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How to Check Originality of Saudi Driving License

April 30th, 2015, posted in Kingdom

We have described in our article “How to Get Driving License in Saudi Arabia” the detailed procedures of getting Saudi Driving License. In this article, we shall discuss how we can check that the Saudi Driving License is original.

Pay your driving license fee yourself, never rely upon someone else in this regard. Pay it through your internet banking. As soon as you pay it, check on the ministry of interior website on the following link. It will show you that you have deposited your funds. Ministry of Interior – Available Funds under your Iqama

After paying your fee through internet banking, try to pay your fee for the renewal of license as well. This application will be declined. It means that you do not have any Saudi Driving License under your Iqama.

If someone asks you to pay him fee in advance for driving license, don’t do this. It is almost impossible to recover advance in such cases. Agree to pay full at the time of delivery.
Soon, you will receive call that your driving license is with him.  Now you need to check, if the Saudi license is original. There are few ways of checking this.

  • Go to the above link of Ministry of Interior website again, if your license is original, it will not show you any funds to your name. Available funds in your name will be Zero. It means your driving license is original.
  • Go to the internet banking again and try to pay your Driving license renewal fee again. This time, system will allow you to pay your renewal fee which means your driving license is original.
  • Picture on your Driving License will be the same as the picture on your Iqama.
  • Try to take new driving license of any of your friend and check different water marks of driving license authorities. Trace them in the drivinglicense handed over to you.

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Getting Driving License in Saudi Arabia

October 4th, 2014, posted in Kingdom

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Getting driving license in Saudi Arabia is not a big deal like many other countries e.g. UAE. In this article, we shall provide you information about all the steps of getting driving license. We will provide you information about both the direct and indirect way of getting driving license in the below lines.

Documents requirement to apply for driving license in Saudi Arabia

  • If you have driving license of your country, it is easy to apply for driving license of Saudi Arabia. You should get this driving license translated to Arabic.
  • It is advisable to get your blood test report from any dispensary in Saudi Arabia. If you don’t have this, there are chances that you will have to donate a bottle of blood forcefully.
  • Copy of your Iqama
  • Copy of your Passport
  • 4 passport size photographs

Step by Step process to get driving license in Saudi Arabia

  1. Deposit SR 80, if you want to apply for 2 years, 200 for 5 years and 400 for 10 years. You can pay this amount through SADAD payment from your internet, phone or ATM Banking. Take a print out of this deposited fee.
  2. Go to Dallah Driving School before 7 AM along with all the documents mentioned above.
  3. There will be some photocopy machines or agents wandering around and offering creation of file. You just give them SR 10 to SR 15 and they will create a file for you.
  4. After this, you need to go to the section where eye testing is done. He will stamp your application after the test.
  5. Get a license check from the same hall in opposite direction.
  6. After this, you need to take your first trial. Most probably the guy who is taking trial will be Saudi with minimal understanding of English. So, it is better if you know some basic Arabic words like Right, Left, Stop, Start and Reverse. You need to show your iqama to the guy taking trial.
  7. In the trial, take care of few things. Guy who is taking trial will pressurize you to start quickly; this is just a tactic to build pressure. You should not be hurried, take your time to adjust your seat, side mirrors, back mirror and steering. Tide your seat belt and ask the guy who is taking your trial to do the same. Drive slowly and listen to what he says carefully. If you are successful, he will give you grade Alif “A” which means you are ready for final test. In other case, you will have to attend classes.
  8. If you are given grade “A”, you will have to deposit SR 100 for the class for instructions of Computer Test.
  9. Come to the Dallah Driving School again with the computer class slip and take your test on your turn. Your result will be announced shortly after the test.
  10. After this, you will go for the second trial and final trial. If you are successful here, you will go to the computer room again. If you are successful, you will be given back your file. If you are unsuccessful, you will be given a slip.
  11. You need to take this file to a counter to submit it. Within few minutes, your name will be called and your license is ready now.
  12. In case of failure, you need to go to another counter and he will tell you about your new test date. Keep in mind; you can take only 3 tests in one file. After 3 failures, you will have to start the process again.