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Tuesday , February 25 2020

Acquiring new driving license criteria

I have a query on the eligibility criteria for applying for a driving license. My work permit states salary as KD 506 and my designation “accountant.” Am I eligible to apply for a driving license or does the salary need to be KD 600? Kindly guide please.

Name withheld

Answer: First of all, please note that it is not only the salary which matters in the issuance of the driving license. You are required to meet the following criteria:

1. Salary must be at least KD 600

2. Must have been in Kuwait for at least two years at the time of application

3. Must be a university degree holder. As an accountant you are only exempted from the residency condition (although the director general of the Traffic Department can still give you an exemption), which means you are not eligible for the license because your salary is not enough.

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