All about Getting a Driving Licence in Dubai with Golden Visa
Getting a driving licence in Dubai is quite hassle-free. All you need to do is take admission in a driving school, take the required courses and pass the test. After successful completion of your Dubai driving licence test, you can officially drive around in the emirate. However, if you are a golden visa holder living in Dubai, you can take a driving licence without needing extra lessons. In this guide, we will explain how to get a driving licence in Dubai with a golden visa.
How to Get a Driving Licence in Dubai with Golden Visa
Normally to get a UAE driver’s licence, residents must take theory classes before taking a driving test. However, golden visa holders who have a driving licence from one of the 32 approved countries, are exempted from the driving lessons. Some of them include India, Pakistan, Greece, Ireland, Canada, Bahrain, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Australia
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently announced that golden visa holders can get a Dubai driving licence without attending any training classes. golden visa holders must show their previous driving licence approved in the home country to get a new Dubai driving licence from RTA. For this, you need to pass the road and knowledge test.
Here is the list of the driving schools in Dubai authorised by RTA in Dubai.
Document Required to Get Driving Licence with Golden Visa in Dubai
golden residency holders need the following document to get a driving licence in Dubai:
- Valid Emirates ID
- A copy of the previous valid driving licence
- Clear the knowledge and Dubai road test
Where Do I Apply for the Driving Licence
You can continue the procedure online via RTA Dubai’s official website or can visit the following driving institutes in Dubai:
- Al Ahli Driving Institite
- Belhasa Driving Centre
- Emirates Driving Institute
- Galadari Motor Driving Institute
- Excellence Driving Institute
- Emirates Transport Driving Institute
- Dubai Driving Institute branches
- Dubai International Driving Centre (Drive Dubai
- Bin Yaber Driving Institute
You can also check the cost of a Dubai driving licence as per the acclaimed driving schools in Dubai.
How Dubai Golden Visa Holders Can Apply for Driving Licence Online
Golden Visa holders can follow the below-mentioned steps to apply for a Dubai driving licence online:
- Go to RTA’s official website
- Select the “Services” option available on the menu tab
- There you will find the “Drivers and car owner services” option
- Once you clicked on the services portal search “Apply for a New Driving Licence” in the bar
- Select “Apply for a New Driving Licence” – the first searched option
- Scroll down and press the “Apply Now” option
- Entre your Emirates ID number
- You will receive OTP (One-Time Password) on your registered phone for verification
- Golden Visa holder is required to submit the back and front copy of their home country’s driving licence
- Book an appointment for the knowledge and road test
- You are required to pay the fees after clearing the test
- Your new driving licence will be issued after clearing the test
Cost of New Dubai Driving Licence for Golden Visa Holders
- If the applicant is younger than 21 years old: AED 100
- If the applicant is 21 years old and above: AED 300
- Knowledge and Innovation fees: AED 20
- RTA website: 5 minutes
- Driving institutes: 10 minutes
With this, we conclude our guide on how to get a driving licence in Dubai with a golden visa. Besides, if you still have some questions related to the Dubai driving licence, read this guide. If you have finally got your Dubai driving licence and are now looking for affordable used cars for sale in Dubai, browse through the list.
Also, if you are new in Dubai and want to convert your US driving licence to a UAE driving licence, here is the process.
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