How to get International Driving License in KSA?

If you want to drive outside Saudi Arabia, you need to get an international driving license on the basis of a Saudi driving license. It is recognized in more than 150 countries all around the world.


You need to meet the following requirements to get an international driving license in Saudi Arabia. 

  • Minimum Age: 18 years.
  • Original Saudi driving license + copy.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Original Iqama + copy.
  • 2 Passport Size Photographs.
  • Fee: SR 195.

International Driving License Saudi ArabiaHow to apply?

If you want to go to another country on a visit visa, you should get an international driving license. In order to do that, contact any renowned travel agent or apply for it online through;

If you apply online, you will have to provide details such as your name, nationality, Iqama number, type of driving license, driving license expiry date, and upload the required documents to their website.

The validity of the license

The International Driving Permit is valid for only 1 year from the date it is issued no matter if you use it or not. Once again, we strongly advise you to get your license issued/renewed before each and every travel.

Can I use an International Driving License in KSA?

According to Article 42 of traffic laws, an international driving license can be used for a period of 12 months from the date of entry in Saudi Arabia.

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