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This service enables you to apply for issuing a new driving license in Dubai based on exchanging license, and according to the list of authorised states for the replacement of the driving license.
Reference to the UAE Cabinet Decision (30) of 2017 on traffic and traffic safety services, the fees of driving licenses and vehicles are changed. For more information please visit https://www.rta.ae/links/lic-updates.pdf or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.
Individual customers, citizens and residents, can apply for this service.
For exchanging Singapore Driving license:
Customer with diplomatic passport:
Customer having a license from exception countries but his nationality is not from the listed countries:
Professions that do not require NOC:
Owner of land or property
Owner or partner of a business/establishment
UAE driving license based on exchange.
1 visit to the service centres.
License requires translation (yes/no)
The foreign license must be withdrawn (yes/no)
All exception countries
Yes, from all GCC nationalities
Motorcycle and light vehicle
Northern American countries
United States of America
East Asian countries
People's Republic of China
After passing the knowledge test (signs test)
Answer 1: The customer can exchange his driving license even if his visa is from other emirates . He must be living and working in Dubai and the company must have a branch in Dubai.
Answer 2: A GCC national is allowed to drive with his own driving license as long as he is on a visit trip but if he is working and living in UAE, then he must exchange the driving license.
Answer 3: The customer can drive light vehicles and motorcycles if he has a driving license from the exception or GCC countries if he is on visit visa.
Answer 4: No, the customer is not allowed to drive with the US driving license.
Answer 5: No, he cannot if he doesn't have a valid residence visa.
Answer 6: The customer cannot replace it, and he should refer to the driving institutes to open a training file.
Answer 7: The customer cannot drive even if he is holding a UK driving license and a UK passport. He can only drive it in UAE in case he crosses the border while driving it.
Answer 8: For any nationality, if the original driving license was issued in Dubai, the customer can have it back by presenting his valid Emirates ID.
Answer 9: Yes since it's an American state.
Answer 10: No.
Answer 11: No.
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