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Posted On: 28 September 2020 03:00 pm
Updated On: 21 October 2020 06:11 am

How to renew Qatar driving license online?

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The Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Qatar has moved most of its services online making it easy for citizens and residents alike to avail them at the click of a button. Similarly, the renewal of the Qatar Diving License too has become a fairly simple process.

Initially, you would have to go to the Traffic Department, wait for your turn to come to renew your license, but now, you can finish it in a few steps via the Metrash2 App or even directly online.

Here, we go through the step-by-step procedure for renewing your driving license online in Qatar.

Renewing of driving license online in Qatar

The two ways you can renew your license is through:

  1. MOI Website
  2. Metrash2 App

The first method is easy and involves a few steps whereas the second method involves going through the Moi website but it requires one to have a smart card.

Renewing driving license via MOI Website

Applicants can renew their own driving licenses or the driving license owned by any person under their personal sponsorships through Ministry of Interior online website. This service is available for Qataris and residents holding smart ID cards.

Online Instructions

  • Log in with your smartcard to the e-services portal of MOI.
  • Select "Traffic Services" icon.
  • Click on the 'Driving licenses' icon.
  • Click on 'Driving License Renewal' icon.
  • Select whether to renew your driving license or that of another sponsored person.
  • View the driving license information.
  • Specify new driving license delivery option.
  • Pay due fees and print receipt.

Additional Information

  • According to Hukoomi, driving license may be renewed only within six months ahead of or upon its expiry date.
  • This service may be obtained only for civilian light vehicle driving licenses.

Renewing driving license via Metrash2 App

You can also request for renewal through the Metrash2 App in a few steps. This service is available for Qataris and residents holding an account on the app.

Online Instructions

  • Login to your Metrash2 App.
  • Click on the ‘Traffic’ icon.
  • Click on ‘License Service’ icon.
  • Next, click on ‘Renew Driving License’ icon.
  • Type in your QID number and click next.
  • You can select your delivery option, either by QPost or Traffic Department. Please keep in mind that there is an additional QR 20 for delivery. It normally takes one week for the new license to get delivered.
  • Finish your online payment via credit or debit card.

Fees

The following fees apply to renew a driving license:

  • QR 500 for Qataris (ten years), in addition to QR 20 delivery fees (if applicable).
  • QR 250 for residents (five years), in addition to QR 20 delivery fees (if applicable).

How to check the validity of your Qatar Driving License?

For checking the validity of your Qatar Driving License, check the steps below.

  • Go to ‘Other inquiries’ page on the MOI website.
  • Click on ‘Official Documents’.
  • Type in your QID number and the verification code and click on ‘Search’.

All the details like your QID expiry date, Diving License expiry date and Passport expiry date will be displayed to you.

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Source: MOI portal, Metrash2 App