Kuwait: Expat Students & Nurses Prohibited from Driving

Prohibition of the issuance of driving license to expat students and nurses.
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To solve traffic congestion problems in Kuwait, the Ministry of Interior, the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic and Operations Affairs Major-General Jamal Al-Sayegh issued a decision prohibiting the issuance of driving license to expat students and nurses.

This decision came as part of several steps of the General Traffic Department to reduce traffic congestion, which has become a problem that affects anyone driving a car in Kuwait, pointing out that the renewal of licenses for expat students is ongoing and has not been modified.

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Al-Sayegh explained that expat students who received the driver’s form and did not complete the procedures for issuing the driver’s license, are not covered by the prohibition decision, as long as he/she receives the driver’s form. As for Bedouins, issuing or renewing the driver’s license is related to the validity of the security card.

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