Apply for Drivers License in Qatar


  1. A vision test is mandatory for all applicants. This can be completed at the Ministry of Interiors Traffic Department, or through a private hospital, clinic or licensed professional.
  2. Print and fill out the application form. If you are a resident, your sponsor must sign the form.
  3. Bring the application, along with all required documents, including a copy of your ID, to the Ministry of Interiors Medinat Khalifa Traffic Department.
  4. Complete all required tests.
  5. Pay appropriate fees.
  6. Once approved, the Driving License will be issued immediately.

Required Documents

  • Citizens
  1. Original ID card and a copy
  2. Three (3) recent colored photos
  3. Training insurance for (3) months period for those who wish to train on a private car.
  • Non-Citizens
  1. A letter from the sponsor
  2. Original Passport and a copy
  3. Sponsor’s ID card copy,
  4. Three (3) recent colored photos

Office Locations & Contacts

  • Traffic Department

Madinat Khalifa Street, Doha

Phone : 44890666

Fax : 44872494

E-mail :

  • Ministry of Interior

Phone: + 974 44330000


Fax: + 974 44322927



  • Citizen and Residents must reach the legal age of, (18) years old for light vehicle driving license, or a motorcycle license and (21) years old for a heavy vehicle driving license or construction and agricultural equipment license).
  • Citizens of some foreign countries may convert their licenses from home to a Qatari Driving License without taking a road test. For most expatriates, though, a driving test is mandatory.

Those who are applying for a driving license for the first time should register with one of the driving schools for lessons. So-called half courses are also available for foreign drivers who need to re-take their test as a result of their licenses not being recognized in Qatar.


A new private vehicle driving license for Qataris is QR500 (valid for 10 years) and QR250 for non-Qataris (valid for 5 years). Additional fees apply for driving and vision tests.


The validity period of a Driving License is normally five years for residents and ten years for citizens.

Need for the Document

A driver’s license is a legal document issued by the state. It expresses a persons capability to operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway.

Laws relating to the issuance of driver’s licenses vary between jurisdictions.

Information which might help

The driving test comprises the following:

  • Oral test
  • Reverse parking
  • Straight parking
  • Road test

The Driving License is issued immediately after passing the test.

Hours of Operation Sun Thur 7 am 1 pm

External Links

  • Qatar eGovernment Portal!ut/p/c5/rY5LdoIwAEXX4gZMSALCMMhHwCBfBSY98lEBQSoUkNW3XUA7ad-dv3tBAr5oz2N5PQ_loz3fQQQS4U06iFtOFKF-2KsYGj41ZJtpHAwwOIEIkje_enXGUi9eBWeThdIhUNyJKforUEzTVo4mq2IUVAwN4XwY9hQyWCPOLd4XdneCfja5WGJL7jiDf4tkStOknkPgF-3Xf_JdAH8YhSAGyebHQoxB8IfCTOKOmqtS6uJLlq1-d5noX10mSMq0WU9Zs4ZrTMgGYp5AniCCMBbAyc7QRumNSaGRG8F69yRca19dxdcnNuhzp9amGtXPvBu5DX1EA_q4WHyFxxZ6nTzdYr9pB6L1iVMoZeRd5ZAQK6S1P2xj29LZdRdXlxGpN9yh5kiWou_6AulaMNmiL1rPJbVOH3eRl1HevPtB1XgMy_02YB4RePfG5fv4PDtD0_JaikqzlYTU8HIh6XCJ8napV8DePZoCdM1YXuxvyOoTsvsgqQ!!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/?locale=en

  • Ministry of Interior by Google


  • Only credit cards are accepted to pay for the transaction.