How To Apply For Driving License In Kuwait

How To Apply For Driving License In Kuwait

Steps – How to Apply Driving License in Kuwait

To obtain a driver’s license in Kuwait is not an easy Job. To get a new driving license in Kuwait , you should  first get  a learner’s license and pass the driving test. Basic requirements to apply for a driving license are:


Eligibility – Expatriates applying for driving license should meet the following terms:

  • Should have a university degree certificate (attested by the ministries)
  • Must draw a minimum salary of KD 600 per month
  • Should have a valid residence, must be residing for at least two years in Kuwait, prior to applying for the Driving License.
  • The applicant has to be of at least 18 years of age.
  • There are few exceptional positions that you can check with them


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Documents Required for Applying Driving License

  • Original Civil ID and a Copy – Electronic Civil ID is not accepted
  • Copy of Passport First Page and Last Page Where you have personal information, if there is residency stamp on your passport then you have to carry that too
  • A letter from sponsor about the applicant’s information in the company and full name and address of your colleagues in the company that you’re working in.
  • A copy of your pay slip.
  • A driver’s license from home country certified applicant’s embassy in Kuwait. (Not mandatory)
  • 4pcs (2X3) colored photos with Blue Background
  • Blood Group Certificate – It can be obtained by either from Private Clinics or Government Hospitals
  • Eye Test – You need to get Eye Test Done from Qortuba Eye Test Center once your papers are stamped
  • Fill in the service application form  by Visiting any Translation and Typing Center or On your Own if you know Arabic

Once you have all documents ready Visit the Traffic Department in your  governorate according to your Civil ID and submit the documents to apply for a learner’s license or “Istimara

Hawally Governorate Traffic Department

Capital Governorate  Traffic Department

Farwaniya Governorate Traffic Department

Ahmadi Governorate Traffic Department

Jahra Governorate Traffic Department

Mubarak Al Kabeer Governorate Traffic Department


Once you submit the documents , they will verify the documents and stamp , then you need to visit Quortuba Eye test Center and get the document,


You may need to take  online appointment for Quortuba eye test center due to Corona – you can appointment form this link



Again visit the traffic department to get you Driving Learners License , Once you get the Learners License “isthmara” set a date to take the driving test  . The fee is 10KD (Kuwaiti Dinar).


Once Driving Test is Passed Please Visit The Traffic Department and Apply For Driving License, You may get the license on same day or they may ask you to come next day.

How To Apply For Driving License In Kuwait

How To Apply For Driving License In Kuwait

Kuwait To Verify Expat Qualifications


Kuwait Traffic Law and Regulations

All vehicles should be legally registered as well as insured.

All drivers should carry their driver’s license with them.

Compulsory to wear your seat belts.

Be aware of the speed limit while driving

Be aware and follow the traffic lights.

Do not drink and drive.

In case you get into an accident you can call the emergency hotline number (999) or (102) .



Book Online Appointment For Driving License Services In Kuwait

Kuwait Police is keen to provide their electronic services to the public in various ways and tools. One of the most significant ways is the internet, and this is one of the systems that are published on the internet to serve the public users.

Note – Once you booked an appointment you cant book again until that appointment is finished


Steps to Apply Appointment online for Driving License Services in Kuwait


Step 1 – Visit the link –


Step 2 – Select Language English

Step 3 – Enter Your Civil ID NO and Click Start Your Choice

Step 4 – In Applications Chose Traffic Sector , In Service Type Choose the Service you need, below service are available , Choose your governorate and traffic department location and click on enter data

– Driving Licenses

– Vehicle Registration

– Vehicle Inspection

– Brand New Vehicle Inspection

– Scrap and Export

– Lorry and Trolley

– External vehicle Inspection


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Step 5 – Enter Your Personal details Name , Mobile  no and Email Id


Step 6 – Select the required schedule


Step 7 – Save the reference code

How to book an appointment fro driving license services in Kuwait

Things to be Noted

– Please be at the premises of Traffic Dep – Hawally as per the time set for your appointment.

– Make sure you have an electronic or hard copy of this receipt.

– Note that if you miss attending your appointed date and time, you should book a visit for another day.

– Once you book  appointment , it cant be cancelled

– At the time of the visit, please follow the health guidance issued by the Ministry of Health, and accordingly we would like you to wear mask.



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