How Students Can Get a Driving License in Kuwait

Driving License in Kuwait

If you are a student and want to get a driving license in Kuwait, there are a few things you need to know. The requirements for students are different from those for other expats, so it is important to be aware of the specific process.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a student driving license in Kuwait, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid student visa
  • Be enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited university or college in Kuwait
  • Have a valid blood type certificate

Required Documents

To apply for a student driving license, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • Your student visa
  • A copy of your passport
  • Two personal photos (4×6 cm) with a blue background
  • A valid blood type certificate
  • A letter from your university or college confirming that you are a full-time student

Application Process

To apply for a student driving license, you can visit any General Traffic Department (GTD) branch in Kuwait. Once you have submitted all of the required documents, you will need to take a vision test and a medical examination.

If you pass the vision test and medical examination, you will be issued a learner’s permit. You will then need to take driving lessons from a licensed driving school. Once you have completed the required number of driving lessons, you will be eligible to take the driving test.

If you pass the driving test, you will be issued a full driving license.



There is a fee associated with applying for a student driving license. The fee varies depending on the type of license you are applying for. For example, the fee for a private driving license is KD 50, while the fee for a commercial driving license is KD 100.

Tips for Students to Get Driving License in Kuwait

Here are a few tips for getting a student driving license in Kuwait:

  • Start the application process early. It can take several weeks to get your license, so it is best to start the process as soon as possible.
  • Be prepared to pay the fees. The fees associated with getting a driving license can be expensive, so be sure to budget accordingly.
  • Take driving lessons from a licensed driving school. This will help you to learn the rules of the road and develop the skills necessary to pass the driving test.
  • Practice driving regularly. The more you practice, the better prepared you will be for the driving test.



Getting a driving license in Kuwait can be a challenging process, but it is possible for students. By following the tips above, you can increase your chances of getting your license quickly and easily.

Faisal Nazir
Faisal Nazir shares his insights and experiences to help readers discover the hidden gems and vibrant culture of Kuwait.


  1. Hi Faisal.
    My daughter is an 18 year old student in her second year at Kuwait University on a KU scholarship through the British Embassy.
    When I tried to apply for a license for her I was told clearly from the MOI that expat students have been banned from getting a license by order of the Minister.
    Your article does not mention this, so has this ban now been lifted?


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