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Posted On: 12 December 2018 03:46 pm
Updated On: 27 February 2022 12:56 pm

How to renew your vehicle registration (Istimara) in Qatar

Khadiza Begum
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Has your vehicle registration or Istimara expired? Read our guide showing you how to renew your Istimara, either at the Traffic Department or online, and even have your Istimara delivered to your doorstep!


You are required to renew your vehicle registrations every year and in order to do so, you must meet the following requirements:


Renewing your vehicle registration at a service center

How to renew your vehicle registration (Istimara) in Qatar
Image credit: FAHES

The Traffic Department of the Ministry of Interior handles all matters concerning licensing and traffic violations. You can visit the General Directorate of Traffic Headquarters at Madinat Khalifa or any of the Traffic Service Centers.


  • Bring your car along with its original registration to the Ministry of Interior’s Traffic Department.
  • Provide proof of successful vehicle inspection from Woqod (FAHES).
  • Provide proof of car insurance, which should be valid for at least one year for all vehicles, or more than one year for new vehicles.
  • Pay the appropriate fee.
  • Once you have paid the fee, your new Istimara will be handed over to you.

Renew your Istimara online (Metrash2 or MOI website)

Vehicle registration (Istimara) renewal can also be done electronically through Metrash2 and the MoI website. This service enables vehicle owners to complete vehicle registration renewal electronically and get the card delivered at the given address or collect them from any Traffic service center.

Once the technical inspection is completed successfully and insurance of the vehicle is issued, you have to log into Metrash2 or MOI e-services portal and select Traffic Services then choose Vehicle Registration Renewal from the listed services.

All types of vehicles including private, government, and companies can be renewed using this service and it is a 24/7 service. The vehicle-registration renewal fee can be paid electronically using a credit card for individuals and direct debit from a bank account for companies.

Then you have to provide the vehicle plate number, choose the correct type of registration, and then confirm the details provided.

The service came as part of the strategy of the Ministry of the Interior to develop its services through its various departments and Qatar National Vision 2030 and its digital vision 2020, which aims to facilitate and simplify the procedures related to the service of citizens and residents.

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