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.

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By Murshid ahmed• 9 months 1 week ago.
Murshid ahmed

i have my country driving licence how to get qatar licence

By sphinx97• 1 year 5 months ago.

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.

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By Rochester• 11 years 10 months ago.

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 8 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

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 8 months ago.

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 8 months ago.

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


By harish• 12 years 8 months ago.


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


By moomin• 12 years 8 months ago.

Thanks for that, people.

By Helloqatar• 12 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 3/5

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 8 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

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 8 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

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.

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