Driver's License in Saudi Arabia

To drive in Saudi Arabia, a valid driver's license from country of residence is required. An International driver's license is highly recommended for anyone live outside Saudi Arabia as some car rental company will require international drivers to present an IDP. Driving licence printed with non Roman Alphabet must present an IDP together with the original driver’s license.

 

Please note that an International Driver's License (IDL/IDP) does not replace the requirement for a regular driver's license. And you must carry your current overseas driver’s license, IDP or translation with you all the time when driving in Saudi Arabia.

 

The license should be held for at least 1 or 2 years(according to car rental company) with no major endorsements.

 

Tips


Customers with UK Driver's Licenses issued in Great Britain (except Northern Ireland) will need to provide evidence of any driving endorsements. UK drivers with the new-style photo card license will need both the paper counterpart and photo card. UK license holders who have a paper license only will also need an official photo for identification. Please visit DVLA* website for more details.

 

If you hold a Driver's License issued in Vietnam, you need to present the original license together with an authorized translation issued by the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport. If both documents are presented at time of rental these licenses are acceptable worldwide.

 

Age Requirement


Minimum age to rent a car in Saudi Arabia is 25 years (for some company is 23). If you're under 25, you are likely to have to pay a young driver fee. If you're 65 or older, you may have to pay a senior driver fee.


*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


To drive in Saudi Arabia, a valid driver's license from country of residence is required. An International driver's license is highly recommended for anyone live outside Saudi Arabia as some car rental company will require international drivers to present an IDP. Driver's license printed with non Roman Alphabet must present an IDP together with the original driver’s license.


The license should be held for at least 1 or 2 years(according to car rental company) with no major endorsements.


*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


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