Obtain a Kuwait Driving License for Expatriates is very difficult especially for Asian Expatriates. Applicant must possess a valid driving license from their home country are eligible for applying a Kuwait License
The issuance of driving license must be varied based on the Nationality Especially westerners may obtain Kuwait driving license on the basis of their national driving license.

The basic requirment/Eligibility for applying Kuwait Driving License

      1. Applicant is a resident of Kuwait for least a period of 2 years prior to the application
      2. Applicant must possess a valid University degree
      3. Earn a minimum salary of KD 400/ month and it must be shown in the work contract.

These requirements are exempt for the following categories:-
Doctors, Accountants, Managers, Professors, Teachers, Nursing Staff, Translators and interpreters, Councillors, Company Executives, Journalists , diplomats, translators and interpreters and Housewives with Children.

Applicant must file an application to the Traffic Department of the place of Residence where they are residing/ the address in their civil ID.. First Step is getting approval for the learner’s license [In Arabic known as Istimara].

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The applicant must file an Arabic Application form to the Traffic Department affixed K.D 10 stamp attached with the following xerox copies of the documents:-passport copy where the personal details and the residense page , copies of Civil ID, four passport Size photos, company employment letter and copy of work permit from Ministry of Social Affairs & Labour or letter of employment from the ministry. If the application is approved the authorities will referred to clinic in Quortoba for an eye test and blood test, after 2 days they will provide the test results and present to the Traffic department for registration.
Traffic Department must fix a date for the driving test and KD 10/- must be charged on the day of the test.

Native driving license affidavit must be attested by the native Embassy in kuwait and further attestation by Minstry of Foreign affairs [Fix a Stamp worth KD.5.000]

If candidate must bring the originals of the copies submitted along with the application. Some times authorities will check it for verification.

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