How to get a driving license in Saudi Arabia?

You can get a driving license in Saudi Arabia after passing a medical test and a driving test. In this article, we have explained in detail the procedure to apply for a driving license in Saudi Arabia. 

Requirements to apply for a Saudi Driving License

If you have a driving license issued by another country, it is easier to apply for a driving license in Saudi Arabia as they do not take the initial test and give you a date for the final test. You need to take the translation of the driving license with you.

However, if you don't have a driving license issued by another country, they will give you classes for 30 to 90 hours. 

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Copy of your Iqama.
  • Copy of your Passport along with the visa.
  • 4 passport size photographs.
  • A duly filled form to apply for Driving License.
  • Medical Test for driving license in Saudi Arabia.
  • The payment of fee for the Saudi Driving License.
    • SR 80 for 2 Years.
    • SR 200 for 5 years.
    • SR 400 for 10 Years.
  • Translation of the driving license issued by another country.

Translated copy of driving license

Saudi Arabia driving license application form

You can download the application form for a driving license in Saudi Arabia in the PDF format from the MOI website.

You can fill the application form in Arabic yourself or pay SR 20 to any agent sitting in front of Dallah Driving School to do it on your behalf.

Saudi Arabia driving license application formVisit Dallah Driving School

First of all, you need to visit the nearest Dallah Driving School and wait in the long queue for your turn to get a Token.  In the first trial, you will get a token which starts with a “B” letter. This token is for “License check counter”.

First Trial for Saudi Driving License

After this, you need to take your first trial. There will be two different queues for the trial, you can either choose a manual or an automatic car. Make sure you are standing in the right queue.

Most probably the guy who is taking trial will be a Saudi with minimal understanding of English. So, it is better if you know some basic Arabic words like Right, Left, Stop, Start and Reverse.

You need to show your iqama to the guy taking the trial. In the trial, take care of a few things. You should not be hurried, take your time to adjust your seat, side mirrors, back mirror, steering and fasten your seatbelt.

If you are successful, he will give you grade Alif “A” which means you are ready for the final test. In another case, you will have to attend classes.

Dallah driving school riyadh

Computer Test for the Saudi Driving License

If you are given grade “A”, you will have to deposit SR 100 for the class for instructions of Computer Test.

Come to the Dallah Driving School again with the computer class slip and take your test on your turn. Your result will be announced shortly after the test. Recommended: How to Pass Computer Test for Saudi Driving License?

computer test

Dallah Driving School Timings and fee

In case you fail in the first trial, you would be required to attend classes at Dallah Driving School. You can choose your nearest driving school for the classes. 

  • Dallah driving school timings:
    • Day Shift: 7:00 am until 12:00 pm
    • Evening Shift: 3:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • Dallah driving school fee: SR 420

You can select any time slot for your classes in the official timings or working hours of Dallah driving school in Riyadh, Dammam or Jeddah.

Dallah driving school

The fee for Dallah driving school includes training for driving, parking, and reverse parking. You need to finish reverse parking successfully 7 times to clear training.

Once you successfully complete the training, the school will give you a date for the Final test (which is reverse parking and computer test). The school will be functional all working days except Friday.

Collection of Driving License

After passing the driving test and computer test, you are eligible to get the driving license. You need to take your file to a counter to submit it. Within a few minutes, your name will be called to collect the license from the window.

saudi driving license

If you want to check the originality of your Driving License, please read this article. Recommended: How to Check Originality of Saudi Driving License

Fee for Saudi Driving License

The total amount of fee you will have to pay for a driving license is;

  • SR 400 government fee for 10 years license. (5years = SR 200 & 8years = SR 80)
  • SR 20 fee to fill Saudi Arabia driving license application form.
  • SR 100 computer test fee.
  • SR 420 for Dallah driving school fee.
  • Total = SR 940.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.