Tag Archives: driving license

Validity of driving license – changed visa from 17 to visa 22

I had renewed my licence for two years as per my residency (visa 17) in 2017 when I was working as a computer Eng. I then shifted to a dependent visa 22 (under my father) at the end of December 2017. I would like to know if I am permitted …

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Losing drivers license on designation change

I have my visa Article 18 company driver visa and I have university degree also. Now I have completed 1 year from my present company and now I have good offer from another company. But the new company wants to change my designation to a sales executive. My old company …

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10 yrs back driving license issued on designation of “driver” will it change now with new rule?

My driving license was issued on Oct 10, 2012 for 10 years with designation ‘driver’. But now my designation in my new company is being changed to ‘reporter’. Please advise whether after my designation change my driving license will get cancelled or not? Name withheld Answer: ‘Driver’ is one of …

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Job designation change affects the validity of driving licence

My driving licence was issued on Aug 24, 2014 for 10 years with designation ‘driver’. But now my designation in my new company is being changed to ‘technician’. Please advise whether after my designation change my driving license will get cancelled or not? Name withheld Answer: The job designations, which …

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No deal signed for smart driving licenses

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18 : No deal was signed with any company to start issuing smart driving licenses, said the Ministry of Interior Monday. The Interior Ministry’s Public Relations Department said that video clips circulating on social media regarding the deal were false. Currently there is no deal with any …

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Driving Licence & Article 17, 18, 20 and 22 residencies renewal online

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2 : General Department for Residency Affairs headed by Major General Talal Marafie, following the footsteps of the General Traffic Department that signed a contract with a Polish company to launch the electronic issuance of driving licenses, has signed a similar contract with an information technology company …

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MP questions driver licencing for expats

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 23: MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has forwarded questions to acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah about the driving licenses issued to expatriates. Al-Otaibi stated that in November 2014, the Ministry of Interior issued a decision to amend some provisions of the Traffic Law and its executive …

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Driving license linked to residence

First of all I like to thank you for your informative column in Arab Times. I am a Portuguese national and arrived in Kuwait in 1977 and worked in a reputed bank in Kuwait for 35 years. I started driving in Kuwait since 1985 and my driving licence is valid …

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Driving license – change in designation

Kindly advice, I have a driving licence which is blocked now due to designation change. The license was issued based on designation ‘computer engineer’ but after getting license I got job opportunity in another company and new company didn’t have engineer quota so they put my new designation as computer …

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Traffic eyes renewal of drivers’ licence online

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs, at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea was recently quoted as saying an idea has been floated to reduce the requirements for obtaining driving licenses for expatriates born in Kuwait. In the meantime he unveiled a project through which …

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