FAHES is the center of vehicle inspection in Qatar. Its primary mission is to ensure that all vehicles on the roads of Qatar are safe so as to lessen the chance of accidents and injury thereby ensuring the safety of the general public. FAHES also maintains vehicle registration records and ensures that vehicles meet emission standards.
Technical vehicle inspection is also a part of vehicle registration (Istimara) renewal.
To prepare your vehicle for the technical inspection, make sure to check the following:
The presence of excessive dirt, valuables, anti-skid brake system, accelerators, airbags, Amber Beacon Warning lights, batteries, bodywork, brakes, bumpers, chassis, doors and door handles, drive shafts, electrical wires, engines, exhaust emissions, exhaust systems, fire extinguishers, fuel caps, fuel systems, headlights, hoods, horns, license plates, lights & switches, mirrors, modifications, mudguards, oil leaks, paint, rear red reflectors, read red reflective stickers, reverse horn, safety belts, sand tires, seats, shock absorbers, side under-run protection, spare tires, steering, steering wheel, sun visors, suspension, tinted windows, tires, transmissions, wheel fixings, wheels, windows, and wipers.
The primary document you need for FAHES inspection is your registration card (Istimara) but in some situations, appropriate official Traffic department documents with the vehicle details will be requested.
|Vehicle age||Inspection Frequency|
|Private passenger car||Every year after three years old|
|Private transport less than 3000 kg (individual owner)||Every year after three years old|
|Private transport less than 3000 kg (company-owned)||Every year from first registration|
|Private transport/trailers more than 3000 kg||Every year from first registration|
|Taxi, rental cars, and motorcycles||Every year from first registration|
Fees can be paid using a credit card or debit card.
|Private passenger car||QR 150|
|Light Vehicle (Taxi, private & public transport less than 3000kg)||QR 160|
Click here for more information about FAHES fees for other vehicle categories.
According to FAHES, if the first re-inspection is a 'FAIL' then the subsequent following re-inspection is a paid inspection at the normal main inspection rate. Any inspections after this follow the pattern of one paid and one free if they are within 30 days from the original main inspection. If a vehicle doesn't PASS within 30 days of the first main inspection all previous reports and repairs will be ignored and a new fresh main inspection will take place checking every item again.
Click here to find out more information about the FAHES Stations.
According to FAHES, the best time for the vehicle inspection is between 12 pm to 3 pm during mid-week and the middle of the month. This is to avoid the busiest times during 8 am to 12 pm of working days in the first and last weeks of the month.
Through the WOQOD app (available in Google Play and Apple App Store), you can request a new FAHES inspection and access the following features:
For the FAHES Inspection Pre-Registration using the WOQOD app, you need to input your Customer Type, Qatari ID, Mobile Number, Car Plate Plate Type, and Email address. Submit and pay through the app.
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