How To Get Driving Experience Certificate From Qatar (2024)

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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.

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 Qatar Sample
Sample of Driving Experience Certificate

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

Traffic Icon on Metrash Mobile App

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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  1. Hi sar my driving certificate in Doha it was first issu date is 2021 but in certificate it showing 20023 what can I do for crection please tell me

  2. Sukhdeep Singh

    hello my name is sukhdeepsingh iused to drive in qatar iwanted to get qatar driving license certificate but i didnt get in qatar

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Sukhdeep, Only current Qatar residents can apply on Metrash. Another option is to make an application in Arabic and submit it to Traffic Department with your license and QID copy.

  3. Hi sir/mam
    I am now work in uae i need qatar driving experience certificate but i leave in 2018 how i can get this certificate in uae

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Sharanbir, If you have any friends in Qatar, they can check with Traffic Department. You may need to give them an authorisation letter. First check with the department if it is possible. If yes, you can prepare authorisation letter.

  4. Im out side qatar i cancel my Rp
    I cannot open metrash 2 how i can get driving experinse certifact i send one my friend to moi they did not give to him pls any help me to get this certifcat

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Raj, If you have already cancelled your Qatar ID, you will need to request directly. Since you are outside Qatar you can try contacting the Qatar Embassy in your country.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Eejaz, If your email address is already registered earlier, you should change this first (before applying for driving certificate). If you can’t find the option, you can call 109 for assistance.

  5. Please help guide me if possible. I’m Canadian returning to Canada in a few days. Myself and my wife had one vehicle between us while here in Doha. We requested an insurance experience certificate to show no accidents or claims against our car. It came with only my wife’s name on it as the car was registered in her name and the insurance was in her name. I drove it equally with my Qatar driver’s license. Now my Canadian insurance company won’t accept it without my name to insure a new vehicle I have waiting at the dealership back and QIC won’t amend it to include me. They state that I was insured here in Qatar but won’t put it in writing or show me we’re it’s wrote in a policy so I can prove to Canada Insurance. Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Darren, As explained in the article, you can get a driving experience certificate from Traffic Department (through Metrash based on your driving license). Unfortunately we don’t see any way to get certificate from QIC because you were not included on the policy or car documents.

  6. Nermin Alhusari

    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?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      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.

  7. 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?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      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.

  8. Hi
    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.

  9. 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

    1. 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.

      1. 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??

        1. Doha Guides Team

          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.

  10. Sudhakar Sivaraman

    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.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      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.

  11. 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.