Qatar Driving License Renewal Online: Step By Step (2024)

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With the Ministry of Interior (MOI) moving most of its services to be online, Qatar Driving License Renewal has become a simple process.

Gone are the days when you had to visit the Traffic Department and wait for your turn. Nowadays, you can easily renew your driving license in a few minutes using the Metrash2 mobile app.

This article explains the step-by-step instructions and answers frequently asked questions on the Qatar Driving License renewal process.

Qatar Driving License Renewal Grace Period

According to Article 36 of Qatar Law No. 19 of 2007, the renewal of a Qatar Driving License shall be no later than thirty (30) days following the expiration date.

Driving mechanical vehicles on the road without renewing a driving license is prohibited.

Note that you can renew your Qatar Driving License up to six months before its expiry date. This means you do not have to wait till your license has expired.

How To Renew Qatar Driving License

The two most commonly used methods to renew Qatar Driving License are to either renew online using the Metrash2 mobile app or offline by visiting the Traffic Department.

There is another option to renew online using the e-services portal of the MOI website. However, this option requires you to have a smart card which is not very common among residents.

If you are renewing online you can opt for Qatar Post (QPost) delivery by paying an additional QR 20. By selecting QPost delivery you can get the renewed Driving License delivered to your home. Alternatively, you can also opt to personally pick up the Driving License from the Traffic Department which will save you QR 20.

Documents Required for Driving License Renewal

  • If you are renewing online via the Metrash2 mobile app, you only need a credit/debit card for payment.
  • If you are renewing directly at the Traffic Department, you would have to carry the old driving license as well as a credit/debit card.
  • If you are renewing online via the MOI website, you would also need the smart card.

Option 1: Qatar Driving License Renewal Online Via Metrash2

Below are the steps to renew your Qatar Driving License using Metrash2 mobile application:

Step 1: Open the Metrash2 app on your mobile and log in

If you haven’t registered for Metrash2 see our comprehensive Metrash User Guide.

Step 2: Click on the “Traffic” icon

Qatar Driving License Renewal Online Using Metrash  Mobile App

Step 3: Click on the “License Service” icon

Qatar Driving License Renewal Online Using Metrash  Mobile App

Step 4: Click on the “Renew Driving License” icon

Step 5: Enter the QID number, Click Next

Step 6: Select the delivery method (QPost or Traffic Department), Click Next

Note that you will have to pay an additional QR 20 for QPost delivery.

Step 7: For QPost delivery, enter your home address, Click Next

You will have to enter the Zone number, Street number, Building number and Unit number.

Step 8: Complete online payment using a credit/debit card

After payment, you can opt to receive the receipt as a PDF file via email.

Step 9: QPost normally delivers your renewed Driving License within a week

NOTE: If you opt for collection from the Traffic Department, you have to visit the Traffic Department to collect the renewed License.

Metrash Renew Driving License

How To Track QPost Delivery Status

You can track the delivery status of your driving license using the following steps:

Step 1. Go to QPost Services on the MOI website (under MOI Services -> Inquiries)

Check QPost Delivery Status On MOI Website

Step 2. Click on QPost Requests Tracking

Step 3. Enter your QID number, and verification code and click “Search”

Now you can see the status of your driving license delivery. Usually driving licenses are delivered within a week.

Option 2: Qatar Driving License Renewal At Traffic Department

If you do not want to use an online service for Driving License renewal, the process is as below:

  1. Visit the Traffic Department office
  2. Take a token from the reception counter
  3. When your token number is displayed, go to the counter and present your old Driving License
  4. Pay the fee using a Credit/Debit card
  5. You will get the renewed Driving License within a few minutes

Option 3: Qatar Driving License Renewal Online Via MOI Website

Another option is to do the renewal online via the MOI website. Below are the steps for that:

Qatar Driving License Renewal Online Via MOI Website
  1. Log in with your smartcard to the e-services portal of MOI
  2. Click on “Traffic Services” and then “Driving Licenses”
  3. Click on “Driving License Renewal”
  4. Select whether to renew your driving license or that of another sponsored person
  5. View the driving license information
  6. Select the new driving license delivery option
  7. Pay the fees using a credit/debit card and print the receipt

As said earlier, this option requires you to have a smart card. If you do not have a smart card, we advise you to renew via Metrash2 (Option 1 above), which is more convenient.

Qatar Driving License Renewal Fee

The cost for Qatar Driving License renewal is as follows:

CategoryValidityAmountQPost Delivery
Qatari Citizens10 yearsQR 500QR 20
Expatriate Residents5 yearsQR 250QR 20

Qatar Driving License Validity

  • For Qatari citizens, the Driving License validity is 10 years
  • For expatriate residents, the Driving License validity is 5 years

How To Check Qatar Driving License Validity Online

You can check the validity of your Qatar Driving License online using the following steps:

Step 1: Go to the Ministry of Interior Website

Here is the link to the MOI website.

Step 2: Click on “Inquiries” under “MOI Services”

You can find MOI Services on the top menu bar. The inquiries button will be a drop-down under this.

Step 3: Click on the “Other Inquiries” button

You can find this button on the left-side menu.

Step 4: Click on “Official Documents”

Qatar Ministry of Interior Website - Other Inquiries

Step 5: Enter your QID number and verification code

Qatar Ministry of Interior Official Documents Page

Step 6: Click the “Search” button

Now you can see all details such as ID Card Expiry Date, Passport Expiry Date and Driving License Expiry Date.

Important Points To Note

Please be warned that driving without a valid driver’s licence issued by the concerned authorities in Qatar can attract severe penalties such as a hefty fine or imprisonment.

No person is allowed to drive a motor vehicle on the road in Qatar unless he is the holder of a valid driving license endorsed in respect of that class of vehicle.

Any person driving a motor vehicle on the road is required by law to carry his driving license or provisional license and on being so required by a police officer, produce it for examination.

Motorists can also apply for a new licence to replace the damaged one through Metrash 2 using the same procedures.

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FAQ on Qatar Driving License Renewal

How can I renew my Qatar Driving License?

You can renew your Qatar Driving License online using the Metrash2 mobile app or the Ministry of Interior Website. You may also renew directly by visiting the Traffic Department office.

How many months in advance can I renew my Qatar Driving License?

You can renew your Driving License up to six months before the expiry of your current license.

What is the cost for the renewal of a Qatar Driving License?

The renewal fee is QR 500 for Qatari citizens (10 years) and QR 250 for expatriate residents (5 years). In addition, there would be QR 20 delivery fees if you opt for QPost delivery.

How long is Qatar Driving License valid?

Qatar Driving License is valid for 10 years for Qatari citizens and 5 years for expatriate residents.

What to do if my Qatar Driving License is lost or damaged?

If your Qatar Driving License is lost or damaged, you can apply for replacement via the Metrash2 mobile app or directly at Traffic Department. The process is similar to driving license renewal.

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  1. Hi,
    My DL has expired in 2014.Now i am in Qatar with MEV visa. Can i convert to new Qatar DL or get Temporary DL?

  2. Hi DG
    I got TEMPORARY DRIVING LICENSE with my MEV VISA now its expired and now i got QID with Driving License eligible proffession .How i can get Permanant License.Please advise

  3. Syed Ali Hammad Rizvi

    Hi DG,

    My name mention on DL is different than QID/Passport, what is the procedure to correct it. thanks

  4. Md jahangir alam

    Can I get my driving license in case my previous passport has been corrected with my father’s name and own name? bfour my name jahangir alam now md jahangir alam bfour my father’s name md sarof hossain now md mosarof hossain

  5. Greetings,
    Sir, i am unable to renew my driving license as it is expiring on 26.
    As stated you can renew the driving licnese six months before expiry.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Rauf, We assume it is expiring on 26 August 2023. There shouldn’t be any issue in renewing your license before one week. Make sure your QID is valid and retry again. If you are still facing issue, you can visit Traffic Department and renew it.

  6. Can I renew the license from abroad without visiting Qatar?
    How many months grace period will be given for renewal after license expiry?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Alwyn, The grace period of 30 days only applies if you are driving in Qatar with an expired license. You don’t have to renew if you are not driving in Qatar. You can renew whenever you come back to Qatar. Only requirement is that you should have a valid Qatar ID to renew.

  7. I was left Qatar 2018,my license validity until 2020 ,Now i move to there so, i can renew directly or need to go class again?

  8. Renewed my qatar license through metrash2 payment made 270 via post but I didn’t get receipt through email

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Shaneez, Check spam folder. Also check license validity on Metrash. If it is renewed, it is OK. Or else call 109.

  9. My Qatar license expired 2years ago .I plan to come to Qatar next month. Is it possible can renew my expired Qatar license after Qatar arrival

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Francis, You need a valid QID to renew your Qatar license. If you are coming on a residence visa, you can.

  10. Dear Team,
    Dear Team,
    My Qatari license expired in October of 2021. I am currently employed as an engineer in Muscat, Oman, and I have a current Oman ID. Two days ago, I went to the Muscat ROP to convert my Qatari license to an Oman license. However, they informed me that an expired license cannot be converted. Therefore, I would like to know if I can renew my license if I travel to Qatar with my Oman ID.
    If my Qatari license is renewed, I can quickly change it to an Oman license. advise me, pls.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Ashwin, Unfortunately, we don’t think that is possible. As per law, a valid QID is a pre-requisite for renewing Qatar Driving License. If you have any friends in Qatar maybe they can directly go to Traffic Dept and check if there is any chance.

      1. My Driving License Will Be Expired In Month of March 23 And I was Working Previously With Another Company And Now With Another Company, We need anything from Previous Employer
        Pls. let Me Know