59,249 new driving licenses issued to expatriates in 2016

Monday, June 19, 2017

According to the latest statistics of the General Traffic Department in 2016, the number of new driving licenses issued to expatriates reached 59,249 compared to 24,676 for Kuwaitis.

The fee for issuing a driving license for the first time to an expatriate according to the current law is KD10 which brought to the State Treasury only KD 592,490

Meanwhile, the new draft law submitted by the Ministry of Interior to the Department of Fatwa and Legislation propose that an expatriate will have to pay KD 500 for the first time as the fee. If the new proposal came into effect this will bring State Treasury a huge money — more than KD 29 million dinars instead of the current KD 592,000, Al-Rai Arabic newspaper reported.

According to the current law for the renewal of a driver’s license an expatriate has to pay KD 1 for each year which will earn KD 59,249 for the Treasury but according to the number of licenses granted to expatriates last year this amount will reach KD 2,962,450 if the new proposal get the nod to charge KD 50 for the annual renewal, the Arabic daily added.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

its a humanitarian service to provide a driving licence. Can you imagine the condition of the people standing in 56 degrees temperature for a bus, then walk another 1 km to their houses. It should be mandatory the everyone should be given a driving licence in Kuwait. Then put cameras at every 1 km of road and recover the maximum amount of fines. All will be well.

Brainy man
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

He is really have brain. Calculation is perfect. What an Idea!!!. I have a suggestion that to make 1000kd for licence so that they can double their income.

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017

A very good measure for the Government of Kuwait.

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017

Make (Work Permit) Isnamal of KD.1,000/-to get New Driving License. Same day 50% of the Traffic problem will solved. Start Metro Train. Upgrade Public Transport System.

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