Driving License

#1 25 January 2011 00:32:55

tareqt
tareqt
Toronto

Driving License

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!

#2 25 January 2011 10:39:34

SaudiUK
SaudiUK
Riyadh

Re: Driving License

Its a simple exchange for the driving licence, they do a blood test, 1 min drive (just to check you know how to drive).

Nothing to worry about it.

#4 25 January 2011 13:35:04

SaudiUK
SaudiUK
Riyadh

Re: Driving License

The Canadian license stays with you.

They will just keep a record that you have a Canadian Driving Licence.

A Saudi driving Licence will be issued.
(by the way the picture ob the driving license will be the picture thay take when you enter KSA.

Before you obtain a driving licence, you will have to obtain your Iqama (residency permit).

Last edited by SaudiUK (25 January 2011 13:37:11)

#7 20 February 2011 19:48:28

beirut961
beirut961
Khobar

Re: Driving License

it's also good not to mention your canadian driver's license, and just apply for one here.
you have to do a blood test and eyesight test, and a simple driving test.

#8 21 February 2011 14:53:01

dynamo1131
dynamo1131
Riyadh

Re: Driving License

Zeesham wrote:

What if some one has valid U.A.E driving license ?

Thanks,

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.

#9 06 February 2013 11:15:07

gonzrule
gonzrule
Khobar

Re: Driving License

Hello!

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.

cheers :-)

#11 06 February 2013 17:47:27

saimans
saimans
RIYADH

Re: Driving License

gonzrule wrote:

Hello!

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.

cheers :-)

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.

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