We all know that it's a legal requirement to obtain a valid license to drive in Qatar. The Traffic Department is the official authority for issuing driving licenses. However, some job categories are ineligible for light-vehicle licenses and this has been done amid a push to reduce the traffic congestion in the country.
The ban refers to job titles indicated in an individual's Qatar ID (QID). Scroll down to see if your profession allows you to get a license or verify with any driving school if your profession is eligible to obtain one.
According to Karwa Driving School when we call on 10 March 2022 at 4:04 pm, below is the unofficial translation of the updated list of professions not eligible to apply for a Qatari driving license. However, you can also contact the Traffic Department for 'necessary and exceptional approvals'.
|Electric technician||Waiter||Furniture upholstery worker|
|Gypsum worker||Laundry worker||Curtain installer|
|Technical assistant||Prayer caller (Muezzin)||Curtain upholstery worker|
|Service worker||Rescue worker||Assistant builder|
|Watchman||Security guard||Connections technician|
|Horse trainer||Gate guard||Digger|
|Laborer||Lift worker||Bricks builder|
|Sailor||Shipping worker||Mixer operator|
|Nanny||Packing and grinding worker||Manufacturing worker|
|Farmer||Irrigation worker||Designing technician|
|Bakery worker||Agricultural worker||Construction technician|
|Painter||Wood seller||Juice maker|
|Herdsman||Horse hostler||Kebab maker|
|Fisherman||Hodder worker||Henna maker|
|Calligraphy technician||Tailoring worker||Gravedigger|
|Shoemaker||Plaster worker||Animal caretaker|
|Tiles worker||Embroider||Plaster technician|
|Builder||General typing||Ceramic worker|
|Butcher||Stamp maker||Tyre worker|
|Service worker||Crusher machine operator||Cook’s assistant|
|Nutrition worker||Glass technician||Barkeeper|
|Industrial service worker||Marble technician||Key technician|
|Hotel service worker||Metal-casting technician||Massage worker|
|Financial services worker||Tiles technician||Salesman|
|Vegetable seller||Pastry maker||Cashier|
|Plumber||Vinegar maker||Fishing net maker|
|Sea shipment worker||General manufacturing worker||Accounts technician|
|Land shipment worker||Ice maker||Pharmacy assistant|
|Jeweler||Plumber assistant||Newspaper sellers|
|Air cargo worker||Lathing worker||Computer programmer|
|Cook||AC technician||Computer programmer technician|
|Boat carpenter||Electric welder||Communication assistant|
|Beauty salon worker||Pipes welder||Health and safety technician|
|Translator||General equipment mechanic||Architecture technician|
|Painter||Glass installer||Coffee boy|
|Welding technician||Installation electrician||Decorator assistant|
|Installation technician||General electrician||Dental technician|
|Maintenance technician||Lift electrician||Page maker|
|Mechanical technician||Telephone central electrician||Woodcutter|
|Baking mixer||General carpenter||Television technician|
|Meat, shawarma, and sandwich griller||Construction carpenter||Mining technician|
|Falafel maker||Décor carpenter|
|Sweets maker||Upholstery worker|
Housewives sponsored by their husbands are eligible to secure driving licenses in Qatar.
At the time when many jobs have been banned from getting light-vehicle licenses, the authority has also allowed all categories to take motorcycle licenses. Also, heavy-vehicle licenses are allowed for workers.
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