Moving to Khobar mid-Feb 2011. Coming with a Canadian Driving License - do I need to take a new test - what are the formalities - just an exchange of license with an eye test etc?? Thanks for your thoughts!
What if some one has valid U.A.E driving license ?
I have a valid UAE license as well, I asked around already, they will take and cancel that UAE license. You will not be able to get it back IMO. I have a friend who has a Qatar license, they took that one too. I think GCC licenses will be canceled here if you applied for Saudi License. What I did is use my home country license, but sad to say I have to go through the normal process like lectures, driving test parking test, ect. But they will return your license after the registration at counter 4 I think.
If you have patience, start early morning and you can finish in 1 whole day. Remember if you don't know Arabic, better bring somebody to interpret for you, because that will help you make the process faster.
Requirements to bring with you:
1. Letter from your sponsor, with stamp from I don't know which ministry. 2. Application form filled up in Arabic. 3. Iqama 4. Copies of your Iqama, driving license, and passport copies. 5. Photos, I think 4-5 copies. 6. Cash. 250 (estimate for 5 years) 425 (estimate for 10 years), 100 for Driving test and Lecture fees and 50 for Blood test.
To which office here in Khobar should I apply for a driver's license. And where is it located exactly?
I would appreciate receiving detail from you all.
Take Right from the King Abdullah Bin ABdulazziz road, Just in front of Hardee's------ Go till the next signal and take free right from there ( Street -4) ------ Go till the next signal and Take left from this signal (Street-10), if you see on the left at this signal there is a Saudi Mart also------- After 300m approx you will see the Khobar Traffic Police office on your left side on the main road only.