New Procedure to Renew Vehicle Registration for Companies Effective from Next Month

Friday, September 28, 2018
Man Driving in Car

The Peninsula -- The procedure to renew registration (Istimara) of vehicles for companies and institutions will change from next month onwards.


The General Directorate of Traffic announced that from October 1, companies and institutions can renew their vehicle registration only online through Metrash2 and e-Services Portal of the Ministry of Interior. They will not be able to do it at the traffic counters of Fahes centers.


In a video posted on the official account of the Traffic Department, First Lieutenant Turki  Shadid al-Kaabi, from the Licensing Affairs Department at the General Directorate of Traffic, added that the vehicles need to clear the Fahes inspection and pay the insurance before registering online.


There is an online link between Fahes and all insurance companies operating in Qatar, in cooperation with Qatar Central Bank using Traffic Department data.


Once you enter the vehicle details in Metrash2, there are two green lights for Fahes inspection and insurance. If both are green, you can proceed to make the payment.


This facility can be availed as well by individuals, and they can get their registration card delivered at home by Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post). This comes in handy, especially for new vehicles as they don not need to clear inspection for three years.