Qatar license holders OK’d for driving license without test

Majeedhee Magu of Male' City. (Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afraah)

Qatar has been added to the list of countries where Maldives accepts valid driving licenses from, without requiring the license holders to obtain a new license for a period of 90 days.

Transport Ministry announced the addition of Qatar to the list last Monday, increasing the number of countries currently approved to 27. They are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • China
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Switzerland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Bangladesh
  • Qatar

Transport Ministry has the discretion to accept valid driving licenses issued by foreign countries approved by the Transport Ministry without obtaining a new license for a period of 90 days under Article 33 (c) of the Land Transport Act.