Kuwait Transport: Driving Licenses

Kuwait Transport: Driving Licenses Last updated on Wednesday 21st April 2010

Visitors can use international driving licenses issued by their respective country within the time limit of their visa; however, the license must be insured.

Foreigners with an official residence permit in Kuwait can apply to the Traffic Department for a Kuwaiti driving license. Documents needed for the driving license application are:

Four half passport-sized photographs.

Passport with residence visa and copies of the relevant pages.

National driving license.

Letter from the employer.

Electricity bill (as proof of address).

A letter from the district administrator in which the applicant lives.

Holders of British and American licenses can get a transfer of their national license, which will be valid until the expiry of their residence permit. This applies also to professionals, such as doctors, engineers, accountants… etc. of any nationality.

Otherwise, applicants have to go through the normal procedure of applying for a Learner's License and are required to pass a driving test to obtain a Kuwaiti driving license.

As you like 'Kuwait Transport: Driving Licenses' you may also like following articles . . .

Kuwait Transport: Driving Tips

Driving in Kuwait is on the right as in the US. It is an offence to drive in Kuwait without a driving license or car registration documents. If you are stopped and cannot produce them, you...

Working in Kuwait

Work Permits/No Objection Certificates If you intend to take up employment in Kuwait, you will need a Work Permit and a No Objection Certificate. The first is issued by the Ministry of...

Transportation of Bahrain - By Cars

Cars can be rented for about BD15 per day. Bahrain is the only country in the Gulf where foreign driving licences cannot be used to rent cars. Bahraini law requires an International Driving...

Kuwait

Overview History From Al-Sabah to oil The Gulf War Social history Rulers Geography Introduction Map Topography Climate Flora Fauna Business Economy Oil reserves Oil sector...

Utilities and Services in Kuwait

Telephone If you wish to have a telephone, application must be made to the Ministry of Communications with the following documents: Passport photocopies of the pages showing your name and...

Saudi Arabia Visas

Hajj and Umrah visas A hajj visa is one that is issued to a Muslim wishing to take part in the hajj, which occurs during the first half of the twelfth Islamic month. Hajj visas are issued...

Kuwait Visas

Nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council states (GCC -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman) do not need entry visas. All other nationalities...