Steps - How to Apply Driving License in Kuwait
To obtain a driver’s license in Kuwait is not an easy Job. To get a new driving license in Kuwait , you should first get a learner's license and pass the driving test. Basic requirements to apply for a driving license are:
Eligibility - Expatriates applying for driving license should meet the following terms:
Should have a university degree certificate (attested by the ministries)
Must draw a minimum salary of KD600 per month
Should have a valid residence, must be residing for at least two years in Kuwait, prior to applying for the Driving License.
The applicant has to be of at least 18 years of age.
There are few exceptional positions that you can check with them
Also Read - How To Book Online Appointment For Driving License Services In Kuwait
Documents Required for Applying Driving License
Original Civil ID and a Copy - Electronic Civil ID is not accepted
Copy of Passport First Page and Last Page Where you have personal information, if there is residency stamp on your passport then you have to carry that too
A letter from sponsor about the applicant’s information in the company and full name and address of your colleagues in the company that you’re working in.
A copy of your pay slip.
A driver’s license from home country certified applicant’s embassy in Kuwait. (Not mandatory)
4pcs (2X3) colored photos with Blue Background
Blood Group Certificate - It can be obtained by either from Private Clinics or Government Hospitals
Eye Test - You need to get Eye Test Done from Qortuba Eye Test Center once your papers are stamped
Fill in the service application form by Visiting any Translation and Typing Center or On your Own if you know Arabic
Once you have all documents ready Visit the Traffic Department in your governorate according to your civild and submit the documents to apply for a learner’s license or “Istimara”
Hawally Governorate Traffic Department
Capital Governorate Traffic Department
Farwaniya Governorate Traffic Department
Ahmadi Governorate Traffic Department
Jahra Governorate Traffic Department
Mubarak Al Kabeer Governorate Traffic Department
Once you submit the documents , they will verify the documents and stamp , then you need to visit Quortuba Eye test Center and get the document, You may need to take online appointment for Quortuba eye test center due to Corona - you can appointment form this link - https://nat1.moi.gov.kw/moieap.nsf/request?openform&langid=1&sec=HA
Again visit the traffic department to get you Driving Learners License , Once you get the Learners License "isthmara" set a date to take the driving test . The fee is 10KD (Kuwaiti Dinar).
Once Driving Test is Passed Please Visit The Traffic Department and Apply For Driving License, You may get the license on same day or they may ask you to come next day.
Also Read - Renewal Of Driving License For Kuwaitis Every 15 Years And For Expats Every 3 Years
Kuwait Traffic Law and Regulations
All vehicles should be legally registered as well as insured.
All drivers should carry their driver’s license with them.
Compulsory to wear your seat belts.
Be aware of the speed limit while driving
Be aware and follow the traffic lights.
Do not drink and drive.
In case you get into an accident you can call the emergency hotline number (999) or (102) .
Traffic Violation Points In Kuwait