What to do if driving license is lost in Saudi Arabia?

You might have to apply for re-issue of the driving license if your driving license is lost. It is very important to mention here that the below information is useful only for those people who already have a valid driving license of Saudi Arabia but it is lost. If you are the first timer and applying for it, you will have to follow a different procedure which has been covered in this link “Apply for Driving License in Saudi Arabia”. Anyways, let’s come back to the Procedure for Re-Issue of Lost or Damaged Driving License, which is explained below in detail.[irp]

Procedure for Re-Issue of Lost or Damaged Driving License at Dallah Driving School

First of all, you need to go to any Dallah Driving School. Even if your driving license was initially issued from Jeddah, you can go to Riyadh or any other city. It is better to go there till 8 am in the morning.

You will see so many agents there contacting you to make your file. Just contact any of to and let him know that you want to re-Issue your lost or damaged driving license. The agent will create your file comprising of the below-mentioned documents. He will charge a minimal amount from you.

A form which would be filled by the agent in Arabic. You can also fill it yourself if you are good in Arabic but I think it is better to outsource this activity to him.

  • Copy of Iqama
  • Copy of Lost Driving License
  • If Driving License is damaged, you will have to attach damaged driving license in the file.
  • If you are applying for the driving license as it is stolen, you will also have to attach a police report stating that fact
  • If you are applying for the driving license as it is burnt, you will also have to attach a civil defense report
  • Proof of payment of Fee of SR 100
  • 2 Passport Size Photograph

The agent will hand over the file to you with the above-mentioned documents. Now the next step to apply for the re-issue of Lost or Damaged Driving License is to take an eye test. In fact, the agent will guide you to go to that particular office. Don’t worry about this test; you will clear it very easily. They will attach a slip with your file and that’s all. You don’t need to do anything further at Dallah Driving School.

Procedure for Re-Issue of Lost or Damaged Driving License at Traffic Police Offices

After this, you will have to go to the nearest traffic police office. It is better to ask them about the office you need to visit.

In the maroor office, first, you need an initial signature of the police officer sitting on the front counter then take those papers to his head who will be sitting in a room in the same building he will then stamp on your pic and sign on your form.

After that bring the form to the person sitting on the computer and making entries of the complaint, he will update his system with your license be lost complain and sign on your form and will ask you to pay money SR 100. You will pay the penalty through debit card or through online. If you don’t have these options then go straight to an agent who filled your form he will pay for you from his cell phone and will charge you SR 30 on your SR 100.

After all this annoyance, finally, submit all the papers to the person from whom you get the form he will update his system and will reissue your license in no more than 5 minutes. It is a very simple procedure and the whole thing probably will take 3 to 4 hours.

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