International Driving Permit

How to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Qatar

An International Driving Permit is a translation of your national driving license. The IDP allows motorists to drive vehicles in foreign countries. You must always keep your IDP along with your national driving license. Karwa Driving School (KDS) was recognized as an International Driving License (IDP) agent in Qatar. 

Anyone with a valid Qatar Driving License can now apply for the international driving permit from Karwa Driving School.


The International Driving Permit in Qatar:

Qatar signed the United Nations convention that makes it a legal requirement for visitors to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car and drive in Qatar. 

All visitors who plan to drive must make sure they obtain an IDP in their home country or country of residence before they travel. 

The IDP proves that you hold a valid driver license in your country of residence. It will also help protect you and your family in the event of an accident and/or vehicle damage while driving abroad, or the loss of legal identification such as a passport.

The IDP is recognized all over the world and is available in 10 different languages in order to help overcome language barriers. Similarly, Qatari nationals and residents who wish to drive abroad need to apply for an IDP.

Requirements to apply for the International Driving Permit in Qatar:

  • Qatar ID 
  • Passport Copy and Qatar Driving License
  • 2 Passport Photos
  • Payment of QAR150