Replacing Non-Kuwaiti Driving Licenses

Service Description

  • This service allows non-Kuwaiti applicants to replace their non-Kuwaiti driving licenses with Kuwaiti licenses, pursuant to the Traffic Law Articles and Provisions, Executive Regulation No. (76/67), and Amendments thereof

Eligibility or Criteria

  • The license to be replaced must be valid in the applicant's home country
  • Foreign applicants must translate the license information into Arabic. Then, the translation must be attested by the applicants' embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to confirm the applicant's information, pursuant to the Ministerial Decree No. (1729/2005)

Required Documents

  • Translation of the foreign license (Non-Arabic)
  • Attestation of the non-Arabic license
  • Two (2) personal photos (4 × 6 cm) with blue background
  • Copy of the civil ID


Visit the General Traffic Department in the governorate you refer to and submit the required documents.
Fill the service application forms
Pay the fees due


10 KD Variable fees: Test exemption fees
2 KD Variable fees: Annual issuance fees
0 KD Fixed Fees