decision also allows these facilities to provide some of their medical services through modern means of communication.
People 40 years of age and above now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

People 40 years of age and above now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

As Qatar continues to fight the pandemic with all its might, today the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that the age threshold for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been reduced to 40 years.
COVID-19 vaccination at QNCC by appointment only; walk-ins will not be accepted

COVID-19 vaccination at QNCC by appointment only; walk-ins will not be accepted

The Ministry of Public Health has once again reminded the public that the COVID-19 vaccination center at Qatar National Convention Center will only allow individuals with prior appointments to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
How to volunteer in Qatar

How to volunteer in Qatar

Volunteering is one of the ways to consume your free time to help your community by contributing your skills and experience to own new skills, gain work experience and to be involved with the community.
WATCH: QL Exclusive: An interview with the social media influencer, Haneen Al Saify

WATCH: QL Exclusive: An interview with the social media influencer, Haneen Al Saify

Qatar Living speaks to the social media influencer and entrepreneur, Haneen Al Saify, to learn more about her journey since she started blogging.
WATCH: Live it up every Friday at Choices Cosmopolitan Brunch

WATCH: Live it up every Friday at Choices Cosmopolitan Brunch

Priced at QAR 280 per person, this brunch offers a wide range of savory and sweet dishes meant to delight the foodie in you.
WATCH: Qatar all set to host season-opening FIBA 3x3 World Tour

WATCH: Qatar all set to host season-opening FIBA 3x3 World Tour

Qatar is once again set to host the world as the 2021 FIBA 3x3 World Tour basketball series will begin with the Doha Masters tournament on March 26 at the Al Gharafa Sports Complex in Doha.
WATCH: Take advantage of Chevrolet’s latest promotion, featuring Camaro RS 2020, Traverse 2020

WATCH: Take advantage of Chevrolet’s latest promotion, featuring Camaro RS 2020, Traverse 2020

If you’re looking to purchase a new car, the timing works brilliantly with Chevrolet’s latest promotion featuring two striking beauties, the Camaro RS 2020 and the Traverse 2020.