What is Driving Experience Certificate
A Driving Experience Certificate is an official letter from the Traffic Department stating the driving history of a person. This is also known as a Driving License Extract, Driving Experience Letter or Letter of Authentication for a Driving License in some countries.
The driving experience certificate will include details such as the name, license number, date of issue, class of vehicles allowed to drive and significant traffic violations if any.
This article explains how you can easily get a driving experience certificate in Qatar without visiting the Traffic Police.
- What is Driving Experience Certificate
- Why Do You Need a Driving Experience Certificate
- Driving Experience Certificate Format
- Driving Experience Certificate Fees in Qatar
- How To Get Driving Experience Certificate in Qatar
Why Do You Need a Driving Experience Certificate
A Driving Experience Certificate is needed to prove a person’s driving experience or the period he has been driving in the country. It is also helpful to know if he has been involved in any serious traffic violations or if his driving license has been suspended in the past.
Many countries ask for a Driving Experience Certificate to transfer a foreign driving license directly to that country’s license.
If you are migrating to a country like Canada, a foreign Driving Experience Certificate can help to reduce (or avoid) your mandatory “wait period” for a new driving license, as well as get you a discount for vehicle insurance.
Driving Experience Certificate Format
The standard format of the Driving Experience Certificate will be as below:
- It should be on the official letterhead of the licensing authority
- It should be dated no more than six months before the application date
- This letter must include information about:
- The date first licensed
- License expiry date
- Class of license
- Any major traffic violations or license suspensions
Qatar’s General Traffic Department issues the certificate in both English and Arabic. Below is what the driving experience certificate from Qatar looks like:
Driving Experience Certificate Fees in Qatar
In Qatar, the fee for issuing a Driving Experience Certificate is QR 10.
How To Get Driving Experience Certificate in Qatar
Applying Driving License Certificate via Metrash
It is very easy to apply for a Qatar Driving Experience Certificate online using the Metrash mobile app. Below are the steps to apply using Metrash:
Step 1: Log in to your Metrash2 App
Step 2: Click on the “Traffic” Icon
Step 3: Click on “Traffic Certificate”
Step 4: Click on “Driving License Certificate”
Step 5: Enter your email ID (if not entered before), and Click “Next”
Step 6: Enter the payment details
You can use a credit card or debit card for payment. You will receive the certificate as a PDF file in your email within 5 minutes. If it doesn’t come up after some time, check your email’s spam folder.
Applying Driving License Certificate via MOI Website
You can also do the same on the Ministry of Interior (MOI) website. However, you would need a smart card for e-services, which most residents won’t have. Below are the steps to apply on the MOI website (if you have a smart card):
- Go to the MOI website E-Services Portal
- Log in with your smart card
- Click on “Traffic Services”
- Click on “Requests and Services”
- Click on “Traffic Certificates”
- Select Driving License Certificate, Click “Next”
- Enter your email ID, and Click “Next.”
- Enter the payment details
The certificate will be sent to your email address as a PDF file.
Please note that the electronic system automatically issued the certificate with a stamp and signature. So further authentication is not required. All you have to do is print it out in colour on good-quality paper.
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15 thoughts on “How To Get Driving Experience Certificate From Qatar (2023)”
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Hi Robin, Please check the steps again. We have tested now and it is working.
I left the country in june 2020, I’m ineed to driving licence certificate, can I be issued this despite the fact my residency is expired?
Hi Nermin, Normally this is issued through Metrash. As your Metrash will not be working now, someone has to contact the Traffic Department with your license copy and check. May be they will issue.
Hi there thanks for sharing information. On certificate of particulars. Trailer has more than 13 tons limit.. is there any way get more specific weights. What’s is max weighs etc?
Hi Garry, We don’t think it is possible to change online as these are standard certificates. You can request by visiting Traffic Department, but we are not sure if they would issue such a customised one.
As I am in Portugal and here if I want to make a heavy driving licence I need to show the extract of qatar driving licence
Which I have of qatar which is valid till 23.
Is there any email address where I can request.
Hi Kaleem, You can contact the Qatar Government Helpline at +974-44069999 to check about this.
Hello everyone I need Driving experience letter I have Qatar heavy duty license I need Driving experience letter right now I don’t have Qatar I’d I have valid visa how can get please help me what can I do how to do
Hi Sumit, you can apply using Metrash mobile app (as shown above). If you don’t have Qatar ID, you need to visit Traffic Department and request.
Have any process from outside qatar to get license clearence certificate.i have qatar id but not valid current living in oman.tell me how can a get??
Hi Hardip, There is no online process for that. If you have any friends in Qatar they can check directly with the Traffic Department. Take a copy of your driving license while going.
Is it possible to apply for driving license certificate from outside of Qatar? I have a Qatar DL but left Qatar few years back and my DL is still valid.
Hi Sudhakar, Since you don’t have access to Metrash now, you can try sending someone else to Traffic Department with a copy of your driving license. Let us know if that works for you.
Hello sir I want my driving license certificate but still I’m outside of country. I’m in India new Delhi I need driving license experience certificate for Canada embassy . How to apply outside please give me a information.