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Thousands of Expats driving licenses withdrawn

 

 

Well-informed security sources said that thousands of driver’s licenses have been recently withdrawn from expatriates who had changed their profession or managed to get them through illegal means. The sources added that more licenses will be withdrawn for the same reasons and that an investigation showed that some Ministry of Interior’s employees who are involved in the corrupt practices will be referred to Public Prosecution.

Ministry has withdrawn total of 37,000 driving licenses due to violation of traffic laws and change in profession from Jan 2015 – 2018.

To obtain driving license expats have to go through lengthy process and those who meet salary requirement of KD 600, type of profession, graduation degree and residence in Kuwait for 2 yrs driving license is issued. It has been found that expats have been obtaining driving license in illegal ways by cheating on type of profession to acquire license and were caught during renewal of license as residence renewal reflected that besides changing company their designation also were changed.

Licenses are issued for several exceptions such as wife of the Kuwaiti woman who is widow or divorced, woman who have children, professional players, drivers, members of nursing bodies, pilots, captains, besides these
Judges, prosecutors, consultants, experts, faculty members of universities, journalists, doctors, pharmacists, engineers, teachers, social workers, researchers, mosque imams and sports trainers are issued. The categories excluded from the term of residence are general managers and their assistants and Accountants.

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