How to get International Driving License in KSA?

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

Requirements

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.
  • Passport Size Photograph.
  • 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;

international driving license saudi arabia

SATA International driving license

In order to apply through SATA;

Personal Information

  • Place of Birth: City of Birth.
  • Date of Birth: As per Passport.

KSA Driving License Information.

Uploads

  • Picture of Driving License.
  • Picture of the passport.
  • Passport Size Photo.

SATA International driving license

Delivery Method

You can ask them to deliver your international driving license to your doorstep in Saudi Arabia or collect it from Riyadh, Jeddah, or Tabuk branches.

Fee

The fee to apply for an international driving permit through SATA in Saudi Arabia is SR 138.

fee for SATA International driving license

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 permit can be used for a period of 12 months from the date of entry in Saudi Arabia.

It is important to mention that you cannot drive your friend’s or family member’s car on this driving license as you would not be able to get Absher authorization.

However, you can take a car for rent from any airport in Saudi Arabia by showing them your international driving license. This facility is not available in most of the rent a car outlet outside airports.

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