Traffic ends three-year renewals on driving license for Expats – 1 year renewals online

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KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The traffic sector has stopped renewing driving licenses for 3 years, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, according to GTD sources the driving licenses can now be renewed online for only one year. However driving licenses of expats working as domestic drivers will be renewed for three years.

The sources stated the suspension of renewing licenses for 3 years comes after it was discovered that some expatriates renewed the license for 3 years and then changed the profession, indicating that in the event that the expatriate continues in the same profession, the license is renewed without any obstacles, but in the event of a change in the profession, the procedures followed are taken. In the past, expats’ driving licenses had a validity of up to 10 years, later it was linked to the residence and reduced to one year. Till 25th April 2023 driving license of expats were renewed for 3 yrs.

On the other hand, the statistics issued by the traffic sector shows from the April 22 and 28 the traffic and rescue personnel dealt with 263 major accidents and 961 minor accidents. During the same period 34,848 violations were issued, 37 vehicles were impounded and 76 juveniles were arrested for driving without a license.

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