Driving in Saudi
How to convert the GCC countries driving license to KSA driving Licence
There are two ways of getting the Saudi driving licence either by converting your GCC countries(OMAN, QATAR, BAHRAIN, KUWAIT) driving licence or by applying for new saudi licence. Please find below the list of required documents for converting GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries driving licence to KSA driving licence
a. Copy of Iqama along with original Iqama
b. 4 pp size photographs
c. Copy of GCC countries driving licence and the original licence
d. Sponsor letter
e. Passport copy with the Saudi visa page copy
f. Blood group report
g. A duly filled KSA driving licence application form in Arabic, If you don’t know you can get this done by the agents who charge some fees and fill the application in Arabic.
GCC countries licence will be stamped with this file.
h. Renewal fees for the period of 10 years,5 years and 2 years are SR400, SR200 and SR80 respectively.
With this your file is ready now take that file and go to for the eye test,after this your file is signed and stamped,then you need to give a driving test,here you can ask vehicle of your choice that is manual or automatic,this is also a mere formality.
It would be helpful if you learn few words in Arabic like,left,right,reverse etc as most of the times the examiner might not know English. During the test be cool and don’t be in hurry as the examiner might try to confuse you,calmly adjust your vehicle mirrors and seat belt.A letter stating that you have cleared the driving test will be given by the examiner,along with your file and now you have to submit this to the next counter where you will be issued KSA driving licence with in 30 minutes.
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