Issuing Driving License

General Directorate of Public Security

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presents its efforts and dedication to facilitating the issuance of obtaining a valid driving license in the Kingdom through the development of an e-service, provided by the Public Security Department, which can be accessed through Absher. The service allows citizens and residents to carry out the necessary process procedures, in order to acquire a driver’s license that permits them to legally drive in the Kingdom. To further understand the requirements for issuing a driving license, click here. A medical check-up is an essential part of attaining a driving license in the Kingdom. This test includes blood samples, an eye test and a general check-up. To access this service or for more information, click here. Gaining a valid license includes passing a required theoretical test. This test is carried out on a computer and includes 20 questions, which you are given 30 minutes to answer. While taking the test, you are allowed to make a total of 2 mistakes and if you do not know the answer to a particular question, you may skip it and a new question will appear. To ensure that you are fully prepared for the theoretical test, the Saudi Driving School provides the trainee with 8 theoretical lectures, each lasting for up to an hour. Whereas, for practical training, the applicant must go to the driving school first to get an assessment and then the number of hours required for training will be determined. The driving school will provide you with a training course customized to your needs, allowing you to receive an assessment to determine if you qualify for obtaining a driver’s license or not.

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  • Sign up for driving lessons by selecting one of the available driving schools. If you hold a valid international or foreign license, please skip to step 5.
  • Fill in the required information on the online registration form.
  • Once your application has been accepted, you will receive a message verifying your registration.
  • . Perform and pass the necessary hours and requirements for all parts of the driving test, including the practical and theoretical stages. supervised by the General Traffic Department.
  • Applicants are exempted from the test if they hold a valid foreign or international driving license recognized by the relevant department in the Kingdom.
  • To follow-up on the status of your license, login to your Asbher account.
  • Click on [My Services] then [Inquires] then [Traffic] and then [Public Query Driving License]
  • Enter the required information including National ID or Iqama number and date of birth.
  • Click on [View] to view all information related to your individual driving license.
  • The applicants minimum age must be 18.
  • The applicant must provide a valid Medical check-up report. The medical examination required is a general examination of the applicant, ensuring the driver s safety and ability to drive a vehicle including, eye examination (An appointment is reserved for the theory test related to driving in accredited driving schools), blood type, etc. These examinations can be conducted out of any governmental or private medical center associated with traffic.
  • The applicant must provide a copy of their Civil Affairs ID.
  • The applicant must provide six official photos (size 4x6 cm).
  • The applicant must pay the required fees.
  • The applicant must provide a file to save documents.
  • More details in: Manual for Absher platform services.

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Last Modified Date: 16/06/2021 - 5:59 AM Saudi Arabia Time


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