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Qatar - Apply for International Driver License

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Procedure[edit]

  • Qatar Automobiles & Touring Club (QATC) is the sole authority in Qatar to issue International Driving License, you can obtain the same from any major travel/car rental agents in Qatar.

Apply In-Person

  1. Visit the Qatar Automobiles & Touring Club (QATC) in Doha, Qatar to make the application.
  2. Here you will be given an application form to fill and submit. The agents at QATC will help you fill the form if you have trouble filling it.
  3. Fill in the required information in application form and attach relevant documents.
  4. Pay the application fees. The application fees are as follows:-
    • QAR 100 (Only at - Qatar Automobile and Touring Club QATC)
  5. Submit the application form, accompanied by the required documents and payment receipts to the QATC offices for processing.
  6. You will be contacted to collect your IDL at the QATC offices after a processing period of 3 to 5 working days. You are required to bring proof of identification while collecting your document.

Note:

  • International license holders are restricted to driving rental vehicles as insurance companies require drivers of privately-owned vehicles to hold a full license.



Apply through EITA:
(There may be an additional cost involved with this process). Agent Disclaimer

  1. Please use the following link to apply : Apply through EITA
  2. You will be presented with plans that you can choose from.
  3. Please select the appropriate plan that is suitable for you and click "Next" and follow the process to complete the application.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Copy of current valid Qatari driving license
  • Three recent color photos

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Qatar Automobile and Touring Club - Home Office
Al Hilal East
Doha, Qatar
Address: PO Box 18
Doha, Qatar
Tel: 7478 4371
Phone: +974 7478 4371
Website: Link

Eligibility[edit]

  • An individual with a valid Qatari Driving License.

Fees[edit]

  • QAR 100 (Only at - Qatar Automobile and Touring Club QATC)

Validity[edit]

  • A valid international driving license can be used for up to six months from the date you enter the country.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is between one to two days

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Instructions[edit]

  • International license holders are restricted to driving rental vehicles as insurance companies require drivers of privately-owned vehicles to hold a full license.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Full names
  2. Email/ Postal address
  3. Nationality
  4. Place and date of birth
  5. Qatari driving license number
  6. Expiry date of Qatari driving license
  7. Driving license class

Need for the Document[edit]

  • The International Driving Permit is a translation of your local license which allows motorists to drive in foreign countries without having to obtain the local driver's license. This does not require you to undergo any driving lessons
  • This document must be accompanied by a valid license from the home country to be valid.
  • Persons with international driving licenses may drive in the country for up to six months. After that, it is mandatory to switch to a Qatari Driving License.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The international driving license is issued as an authority to allow a person to drive a motor vehicle of any class on a road in Qatar.
  • The international driving license shows compliance with Qatari traffic laws regarding driving.
  • . An IDP is usually slightly larger than a standard passport and translated in multiple languages of the holder’s normal driver's license.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • It can be used for identification purposes

External Links[edit]

Others[edit]

  • An international driving license is a special permit that allows drivers to drive vehicles in other countries without additional tests or applications. If you wish to travel abroad and would like to drive in another country, you will very likely require an international driving license.
  • You can also apply for an international driving permit at Al Muftah Car Rental, but it will cost you QAR350 there.