How to Convert your Home Country’s Driver’s License into a “UAE Driving License”

In the UAE, residents can convert their home driving licenses via a variety of online resources. Before receiving a license in the UAE, certain persons with licenses from other nations must pass a test there. For others, it is merely a matter of transferring their national driving license to a UAE form.

UAE Driving License

Countries that can apply for “UAE driving license”:

If you are a resident of one of the following 34 countries, you may convert your existing driving license to a UAE license: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain, as well as the majority of European countries such as Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom,

In addition to the United States, Canada, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, New Zealand, & Australia, if you live in the UAE and want to convert your home country’s driver’s license to a UAE license, you will require the following papers.

UAE Driving License

Documents required for “UAE driving license”:

Moreover, the documents required for a license are not only a residency visa and home country driver’s license but also an eye exam certificate, as well as two passport pictures. Furthermore, the eye exam is performed immediately at the Traffic & Licensing Department located at Musharraf in Abu Dhabi.

Must have:

1. Copy of Passport.

2. A current driver’s license.

3. A valid resident visa from the UAE.

4. A completed license replacement form.

5. There is a No Objection Letter (NOC) first from the sponsor to replace the license.

6. Accredited optometry form by the UAE Health Authority.

7. Eye exam certificate, which requires two passport pictures.

Actions to complete to convert your driver’s license to a UAE driving license:

Step 1: Schedule an Optician’s examination:

First, you must have an eye exam at an optician and clinic; additionally, you will need two passport images for this, and you must advise professionals that the eye test is necessary for a driving license conversion. Moreover, opticians will do the exam for free or for a nominal cost.

Many RTA driving facilities offer opticians on-site to aid you with the conversion procedure.

Step 2: Go to the RTA Driving License Center (Al Qusais)

Bring all of the above-mentioned papers, in addition to a duplicate of your passport, residence visa, and original passport. Don’t forget to bring your eye exam certificate and passport photographs. As a matter of fact, in Dubai, the transfer fee & new driving license cost around AED 360. Expect additional expenses for knowledge fees as well as a guide manual.

Advice: For women, remember that heading to the lady’s area is less crowded and faster.

In some countries, the Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and finally the UAE embassy in the country where the driving license was issued are required to verify a driver’s license. Finally, you must complete the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation. But you need to keep in mind that the relevant consulates DO NOT issue any paperwork to validate a driver’s license. The RTA is urging them to obtain a legalized driving license for the United Arab Emirates.

Cost of license application:

Eye exam costs = Dh100 Replacing

License costs = Dh600

For further details for obtaining a license visit Khaleej Affairs

Locations to renew the driving license in Dubai

Visit RTA Link for applying.

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