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License validity amended for Kuwaitis and Expats

The Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision pertaining to types of driving licenses:


Private License: It is given for private cars with not more than seven passengers and transport vehicles with not more than two tons, apart from taxis. Validity of this license for Kuwaitis and GCC nationals is 15 years, and that for non-Kuwaitis it will be based on their residency validity.


Heavy Duty License:
Category A: Is meant for passenger vehicles with more than 25 passengers, transport vehicles, trailer trucks with more than eight tones, hazardous material transport vehicles and for teaching driving.


Category B: Is meant for passenger transport vehicles with more than seven passengers and up to 25 passengers and transport vehicles with more than two tons upto eight tons.


Both these categories hold ten year validity for Kuwaitis and GCC nationals and as per the residency validity for non-Kuwaitis.


Motorcycle License:
Category A: Is for all types of motorcycles and to teach motorcycle riding including ATVs.


Category B: is for all motorcycles of three wheels or more, with validity for Kuwaitis being for three years, and for non-Kuwaitis it is dependent on residency validity.


Industrial, Construction / Agricultural driving license: Has three year validity for Kuwaitis and GCC nationals, and for non-Kuwaitis, it is dependent on residency validity.

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