New proposal for driving license, vehicle registration fee; Up to 50 time increase in charges

Friday, June 16, 2017

Authorities submitted a new proposal for the approval of fatwa and legislation committee to increase various fees for driving license and vehicle registration.

The fee for driving license for expatriates is increased to 500 Dinars from the current 10 KD fee in the proposal. However the drivers under domestic visa are exempted from this increase, Al-Rai Arabic newspaper reported.

The proposal also suggests increase in fee for vehicle registration, renewal and transfer of ownership. According to proposal the registration charges for vehicles under 10 years old is increase from the current 10 KD to 300 KD. The same fee is applicable for ownership transfer of any vehicles under 10 years old. The renewal fee for these vehicles increased to 100 KD from the current 5 KD in the proposal.

Meanwhile the charges for ownership transfer of any vehicle which is 10 years old and more will be 400 KD. The renewal fee for these vehicle will be 200 KD. However, expatriates who own a second vehicle, which is 10 years or more old, the ownership transfer fee will be 500 KD and renewal fee will be 300 KD according to the new proposal.

The proposal also suggest to impose toll on major highways and to stop issuing new license for roaming taxis until further notice. Authorities also submitted a proposal to start a separate FM radio channel to update the people on traffic updates.


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Commonman
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The News published in IIK hardly never becomes a reality.

Human Being
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Really there is no meaning for this proposal that which PHD person made this,always targeting expats,Now expats has became ants who ever some just target the expats,

Xpat
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2017

This is not called increase in 'fees', it's called an indirect way of expat taxation. The bottom-line is expats are not allowed to drive on Kuwait roads. Some Kuwaiti MPs does not know the value of expat's contributions to a country like Kuwait. I bet without expats Kuwait will come to stand-still 100%. Kuwaiti MPs are very selfish and think about only how to extract maximum money from expat's pockets without touching Kuwaiti pockets. What a shame!!! Just wait and watch how the Kuwait car market will come crushing down if this proposal is implemented.

Tony
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Make Work Permit (Isnamal) of KD.1,000/-to get New Driving License. This will reduce 50% of the Traffic problem on same day. Start Metro Train. Also Public Transport System must be upgrade.

atz
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2017

IF THE EXPATS ARE DISTURBANCE IN THE ROADS, I THINK THEY SHOULD CANCEL ALL VEHICLES LICENCES UNDER NAME OF EXPATS AND BAN FOR ANY EXPATS USE A CAR IN THE COUNTRY ROADS, TO KEEP THE ROADS FREE OF TRAFFIC. SO THAT NO ONE HAVE A COMPLAINT AGAINST THEM.

BUT THIS CAN ONLY START AFTER ARRANGE AN ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL FACILITIES FOR EXPATS SUCH AS METRO, UNDERGROUND TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT OR EVEN AIR TAXIS WHICH CARRY 1000’S AT ONE TRIP & FREQUENT ETC.

MEANWHILE I THINK, IF SOMEONE IS FEELING CROWDED, IS TO BE CONSIDERED AS THE PART OF GROWING AND NEEDED DEVELOPMENT AND INCREASE OF INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH IS TO BE ADDRESSED IN A VERY URGENT BASIS, (SOME ARE ALREADY UNDERGOING), AND MAKE DUBAI AS AN EXAMPLE. BUT KUWAIT CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT, IF THEY REALLY THINK AND PLAN.

BUT IF NO PROPER PLANNING THE THINGS WILL DELAY. IF COMPARE TO DUBAI TRAFFIC JAMS ARE VERY LESS IN KUWAIT.

BUT NEED PLANNING TO ADDRESS AND ACCOMMODATE MORE, IF NEEDED AS THE PART OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY.
SAME TIME THERE ARE INCREASING EMPTY BUILDINGS IN COUNTRY, BUSINESSES ARE GETTING LOW IN SALES, INCREASE OF MALLS AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS WITHOUT PROPER BUSINESS, COMPARED TO THE RENT AND INVESTMENTS, EXPATS ARE SENDING THE KIDS AND FAMILIES BACK TO THEIR COUNTRIES, AND INCREASE OF UNBEARABLE COST OF LIVING AND FEES FOR MANY FEELS INSECURE AND LOSS FOR EXPATS AND LOCALS ARE TO BE ADDRESSED ALSO SERIOUSLY.
EVERYDAY NERVOUS FEELINGS AND NEWS ARE NOT A GOOD THING, WHICH IS MENTALLY DISTURBANCE FOR ALL. KUWAIT EXPATRIATES ARE ALWAYS COOPERATING WITH COUNTRY'S LAW AND ORDER.
BUT FOR A BETTER COUNTRY NEED MORE PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
THESE ARE MY SUGGESTION AND POINT OF VIEW ANYONE CAN AGREE OR DISAGREE.

Prasad Varghese
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

In my opinion, the proposed fee increse is minimal, They could have propose more fee, so that, expatriates can take a decision.

SB
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

no logic no sense.

Kaif
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

It says proposal...In sha Allah..this PROPOSAL wont be approved....and it will stay a proposal with the Genius who came up with it.

Burhan
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

here in kuwait since past 30 years,never saw such strict/fluctuate rules or crisis in market when shiekh jaber al sabah was alive.
he would have never brought this much of expatriates misery or hate.

they want to increase driving license fee....my question is,
how often you see an expat driving recklessly....very rare !!
mostly its citizens.
than why do we expat have to suffer for their mess.

i request kuwait government to study carefully about this proposal before they approve


SuperMan
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

LOL!!!!!!

zaalim singh
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

This is the work of ingenuity and a master plan to ease the traffic in this country. I heartily welcome this plan and ready to abide by the taxes, laws, rules and regulations going to be imposed on the vehicle owners. Please do not delay this decision, approve it and impose from the month of July 2017

Dr mohammed vasee Neuro Physiotherapists
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

It's too much very sad if suppost to impliment

Indian
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Abe bas kar bhai......rulaiye ga kya??

Pompom
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Do they not know that April fool's day is long gone? Why are they still trying to pull pranks in the middle of june?

piyush bhawsar
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

nothing to comment belong this matter because now I think Kuwait doing the big troubling to expatriates.

Good thinking
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dear Sir,
Yours suggestion is extremely very good .. please go ahead...
Why i need to buy a 5 thousand or 8 thousand car. when the govt is providing all expats everyone a 50 thousand cool drive KPTC and inshallah metro trains, under ground sub way train etc etc ..is on the way..
Really Sir, these all mixed bags expats are really crazy and need to be taught a lesson... How come each mixed expats families are having 4 to 5 branded cars in one family when the locals citizen are just having just 1 old car in their family ... This is UNFAIR and need to action this soon...
Summer is on Heat is on -- Full swing school are closed -- Many Transfer of certificate is already done ---- Please please I am sure many expats are also packing their cars also -- please be kind let them take it.''''' Please care for them.....

malik
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

if this tax bill is passed 70% expatriates will be forced to sell their cars on half price because it will not be affordable for them to pay such high tax for keeping a car in their name.

LD
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mr.Sr must br earning more than kd 1000 to hapily suporting this proposal. unlike the rest of us who earn basic below kd 500 have been struggle while the current gov. is thoroughly screwing wit Xpats, taking their hard earned blood money & givng it freely to their own citizens who dont deserve it in the 1st place.

so thank U Mr. Sr

rayyan
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2017

open up a scrapyard soon! good business idea :-d

Expat
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017

Morons are going to bring the economy to stagnation... they cannot see the doom of business movements and the loss will be for sponsors also who are locals afterall.

Hafiz
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017

Areyyyyyyyyyyy
Bas itna hi aur kuch nahiiiiiiiiiiiii

Sr
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017


Very good .... my suggestion is put all theses acording to capacity & tonnage of vehicle because heay cranes all running on road . Damaging the road makin the road block . Put road tax to all vehicles . Study more this will reduce the traffic increase the reverue to the goverment.

Naga
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017

I doubt if expatriates will continue to stay,will impact in every area.

sridhar
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017

nothing to comment.

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