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Step by Step Istimara Renewal in Qatar

Dok.Pribadi: Technical Inspection Queue in Dukhan

JQ Readers…

Through this article I would like to share with you about the process of istimara renewal in Qatar based on my personal experience.

What is Istimara?

Istimara is an arabic language for Vehicles or Motorbike registration. In Indonesia, We call it STNK (Surat Tanda Nomor Kendaraan). Istimara in Qatar is valid for one year period of time. One month earlier, We usually get reminder notification via SMS if our mobile number have been registered in Metrash system.

To be renewed, our vehicles must be FIT or HEALTHY. As I know, if our vehicles model are less than 4 years, so we can go directly to Traffic Police Office (Murur) without Certificate of Technical Inspection. We just go to Murur and bring our old istimara, vehicles insurance and Visa Card. But if our vehicles model have already more than 4 years, We need to bring our car to have Technical Inspection. For example, now is year 2012, if your vehicles is 2008 model so your vehicles must have Technical Inspection process.

Where are the location of Murrur in Qatar?

You may go to Madina Khalifa, Near Airport area, Rayyan or other places.

Where to go to do Technical Inspection?

In Qatar, there are some places to go to conduct technical inspection for our vehicles. Here is the list: Industrial area, Wakrah, Shahaniya, Al Khor and Dukhan. Most of the places are in daily basis excep Dukhan and Shahaniya. Especially in Dukhan, Its only 4 times a year. Its been scheduled on March, June, September and December every year. Its usually in the middle of the month or the end of the month.

How much the cost of Technical Inspection?

To have a complete process of technical inspection, you just pay 75 QAR cash on the spot. During the day of technical inspection, you have to come early morning in order to have early queue. Otherwise you will be in the last line and will take bath with sweat under the sun.

How long the process of Technical Inspection?

As My experience during My vehicle technical inspection in Dukhan recently, It takes only 10-15 minutes. The inspector check the body of vehicles including body, lights, emission, service brake and tint/film glass. After finished, we will get inspection report that contains vehicle’s details, technical evaluation result and legal requirements result. If both technical and legal requirements are PASSED, we just go to murrur to renew our istimara with vehicle insurance certificate.

Where do we can get Vehicle Insurance Payment?

There are some choices of vehicles insurance in Qatar. The simply thing, you just go directly to Murrur in Madina Khalifa and you can find some insurance companies there. You may find in some locations in the city of Doha. Or you may pay through online via website.

How long the validity of Inspection report?

The validity of technical inspection report is one month calendar.

How much the cost of istimara renewal?

To renew our istimara, we just pay 100 QAR in Murrur via Visa Card. Either using Credit or Debit card.

Hope this article may help you a lot. Hope this article can guide you during the time of istimara renewal.

Enjoy your day!

Dukhan, 27 September 2012

Sugeng Riyadi-Bralink


  1. Rajesh says:

    Nicely written…. Great job.

  2. thanks for the information….i really need this one

  3. Marcelo romero says:

    Well done, thanks

  4. Muzni says:

    If the Isthiamara is finished is there a period for you to renew

    • As far as I know there will be one month period after istimara expired. But in other hand it will be risky in case of accident happen during that period. Because usually our insurance is the same validity with istimara. So its better to renew our istimara before expired. Hope it helps you. Thanks

  5. Zeq says:

    Well- Our car istimara expires on the 16th of this month- Our insurance is renewed but we intend to renew out istimara this week but due to EID celebration – its all close. Are you sure there’s a one month grace period?

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  7. artur moraza says:

    hi admin, i just want to ask if i can renew my istimara in advance its just 2 days advance istimara will expire on 4th of this month. Thanks

    • JQ says:

      I had the same experience with your case, that time I was about to go for vacation. My istimara was ONE WEEK going to expire before my vacation.

      The staff in Police headquarter just asked, why do you renew now, it is still valid untul next month. Then I just replied, I am going for vacation tomorrow. Then they accept my reason. Thanks it may help you.

      Or just simply go to police headquarter to renew your istimara. Enjoy your day!

  8. tajammul says:

    Hi sir
    i want to know procedure of car registration renewal easy way. kindly inform me and reply me sir

    • @Tajammul, Car inspection in Qatar is simple and easy. Just bring your car to inspection area, register for inspection (pay 75 QAR), wait for the queue, your car will be checked by inspector and get the result. The result will not be printed. It is online and connected to traffic police. So that, once inspection is passed, we just go to traffic police station to renew our istimara. Thats it!

  9. luqman says:

    I want to renew registration. is there any kind of period restraction? reply dear. thanks

  10. A loan khan says:

    Pls inform renewal registration fee? Thanks

  11. Shah meer says:

    Very informative article thanks for sharing information.

  12. alian says:

    Hello I want know what charges for Car Registration?

  13. aimeebrownie says:

    it has to not to be easy for renewing Istimara registration, thanks Istimara for your regulations

  14. Mohamad says:

    You can use Cars In Doha renewal registration service to renew your car yearly registration Its a door step service

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