Importing a Car from the UAE to Qatar

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Saleca

Hi

I am thinking of bringing my car to Qatar due to the difficulty of trying to sell in the UAE. The current attitude is that I will just give it away for nothing in the UAE.

I cant find any government websites that help so I hope that some of the people on this forum may be able help. I have a rough idea of what to do at the UAE end but not the Qatar end.

I have heard that 5 years is supposed to be the limit of the age of the car. It is now July 2010, my car engine I believe says April 2010 ( which I will need to check later) Is it the year of the car or the actual date of the engine that counts?

Do you need Qatari residency to get a licence to drive? In which case, I imagine that there will be a probabtion period before this happens.(still waiting for hard offer)

Are some nationalities exempt from driver testing and automatically get licences as per the UAE?

Where do you leave the car if you import it but cant drive it for 3 months until you get residency etc.

Or would you say, following all the questions above dont bring it?

Many thanks..I look forward to some answers

cheers S
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SPEED
06/07/2010

Importing car from UAE is very simple and easy.

Make Export number plate from UAE (Dubai Traffice or whichever city the car is registerd in UAE) for Qatar.

After getting Export number plate .. you have 2 options

1) Drive the vehicle by yourself to Qatar Border (you need to have residence permit)
2) If you don't have residence permit, you can ask any road transport (cargo) company to get you car cleared from UAE/ Saudi and Qatar Customs from the borders and deliver your vehicle in the Industrial area or at your / your friend's residence address in Doha, Qatar.
3) The custom duty of Importing a vehicle is 5% of the value of the vehilce.
4) Cargo Company will charge Dhs. 1500 - 2500 for transportation only. Transport charges vary from Company to Company in UAE.
5) You can also ask the Cargo Company to to pay all the cost of Custom clearance and deliver your vehicle in the City (Doha). else you have to go to Qatar Border to pay for the Custom duty and drive the vehicle yourself back to doha.
6) Qatar border is almost 100 kms from the Doha City.
7) You will get insurace of QR. 100 for 2 weeks to drive the vehicle on the Export number plate in Qatar.

In short you cannot bring the vehicle on your name while you are on a Visit Visa. You must have residence permit to Import the vehcile in Qatar.

If you have RP, and once your vehicle is arrived in Qatar, you can drive the vehicle with your UAE driving lic. for 2 weeks only since the insurance you will get from the border is valid for 2 weeks. After which you must register the vehicle with Doha Traffice dept.

Hope above is clear. If you still have any query or clarification please feel free to ask :-)

SPEED

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igkhattak
04/03/2011

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parksbrian
03/11/2011

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aggressive_a20
24/01/2013

do you provide transportation services from Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) to Qatar (Doha).

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