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  • Kuwait Driving Licence

    Hi all,

    I've recently moved to Kuwait and would like to get a driving licence here. I have a valid UK driving licence, but this has not been legalised. I understand that I may be able to get my UK driving licence legalised & attested in the UK and simply get a Kuwait driving licence with that, but that is likely to be time-consuming and costly. The alternative would be to get a Kuwait driving licence traditionally - i.e., get a learner's licence and then do theory and practical tests.

    Does anyone have recent experience getting a
    Kuwait driving license renewal? How long does it take? What do I need? Would appreciate any thoughts, insights and recommendations!​

  • #2
    Maybe you will have to retake the test.


    • #3
      Hey there,

      You have a couple of options. You can either get your UK license legalized and use that to obtain a Kuwait license, which might take some time and money, or you can go through the traditional route of getting a learner's permit and taking the necessary tests. The time it takes and the requirements can vary, so it's best to check with the local authorities for the most up-to-date information. Good luck!


      • #4
        I'm a newbie here. I'm even not sure how to do a driving license there. But I would like to get more information about it. Hope someone will update with the more information. Thank you!


        • #5
          Hey there! Welcome to Kuwait! I can't give specific advice on getting a license, but here's what I found based on my knowledge:
          • License Exchange Might Be Possible: Kuwait allows exchanging valid foreign licenses for local ones in some cases. Check with the General Department of Traffic (https://www.moi.gov.kw/main/eService...ces?culture=en) to see if a UK license qualifies (legalization might still be required).
          • Traditional Route Takes Time: Getting a Kuwaiti license from scratch involves written and practical tests. It can be time-consuming.

          If I were you, I'd call the General Department of Traffic to confirm the process for exchanging a UK license. It might save you time compared to getting a new license from scratch. Good luck!