For the renewal of Saudi Driving license, before it gets expired, you have to pass a medical test and get EFADA report from an authorized hospital in KSA. In this article, we have explained the procedure to renew a driving license in Saudi Arabia.
Medical Test for the Saudi driving license Renewal
In the first step for Saudi driving license renewal, you need to undergo a medical test in an approved hospital in Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam or any other city where you live in. Make sure you go to a Saudi driving license medical test hospital approved by Efada. The medical test to renew the driving license in Saudi Arabia comprises of 3 parts.
Required Documents for Saudi driving license medical test at Hospital
- You will have to provide your Sponsor ID
- 1 passport size picture
- Iqama ID
3 Stages of the medical test at the hospital for Saudi Driving License Renewal
Blood Samples: Saudi driving license medical test hospital would extract your blood sample to match the blood group already listed on your Saudi driving license.
Eye Test: The next step is to undergo an eye test at the Saudi driving license medical test hospital in which you would be required to differentiate between green and red color.
Moreover, they would check if you can see properly with your glasses (if you wear them). The eye test for a driving license in Saudi Arabia was pretty simple, you don't need to worry about it.
Visit a doctor: The third stage at Saudi driving license medical test hospital is just to go to a doctor who would ask you some general things to check if you are alright.
Fee for the medical test at the hospital for Saudi Driving License Renewal
The fee for the medical test to renew Saudi Driving License in Saudi Arabia is SR 184. Ask them to update Efada medical report for driving license online.
Once you pass the eye test and blood test, hospital staff updates your Efada medical report for driving license in Saudi Arabia in the MOI online system. Once the online update is done, you will receive an SMS from Efada.
Payment of Fee
The next step in the process of Saudi Driving license renewal is to pay the fee to renew a Saudi Driving License online.
You need to have an Absher account for the Saudi Driving License Renewal. If you don’t have an Absher account, you will have to register for it. The procedure to get you registered is explained in this link “How to register for Absher?”
Once the account is created, you need to login to it by entering your userID or Iqama number, password and the captcha code for Saudi driving license renewal. An SMS will be sent to your mobile number with an authentication code which you need to enter in the next screen. https://absher.sa
How to Renew Driving License in Saudi Arabia online?
Once you are successfully logged into the account, you will have to click on the “Services” tab given just below “My Services” for Saudi Driving License Renewal.
In the next step of online Saudi Driving License Renewal, you need to click on the “Traffic” tab given on the right side of your computer screen.
In the next step, a new page will open from where you will have to select “Renew Driving License”.
In the next step of Saudi driving license renewal, a screen will appear where conditions to renew Saudi driving license will be mentioned. We have already shared these conditions with you above. Just click on the “Next” button as shown in the image below after reading the conditions.
In the next step of driving license renewal in Saudi Arabia, a new screen will appear from which you will have to click on the “Renew Private Driving License”. There is another tab from which you will have to select the number of years for which you want to renew the Saudi driving license.
The period selected here should be the same for which you have paid your fee to renew the driving license in Saudi Arabia. You can also take help from the screenshot given below. A new screen will appear where you will have to press “Confirm”.
If this kind of message appears on your computer screen while following the procedure to Renew Saudi Driving License Online through MOI in Saudi Arabia, it means your Efada medical test report has not been updated in the system yet.
Upon successful renewal of the driving license in Saudi Arabia, you will be required to either collect it from the traffic police office or request it through postal service. I have never used the postal service so really cannot comment about it.
Collection of Driving License
You need to visit the traffic police officers to collect the renewed driving license. Make sure you carry your Iqama, as well as the expired or old driving license as the old driving license, will be discarded by the officer.
Fine for the late Saudi driving License Renewal
There is a fine for renewal of the expired driving license in Saudi Arabia. The fine for the renewal of the expired driving license in Saudi Arabia is SR 300 to SR 500.
If you don't collect the renewed driving license from the traffic police office, a fine of SR 100 will be imposed.
$homan: At your turn, present your Iqama and submit your old license to the officer and after 10 minutes, he will call your name to collect your new license from the same window.
No need to bring any print out of payment, picture or iqama copies. You can also go to a Muroor office inside Dallah Driving School, Jeddah but they are giving renewed license after one day.