How to change old Saudi driving license to new iqama?

If an expat has come to Saudi Arabia on a new iqama and already has a Saudi driving license on the old Iqama, he can simply change or renew it to the new Iqama.

If your old driving license is lost, you need to follow the process to get it re-issued before starting this process.

Required documents

In order to change the old driving license to a new Iqama in Saudi Arabia, an expat needs the following documents;

  1. Muroor Appointment (explained below).
  2. Saudi driving license + copy.
  3. Old Iqama copy.
  4. New Iqama + copy.
  5. Payment of fee for Saudi Driving License.
  6. Efada Medical Test report.
  7. 2 passport-size photographs.
  8. Copy of your Passport.
  9. A filled form to change the driving license to a new iqama.

You can ask an agent sitting around the Muroor office to fill out the form to renew the driving license to a new iqama.

Muroor Appointment

In order to take appointment to change old Saudi driving license to new iqama;

  • Log in to Absher
  • Click on the “Appointments” tab.
  • Select the “Traffic” option.
  • Click on the “Proceed to Service” button.

Change Saudi driving license to new iqama


On the next page;

  • Click on the “Book New Appointment” button.
  • Select: Replacement of Driving Licenses.
  • Choose the region and city.
  • Type of License: Private Driving License.
  • Type of Issuance: Saudi Driving License.
  • License Number: Iqama Number.
  • Enter License Expiry Date.
  • Country of Issuance: Saudi Arabia.
  • Language: Arabic.
  • Attach the old driving license from the front and back.

Pay the fee to transfer driving license to new Iqama

In order to pay the fee to change the driving license to a new Iqama through Al Rajhi bank;

  • Download the Application through PlayStore or iTunes.
  • Log in to your internet banking account.
  • Select “Payments“.
  • Press the “Government Payment” button.
  • On the next page, select the following;
    • Services: Driving License.
    • Application Type: Issue License from Old License.
    • Transaction Type: Payment.
    • Beneficiary ID: Iqama Number.
    • License Type: Private. 
    • Duration: 2, 5, or 10 years.

Visit the traffic police station

Once you have all the above-mentioned documents,

  • Visit the traffic police station on the time of appointment.
  • They will ask for your Absher Password.
  • They will check your record of violations and cancel your old Driver’s License under your old Iqama.
  • Present all your documents to the designated window.
  • Pay SR 240 with a Mada card if your old driving license has expired.
  • The officer will print the new driving license within a few minutes and keep the old license.

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