Ministry of Interior has launched a new setup Saudi driving license renewal online. The manual procedure to renew Saudi driving license is still valid but I think after the launch of a new procedure to renew driving license in KSA, people will not be using the old procedure.
The new procedure for Saudi driving license renewal is very simple and easy. Today, we shall be sharing with you the procedure to renew Saudi Driving License through MOI online.
Required Documents to renew Driving License in Saudi Arabia
Before going into the procedure, I would like to share some conditions which one needs to meet to renew Saudi Driving License Online using MOI or Abshir Services.
1. Medical Test for the Saudi driving license Renewal
The first step you should take is to undergo a medical test to renew Saudi Driving License. Make sure you go to a Saudi driving license medical test hospital approved by Efada. The medical test for the Saudi driving license renewal comprises of 3 parts.
1.1.1 Saudi driving license medical test hospital would extract your blood sample to match the blood group already listed on your Saudi driving license.
1.1.2 The next step is to undergo an eye test for a driving license in Saudi Arabia 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.
1.1.3 The third stage is just to go to a doctor who would ask you some general things to check if you are alright.
1.2 Required Documents for the medical report for driving license in Saudi Arabia
- You will have to provide your Sponsor ID
- 1 passport size picture
- Iqama ID
1.3 Medical fee for driver's license
The fee for the medical test to renew Saudi Driving License is SR 126. Ask them to update efada medical report for driving license online.
Once you pass the eye test and blood group, hospital staff updates your 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.
2. Payment of Fee for Saudi driving license renewal
Pay the fee to renew a Saudi Driving License online using MOI or Abshir services. The procedure to pay the fee has been explained in this link “Payment of Fee for Renewal of Saudi Driving License”
3. MOI Account for Saudi driving license renewal
You need to have an account with the Ministry of Interior. If you don’t have an online account with the Ministry of Interior, you will have to register for it. The procedure to get you registered is explained in this link “Procedure to Register to Abshir (MOI) Services”
Now you need to login to Abshir (MOI) account. The procedure to log in to Abshir (MOI) account has been changed a little bit. You can read about the updated procedure to login in this link “Login to Abshir (MOI) account”.
How to renew Driving License in Saudi Arabia online?
Once you are successfully logged into the account, you will have to click on the “E-Services”. Now click on the “Traffic” tab given on the left side of your computer screen. A drop-down menu will appear from where you will have to select “Renew Driving License”.
A screen will appear where conditions to apply for renewal of 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.
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 for renewing the driving license. 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, it means your medical test has not been updated in the system yet.
Upon successful renewal of 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 office 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
Make sure that the license renewal in Saudi Arabia takes place before the driving license expiry date as a motorist who hold an expired license will have to face a fine of SR 300 to 500. In other words, the Saudi driving license renewal penalty would be around 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.