International Driving License

An International Driving License or commonly referred to as the International Driver Permit is a valid legal identity document issued by the applicant’s country of residence. It permits the holder of the document to drive a private or rented motor vehicle internationally, in the countries which recognise the license, without further tests or applications provided their domestic driver’s license is valid.

The International Driving License issued by GoMosafer is recognised by more than 150 countries around the world. With a validity of one year and processing time of just 20 minutes, We would recommend you apply for one if you intend to drive when travelling overseas.

The International Driving License is a required document in many countries when renting a car and is an extremely useful and inexpensive additional security as it can be used for identification purposes.

International Driving License or IDPs are officially sanctioned by the United Nations and is accepted in over 150 countries.

The license shall carry your identification details in nine languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, Greek, German, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and French), in case you need to communicate with foreign authorities

In some countries upon arrival, you may be asked to surrender your passport under certain circumstance. In such situations, the license acts as a photo identity which you can carry on yourself.

Here are all the FAQs about the International Driving License answered:

Q: How much does it cost?

It costs 150 QAR to apply and receive the license.

Q: How long will the license be valid?

The license will be valid for a year.

Q: What are the documents required to apply for the license?

Valid Qatar ID

Valid Qatar License

2 passport size photos

Q: What is the fastest way to obtain the license?

You could visit GoMosafer and ask any of the customer service staff to help you out with the application

Q: How long does it take to process the license?

It just takes 20 minutes.

Q: Can I apply online on the GoMosafer website?

No, you will need to physically submit your documents at our branch.

Q: Can I apply for the license if I have an overseas drivers’ license?

No, A valid Qatar driving license is required to apply (if you are applying from Qatar)

Q: Can I apply for the license with a Learner, Provisional or Restricted license?

No, A valid Qatar driving license is the only accepted license if you are applying from Qatar.

Q: Can I apply for the license if my driver’s license has been lost, suspended, cancelled or revoked?

No, you must carry a valid Qatar driving license in order to apply.

Q: How do I replace my previous license if I have lost it?

You can visit our branch to issue a new license.


To know more about the application process or for any further queries, write to us on or you can call us on 44223777.

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