Friday , November 24 2017

Changing of driving license from Driver to Safety officer

I am working as a safety officer in a company under KOC contract on driver designation – (work permit), because of my company requirements for the above mentioned position they made my licence with driver designation in April 2014, and I got 10 years validity licence up to 2024 when I came to Kuwait, I am working in the same company since 4 years till date, now recently I changed another company for the position of safety officer only, but the new company transferred my work permit as safety officer designation. Sources are telling me that if I transfer my work permit from driver to safety officer automatically my licence will be cancelled.

I fulfill the criteria now for driving licence like:

1. I have 675 KD salary in Iznamal-work permit.

2. 4 years completed stay in Kuwait.

3. I am holding university degree with India and Kuwait attestation.

Now please clarify my doubt that, my licence will be cancelled or not. I

am checking it in MoI (Ministry of Interior) the validity still remains same up to 2024. If my licence cancelled can I apply again immediately for licence with the above mentioned criteria like 675 KD salary, 4 years in Kuwait, University degree.

Name withheld

Answer: Yes, it is true that if you change your designation from ‘driver’ to ‘safety officer’ your driving licence will be cancelled. You can however, apply for a new licence as you meet all the requirements to apply for one. We must however point out that the Traffic Department is vested with the powers to grant or reject any request for a driving licence even if the applicant meets all the requirements.

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