Dubai government made it possible for some countries to get a local driving license without having to undergo a driving test or driving school, all you have to do is to convert your license instead.
If you’re a citizen of the following countries and you carry its driver’s license then you’re eligible for an exchange.
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Recognised and Eligible Countries for Dubai License change
The citizens of the following countries can transfer their home country driving license to Dubai license.
|Japan *||S. Korea *||Kuwait|
Follow along with the requirements and the procedure written in easy steps.
Required Documents to Convert the License
- Passport original and copy
- A copy of your residency visa
- Current driving license original and copy
- Eye test certificate from a recognised optician.
- No objection letter from sponsor
Fees for Dubai License Exchange
- 360 AED license transfer fee
- 150 AED for the eye test
UPDATE – a few of the above documents are not necessarily required as of recent at least for UK drivers license conversion.
Required Documents for UK license holders
- Photocopy of your passport, UK driving license and Emirates ID.
- The originals of the above-mentioned documents.
Passport photographs are no longer required as the RTA will take it from the Emirates ID. The NOC is also not required.
The total cost for a UK conversion now costs AED 870 and the fee most likely applicable for all conversions no matter the country.
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Once you’re done with your eye test – which can be at any recognised optician in Dubai – gather your documents and visit any of Dubai Traffic Department with driver licensing service.
Fill up the form then submit the documents to RTA officer for their signature.
Take the signed documents to the cashier for payment of 360 AED.
Once payment is done you need to go back to the officer and submit your papers and payment receipt.
Have a seat and wait until your name is called to take a photograph, the license should be issued in few minutes.
Special Cases and Extra Requirements
Driver’s licenses issued in Canada require a letter from the Canadian consulate to verify the license is genuine.
The licenses issued from the following countries require translation from the respective country consulate: Canada, Greece, Japan, Poland, South Korea and Turkey.