A Detailed Guide to Exchange Your Foreign Driving License To A UAE One

Driving is one of the fascinating things to do and an easy way to commute anywhere in Dubai. In order to get a valid license in the UAE, learning from the right agency and completing the prescribed tests is a popular way. However, citizens of certain countries can exchange their existing driving licenses for one of the UAEs. This can save your time and help you to use your country’s driver’s license in the UAE quickly and easily. Before examining the standards and procedures, the first step is to determine if you belong to the country where you are eligible to transfer your driver’s license. According to the latest information, licenses for all categories of specific countries and only specific category licenses such as motorcycles and light vehicles from other countries can be transferred to a valid UAE license. A full list of these countries and the latest updates can be found on the RTA online site.

Eligibility Conditions and Essential Documents

The criteria prescribed under the UAE law is mentioned below:

You should have a valid license

You must have existing citizenship of your origin country along with UAE residence proof

Here is a list of documents needed:

For regular passport holders

Original document and copy of an Emirates ID card

The original driving license and a copy

Report of their electronic eye test performed at any DHA approved clinic or optician

A legally translated copy of the license in a foreign language other than English or Arabic

NOC issued by your sponsor company. (certain professions mentioned are exempted)

For residents with a diplomatic passport

Their original passport along with a copy of it

Driving license along with a copy

Electronic eye test report

A valid letter issued by MOFA valid for a minimum of six months after your submission

A diplomatic card issued by an international organization, consulate, or embassy

The procedure ahead is simple. Please visit any of the nearby RTA customer centers to submit your application with all documents and make payment. The authorities will verify your submission and approve your application. You will then be invited to take a photo and eventually receive a driver’s license that can be used in the UAE.

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