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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
Countries authorized to replace their driving licenses:
First: Driving licenses issued from GCC countries (KSA, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait). License holders must be citizens of the same country.
Second: Driving licenses issued from Lithuania, Portugal, Hungary, Bulgaria, Latvia, Serbia, Luxembourg, Iceland, Slovakia, Cyprus, Hongkong, China, and Singapore. License holders must be citizens of the same country and holders of a valid Dubai residence visa.
Third: Driving licenses issued from Romania, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey, Denmark, Austria, France, Great Britain, Norway, The USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa . License holders must have a valid Dubai residence visa.
UAE driving license based on exchange.
1 visit to the service centres.
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 whether he is on visit visa or not.
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 an 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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