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Tuesday , October 27 2020

Change in designation from Accountant to Purchase Manager – Blocked driving license

I used to work in a company as a purchase manager and having KD 600 salary in my work permit and based on that I have applied for a driving licence and hope I will get it soon. My concern is currently I am working as an accountant with a salary of KD 450, so far my residency is not transferred to the current company. My question is, will my licence get cancelled if the residency is transferred to current company as an accountant? If it is cancelled or blocked is there any way to get it reopened? Your valuable reply will be appreciated.

Name withheld

Answer: Yes, your driving licence will get cancelled if you transfer your residence from the old company to the new one. The simple reason being that under the old residency your monthly salary of KD 600 qualified you to apply for and posses a Kuwaiti driving licence but with a salary of KD 450 under the new work permit you fill short of the minimum KD 600 required and hence the licence will be cancelled and not blocked.
This means that the only way you could get a Kuwaiti driving licence is to apply anew but this time with an accountant designation, you can also apply to the director-general of the traffic department for exemption in meeting the minimum salary requirement.

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