International driving license is valid to more than 150 countries including Saudi Arabia but unlike other countries you cannot use your international diving license if you coming to KSA for work purpose. International driving license in Saudi Arabia is only valid if you came here on the bases of visitor’s visa and you need to translate your country’s dividing license to Saudi Arabia’s driving license.
For those who want to drive in Saudi Arabia permanently for working and business purpose, they need to apply for proper/general driving license; you can’t drive on international driving license for earning purpose.
Procedure to Apply for international Driving License in Saudi Arabia
To make this process easy, government of Saudi Arabia has given this duty to travel agents all around the country. So, if you choose a travel agent from Saudi Arabia for tourist purpose, then you can ask your agent to apply for international driving license for you. You can also get the list of popular travel agents who are authorized to issue a driving license by searching them on Google. To help you, I am sharing the name of three popular travel agents of Saudi Arabia who are authorized to issue driving license to international visitors, these includes Al Mossad, Al Tayaar and ELAF etc. You may also found some agents at airport as well.
Documents required Applying for International Driving License in KSA
The travel agent will asked you for several documents if you want to apply for international driving license. These documents include:
- Copy of your driving license
- The copy of your Iqama
- Copy of your passport
- 2 passport sizes colored photos.
You may also asked to show your original authorized Iqama and driving license as well, so bring them too at the time when you are applying for international driving license in Saudi Arabia.
Fee: Fee of international driving license in Saudi Arabia vary travel agent to agent you are applying through but general it cost between SR 130 to SR 150.
Validity: The validity age of this license is only 1 year. You need to apply for permanent driving license if you want to travel further in Saudi Arabia.
General rule: Any type of driving license in Saudi Arabia is only issued to men only where the minimum age is same as international rule which is 18 years old.