It is essential for anybody travelling or residing in Saudi Arabia to have a valid driving licence. Obtaining and renewing this licence is critical, as driving without one can result in serious legal consequences, such as large fines or even vehicle confiscation.
To obtain the application form for the issuing of your Saudi driving licence, gain access to the official website of the Public Traffic Department from the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age, have an active Absher account, provide a medical check-up report, provide a copy of their civil affairs ID, supply six photographs (4x6cm), pay the requisite fees, and have a file to save documents.
The applicant must have an active Absher account
Please follow these instructions carefully in order to acquire your Saudi driving licence.
- Visit the Absher platform.
- Select ‘Issuing a Driver’s Licence’.
- Book an appointment with a driving school for the theory test.
- You will receive a message verifying your registration once your application has been accepted.
- Carry out and pass the necessary hours and requirements for both the practical and theoretical stages.
- Applicants who hold a valid foreign or international driving licence recognised by the relevant agency in the Kingdom are excluded from the test.
An examiner administers the test and assigns a score ranging from A (Alif) to D based on the applicant’s performance
Following the completion of the medical examination for the driving licence, applicants must take the initial Saudi first-try test, which examines their comprehension of basic driving concepts.
An examiner administers the test and assigns a score ranging from A (Alif) to D based on the applicant’s performance. If the candidate receives an A, they are considered ready for the final exam; otherwise, they must enrol in training sessions based on the examiner’s evaluation.
After passing the driving test, applicants are given a date for the reverse parking and computer tests. It should be noted that the computer test has 20 questions and must be finished in 30 minutes. Applicants are allowed a maximum of two mistakes.
Then you’re ready to hit the road!