How to apply for a temporary Driving license in Qatar

On arrival – 1 week rule

Visitors can drive for 1 week (7 days from arrival) on approved licences from few nations. Visit the Traffic Department at Madinat Khalifa (see map below) to check the validity of your nation of origin permit. 

Temporary Driving Licence (valid for 3 months)-  If you want to drive for longer than a week you can apply for a Temporary Licence which is valid for three months. It is possible to extend the licence when it expires.

How to apply for a temporary licence

  • Fill in the application form and submit it along with the following documents to the Traffic Department (see map):
  • Original licence from an approved country
  • Passport – original and copies
  • Three colour photos – passport size, white background. If you need to wear glasses while driving you must be wearing glasses in the photos.

International Driving Licence – valid for 6 months

A valid international driving licence can be used for up to six months from the date you enter the country.

In general, temporary and international licence holders are restricted to driving rental vehicles as insurance companies require drivers of privately-owned vehicles to hold a full licence.

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How to Apply for the UAE 6-Months Visa and the required ID proofs for the application

With this year’s announcement by the UAE government for those seeking to get amnesty or extend their stay in the country, many residents, particularly expats, are given renewed hope in chasing their dreams of building a life in the country. A new UAE temporary visa has been introduced to help expats who have overstayed in the country but still wish to remain to seek employment opportunities.

While that in itself sounds promising, it’s important that we understand who are covered by this important policy change and what its benefits mean. Continue to read to know more…

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6 Months Temporary UAE Visa Application: What You Need to Know
In this post, we will answer the basic questions regarding the newly-implemented 6 months UAE Visa, what it means, who is eligible and how to apply for this temporary visa.

Who are eligible to apply for this type of visa?

The new visa category is offered to amnesty seekers who have applied for the 2018 Amnesty program of the UAE government for those who have incurred violations up until August 1 of this year. Through the programme, illegal residents and visa violators will have more time to rectify their visa status within six months, also giving them time to look for a job which will help them apply for residency visas for the long term according to the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC).

What are the application requirements?
Here are the following requirements you’ll need to apply for the new temporary resident visa:

>Your original and valid passport
>A passport size photograph
>A copy of your visa or visa status
>A copy of your Emirates ID (for employment visa holders)
>AED 640 application fee

How do I proceed with my visa application?
To apply for a UAE 6 months temporary visa, you should personally visit the nearest TASHEEL Centres, which are also now available in Al Twar, Al Manara, and Al Jafiliya Immigration Centres and bring all the above listed documents to file your application. It will take three days (minimum) for your temporary 6 months visa to be issued.

As of now, the UAE Temporary 6 Months Visa is only applicable to 2018 amnesty seekers, but it will soon be extended to foreign nationals entering the UAE without/are still looking for a job. The visa would allow foreign nationals to stay in the country for up to six months while they look for work.


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