Driving License – Driving Schools in Qatar

Driving License – Driving Schools in Qatar

There are different requirements when it comes to driving licenses in Qatar and it depends on your situation:

  1. If you are not holding a valid driving license from your country, you must go to a driving school, and may be asked to take a full course (25 classes) or a half course (12 classes)

The costs involved in a driving license would approximately be:

  • Eye test – 30 QR
  • 40 days’ classes – around 2.300 QR
  • Test fees – 50-100 QR
  • Driving license fee – 250 QR
  1. For individuals who are planning to stay in Qatar for more than six months, it will be necessary for you to apply for a temporary or permanent Qatari driving license
  • If you have a temporary license you will be able to rent a car and drive in it
  • If you want to drive a privately-owned car, you should first contact the insurance company for more details

To convert a temporary license into a permanent license, you need to submit the documents as followed:

  • Temporary driving license
  • Two photos (If you are wearing glasses, your photo should be with glasses on)
  • Copy of residence permit
  • Copy of passport
  • Process fee

If you already are a resident of Qatar, then you need to hold a permanent Qatari driving license

  1. For people who are coming from Canada and UK for work purposes, can change their home license into a Qatari license at the Medina Khalifah Traffic Department, excluded a driving test.

(To make sure that your country is among the approved nationalities, you can check the   latest list which is published by the traffic department)

Needed documents:

  • Passport or ID card
  • Three photos
  • Your original driving license
  • Eye test
  • Sponsor ID (the sponsor need to sign a form and provide a letter)
  1. For GCC residents, the license will remain valid 3 months after arriving date to Qatar