Panel to screen expats’ driving licenses

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The National Assembly’s interior and defense committee approved a proposal to set up a permanent panel to investigate whether driving licenses of expatriates are in line with the laws and rules.

According to the proposal, the committee will screen all driving licenses of expatriates at the time of issuance or renewal.

Under Kuwait’s traffic law, expatriates living and working in Kuwait must meet a series of conditions to be able to apply for a driving license, including earning a monthly salary of at least KD 600, have completed two years of residence in the country and possess a university degree. There are several exemptions, including students studying at universities in Kuwait, private drivers of families, doctors, judges, engineers and several other senior professionals, in addition to housewives with children, those working as messengers and others.

But those who obtain a driving license based on one of the exemptions must relinquish the license once they lose these conditions.

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Suresh Nair
Saturday, March 17, 2018
We ever heard ban on Driving licenses throughout the world. Why in Kuwait it is happening Frequently. Please aware it is a technical qualification. Once one person qualified this you cant abandon. You can ban Cars who owns it without proper income or misuse. Authorities please think before you make any rule. Kuwait is a developed country in all means.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
You make the law and you break the law. I remember when car selling agencies were in difficulty selling their cars you reduce the salary to kd 250 for acquiring driving licence and for family visas.Now you want to curb when you find roads are full of cars. Pls maitain one law and more cars on the road are not the problem but your mindset is not correct because you are not improving local transport and shifting offices to other places and this causes rush and jam on the roads.Banning of licences is not a solution.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Dear Ministry Officials

You people more concentrate on Article - 18 who have driving licenses, But check Article - 20 ( Expariate Women With Driving licences) who are not staying in Kuwait house and not working with Kuwait, But these women have licenses and doing their own business....

Please check in your data base, How many women with Article-20 with Licenses and make inquiries whether they stay in Kuwaiti house or outside...U will get thousands not in hundreds

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